Mum. Cathy (Lesley Manville)
Mum

Mum

  • 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.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,043

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More classic comedies coming to iPlayer

Classic comedies including The Young Ones, Blackadder, Mum, Rev. and 2point4 Children are being added to the BBC's iPlayer to help the Corporation celebrate its 100th year.

Chortle, 7th April 2022

US remake for Friday Night Dinner, US Mum in the works

The US remake of Friday Night Dinner has been given the green light. And plans are also afoot to reshoot an American version Mum with Roseanne and Big Bang Theory star Laurie Metcalfe in the title role originally played by Lesley Manville.

Chortle, 25th October 2021

Beyond Spitting Image - more BritBox comedies available

Classic satirical comedy Spitting Image has just been revived for a new generation on BritBox. This is BritBox's first original commission, but there are also plenty of classic comedies available on the streaming service, which also features some of the best shows that have aired on the BBC, C4 and ITV over the years.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 4th October 2020

Comedy shows nominated in Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2020

Defending The Guilty, Feel Good, GameFace, Mum, Sex Education and Stath Lets Flats are amongst the nominees for the Edinburgh TV Festival Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 25th August 2020

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

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