Mrs Brown's Boys

Mammy Christmas

Radio Times
Review by:
Jack Seale

A third series of the sitcom that manages to be the most viciously criticised on TV – and a Bafta winner that sells DVDs by the million. A dollop of shameless, bawdy chaos, it’s led by Irish comedian Brendan O’Carroll, dragged up 1970s-style as foul-mouthed matriarch Agnes Brown.

Any small part of you trying to take it seriously is reminded not to by O’Carroll’s occasional forays into the studio audience, a remnant of the show’s theatrical roots. It’s like a rude pantomime, but less subtle
than that sounds.

About this programme

Agnes faces her busiest yuletide ever, with Trevor visiting from the missions, grandson Bono sleeping over on Christmas Eve and three new mouths to feed now that Dermot is the proud father of triplets. If that wasn't enough to juggle, she decides to take on the task of staging a nativity play at the community centre. Meanwhile, Buster and Dermot compete to play Santa in the Grotto, while Dino waits to see whether Rory will take him to the hairdressing award ceremony. Brendan O'Carroll stars. Festive special from 2012.

Cast and crew


Agnes Brown
Brendan O'Carroll
Grandad Brown
Dermot O'Neill
Cathy Brown
Jennifer Gibney
Rory Brown
Rory Cowan
Winnie McGoogan
Eilish O'Carroll
Trevor Brown
Martin Delany
Dermot Brown
Paddy Houlihan
Hillary Nicholson
Susie Blake
Father Damien
Conor Moloney
Buster Brady
Danny O'Carroll
Sharon McGoogan
Fiona Gibney
Dino Doyle
Gary Hollywood
Emily Regan
Betty Brown
Amanda Woods
Maria Brown
Fiona O'Carroll
Mr Foley
Mike Nolan
Mark Brown
Pat `Pepsi' Shields
Bono Brown
Jamie O'Carroll


Ben Kellett
Stephen McCrum
Brendan O'Carroll