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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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English

Release Date:

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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27 November 2017 | by peterrichboySee all my reviews

With a couple of power house writers like Sharon Horgan and Graham Linham on board then you expect Motherland to be good and I'm pleased to report it's every bit as good as there previous work. I'm guessing the writers have based the material on there own experiences bringing up young kids, trying to juggle jobs between the school run and a lazy ex husband and a mother who would rather be socialising than looking after her gran kids. Anna Maxwell Smith is terrific as the frustrated mother who seems permanently on the point of a nervous breakdown and Diane Morgan is very funny as The worldly wise mother who knows every trick in the book when it comes to parenting on the cheap and who to avoid and befriend in the world of Motherhood!


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