The BEST episodes of My Mother and Other Strangers

Every episode of My Mother and Other Strangers ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of My Mother and Other Strangers!

Drama series set in 1943 following the Coyne family and their neighbours as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.

Last Updated: 1/6/2024Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
God Rest You Merry
87 votes

#1 - God Rest You Merry

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/11/2016

Rose is preoccupied by Dreyfuss' absence and rejects him when he returns after three weeks. The children are delighted when it is revealed that a Christmas party is going to be held at the aerodrome, but the celebration stirs up tension within the community, especially when Ned Hanlon discovers his family are not invited. Michael receives bad news from his cousin and needs the support of his family more than ever, while Rose is left torn when she learns the reason for Dreyfuss' disappearance during the Christmas party.

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Stolen Waters
73 votes

#2 - Stolen Waters

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/20/2016

After receiving a book from Captain Dreyfuss, Rose makes a passionate stand for the people of Moybeg.

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Golden Gloves
131 votes

#3 - Golden Gloves

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/13/2016

When her own daughter falls for a young lieutenant, Rose has to take a stand against the locals who are out for revenge.

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The Price
97 votes

#4 - The Price

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/27/2016

It is Halloween and the Coyne family finds out the real cost of taking what isn't theirs when an outbreak of scarlet fever feels like the price everyone has to pay for their moral choices.

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96 votes

#5 - Vera

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/4/2016

Rose's younger, glamourous sister Vera arrives in Moybeg for a visit. Adored by Emma, dreaded by Michael, Vera's effervescent presence is soon felt in the Coyne household but when she soon meets the dashing Captain Dreyfuss, even Rose's patience is tested. However, the reality hiding behind Vera's façade begins to emerge, leaving Rose quietly torn between her loyalties to her family and her growing feelings for Dreyfuss.

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