Mrs Brown's boys (Brendan O'Carroll)

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Mrs Brown's Boys is an Irish Sitcom about a foul-mouthed Dublin matriarch who interferes in the lives of her children and friends, created starring and written by Brendan O'Carroll. The sitcom is a co-production between BBC Scotland and BOCPIX in association with Ireland's RTE.

Mrs Brown's Boys characters first appeared in a series of five books; The Mammy, The Chisellers, The Grammy, The Scrapper and The Young Wan; written by Brendan O'Carroll towards the latter part of the 1990s and early part of 2000s. All five books were first published in Ireland, prior to being available in Great Britain.


Brendan O'Carroll
Brendan O'Carroll
Agnes Brown; Catch phrase 'total fecking s***e'.  Agnes is a loud foul-mouthed Irish Matriarch who is always looking out for her family since the dath of her husband.  She seems to be a very nosey lady whom is interested in other people lives.
Agnes Brown; Catch phrase 'total fecking s***e'. Agnes is a loud foul-mouthed Irish Matriarch who is always looking out for her family since the dath of her husband. She seems to be a very nosey lady whom is interested in other people lives.

Brendan O'Carroll

Brendan O'Carroll, in March 2000 wrote 'Agnes Browne'; to which a movie was made ; Agnes Browne was played by Angelica Huston. following the success of the movie, O'Carroll set about writing a series of stories from which he adapted from the books he had previous wrote. Mrs Browne, now re-spelt Mrs Brown would be played by Brendan O'Carroll (a man dressed as a lady). Brendan O'Carroll made Mrs Brown's Boys a family stage show, by casting his family to play some of the characters.

Between 2002 and 2008 Irish television showed a series of seven film-like adaptions. During this period, Brendan O'Carroll made Mrs Brown's Boys into a stage show and took it to theatre's all around Great Britian and Ireland; Theatre shows in Ireland and Great Britain have been sell-out successes for numerous year.

In 2009 all the Irish programmes were released on DVD along with the bloopers and unseen footage.

