The BEST Episodes of Motherland

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2020

Network: BBC Two

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.

The Purge

#1 - The Purge

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.84
25 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Helen Linehan, Holly Walsh, Sharon Horgan
The Caretaker

#2 - The Caretaker

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.63
40 votes
Good Job

#3 - Good Job

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.57
30 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Helen Linehan, Holly Walsh, Sharon Horgan
Le Weekend

#4 - Le Weekend

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2019

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

star 7.55
29 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Helen Linehan, Holly Walsh, Sharon Horgan
The Cavalry

#5 - The Cavalry

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.49
45 votes
Auction of Promises

#6 - Auction of Promises

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.48
54 votes
Soft Opening

#7 - Soft Opening

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 14, 2019

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

star 7.45
33 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Helen Linehan, Holly Walsh, Sharon Horgan
The After Party

#8 - The After Party

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.40
42 votes
No Mum Left Behind

#9 - No Mum Left Behind

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.38
24 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Helen Linehan, Holly Walsh, Sharon Horgan
The Pool Party

#10 - The Pool Party

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.31
51 votes
The Birthday Party

#11 - The Birthday Party

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.31
71 votes
Mother's Load

#12 - Mother's Load

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.14
22 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Helen Linehan, Holly Walsh, Sharon Horgan