The BEST episodes of Motherland

Every episode of Motherland ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Motherland!

A group of less-than-perfect parents reveal the chaotic, crazy and hyper-competitive sides of middle-class motherhood while doing their best to keep up and stay the course.

Last Updated: 5/31/2023Network:BBC Two
Le Weekend
67 votes

#1 - Le Weekend

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2019

The gang are delighted when Kevin books a cottage for them to spend half term in the countryside with all their kids.

Directors: Juliet May
Watch Now:Amazon
The Purge
68 votes

#2 - The Purge

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2019

Kevin reluctantly hosts a last minute Halloween party. Julia takes the kids trick or treating in an attempt to meet a celebrity who has just moved into the neighbourhood.

Directors: Juliet May
Watch Now:Amazon
Good Job
69 votes

#3 - Good Job

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2019

Julia struggles to abide by the rules at sports day. Kevin is devastated that a work presentation means he will miss the dads’ race.

Directors: Juliet May
Watch Now:Amazon
Amanda's FUNraiser
59 votes

#4 - Amanda's FUNraiser

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/7/2021

At the PTA charity FUNraiser, Julia resolves to leave Paul for her builder Garry, Kev’s attempts to clear the air with Amanda backfire, and Anne finally loses her rag.

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No Mum Left Behind
71 votes

#5 - No Mum Left Behind

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/2019

A new mum at the school gates attracts the attention of Julia, Liz and Kevin. Does high-flyer Meg really have it all? Meanwhile, Julia agonises over a promotion and the gang have a night out.

Directors: Juliet May
Watch Now:Amazon
The Caretaker
77 votes

#6 - The Caretaker

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/12/2017

Julia's childcare woes are over when she finds the perfect nanny, but her friendship with Liz becomes strained. Amanda keeps a low profile after Kevin blurts out her secret.

Watch Now:Amazon
Nit Blitz
70 votes

#7 - Nit Blitz

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/10/2021

As a nit pandemic sweeps the school, Julia stands accused of triggering a second wave, so she throws a nit treatment party that brings all the drama (and headlice) to her door.

Watch Now:Amazon
Mother's Day
54 votes

#8 - Mother's Day

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/24/2021

Mother’s Day leaves Julia feeling ignored while Meg gets spoilt rotten. Amanda endures a passive aggressive lunch with her appalling mother Felicity, played by Joanna Lumley.

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Mother's Load
59 votes

#9 - Mother's Load

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2019

Julia finds that working from home is impossible due to all the other tasks loaded upon her. Liz finds herself at a loose end when her youngest starts nursery.

Directors: Juliet May
Watch Now:Amazon
School Trip
57 votes

#10 - School Trip

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/31/2021

Julia, Liz and Meg endure the school coach trip from hell with their nemesis Ashley (Martha Howe Douglas) while Kevin helps Amanda pack up her shop with unimaginable consequences.

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The Cavalry
84 votes

#11 - The Cavalry

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/28/2017

Julia's in-laws arrive to help while her husband Paul is away. Luckily, Kevin is around and loves old people. Amanda reluctantly gives Liz her old coat, which has a surprising effect on Liz.

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The After Party
82 votes

#12 - The After Party

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/5/2017

Anne's carpool propels her into the limelight. Kevin finds himself in the role of confidant for Amanda, who shares a deep secret with him. Liz and Julia's friendship teeters on the brink.

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Catchment Area
53 votes

#13 - Catchment Area

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/17/2021

Liz has a shock as she helps Kevin navigate his divorce, Amanda battles Meg over trampoline club, and Julia considers religion in a bid to get Ivy into the right secondary school.

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Auction of Promises
99 votes

#14 - Auction of Promises

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/14/2017

Julia gets involved in a school fundraiser, where she hopes to impress a former colleague. Kevin has a battle with the cloakroom, and despite Anne's protests, Liz takes care of the bar.

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Soft Opening
74 votes

#15 - Soft Opening

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/14/2019

Julia reluctantly agrees to help Amanda launch her new shop. But a careless online post threatens to destroy her good work.

Directors: Juliet May
Watch Now:Amazon
The Birthday Party
116 votes

#16 - The Birthday Party

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/7/2017

Julia throws a birthday party for Ivy, but with her mom refusing to help, Julia must rely on Liz and Kevin's party skills along with her own event-organizing savvy to make it a success.

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The Pool Party
90 votes

#17 - The Pool Party

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/21/2017

A pool party ruins Julia's plans right before an important event at work. Liz looks for a date, and Kevin gets annoyed by a new dad on the scene, who goes way back with Amanda.

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