In June star Brendan O’Carroll teased that Mrs Brown could be set to go to war with technology when someone buys her an Amazon Alexa. Now it seems that storyline has come true, with the BBC revealing that Agnes will be struggling to work out how to use a “wifi assistant” given to her by Dermot and Buster for Christmas.
The Christmas special is called “Exotic Mammy”, and sees Mrs Brown enter a Christmas decoration contest organised by Father Damian.
The second 2018 special meanwhile is called “Mammy’s Hotel”, which sees Agnes put up Winnie and Sharon at her house after their pipes burst.
“It’s not long before there’s a storm brewing in the Brown household too, when Agnes and Cathy discover living with best friends isn’t the picnic they’d imagined,” the BBC teases.
Read on for the full plot preview for each episode…
Episode 1: Exotic Mammy
It’s the festive season once again in the Brown household, and Father Damian has organised a Christmas decoration contest to support the local football team. Agnes is keen to enter, especially as it might mean getting one over her old nemesis Hilliary Nicholson. But she is soon distracted, when Dermot and Buster give Agnes a “wifi assistant” and she has trouble figuring out what to do with it. Meanwhile, Cathy is up for a promotion at work and Dino and Rory give Buster a full make-over, so he can look the best for his internet date. It’s bound to go well, as long as she looks like she does in her photo…
Episode 2: Mammy’s Motel
There’s a storm blowing in Finglas and it soon claims its first victim when the pipes in Winnie and Sharon’s house burst. Thank goodness therefore for Mrs Brown who is on hand to offer a roof over their heads while repairs are carried out. However, it’s not long before there’s a storm brewing in the Brown household too, when Agnes and Cathy discover living with best friends isn’t the picnic they’d imagined. And Agnes has yet more on her plate when she receives the news of the death of Nelly Scullie, a neighbour she never knew – or liked – and is asked by Father Damian to do her eulogy. Plus, there’s Bono’s thirteenth birthday to host. It might all seem too much for Agnes, until Buster drops a bombshell…
Speaking to The Mirror in 2015, he explained, “I am lucky enough that I can grow into the part and so that is nice. I have been commissioned to write another two Christmas specials and the BBC are expecting Christmas specials up until 2020.”
However, O’Carroll has also admitted he could “kill off” the show should the BBC believe it is no longer a big enough draw.
“We are booked to do Christmas specials for the BBC until 2020 but if they go, ‘We are going to drop you as we don’t think it’s strong enough’, then I’d kill Agnes off,” he told the Daily Star this year.
“Our final episode would be the funniest show I’ve ever written for the first 24 minutes.
“Then the last four minutes would break your f***ing heart.”
For those missing their Mrs. Brown fix the titular character will be fronting the third series of popular chat show, All Round To Mrs Brown’s, in 2019.