A grown-up lady with a teenage sense of humour, Jackie Goodman is funny, fiery and occasionally a bit saucy. She's always the first to enthuse about something, but also the first to get annoyed. Mum adores her boys and fusses over them. In fact, she still cuts Jonny's toenails.

Mum loves having a natter with her best friend, Val (who has the same hair) - but most of all she loves her family. She'd also love her eldest son, Adam, to hurry up and settle down, and is delighted when he finally brings home a girl for dinner.

Mum is played by Tamsin Grieg.