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 4 - Thursday

Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville)
After a night out at a restaurant, Cathy and her family head to bed. Pauline's had too much to drink and Jason has something he needs to say to Cathy.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 5th June 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 6th February 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


Stefan Golaszewski's subtle sitcom brims with home truths in an episode characterised by unspoken flirtation and tender yearning. Tired after a "fun-packed" day in Canterbury, Cathy steals away for a secret cigarette, tempting a forlorn Michael: "We should run off into the woods together, just the two of us." Well written.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 5th June 2019

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