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 3 - Wednesday

Mum. Jason (Sam Swainsbury)
Cathy and Michael get ready to go for a walk in the countryside, but Jason has concerns.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 29th May 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 30th 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
Guest cast
Daniela Denby-Ashe Claire (Kumar's Wife)
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


The quiet genius of this sensitive comedy rolls on. After three days trapped in the luxury house, Cathy and Michael try to escape for some fresh air. Beautifully observed moments include Mum trying to explain the point of a walk to Jason and Kelly, Pauline's outbursts, and Derek continuing nervously to unravel. Glorious scenes all round.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 29th May 2019

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