Nothing says Christmas like Evil Santa, a thirty-foot Christmas Tree, Anne’s Porn Star Martinis and very strict rules about where you can and can’t drink mulled wine.
Motherland is back for a Christmas Special, starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Paul Ready, Diane Morgan, Philippa Dunne, Tanya Moodie and Lucy Punch.
It’s Amanda (Lucy Punch)’s Annual Festive Soiree (dress code; Tinsel and Tiaras) and only Meg (Tanya Moodie) has an official party invite, but Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), Kevin (Paul Ready) and Liz (Diane Morgan) tagalong as her plus threes. They struggle to fit in with the Alpha crowd, but for Julia it’s still a welcome distraction from playing festive butler to a houseful of in-laws. Meanwhile, Liz is trying to ignore Christmas altogether whilst Kevin is single-handedly stuffing, wrapping, roasting, parboiling, laying up, washing up and decorating himself into an early grave.
Motherland is written by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Divorce, Pulling), Holly Walsh (Dead Boss, The Other One), Helen Serafinowicz (Motherland), and Barunka O’Shaughnessy (Lethal, Timewasters).
Motherland is a Merman production with Twofourfor BBC Two and will be distributed by Lionsgate. It was commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning and Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two. Produced by Caroline Norris and Directed by Simon Hynd, the Executive Producers are Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Ben Caudell. The series is distributed by Lionsgate.