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Motherland 

Its about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive side and unromantic take on parenting - not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood.
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Series cast summary:
Anna Maxwell Martin ...  Julia 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Lucy Punch ...  Amanda 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Diane Morgan ...  Liz 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Paul Ready ...  Kevin 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Phillipa Dunne Phillipa Dunne ...  Anne 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Sabine Crossen ...  Alpha Mum 2 5 episodes, 2017
Oliver Chris ...  Paul 4 episodes, 2016-2017
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ...  Marion 4 episodes, 2016-2017
Terry Mynott ...  Johnny / ... 3 episodes, 2016-2017
Nick Nevern ...  Lee 3 episodes, 2017
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Meet the Alpha Mums, headed by Amanda, very much the queen bee. Everything is organised, clean and sparkly - even the kitchen cork board is a statement of success. At the other end of the spectrum, we meet Liz, who is totally chaotic and feels the kids should enjoy free expression - if they want to do kamikaze jumps of the sofa, she drags a mattress round for safety. Somewhere between Amanda and Liz is Julia - she is organised - she has to be as she is a successful events organiser - but when her mother Marion decides she is no longer going to be the free child-sitter and school-run taxi, Julia finds her organisation skills are taxed and nowhere near the level of the Alpha Mums. Also in the mix is Kevin - he is the stay-at-home dad, who, rather than fighting against that, is embracing it with gusto - much to the irritation of the other mums.

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6 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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Motherland - mammornas krig See more »

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16:9 HD
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Was originally a 2011 pilot on the American network ABC. However, Sharon Horgan reworked the script when the pilot wasn't picked up for a full season and collaborated with Graham Linehan on turning it into a British comedy series instead. It was picked up for a full season in October 2016. See more »

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Remake of Bad Mom (2011) See more »

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I Couldn't Breathe !
2 November 2017 | by crazyface-890-492834See all my reviews

After watching this, I thought I'd search around for reviews, I couldn't believe what I was reading in parts. Do people not want to be entertained anymore? This was the FUNNIEST thing the BBC have put out in YEARS!!!! And about time too. There were times I couldn't breathe for laughing and there hasn't been a comedy that has made me like this for a very long time. Ignore any pretentious reviewers who think they know it all this is FUNNY.It's going to be a tough ask to be able to write a series as good as the pilot but as long as the writers are given enough time this could turn out to be a real winner!!! Please God let this be so, as I'm sick to death of flicking though the channels to see only reality rubbish.


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