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

Motherland

BBC Two sitcom middle-class motherhood. 13 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2016 - 2019. Stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready, Lucy Punch and others.

Next new episode is on Monday at 10pm. Series 2, Episode 3
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Series 1

Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Liz (Diane Morgan), Ivy (Connie Wilkins).

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Tuesday 7th November 2017

Julia moves out of her comfort zone and reluctantly invites the entire class to her kid's birthday party. With her Mum still refusing to help out she relies on Liz's party hacks and Kevin's entertaining skills. And anyway, she organises events for a living, this will be a breeze!

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

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Tuesday 14th November 2017

A school fundraiser is not Julia's idea of an evening out, but somehow she finds herself heavily involved in order to impress a former colleague.

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

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Tuesday 21st November 2017

A children's pool party in the UK is not the most glamorous of experiences. Luckily Julia is just dropping the kids off so she can prepare for an important event later that evening.

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Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), Geoff (David Calder), Kevin (Paul Ready), Elizabeth (Penny Ryder).

4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Tuesday 28th November 2017

While Paul's away he has the perfect solution to help out Julia: he sends his parents to help.

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

5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Tuesday 5th December 2017

Anne's new car propels her into the limelight as the Mums try to get in on her new carpool.

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

6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Tuesday 12th December 2017

Julia's childcare problems are solved after she finds the perfect Nanny, but her friendship with Liz is strained.

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Release date: Monday 5th March 2018

All the episodes from Series 1 of the sitcom following fraught single mother Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin) as she attempts to juggle the demands of her children, her estranged husband and her job. Competing with the highly organised mums from her children's school, including the notorious Amanda (Lucy Punch), Julia...

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The comedy about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood will be on Tuesday's from 7th November.

Featuring: Anna Maxwell Martin (Julia), Diane Morgan (Liz), Paul Ready (Kevin), Lucy Punch (Amanda), Philippa Dunne (Anne).