Mrs Brown’s Boys coming to Seven

By David Knox on June 8, 2012 / Filed Under Programming 15

Move over Dick Emery….

Seven is set to screen UK comedy Mrs. Brown’s Boys starring writer / performer Brendan O’Carroll dressed up as a foul-mouthed old woman.

Several members of his own family play his on-screen family.

The comedy recently won a BAFTA for best sitcom.

13 episodes have been made so far, with a third season already approved.

YouTube has plenty of scenes of Mrs Brown if you want to check her out. Be warned, this one will be big….

TV’s rudest, crudest mother hen is coming to roost at Seven with BAFTA-winning comedy Mrs Brown’s Boys set to premiere here this month.

The outrageous series about an interfering matriarch was awarded the 2012 BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy last week.

Mrs Brown’s Boys stars popular Irish comedian, Brendan O’Carroll, as Mrs Agnes Brown – a foul-mouthed mammy who meddles in the lives of her long-suffering six children with shocking and hilarious consequences.

The character is loosely based on O’Carroll’s mother Maureen, an Irish Labour politician who had 11 children, as well as women he encountered on Dublin’s Moore Street Market while growing up.

The cast includes O’Carroll’s wife, sister, son and daughter who also star with him in the sellout Mrs Brown stage shows.

Two seasons of Mrs Brown’s Boys have already been watched by millions in the UK and Ireland with a third due later this year.


  1. tammy July 12, 2012 at 12:14 am -

    Just like to say it is an Irish comedy, first shown on RTE channel in 2002 well before it was released in the Uk!

  2. pietro June 10, 2012 at 11:23 am -

    Everything about this show tells me I should hate it. But it is really hilarious.

  3. christa June 9, 2012 at 9:20 am -

    reminds me of Father Ted :D I love Irish humor

  4. Jason Jones June 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm -

    I forgot to add that this will be the Gem find of the year on TV

  5. Jason Jones June 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm -

    I Can not wait till this show airs here in Australia.

    Love watching every episode and I have not laugh so hard for a while.

  6. Southpatt June 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm -

    Hah. Checked the clips. This will get a showing in my home :)

  7. pm1989 June 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm -

    Everyone do yourself a favour and youtube “mrs brown gets a bikini wax”. I nearly wet myself.

    Glad it is being aired in Australia. I guess it will a 9:30 show. Some very strong language in it. Hilarious though.

    British and UK things are very “in” at the moment, will be interesting so see how this goes.

  8. David Knox June 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm -

    Probably hoping it will do what Vicar of Dibley did for them.

  9. mason June 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm -

    I have seen this show and it’s laugh out loud funny. Many segments of the show are on utube. I would have thought 7two as well but would have preferred ABC2 (no ads).

  10. Guy June 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm -

    Looks like we now know our Sunday night line up at 7:30pm. Billy Connolly Route 66 (as there is a sneak preview this Sunday at 8:30pm) and this.

  11. Secret Squirrel June 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm -

    I’m outraged that someone so obviously catholic is going to be on my TV (presuming it’s on channel 7 at the time and I don’t change the channel). Who can I complain to so that I can force my perspective on everybody else?

  12. Jake S June 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm -

    Happy to be wrong, but sounds more suited to a 7TWO audience.

  13. aussie June 8, 2012 at 10:27 am -

    David, are you sure about it being a “uk comedy”? It’s a BBC Scotland/RTE Ireland co-production.

  14. Dodge June 8, 2012 at 10:09 am -

    Catherine Tate’s ‘Nan’, anyone?

  15. Bella June 8, 2012 at 10:03 am -

    I saw this being advertised. It doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t know why they just don’t put it on 7two.

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