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

Motherland

  • 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: 625

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Series 3, Episode 4 - School Trip

Motherland. Mrs Lamb (Jackie Clune)
It's time for the year 6 school trip and Julia, Liz and Meg find themselves on the coach journey from hell with humourless school secretary Mrs Lamb.

Further details

It's time for the year 6 school trip and Julia, Liz and Meg find themselves on the coach journey from hell with humourless school secretary Mrs Lamb and clueless teaching assistant Ms Vaughn.

It all kicks off when a boy banned for bad behaviour is allowed on the coach along with his mother Ashley and Liz decides to play the hero.

Meanwhile, Kevin takes his driving test and Amanda pivots her lifestyle brand Hygge Tygge online. She manages to persuade Kevin to help pack up the shop with unimaginable consequences.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 31st May 2021
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 30th June 2021 12:35am BBC4
Thursday 29th July 2021 12:15am BBC4
Friday 27th August 2021 3:05am BBC4
Friday 24th September 2021 12:45am BBC4
Sunday 26th September 2021 3:00am BBC4
Sunday 24th October 2021 12:25am BBC4
Monday 28th November 2022 10:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

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
Robbie Gee Garry
Guest cast
Natalie Cassidy Ms Vaughn
Theresa Godly Susan
Martha Howe-Douglas Ashley
Writing team
Holly Walsh Writer
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Writer
Helen Serafinowicz Writer
Sharon Horgan Story Editor
Tanya Moodie Script Consultant
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

Press

I wish Kevin wasn't such a damaging cliche

The programme risks putting men off childcare and parental leave.

Matthew Jenkin, i Newspaper, 31st May 2021

TV review: Motherland, BBC2

Needless to say the performances are all great.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 31st May 2021

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