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.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 571

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Series 3, Episode 3 - Mother's Day

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 23rd June 2021 1:55am BBC4
Thursday 22nd July 2021 1:10am BBC4
Friday 20th August 2021 1:50am BBC4
Saturday 18th September 2021 2:45am BBC4
Friday 24th September 2021 12:15am BBC4
Sunday 17th October 2021 1:25am BBC4
Monday 21st November 2022 10:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

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
Emma Brown Line Producer
Helen Serafinowicz Associate Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Jeff Sherriff (as Jeffrey Sherriff) Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Ben Marks Casting Director
Greg Duffield Director of Photography
Lucia Santa-Maria Costume Designer
Vanessa White Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Brett Thomas 1st Assistant Director


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

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

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