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. Liz (Diane Morgan).

Series 2, Episode 3 - Mother's Load

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


  1. Sunday 26th September 2021 at 1:00am on BBC4

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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

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