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What time is Mrs Brown’s Boys on tonight and who is in the Christmas special cast?


Mrs Brown is getting festive once again (Picture: BBC)

Love it or hate it, Mrs Brown’s Boys looks set to be another ratings winner this Christmas, with two new episodes airing over the festive season.

Although there have been no new series of the show since 2013 – although Brendan O’Carroll has hinted that a new series could be in the pipeline – the show’s festive specials have become a regular part of Christmas viewing.

And with seasonal episodes confirmed every year until 2020, they’re showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

But when is this year’s Christmas special on – and who is in it?

Here’s what you need to know…

What time is the Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special on tonight?

The first of Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas specials is on BBC One on Christmas Day at 10.30pm.

Expect Agnes to discover what life would have been like if she’d never been born (Picture: BBC Studios/Alan Peebles)

The episode follows the EastEnders Christmas Day episode, and runs for 45 minutes.

If you miss it, you can catch up with the episode on the BBC iPlayer.

And it’s not the only dose of the Mammy you’re getting this festive season – as there’s a second new episode set to air on New Year’s Day.

That one will be airing at the same time – 10.30pm – on BBC One.

Who is in the cast of the Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special?

You can expect to see the usual cast members returning for the episodes, including:

  • Brendan O’Carroll as Agnes Brown
  • Jennifer Gibney as Cathy Brown
  • Pat ‘Pepsi’ Shields as Mark Brown
  • Damien McKiernan as Rory Brown
  • Martin Delany as Trevor Brown
  • Conor Moloney as Father Damian
  • Paddy Houlihan as Dermot Brown
  • Danny O’Carroll as Buster Brady
  • Gary Hollywood as Dino Doyle
  • Eilish O’Carroll as Winnie McGoogan
  • Jamie O’Carroll as Bono Brown

The Christmas Day episode will also feature a guest appearance from actor Kevin Kennedy – better known as Coronation Street’s Curly Watts.

What will happen in the Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special?

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The Christmas Day episode is entitled A Wonderful Mammy, and takes its cue from It’s A Wonderful Life, with Agnes (O’Carroll) somehow in everyone’s bad books.

All of which leaves her pondering what life might have been like if she’d never been born – with an angel called Clyde (Kennedy) offering her the chance to see just that, and leaving her in a world she doesn’t recognise where nobody recognises her.

Meanwhile the New Year episode, Orange Is The New Mammy, sees Agnes facing a dilemma after learning that her arch nemesis Peggy Piper the Pernod Poisoner has been released from prison.



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