Mrs Brown’s Boys 2020 Christmas specials confirmed with two new episodes


Mrs Brown’s Boys will be back on BBC One this Christmas with two festive specials.

The sitcom has aired three series between 2011 and 2013 and 18 specials since, last airing on New Year’s Day at the start of this year.

Show creator and star Brendan O’Carroll has been confirmed to return as his character Agnes Brown to screens over the festive period.

Alongside Brendan O’Carroll, the cast will feature Jennifer Gibney as Cathy Brown, Eilish O’Carroll as Winnie McGoogan, Dermot O’Neill as Harold Brown/Grandad Paddy Houlihan as Dermot Brown, Danny O’Carroll as Buster, Conor Moloney as Father Damien.

The BBC tease of the first episode, Mammy Of The People: “It’s Christmas once again in the Brown household and Agnes and her family are trying to get used to “the new normal”. Luckily, things haven’t changed that much. Mrs Brown has a new tree, Grandad has a new complaint and Buster and Dermot have new jobs, helping to raise awareness of the coronavirus.

“There’s much to distract them too, as Winnie and Agnes have entered a competition in the Radio Times to perform an alternative Queen’s speech and are waiting to hear if they’ve won. Plus they’ve been told to look out for a flasher called the Knickie Knackie Dickie who’s been terrorising households around Finglas. Meanwhile, Father Damien is worried he’s not getting his Christmas message across and has come to Agnes for some advice.”

The second special is provisionally titled Mammy’s Memories.

A synopsis shares: “More hilarity and hi-jinx from Agnes and her family as they cope with life after lockdown. Winnie hasn’t been sleeping well and is determined to tell Agnes about her dreams. Agnes has other things on her mind as Cathy has a significant birthday coming up and isn’t happy about it. But priorities are soon put in focus when Winnie’s house is burgled, and Agnes gets the Gardai round so Winnie can give a statement.

“When Buster and Dermot hear Winnie’s mother’s much loved wedding ring has been stolen, they go in search of the perpetrator. All they need is a proper description from Winnie. Easier said than done…”

Air dates for the festive specials are to be confirmed.

All episodes of Mrs Brown’s Boys are currently streaming on BBC iPlayer.

The sitcom has generated a number of spin-offs such as Saturday night talk show All Round to Mrs. Brown’s which has aired yearly since 2017.

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