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Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney  Brendan O'Carroll's wife) is Mrs Brown's only daughter.  she is a lonely woman who is on the look out for a man but is always put off by her mother and what she has to say to her.Winnie McGoogan (Elisha O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll sister) is Agnes next door neighbour and best friend.  Winnie is always either at  Agnes kitchen table or at Foley's bar.  Winnie is a quiet harmless soul, who Agnes always makes a fool of.  Maria Micholson (Fiona O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll daughter) is married to Dermot Brown and is Mrs Brown's daugther-in-law.  Maria is a nurse who comes from a weathly family.  Maria always sems to be quite quiet.  Buster Brady (Danny O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll's son) is a trouble maker who is always  looking for an easy way to make money.  Buster is Dermot's best friend who Mrs Brown does  not like much.   He was Dermot's best man when he married Maria.Betty Brown (Amanda Woods Brendan O'Carroll daughter-in-law) is married to Mark Brown and is Mrs Brown's daughter-in-law.  Betty and Mark have a son Bono.  Dermot Brown (Paul Haulihan) is Mrs Brown's youngest son who is always seen in giant fancy dress costumes.  Dermot has been in trouble with the law afetr going on the rob with Buster.  Dermot is married to Maria who is expecting their first baby.Rory Brown (Rory Cowan) is Mrs Brown's homosexual son.  Rory was afraid to tell his mother his sexuailty for the fear that she would be ashamed of him.  Mrs Brown finally finds out  by saying "i know about your illness"Mark Brown (Pat Shields) is Mrs Brown's eldest son.  Mark lines with his wife Betty and son Bono in his own home.  Mark never learnt to read or write whilst at school, his mother took the blame for thisGrandad (Dermot O'Neil) Mrs Brown's father-in-law and is always made a fool off.  Grandad seems to be quite a senile man who is always complaining, which makes Agnes mad.Dino Doyle (Gary Hollywood) is Rory's boyfriend who manages the hair saloon with Dino where they both work together.  Dino is also a chef who cooked a meal for mrs Brown and Mrs Nicholson when they had dinner together.Trevor Brown (Martin Delany) is Mrs Brown's middle son.  Trevor does not appear in the first series, but returns home to be with his mammy int he christmas speical after his term with the missionairies  finishes
Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney  Brendan O'Carroll's wife) is Mrs Brown's only daughter.  she is a lonely woman who is on the look out for a man but is always put off by her mother and what she has to say to her.
Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney Brendan O'Carroll's wife) is Mrs Brown's only daughter. she is a lonely woman who is on the look out for a man but is always put off by her mother and what she has to say to her.
Winnie McGoogan (Elisha O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll sister) is Agnes next door neighbour and best friend.  Winnie is always either at  Agnes kitchen table or at Foley's bar.  Winnie is a quiet harmless soul, who Agnes always makes a fool of.
Winnie McGoogan (Elisha O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll sister) is Agnes next door neighbour and best friend. Winnie is always either at Agnes kitchen table or at Foley's bar. Winnie is a quiet harmless soul, who Agnes always makes a fool of.
Maria Micholson (Fiona O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll daughter) is married to Dermot Brown and is Mrs Brown's daugther-in-law.  Maria is a nurse who comes from a weathly family.  Maria always sems to be quite quiet.
Maria Micholson (Fiona O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll daughter) is married to Dermot Brown and is Mrs Brown's daugther-in-law. Maria is a nurse who comes from a weathly family. Maria always sems to be quite quiet.
Buster Brady (Danny O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll's son) is a trouble maker who is always  looking for an easy way to make money.  Buster is Dermot's best friend who Mrs Brown does  not like much.   He was Dermot's best man when he married Maria.
Buster Brady (Danny O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll's son) is a troublemaker who is always looking for an easy way to make money. Buster is Dermot's best friend who Mrs Brown does not like much. He was Dermot's best man when he married Maria.
Betty Brown (Amanda Woods Brendan O'Carroll daughter-in-law) is married to Mark Brown and is Mrs Brown's daughter-in-law.  Betty and Mark have a son Bono.
Betty Brown (Amanda Woods Brendan O'Carroll daughter-in-law) is married to Mark Brown and is Mrs Brown's daughter-in-law. Betty and Mark have a son Bono.
Dermot Brown (Paul Haulihan) is Mrs Brown's youngest son who is always seen in giant fancy dress costumes.  Dermot has been in trouble with the law afetr going on the rob with Buster.  Dermot is married to Maria who is expecting their first baby.
Dermot Brown (Paul Haulihan) is Mrs Brown's youngest son who is always seen in giant fancy dress costumes. Dermot has been in trouble with the law afetr going on the rob with Buster. Dermot is married to Maria who is expecting their first baby.
Rory Brown (Rory Cowan) is Mrs Brown's homosexual son.  Rory was afraid to tell his mother his sexuailty for the fear that she would be ashamed of him.  Mrs Brown finally finds out  by saying "i know about your illness"
Rory Brown (Rory Cowan) is Mrs Brown's homosexual son. Rory was afraid to tell his mother his sexuailty for the fear that she would be ashamed of him. Mrs Brown finally finds out by saying "i know about your illness"
Mark Brown (Pat Shields) is Mrs Brown's eldest son.  Mark lines with his wife Betty and son Bono in his own home.  Mark never learnt to read or write whilst at school, his mother took the blame for this
Mark Brown (Pat Shields) is Mrs Brown's eldest son. Mark lines with his wife Betty and son Bono in his own home. Mark never learnt to read or write whilst at school, his mother took the blame for this
Grandad (Dermot O'Neil) Mrs Brown's father-in-law and is always made a fool off.  Grandad seems to be quite a senile man who is always complaining, which makes Agnes mad.
Grandad (Dermot O'Neil) Mrs Brown's father-in-law and is always made a fool off. Grandad seems to be quite a senile man who is always complaining, which makes Agnes mad.
Dino Doyle (Gary Hollywood) is Rory's boyfriend who manages the hair saloon with Dino where they both work together.  Dino is also a chef who cooked a meal for mrs Brown and Mrs Nicholson when they had dinner together.
Dino Doyle (Gary Hollywood) is Rory's boyfriend who manages the hair saloon with Dino where they both work together. Dino is also a chef who cooked a meal for mrs Brown and Mrs Nicholson when they had dinner together.
Trevor Brown (Martin Delany) is Mrs Brown's middle son.  Trevor does not appear in the first series, but returns home to be with his mammy int he christmas speical after his term with the missionairies  finishes
Trevor Brown (Martin Delany) is Mrs Brown's middle son. Trevor does not appear in the first series, but returns home to be with his mammy in the christmas speical after his term with the missionairies finishes

