Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2016 - 2019
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom about a middle aged mother who is trying to rebuild her life following the death of her husband. Stars Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Sam Swainsbury, Lisa McGrillis, Ross Boatman and more.

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Series 3, Episode 2 - Tuesday

Mum. Image shows from L to R: Pauline (Dorothy Atkinson), Derek (Ross Boatman)
The family are recovering from a party the night before, and as Cathy nurses a hangover, she learns that she and Michael were less than discreet in front of the others.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 22nd May 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 23rd January 2020 10:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Lesley Manville Cathy
Peter Mullan Michael
Sam Swainsbury Jason
Lisa McGrillis Kelly
Ross Boatman Derek
Dorothy Atkinson Pauline
Karl Johnson Reg
Marlene Sidaway Maureen
Writing team
Stefan Golaszewski Writer
Production team
Stefan Golaszewski Director
Lyndsay Robinson Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Stefan Golaszewski Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Richard Laxton Executive Producer
Lauriel Martin Line Producer
Simon Reglar Editor
Abby Bowers Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Richard Cooke Costume Designer
Greg Duffield Director of Photography
Juliette Tomes Make-up Designer
Peter Griffiths 1st Assistant Director
Kate Daughton Commissioning Editor


If Pauline pretending to look as though she is enjoying Joyce's Ulysses isn't enough to get you laughing, just wait until you see what else is in store as Stefan Golaszewski's exquisite comedy inches forwards. Everyone is hungover after a birthday party that saw Cathy fall asleep on Michael's shoulder. Will she ever live it down?

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 22nd May 2019

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