Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Liz (Diane Morgan), Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), Kevin (Paul Ready).


BBC Two sitcom middle-class motherhood. 14 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2016 - 2020. Stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready, Lucy Punch and others.

Another series is in development.

Julia (Series 1-2)

Motherland. Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin).

Julia is organised - she has to be as she is a successful events organiser - but when her mother Marion decides she is no longer going to be the free child-sitter and school-run taxi, Julia finds her organisation skills are taxed and nowhere near the level of the alpha mums.

Liz (Series 1-2)

Played by: Diane Morgan
Motherland. Liz (Diane Morgan).

Liz is totally chaotic and feels the kids should enjoy free expression - if they want to do kamikaze jumps of the sofa, she drags a mattress round for safety!

Kevin (Series 1-2)

Played by: Paul Ready
Motherland. Kevin (Paul Ready).

Kevin is a stay-at-home dad, who is embracing his role with gusto - much to the irritation of some of the other mums.

Amanda (Series 1-2)

Played by: Lucy Punch
Motherland. Amanda (Lucy Punch).

Amanda is very much the queen bee of the mothers at the school gates. Everything is organised, clean and sparkly in her house - even the kitchen cork board is a statement of success.

Anne (Series 1-2)

Played by: Philippa Dunne
Motherland. Anne (Philippa Dunne).

Anne is one of the better organised of the mums, and spends time with Amanda.