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


BBC Two sitcom middle-class motherhood. 19 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2016 - 2021. Stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready, Lucy Punch and others.

Series 2, Episode 2 is repeated on BBC4 on Sunday at 12:30am.

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

Series 1, Episode 6 - The Caretaker

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

Further details

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

Amanda is keeping a low profile after Kevin blurted out her secret. Liz visits Lee's new partner to give her some advice. The school caretaker is in hospital but the Mums have lost their ringleader and there's nobody to organise a card.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 12th December 2017
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Anna Maxwell Martin Julia
Diane Morgan Liz
Paul Ready Kevin
Lucy Punch Amanda
Philippa Dunne Anne
Ellie Haddington Marion
Jackie Clune Mrs Lamb
Guest cast
Peter Singh Andrew
Pearl Chanda Debbie Louise
Nick Nevern Lee
Sabine Crossen Alpha Mum 2
Sarah Kendall Lyndsey
Clara Onyemere Lynn
Sarah Sharman Alpha Mum 1
Roger Walker Tommy
Writing team
Sharon Horgan Writer
Helen Serafinowicz (as Helen Linehan) Writer
Holly Walsh Writer
Graham Linehan Writer
Production team
Juliet May Director
Richard Boden Producer
Richard Boden Executive Producer
Graham Linehan Executive Producer
Sharon Horgan Executive Producer
Clelia Mountford Executive Producer


Sounds like you don't like her

Julia loves having a Nanny to help her, but sadly she also just really, REALLY, doesn't like her...

Featuring: Anna Maxwell Martin (Julia), Diane Morgan (Liz), Sarah Kendall (Lyndsey).


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