Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville).

Mum

BBC Two sitcom about a widow. 18 episodes (3 series), 2016 - 2019. Stars Lesley Manville, Peter Mullan, Sam Swainsbury, Lisa McGrillis and others.

Press Clippings

Comedies up for Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

Brassic, Derry Girls, Fleabag, Gavin & Stacey and Mum are amongst the nominees in the Broadcasting Press Guild TV Awards 2020 .

British Comedy Guide, 13th February 2020

Opinion: top TV comedies 2019

Mostly below, in no particular order, are the shows that simply made me laugh the most this year. Shows that totally tickled my funny bone first and didn't necessarily do anything else.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 31st December 2019

Euan Ferguson's best TV of 2019

Fleabag, of course, but also GameFace, Aisling Bea's This Way Up, Motherland - and that lovely, short sweet run, State Of The Union. Black Mirror as well, although too few episodes. There was sadcom too - don't forget Don't Forget The Driver, Defending The Guilty. And with Stath Lets Flats and Flack, we were laughing all the way until we suddenly stopped.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 30th December 2019

Guilt to Zomboat! The unsung TV gems of 2019

Also honouring Mum, Back To Life, The Cockfields and After Life.

The Guardian, 24th December 2019

The 30 best TV shows of the decade

Fleabag is the highest comedy in fourth place, in a list which also includes Black Mirror (7th), The Trip (16th), Detectorists (21st), Catastrophe (24th) and Mum (29th).

Ed Cumming and Fiona Sturges, The Independent, 2nd December 2019

Mum review - the mouse that roared, and about time too

Finally it came and, lord, it was about time. A retort of only eight words, but enough to shift the power balance in Mum and, at last, relieve the viewing public's cancerous knot. For three series Cathy (Lesley Manville), a picture of forbearance in a sensible blouse, has failed to push back and let rip at the family grotesques who blithely misuse and diminish her.

The Times, 20th June 2019

Mum, Series 3 finale, BBC Two review

Tears of laughter and sadness.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 20th June 2019

Mum finale review

Slowly, clasped hand by clasped hand, writer Stefan Golaszewski has dismantled Cathy's barriers and subtly probed the levels of her grief.

Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 20th June 2019

Mum, series 3 finale, review

A perfect end to a perfect show - bring on the Baftas.

Gabriel Tate, The Telegraph, 19th June 2019