Television

In 2010, Brendan O'Carroll was approached to create a television series based on the stage show. Brendan O'Carroll recruited the cast from the Irish television adaptions, and soon set to work writing six - thirty minute episodes, an unbroadcasted pilot with a singalong panto-style finale. The pilot episode was filmed to encourage a network to pick up the series.

Irish channel RTE One announced they had the broadcasting rights to the Mrs Brown's Boys series. RTE One aired the first episode of Mrs Brown's Boys on 1st January 2011 and showed the series - six episodes -until 5th February 2011.

The BBC in Britain bought the rights to air the series; on 21st February 2011 the BBC began showing Mrs Brown's Boys episodes for the next six-weeks.

Following the success of Mrs Brown's Boys series one, both the BBC and RTE commissioned Brendan O'Carroll to do a second series.

RTE began showing Mrs Brown's Boys series two with their Christmas special on 25th December 2011 and the BBC showing there's on 26th December 2011. Mrs Brown's Boys christmas special was the most watched television programme in Ireland over the festive period. On 1st January 2012 Mrs Brown's Boys series two was aired (Britain 2nd January 2012), even prior to series two being aired it was announced that both the BBC and RTE had commissioned Mrs Brown's Boys series three and they plan to air later in 2012.

On its initial broadcast in Ireland Mrs Brown's Boys was a complete ratings success. Every episode aired has won its timeslot for RTE, January 2011 average viewing figures 753,000. Mrs Brown's Boys has even better rating that RTE 'The Late Late Show' in viewing figures; 856,000 viewers watched the Irish sitcom.

48.6% of the viewing audience watched Mrs Brown's Boys 2011 christmas episode.

16.4% of the viewing audience watched Mrs Brown's Boys when it was initially aired in Britain.

2011

In 2011 Mrs Brown's Boys was nominated for a BAFTA Award at the British Academy Television Awards.

Mrs Brown' Boys television series is jam=-packed with all the laughs, surprises and dramas of the stage show; such as"that 's a banana, not a w***y - it won't get bigger if you squeeze on it". Prepare yourself for a riot of behaviour as Agnes Brown offers to help and gives he family and friends advice.

Mrs Brown's Boys is filmed at the BBC Pacific Quay Studios, Glasgow, Scotland; where it is recorded in front of a live studio audience, thus there is no laughter tracking used . The programme uses a laisses-faire stylein its production in which the audience, cameras and production crew are regularly seen; Agnes Brown aka Brendan O'Carroll, often break the fourth wall by talking straight to the camera. At the end of every episode there is a singalong panto-style finale in which all the cast get involved.

Critics

However, some television critics have slated Mrs Brown's Boys:

Bruce Harrison TV reviewer for the Irish Times wrote "the whole thin is entirely predicated viwers finding a man dressed as a foul-mouthed elderly woman intrinsically funny.........if you do, you're away in a hack, and the viewing figures are astronomical, but if you don't and you think that died out with Les Dawson and Dick Emery, then it's a long half-hour".

Mrs Brown's Boys according to the Irish independent is the sort of television programme "that makes you vaguely embarrassed to be Irish".

Mrs Browns Boys MOVIE

Recently Universal Pictures announced that they have set aside £3.6 Million so they they can make a Mrs Browns Boys movie - which will be called MRS BROWNS D - filming will being in Dublin Ireland in September 2013

In the opinion of the author of this hub to quote Mrs Brown herself these television critics articles are "totally fecking s***e". I would like to say well-done to RTE and the BBC for giving us a hilarious comedy on Monday nights at 9:30pm on BBC ONE is totally AWESOME.

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