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Starring Anna Maxwell Martin (Line Of Duty), Diane Morgan (Cunk On Britain), Lucy Punch (A Series Of Unfortunate Events), Paul Ready (Bodyguard), Philippa Dunne (Derry Girls) and Tanya Moodie (Enterprice), Motherland doesn’t linger on the instagrammable side of parenting. Instead it revels in the unromantic side, navigating the trials and traumas of juggling careers and childcare, being caught in your pyjamas 'working from home', half-term holidays and non-competitive sports days.

Joanna will play Amanda's mother Felicity in the episode set around Mother's Day.

Joanna Lumley said: "I have played Lucy's mother before, in the film Ella Enchanted: so it was a special treat to pitch up again as another fairly poisonous parent in Motherland. Although I was only in for a day it was the greatest fun to be with that dangerously talented cast."

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, says: "The sheer amount of top of their game comedy brains both in front and behind camera in one show is staggering. Series two has the sharpest and paciest writing which places our relentlessly inept ensemble in to ever inventive heights of degradation, we want more and we want it as soon as possible. This is a show that will run for as long as the team are able to keep making it and is the easiest commissioning decision this side of renewing Coronation Street."

Motherland returns to BBC Two later this Spring.


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