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Motherland - BBC

  • 06-11-2017 10:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    BBC 2 has picked up Motherland – the original comedy from Graham Linehan and Sharon Horgan that was recently piloted as part of the recent Landmark Comedy Season – to series with a six episode order

    http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2016/10/motherland-gets-series-order-bbc-two/
    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Motherland starts on BBC 2 on Tuesday November 7th at 10pm, it is from Graham Linehan and Sharon Horgan and stars Anna Maxwell Martin



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Lucy Punch and Philomena Cunk are in it so I'm watching :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,449 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    Worth watching the brilliant pilot from last year if possible before it starts..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Was on last week as it happens


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,449 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    Didn't quite hit the highs of the pilot but some very funny moments nonetheless.

    "I didn't pay"
    "Cos he was racist?"
    "No he was rubbish! If I didn't pay people 'cos they're racist I wouldn't have satellite TV"

    All 6 episodes are on iPlayer too so prime for a binge at weekend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,925 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria


    Lot of funny bits, Diane Morgan in most of them. Little girl puking into the window made me laugh out my beer.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,151 ✭✭✭ stunner dunner


    I liked it. It's influences are pretty obvious, but most of the jokes hit the mark for me


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,252 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    really been enjoying this - it's admirably mean-spirited, all of the characters are jerks, and despite being about parenting they mostly don't show the kids at all so there's no cheap sentimentality.

    Quite hard to detect Graham Linehan's influence in the writing though, it very unlike his previous shows (which were generally studio based and veered off into ridiculous scenarios on a regular basis).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Diane Morgan has real grown on me, I have to say. Lucy Punch may now only be my second favourite.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,532 ✭✭✭ brian_t


    It's back.

    Season two starts on BBC2 on Monday October 7th at 10pm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,532 ✭✭✭ brian_t




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Great to see this back

    Speaking of which Webb and Mitchell are coming "Back" in the next six months or so I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,252 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    Great to see this back

    Speaking of which Webb and Mitchell are coming "Back" in the next six months or so I think.

    Excellent, first series of "Back" was great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    The Christmas special will premiere on BBC 2 on Wednesday December 23rd at 9pm


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,449 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    ^ Saw the ad for it this evening... it's been missed this year so great to see.

    Also good to see a Christmas special actually at Christmas time.

    It's been the habit in recent years to show a lot of Christmas specials a week or two in advance of Christmas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    3rd season of Motherland is on BBC 2 on Monday May 10th at 9pm


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    I'm re-watching series 2 at the moment actually I better watch the last 3 tomorrow! :eek:

    Diane Morgan is really developing into a top comic actor. Her other series Mandy is constantly being used to plug 15 min gaps in the Covid effected schedule.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,495 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    Only seen about 4 episodes of Season 1 a couple of years back; and decided to restart again, as I've seen Anna Maxwell Martin in a few things over the years, and been impressed; coming at it again, I gotta say, she is fantastic in this. 1st episode is manic, and relentlessly cringeworthy, but looking forward to her acting. Her expressions and deliveries are priceless.


  • Registered Users Posts: 580 ✭✭✭ Meeoow


    I'm re-watching series 2 at the moment actually I better watch the last 3 tomorrow! :eek:

    Diane Morgan is really developing into a top comic actor. Her other series Mandy is constantly being used to plug 15 min gaps in the Covid effected schedule.
    Diane Morgan is hilarious. Love her in Wipe, Afterlife, Mandy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭ the purple tin


    Meeoow wrote: »
    Diane Morgan is hilarious. Love her in Wipe, Afterlife, Mandy.
    I wish they would make another series of Mandy. It was one of the funniest and silliest shows in ages.

    I'll stock up on Mini-Rolls just in case :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,649 ✭✭✭ Lisha


    I never copped that series 3 of motherland started last night.. :(
    It’s a great show I love it


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,897 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    I wish they would make another series of Mandy. It was one of the funniest and silliest shows in ages.

    I'll stock up on Mini-Rolls just in case :D
    It is delightfully bonkers.
    I watched the episode in the banana factory again recently lol


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Anna Maxwell Martin was the star last night, the news of her mothers impending permanent staycation was brilliantly handled.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,449 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    The Nits-Covid stuff was absolutely

    Did notice Graham Linehan's wife is now using her maiden name - Seranofiwicz?


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,897 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Basq wrote: »
    The Nits-Covid stuff was absolutely

    Did notice Graham Linehan's wife is now using her maiden name - Seranofiwicz?
    yep I think so they split up a while back (serafinowicz).

    He co-created it with his wife, Holly Walsh and Sharon Horgan but don't think he has wrote for it since series 1, don't think he is involved really any more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭ Blingy


    Anyone know where I could watch last nights episode. Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,897 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Blingy wrote: »
    Anyone know where I could watch last nights episode. Thanks.
    New series is on BBC iplayer


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,429 ✭✭✭ Rfrip


    Binged season 1 and 2 on Netflix, loved it.

    Season 3 is no where near as good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,532 ✭✭✭ brian_t


    Blingy wrote: »
    Anyone know where I could watch last nights episode. Thanks.

    If you didn't get it elsewhere BBC4 are repeating the third series starting next Tuesday (very late at night).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,649 ✭✭✭ Lisha


    brian_t wrote: »
    If you didn't get it elsewhere BBC4 are repeating the third series starting next Tuesday (very late at night).

    Thanks I missed the first episode so I’m delighted you catch up. Recently watched series 2 it’s just so good. But for me series one was the best


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