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.

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Series 2

Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Meg (Tanya Moodie), Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin).

1. No Mum Left Behind

First broadcast: Monday 7th October 2019

As the school year begins, a new mum at the school gates attracts the attention of Julia, Liz and Kevin. Does high-flyer Meg really have it all? Meanwhile Julia agonises over a promotion and the gang have a night out.



2. Soft Opening

First broadcast: Monday 14th October 2019

Julia reluctantly agrees to help Amanda launch her new shop. But a careless online post threatens to destroy her good work. Meanwhile Liz resents gentrification and Kevin has written an unusual children's book.


Motherland. Liz (Diane Morgan).

3. Mother's Load

First broadcast: Monday 21st October 2019

Julia finds that working from home is impossible due to all the other tasks loaded upon her. Liz finds herself at a loose end when her youngest starts nursery, and Kevin has problems with a charity tea-towel.


Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Anne (Philippa Dunne), Amanda (Lucy Punch), Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin).

4. The Purge

First broadcast: Monday 28th October 2019

Kevin reluctantly hosts a last-minute Halloween party. Julia takes the kids trick or treating in an attempt to meet a celebrity who has just moved into the neighbourhood. Anne struggles to keep the children safe.


Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Liz (Diane Morgan), Sam (Tom Meeten).

5. Le Weekend

First broadcast: Monday 4th November 2019

The gang is delighted when Kevin books a cottage for them to spend half term in the countryside with all their kids. But it's not as nice as the pictures online suggested, and it's not long before tempers begin to fray.


Motherland. Kevin (Paul Ready).

6. Good Job

First broadcast: Monday 11th November 2019

Julia struggles to abide by the rules and clashes with Mrs Lamb as she attends her first ever school sports day.

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