Fans rejoice as BBC Two comedy Mum returns

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From Digital Spy

Lesley Manville was back for series two of Mum tonight (February 20) and there were laughs a plenty with the comedy's series premiere.

Manville is already in the running for an Oscar thanks to her supporting actress role in Phantom Thread, so with Mum back on her CV, 2018 really could be her year!

It's fair to say fans couldn't get enough of the loveable comedy about life and death.

Manville continued her leading role as Cathy, the matriarch of a family as she deals with the tragic aftermath of her husband's death. While series one focussed on a year of Cathy dealing with the tragedy, series two promises more of an upbeat tone.

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It was Cathy's 60th, but how was she coping with life after love and approaching such a big milestone? Things were hitting home, because also in the first episode premiere, Cathy was preparing for Sam Swainsbury's Jason to fly the nest.

There was also an interesting explanation of how a carvery works and more potential romance for Cathy and Peter Mullan's Michael. So, it definitely looks like series two will be Cathy's time for a new chapter.

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Also back for more, Lisa McGrillis was brilliant as the dim-witted Kelly and Cathy's foul-mouthed in-laws added a bit of blue to the episode.

Written by Him & Her's Stefan Golaszewski, Mum is a candid look at suburban life while usually set within the same four walls.

The show has been heralded as a beautiful observational comedy akin to the golden age of the Royle Family, and it looks like the latest run will carry on being just as brilliant.

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