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


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.

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

Series 1, Episode 4

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

Further details

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

Luckily Kevin has a huge fondness for the elderly and assists Julia in her in-law wrangling. Meanwhile, Amanda is having a clearout and reluctantly gives Liz her old coat, which seems to have an effect on our Liz.

Motherland isn't the public face of motherhood, it's unromanticised parenting: competition, cafes full of kids, and lunch delivered in dog poo bags.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 28th November 2017
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Anna Maxwell Martin Julia
    Diane Morgan Liz
    Paul Ready Kevin
    Lucy Punch Amanda
    Philippa Dunne Anne
    Oliver Chris Paul
    Guest cast
    Vilma Hollingbery Barbara
    Lolly Adefope Penny
    Ross Armstrong Trevor
    David Calder Geoff
    Jackie Clune Mrs Lamb
    Morgan Jones Flower Man
    Nikhil Parmar Waiter
    Penny Ryder Elizabeth
    Bronson Webb Luke
    Nick Nevern Lee
    Writing team
    Graham Linehan Writer
    Sharon Horgan Writer
    Helen Linehan Writer
    Holly Walsh Writer
    Production team
    Juliet May Director
    Kas Braganza 1st Assistant Director
    Richard Boden Producer
    Richard Boden Executive Producer
    Graham Linehan Executive Producer
    Sharon Horgan Executive Producer
    Clelia Mountford Executive Producer
    Holly Walsh Associate Producer
    Samantha McCole Line Producer
    Jake Bernard Editor
    Dennis De Groot (as Dennis DeGroot) Production Designer
    Sarah Crowe Casting Director
    Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
    Chris Goodger Director of Photography
    Vanessa White Make-up Designer
    Oli Julian Composer
    Alex Moody Commissioning Editor


    The in-laws arrive

    Julia's in-laws have arrived, but her patience with them barely lasts the journey home.

    Featuring: Anna Maxwell Martin (Julia), David Calder (Geoff), Penny Ryder (Elizabeth).


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