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30 March, 2022


This morning the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards were announced. Merman’s shows have been nominated for two awards.

Motherland Series 3 has been nominated for Scripted Comedy. Also nominated in this category are:
Alma’s Not Normal
State Lets Flats

We Are Lady Parts

Motherland is directed by Simon Hynd, produced by Caroline Norris and story edited by Sharon Horgan. Executive producers are Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh and Ben Caudell (for the BBC). Helen Serafinowicz is associate producer.⁠ Motherland stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready, Tanya Moodie and Philippa Dunne. The series is a co-production between Merman Television and Twofour for the BBC.⁠

Diane Morgan and Paul Ready in Motherland Series 3

Aisling Bea has been nominated for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for her performance in This Way Up Series 2. Also nominated in this category are:

Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education)
Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts)
Natasia Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats)
Rose Matafeo (Starstruck)
Sophie Willan (Alma’s Not Normal) 

This Way Up is written by Aisling Bea, produced by Merman and distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios. It is directed by Alex Winckler and produced by Gavin O’Grady. Executive Producers are Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan and Aisling Bea. This Way Up Series 2 stars Aisling Bea, Sharon Horgan, Tobias Menzies, Aasif Mandi, Indira Varma, Kadiff Kirwan and Ekow Quartey. This Way Up Series 2 is available to watch now on All4 in the UK, Hulu in the US, Canal Plus in France, Stan in Australia and DIRECTGO / OnDIRECTTV in Latin America.