Preview – Motherland

Motherland S1 - EP1
Programme Name: Motherland S1 - TX: n/a - Episode: Motherland S1 - EP1 (No. 1) - Picture Shows: Julia's house Julia (ANNA MAXWELL-MARTIN), Liz (DIANE MORGAN) - (C) Delightful Industries/Merman - Photographer: Colin Hutton

Motherland was one of the few BBC sitcom pilots last year that seemed to have worked – mainly because it wasn’t a remake of an old sitcom.

Mind you, it also has plenty of talent behind it. Written by Graham and Helen Linehan, Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, Motherland follows mum Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin) and her struggles raising children, as well as dealing with the various others mothers she comes into contact with.

In the opening episode, Julia has to organise her daughter Ivy’s birthday party, but a vomiting bug strikes Ivy’s school. Also starring Diane Morgan and Lucy Punch.

Motherland is on at 22.00 on BBC Two.