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), Liz (Diane Morgan).

Series 1, Episode 5

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

Further details

Anne's new car propels her into the limelight as the Mums try to get in on her new carpool. Kevin finds himself in the new role of confidante as Amanda shares a deep secret with him. Liz and Julia's friendship is under fire as Liz realises she is just a 'mum' friend.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 5th December 2017
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Anna Maxwell Martin Julia
    Diane Morgan Liz
    Paul Ready Kevin
    Lucy Punch Amanda
    Philippa Dunne Anne
    Guest cast
    Pearl Chanda Debbie Louise
    Jessica Fostekew Clare
    Terry Mynott Johnny
    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 carpool

    Anne's new carpool attracts Julia's attention, but she has competition from another Mum.

    Featuring: Anna Maxwell Martin (Julia), Diane Morgan (Liz), Paul Ready (Kevin), Philippa Dunne (Anne), Jessica Fostekew (Clare).


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