Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special: Mammy's Christmas Punch

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special: Mammy's Christmas Punch
Repeat

Series 2015

Sun 24 Dec 10:15pm - 11pm RTÉ One
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Review

“I’m determined to have a safe Christmas this year,” says Agnes, as she takes delivery of another preposterous, life-threatening tree from Buster. She’s also preoccupied with Winnie’s bucket list and the family’s plan to ship her off to Canada.

Mrs Brown’s Boys has zero sophistication but still manages to be peculiarly endearing and pull in the punters. This ramshackle special squeezes in decent visual gags, a trumping grandad and a swearing vicar; the usually effective ad-libs for once look well rehearsed. And watch out for a throwaway cameo for Noddy Holder.

Summary

The doting mother-of-six is determined to have a safe and peaceful Christmas at home this year. However, with Mark and Betty arguing about the reappearance of his first love Bubbles, carol singers haunting her every waking hour and Buster installing a new Christmas tree with a very unusual safety feature, how will she manage to survive? The first of two festive instalments of the comedy, written by and starring Brendan O'Carroll, with Danny O'Carroll and featuring a guest appearance by Slade frontman Noddy Holder.

Cast & Crew

Agnes Brown Brendan O'Carroll
Buster Brady Danny O'Carroll
Cathy Brown Jennifer Gibney
Grandad Brown Dermot O'Neill
Rory Brown Rory Cowan
Dino Doyle Gary Hollywood
Mark Brown Pat `Pepsi' Shields
Betty Brown Amanda Woods
Winnie McGoogan Eilish O'Carroll
Dermot Brown Paddy Houlihan
Bubbles Ciara O'Callaghan
Dr Flynn Derek Reddin
Mr Foley Mike Nolan
Sharon McGoogan Fiona Gibney
Father Damien Conor Moloney
Bono Brown Jamie O'Carroll
Himself Noddy Holder
Shelf man Mark Sheridan
Shelf man Eric O'Carroll
Director Ben Kellett
Producer Stephen McCrum
Writer Brendan O'Carroll
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