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Mrs Brown’s DVD sales hit a million

Published 11/02/2012 | 07:19

'Mrs Brown's Boys' starring Dublin comedian Brendan O'Carroll, second from right, has become the third-biggest selling
comedy DVD of all-time in Ireland and the UK after 'The Office', and 'Little Britain'.
'Mrs Brown's Boys' starring Dublin comedian Brendan O'Carroll, second from right, has become the third-biggest selling comedy DVD of all-time in Ireland and the UK after 'The Office', and 'Little Britain'.

DUBLIN comedian Brendan O’Carroll’s hit comedy series ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ has sold more then a million DVDs since it hit the shelves last October.

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It was the best-selling TV series DVD in Ireland and the UK last year and now ranks among the top three best-selling comedy series of all time.



Only ‘Little Britain’ starring David Walliams and Matt Lucas, and ‘The Office’ starring Ricky Gervais, have outsold it on DVD. The series features Mr O’Carroll as the meddling, foul-mouthed Dublin matriarch Agnes Brown and members of his own family portraying her six long-suffering adult children.



Mr O’Carroll said he was delighted with the show’s success. “I am thrilled to see one million DVDs go out of the stores, but I'm running out of places to store them!,” he said.



“Seriously, I am delighted with the success for all concerned: Universal Pictures, BBC One, RTE and my own production company BocPix.



“We’ve worked very hard over the last 10 years to get this far, so it is such a joy to see this widow from Dublin take on the world.”



Mr O’Carroll will be among the stars attending tonight’s Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) ceremony in Dublin’s city centre where he hopes to walk away with a gong for Best Entertainment programme.



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