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

Motherland

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 3, Episode 1 is repeated on BBC4 on Wednesday at 12:15am.

Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Kevin (Paul Ready), Laura (Emily Lloyd Saini).

Series 3, Episode 1 - Nit Blitz

As a nit pandemic sweeps the school, Julia finds herself accused of triggering a second wave. Ostracised by the other mums, Julia needs to find a way back into their good books so she throws a nit treatment party that brings everyone's drama (and headlice) into her home. The party reveals that Anne has some big news, Meg is facing a crisis, and Kevin has committed a terrible crime of passion. As Amanda super spreads the gossip, Liz waits for news about a career move.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 10th May 2021
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 12:15am 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
Ellie Haddington Marion
Jackie Clune Mrs Lamb
Guest cast
Nick Nevern Lee
Anthony Head Bill
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Mrs Banbury Hughes
Emily Lloyd Saini (as Emily Lloyd-Sani) Laura
Writing team
Holly Walsh Writer
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Writer
Helen Serafinowicz Writer
Sharon Horgan Story Editor
Production team
Simon Hynd Director
Caroline Norris Producer
Sharon Horgan Executive Producer
Clelia Mountford Executive Producer
Holly Walsh Executive Producer
Ben Caudell Executive Producer
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