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.

Returns Monday at 9pm. Episode Guide

Press Clippings

Lucy Punch on Motherland and Bloods

The actress on having it all, her new medical comedy, the return of Amanda and why her 'snide, smug' face is a blessing.

Alice Jones, i Newspaper, 4th May 2021

Anna Maxwell Martin interview

She is mesmerising as DCS Carmichael in Line Of Duty, but her comedic role in the latest series of Motherland proves her impressive range.

Nosheen Iqbal, The Guardian, 1st May 2021

Joanna Lumley to cameo in truncated Motherland 3

Joanna Lumley is to feature in a truncated third series of Motherland.

Jake Kanter, Deadline, 31st March 2021

Motherland to be re-made in America

A project is underway to re-make BBC sitcom Motherland for American audiences.

British Comedy Guide, 25th March 2021

Mrs. Brown's Boys suffers in cross-channel ratings drop

Mrs. Brown's Boys has suffered its lowest-ever Christmas Day ratings this year, but amidst a much-criticised poor festive TV schedule, remains the second most-watched comedy special of the season to date.

British Comedy Guide, 27th December 2020

Review: Motherland; Roald & Beatrix

A Christmas TV review.

Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 27th December 2020

Reviews: Mrs. Brown, Motherland, Being Bridget Jones

Review of three Christmas specials.

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman, 26th December 2020

Ghosts and Motherland reviews

Christmas TV is thin gruel this year, but last night the BBC gave us two small crackers. Ghosts and Motherland were the best festive specials I've seen so far.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 24th December 2020

Motherland Christmas Special, BBC2, review

A hilarious dose of reality at a time of forced schmaltz.

Emily Baker, i Newspaper, 23rd December 2020