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


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC One
  • 2016 - 2022
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Comedy about middle-class parenthood and juggling kids, school, and other parents. Stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready, Lucy Punch, Philippa Dunne and more.

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Series 2, Episode 3 - Mother's Load

Motherland. Liz (Diane Morgan)
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.

Broadcast details

Monday 21st October 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 1st October 2020 9:30pm BBC2
Monday 3rd May 2021 12:40am BBC4
Tuesday 1st June 2021 1:25am BBC4
Wednesday 30th June 2021 2:05am BBC4
Thursday 29th July 2021 1:45am BBC4
Friday 27th August 2021 1:05am BBC4
Sunday 26th September 2021 1:00am BBC4

Cast & crew

Anna Maxwell Martin Julia
Diane Morgan Liz
Paul Ready Kevin
Lucy Punch Amanda
Philippa Dunne Anne
Tanya Moodie Meg
Oliver Chris Paul
Jackie Clune Mrs Lamb
Guest cast
Terry Mynott Johnny
Michael Abubakar Leon
Jayne Aguire Nursery Worker
Lily Frazer Rose
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Nick
Pamela Nomvete Lesley
Writing team
Sharon Horgan Writer
Helen Serafinowicz (as Helen Linehan) Writer
Holly Walsh Writer
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Writer
Production team
Juliet May Director
Sam Pinnell Producer
Richard Boden Executive Producer
Sharon Horgan Executive Producer
Clelia Mountford Executive Producer
Holly Walsh Executive Producer
Samantha Frith Line Producer
Jake Bernard Editor
Anna Sheldrake Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Ben Marks Casting Director
Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
Greg Duffield Director of Photography
Vanessa White Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Kas Braganza 1st Assistant Director
Alex Moody Commissioning Editor

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