The wonderfully understated BBC2 sitcom Mum is back for a second series.
Lesley Manville is back in the lead role of the acclaimed comedy, which centres around a widow named Cathy and her fractious family.
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Viewers took to Twitter to praise the opening episode for its ability to make them laugh, cry and its shrewd observation…
— Christian Brinsden (@christian_brins) February 20, 2018
All I aspire to be at 60 is Cathy #Mum, with all her grace, patience and tolerance for such lovely dafties.
— Amanda Wilson (@leithmum) February 20, 2018
— Jon (@JonnoDew) February 20, 2018
— Victoria Wilson (@scriptedsister) February 20, 2018
— Kath Harley (@littlesttrev) February 20, 2018
I love BBC Two's #Mum almost as much as I love my own Mum
— Gareth King (@_garethking) February 20, 2018
Not to mention the “exquisite” performances by Manville and Peter Mullan…
I become totally transfixed watching Peter Mullan's face; It's just so quitely yet beautifully expressive. He has that Mark Rylance thing of not really needing any words. #mum
— Katie (@KatyaMacD) February 20, 2018
I’m a bit in love with Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan #Mum
— Gillian Craigie (@GillCraigie) February 20, 2018
I’m a latecomer to this gem
Manville and Mullen are exquisite of course but the whole ensemble is perfect
The quiet desperate awkwardness of every moment is just a joy
— Peter Manning❄️ (@urbanfox93) February 20, 2018
Lesley Manville has been robbed of her last three Baftas, so she better bloody win next year. (Peter Mullan's face deserves somehing too.) #Mum
— Joseph (@josephfelldown) February 20, 2018
— Kara McHale (@KaraMcCurly) February 20, 2018
#Mum, just exquisite, the actors are superb. Happy to see it back.
— Henrietta Husebö (@henrihusebo) February 20, 2018
Mum airs on Tuesdays at 10pm on BBC2