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


BBC Two sitcom middle-class motherhood. 14 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2016 - 2020. Stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready, Lucy Punch and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

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

Motherland Christmas special review

The slapstick carnage in this one-off episode - there's a broken nose, a toppled tree and an explosion of flour - is not as funny as the more low-key moments.

Alexandra Pollard, The Independent, 23rd December 2020

The Motherland guide to a no-frills Christmas

The matriarchs of Motherland are back for a one-off special. Here, straight-talking Liz offers advice for stress-free festivities.

The Guardian, 23rd December 2020

Motherland to return for Christmas special

Motherland will return to BBC Two for a Christmas special, ahead of a third series in 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 24th November 2020

13 best British comedy shows on Netflix right now

The beauty of British comedy is how fleeting it is. The US version of The Office dragged on into nine interminable seasons. The British original? Fourteen episodes and done.

Esquire, 22nd August 2020