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Motherland ()


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  • TV-MA
  • 30min
  • Comedy
  • TV Series


Seasons: 3 2 1 Years: 2020 2019 2017 ... See all »

This is a programme 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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  Julia (13 episodes, 2016-2019)
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  Amanda (13 episodes, 2016-2019)
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  Liz (13 episodes, 2016-2019)
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  Kevin (13 episodes, 2016-2019)
Phillipa Dunne ...
  Anne (13 episodes, 2016-2019)
Ellie Haddington ...
  Marion (7 episodes, 2016-2019)
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  Meg (6 episodes, 2019)
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  Paul (6 episodes, 2016-2019)
Jackie Clune ...
  Mrs. Lamb (6 episodes, 2017-2019)
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  Lee (5 episodes, 2017-2019)
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  Alpha Mum 2 (5 episodes, 2017)
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  Johnny / ... (4 episodes, 2016-2019)
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  Debbie Louise (2 episodes, 2017)
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  Leon (2 episodes, 2019)
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  Bill (2 episodes, 2019)
Vilma Hollingbery ...
  Barbara (2 episodes, 2017)
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  Rose (2 episodes, 2019)
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  Andrew (2 episodes, 2017)
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  Lesley (2 episodes, 2019)
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  Janet (1 episode, 2016)
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  Penny (1 episode, 2017)
Toyin Ayedun-Alase ...
  Pool Receptionist (1 episode, 2017)
Kirsty Bushell ...
  Caroline Lacy (1 episode, 2017)
Jessica Fostekew ...
  Clare (1 episode, 2017)
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  Trevor (1 episode, 2017)
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  May Lyn (1 episode, 2017)
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  Animal Man (1 episode, 2017)
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  Policeman (1 episode, 2019)
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  Cleaner (1 episode, 2019)
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  Sunita (1 episode, 2016)
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  Geoff (1 episode, 2017)
Barnaby Ferris ...
  Balloon Video Man (1 episode, 2017)
Sharon Gavin ...
  Pool Attendant (1 episode, 2017)
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  Mr. Glencuddy (1 episode, 2017)
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  Nursery Worker (1 episode, 2019)
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  PC Hughes (1 episode, 2019)
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  Sam (1 episode, 2019)
Sarah Kendall ...
  Lyndsey (1 episode, 2017)
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  Malcolm Spender (1 episode, 2017)
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  Mrs. Lawson (1 episode, 2016)
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  Mitch (1 episode, 2017)
Connie Wilkins ...
  Ivy (1 episode, 2017)
Hector Cornelius Hewer ...
  Darren (1 episode, 2019)
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  Bus Driver (1 episode, 2019)
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  Flower Man (1 episode, 2017)
Clara Onyemere ...
  Lynn (1 episode, 2017)
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  James (1 episode, 2017)
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  Nick (1 episode, 2019)
Lee Mead ...
  Lee Mead (1 episode, 2019)
Corinne Skinner-Carter ...
  Meg's Mum (1 episode, 2019)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Motherland - mammornas krig (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Материнство (Russia)
  • Motherland - äitien sota (Finland)
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Remake of Bad Mom (2011). See more »

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