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 4 is repeated on BBC4 tomorrow at 12:20am.

Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Anne (Philippa Dunne), Mammy Aoibheann (Maggie McCarthy), Amanda (Lucy Punch), Felicity (Joanna Lumley).

Series 3, Episode 3 - Mother's Day

Mother's Day leaves Julia feeling ignored while Meg gets spoilt rotten. Amanda endures a passive aggressive lunch with her appalling mother Felicity.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th May 2021
30 minutes

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
Oliver Chris Paul
Robbie Gee Garry
Guest cast
Terry Mynott Johnny
Tom Meeten Sam
Joanna Lumley Felicity
Alexander Devrient Francois
Maggie McCarthy Mammy Aoibheann
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


Motherland series three review

Sharon Horgan's angry baby is as biting as ever when skewering narcissistic middle-class mums. But it could make its white characters squirm a bit more.

Chitra Ramaswamy, The Guardian, 24th May 2021

Motherland review

This show has become much more than a series of skits at the school gates. I hope it runs for years.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 25th May 2021

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • Broadcast details of 2 further repeats of this episode
  • This episode's inital overnight ratings
  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see make-up designer, casting director, composer, director of photography, 1st assistant director, costume designer, production designer, editor, line producer & associate producer credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?