Merman’s Motherland Series 3 has been nominated in the Comedy category. The other nominees in this category are:
- Famalam – BBC Studios/BBC Three/UK
- Bo Burnham: Inside – Netflix/USA
- Journey (Vegferd) – Glassriver/Keshet International/Channel 2/Iceland
- The New Black 2 – Dori Media Darset/Dori Media International/HOT/Israel
- Staged – Infinity Hill/GCB Films/No Mystery/Rainmaker Content Limited/BBC One/UK
Motherland is a show 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. In series three, Julia realises her mother Marion’s failing health means that she’ll need to live with them permanently and the en suite will have to become a geriatric-friendly bathroom. The silver lining to this horror arrives in the form of Julia’s new builder who turns out to be quite the DILF. Meanwhile, Amanda navigates the humiliation of divorce from Johnny, single mum Liz struggles to commit to Sam the shepherd and Kevin tries everything to rekindle the spark with wife Jill. High flyer Meg faces big health issues and Anne has to cope with a growing family. All this while the mums grapple with Mother’s Day, the looming choice of secondary schools, a nit pandemic, and the school trip from Hell.
Lucy Punch and Joanna Lumley in Motherland Series 3
Motherland Series 3 boxset is available on BBC iPlayer. Motherland was created by Sharon Horgan, Graham Linehan, Helen Serafinowicz and Holly Walsh. Series 3 was written by Holly Walsh, Helen Serafinowicz and Barunka O’Shaughnessy. It was 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.bMotherland 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.