Lesley Manville to star in new BBC2 comedy ‘Mum’

‘Him & Her’ team reunite for new comedy

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Olivier Award-winning actress Lesley Manville (Another Year) is to star in Mum, a new 6 x 30’ BBC Two comedy series from the creative team behind the BAFTA award-winning Him & Her.

Manville stars as Mum, 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.

The series is Written/Executive Produced by Stefan Golaszewski; Directed by Richard Laxton and Produced by Lyndsay RobinsonKenton Allen will Executive Produce.

Kenton Allen said: “It’s an amazing privilege to breathe life into Stefan’s distinctive take on the family sitcom with the same team that made Him & Her. And we’re thrilled to have Lesley Manville as our leading lady who we have dreamed of working with for many many years. It’s a family show, made by what is now a tight knit creative family driven by Richard Laxton’s inspired direction.“

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning said: “Commissioning Mum was a delightfully easy decision after seeing the sure-footed pilot. Stefan is a unique author and this is a very confident next chapter in what promises to be a distinguished career in comedy. All his hallmarks are there – painful authenticity, comedy grotesques, emotional tenderness, revelation and depth – it’s a class act. I think it will connect with a lot of people as a refreshing take on an often overlooked stage in life shot through with modern perspective and featuring a family as lovably baffling as your own.“

Mum is a Big Talk Production, in association with The Money Men Productions.