The BEST Episodes of Mum

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2020

Network: BBC Two

A comedy about a mother at a milestone in her life. We follow her and her family through a year of new beginnings as she rebuilds her life following the death of her husband. Mum is joined by her supportive life-long friend Michael. Through a year of new beginnings she rebuilds her life surrounded by her family: son Jason and his girlfriend Kelly; her brother Derek and his new partner, Pauline; and her in-laws.


#1 - November

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 27, 2018

It is Fireworks Night and Cathy is having a bonfire. As Michael moves on after the death of his mother, Cathy feels she needs to tell him something.

star 8.25
44 votes

#2 - Thursday

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 5, 2019

After a night out at a restaurant, Cathy and her family head to bed. Pauline’s had too much to drink and Jason has something he needs to say to Cathy.

star 8.17
24 votes

#3 - Saturday

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 19, 2019

It’s Derek’s birthday. The family come together to get the house ready for the party.

star 8.13
24 votes

#4 - Tuesday

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 22, 2019

It is first thing in the morning and Cathy has a hangover. She and Michael try to piece together what happened the night before.

star 8.09
22 votes

#5 - Friday

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 12, 2019

It’s raining and Cathy and her family are stuck indoors. Pauline has a visitor and Cathy makes an important decision.

star 8.04
27 votes

#6 - Monday

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 15, 2019

Cathy and her family arrive in the countryside to celebrate Derek’s birthday. Michael arrives too, which Jason finds troubling.

star 7.92
24 votes

#7 - December

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 17, 2016

The year has almost turned full circle since the death of her other half, and as Cathy finalises preparations for a New Year's Eve party, Kelly and Jason arrive back arguing. Michael turns up, and as Cathy attempts to sort out Jason and keep festivities moving, she also tries to find the right moment to give him his Christmas present.

star 7.88
65 votes

#8 - Wednesday

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 29, 2019

Cathy and Michael get ready to go for a walk in the countryside, but Jason has concerns.

star 7.85
26 votes

#9 - August

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 3, 2016

It is a hot summer's day and while Kelly and her cousin sunbathe in the garden, Cathy is getting ready to go for lunch with a new - male - friend. Michael is taking her and is keen to find out more about this friend.

star 7.79
78 votes

#10 - September

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 20, 2018

As summer draws to a close, Cathy and Michael see each other for the first time in months. And with Maureen in hospital, Reg anxiously waits for news.

star 7.79
47 votes

#11 - July

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 13, 2018

Kelly and Jason are up early and going on holiday. Meanwhile, Michael has had a terrible night and has something he wants to tell Cathy.

star 7.71
51 votes

#12 - February

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 20, 2016

The first Valentine's Day since the death of Cathy's husband arrives, so her brother Derek comes round to show moral support and keep her company. However, his partner Pauline wishes that she was anywhere other than in attendance. Son Jason breaks some surprising news, and when Michael turns up unannounced, he's concerned to find that Cathy has received a Valentine's card.

star 7.70
76 votes

#13 - May

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 27, 2016

Cathy's friends and relatives rally round to help her clear the garage of its clutter. Her brother and his partner are fresh from playing a round of golf - and making friends with a millionaire into the bargain. During the day, Cathy sees a new side to Kelly, whose mother appears to take custody of an old fridge. Michael is assisting too - and also faces a decision.

star 7.68
75 votes

#14 - October

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 10, 2016

Cathy is trying to get ready for work on an early October morning, while Jason has an interview for a job in Australia and Kelly is upset she might have to move there. After a heavy night out with Derek, Michael finds himself on Cathy's sofa with a secret to keep from her.

star 7.63
71 votes

#15 - April

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 27, 2018

It is Easter Sunday and Cathy and Michael have plans to clear the front room together. Jason and Kelly have got other ideas.

star 7.57
53 votes
Writers: Stefan Golaszewski

#16 - June

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 6, 2018

Cathy is having a barbecue. Michael hasn't replied to her email and she wants to know why.

star 7.57
53 votes
Writers: Stefan Golaszewski

#17 - March

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 20, 2018

It is Cathy's 60th birthday and the family are going for lunch.

star 7.55
55 votes
Writers: Stefan Golaszewski

#18 - January

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 13, 2016

The morning of Cathy's husband's funeral arrives, and her family gathers at the house to wait for the cars. Battling her brother's partner and meeting her son's new and over-enthusiastic girlfriend Kelly, Cathy prepares herself for a day of great emotion, with a little help from her friend Michael. Yet amid the grief, she is determined to find out who she is again, and possibly find love a second time around.

star 7.25
100 votes