In the fourth of six episodes of Motherland, featuring a guest appearance from the brilliant David Calder and airing on Tues 28 Nov at 10.00pm on BBC Two, while Paul’s away he has the perfect solution to help out Julia: he sends his parents to help. Luckily Kevin has a huge fondness for the elderly and assists Julia in her in-law wrangling. Meanwhile, Amanda is having a clearout and reluctantly gives Liz her old coat, which seems to have an effect on our Liz.
Motherland isn’t the public face of motherhood, it’s unromanticised parenting: competition, cafes full of kids, and lunch delivered in dog poo bags.
Written by Graham Linehan (Count Arthur Strong, Father Ted), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Pulling), Helen Linehan and Holly Walsh (Dead Boss). It is a co-production between Delightful Industries and Merman and is Executive Produced by Richard Boden for Delightful and Clelia Mountford for Merman.
Pictured above are Kevin (Paul Ready), Geoff (David Calder), Elizabeth (Penny Ryder) and Julia (Anna Maxwell-Martin)
Motherland Episode 4 (of 6) airs on Tuesday 28 November 2017 from 10.00pm-10.30pm on BBC Two.