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Get ready for some second-hand stress – Motherland is here

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  • COMEDY Motherland, BBC One, 10pm

    When the hilarious, no holds barred, almost too honest Motherland pilot aired last year, it was an instant success. Now it's back on our screens for a full series of tantrums, tears, foot stamping and exhausted mothers. In this first episode, our main mum, Julia, played by Anna Maxwell Martin, is charged with organising her daughter's birthday party and out of a need for ease invites the whole class. It actually turns out to be one of the worst decisions she will ever make – as well as a lot of children, there's also perfect mum Amanda to deal with. At least she has her other mum (and dad) mates to lend a not always helpful hand.

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