News: BBC Announces Raft Of Comedies Including Inside No. 9, Motherland and New Series With David Tennant

The BBC has announced a slate of upcoming comedies, including a live edition of Inside No. 9 and a second series of Motherland.

TV: Motherland, Episode Two, BBC2/iPlayer

It's been pretty canny of the BBC to put this whole series out on iPlayer straight away. Let's face it, how many stressed mums are going to feel like having their knackered lives played back to them at 10pm after the kids have finally been superglued into their beds. With iPlayer they can watch it when they are in the mood. But I'd advise everyone to watch it pretty soon, it's hilarious, if a bit painful to watch for parents.


News: Date Confirmed For New Comedy Motherland

A full six-part series of BBC Two comedy series Motherland, starring Anna Maxwell-Martin and Diane Morgan, is due to start in November.
This follows the pilot episode that went out last year as part of the landmark sitcom season.

Motherland isn’t the public face of motherhood, it’s unroman


News: Full Series For Porridge, Motherland & A Brief History of Tim

Following one-offs as part of this summer’s BBC Landmark Sitcom Season, the BBC has announced that it has commissioned three series - Motherland, Porridge and A Brief History of Tim.

Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen says: “The Landmark Sitcom Season was a big, celebratory moment for BBC comedy and signalled our unrivalled commitment to the art form.

TV Review: Motherland, BBC2

How kind of the BBC to save the sitcom pilot with the most potential until last. They probably realised that something written by Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan* alongside - and no disrespect meant to them at all - Helen Linehan and Holly Walsh would be a tough half hour to follow. And sure enough Motherland hits the sitcom motherlode. 


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