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Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special 2020 - release date, cast, plot and all you need to know

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Specials 2020
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 05/12/2020 - Programme Name: Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas and New Year Special 2020 - TX: 25/12/2020 - Episode: Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas and New Year Special 2020 - Generics (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Mrs Brown (BRENDAN O’CARROLL) - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: Alan Peebles (Image credit: BBC Studios / Alan Peebles)

Mrs B is back for more festive madness!

The Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special 2020 will be a festive favourite for all the family with not one but two brand new episodes for fans to enjoy.

Mrs Brown has become a festive tradition in the Christmas TV schedules, and this year certainly won't disappoint, taking its place in the BBC One Christmas comedy line-up alongside shows like Ghosts (opens in new tab) and Not Going Out (opens in new tab).

Slapstick comedy and hilarious antics are on the menu as usual, except this year life after lockdown provides the backdrop for the laughs.

Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special 2020 release date

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Specials 2020

Agnes has got a new friend for Christmas (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC Studios / Alan Peebles)

The first of the festive specials, 'Mammy of the People', will air at 10pm on Christmas Day, and the story will conclude on New Year's Day at 10pm in an episode called 'Mammy's Memories'.

Both episodes are 30 minutes long and will air on BBC One.

What happens in episode one - Mammy of The People?

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Specials 2020

The global pandemic has hit Dublin hard, but Agnes is prepared! (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC Studios / Alan Peebles)

The Brown household are trying to get used to the “new normal”. Some things haven’t changed, though, for starters Agnes (Brendan O’Carroll) has a new tree and Grandad (Dermot O’Neill) has a new complaint. Meanwhile, Buster (Danny O’Carroll) and Dermot (Paddy Houlihan) have new jobs helping to raise awareness of the coronavirus.

But Agnes has something more important on her mind - her and Winnie (Eilish O’Carroll) have entered a competition to perform an alternative Queen’s speech. Father Damien (Conor Moloney) meanwhile is concerned he’s not getting his Christmas message across. Can Agnes help? And everyone needs to watch out for a flasher called the Knickie Knackie Dickie.

What happens in episode two - Mammy’s Memories?

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Specials 2020

Agnes will be back on New Year's Day for more comedy antics (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC Studios / Alan Peebles)

The Brown family continue their struggles with lockdown, with Winnie having trouble sleeping. Agnes though is more worried about Cathy (Jennifer Gibney) who has a big birthday on her mind. Winnie’s woes though continue when she’s burgled.

And among the things that have been pinched is Winnie’s mother’s much loved wedding ring? Can they catch up with the thief? And how accurate is Winnie’s description!?

Is there a trailer?

Not yet, watch this space and we will upload one as soon as it becomes available.

The Mrs Brown Christmas specials will be shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day and New Year's Day at 10pm - see our TV Guide for more shows to enjoy.

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