BAFTA Award For "Mrs Brown's Boys"
Comedian Brendan O'Carroll scooped the Situation Comedy prize for 'Mrs Brown's Boys' at the BAFTA Awards in London. The Dublin-born actor brought his family on stage to accept the award for the comedy series, which is centred around Dublin mother-of-five Agnes Brown (played by O'Carroll) and her dysfunctional family and neighbours.
Mrs Brown's Boys is a BBC Scotland co-production with BOCPIX in association with RTÉ. The series is produced by Stephen McCrum (BBC) and the producer for BOCPIX is Martin Delany. Executive Producers are Ewan Angus (BBC Scotland), Mark Freeland (BBC) and Justin Healy (RTÉ). The series is directed by Ben Kellett.
'Mrs Brown's Boys' was a ratings success when it first aired on RTÉ in 2010 and subsequently aired on UK television where it was also well received. It went on to win an IFTA in 2012 in the Entertainment Programme category, and earned O'Carroll a BAFTA nomination for best Male Performance this year.
The remaining cast members are made up of O'Carroll's family and close friends, including his wife Jennifer Gibney, his daughter Fiona O'Carroll and his son Danny O'Carroll.