Beloved Motherland on BBC Two? Trying out Apple + Comedy is a must

Motherland on BBC Two closed its third series last night (Monday June 7th).

The hit comedy with stars like Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan and Lucy Punch leaves a huge void for sitcom fans.

So what should be considered in order to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms of the motherland?

We’ve put together a few suggestions, including testing on Apple TV +.


Rafe and Esther in the latest Apple TV + hit Trying (Image: Apple)

Beloved Motherland on BBC Two? What to see next!

Try Apple TV +

With the second series premiering last month, this crisp Apple TV + series stars Rafe Spall and Esther Smith as a couple Jason and Nikki desperately looking for a baby.

But when they find out that another round of IVF probably wouldn’t work, they decide to adopt.

But then the fun really starts, because you have to jump through a new set of tires.

Read more: Motherland on BBC Two: Will there be a fourth comedy series with Anna Maxwell Martin?

In season two, Jason and Nikki were put up for adoption, but now it’s time for the matching process.

In addition to Rafe and Esther, there are many familiar faces in this comedy set in London. Look out for Phil Davis, Cush Jumbo, Darren Boyd, Imelda Staunton, and Ophelia Lovibond.

Every Friday there is a new episode on the streaming service.

Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard
Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard play as Paul and Ally in Breeders (Image: Sky One)

Breeder, Sky One

Season 2 has just started on Sky One, so now is the perfect time to get into this family comedy starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard.

Much like Motherland, Breeders is hilarious in that it overcomes the difficulties of raising children in the modern world.

It asks the question: is it possible to love your child to the horizon of the universe while you are angry enough to want to send them there?

Motherland on BBC Two: What to See Next?
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney in disaster (Image: Channel 4)

Disaster, All4

If you haven’t seen this great, dry, razor-sharp comedy, now is the time.

Written by and with Sharon Horgan (who co-wrote Motherland) and American comedian Rob Delaney, it has the same sense of humor as Motherland.

In four series (unfortunately there won’t be a fifth), Catastrophe tells the story of a single teacher who has an affair with an American advertising manager.

When she finds out she is pregnant, he moves to London and they become a couple … although they barely know each other.

Motherland on BBC Two: What Can You Watch Next?
Aussie series The Letdown on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)

The disappointment, Netflix

This Australian series can be streamed on Netflix, and you could say it’s a Down Under version of Motherland.

It plays Alison Bell as Audrey, a new mom who has to navigate the strange characters in a mom’s group.

She also has to grapple with insomnia, changing relationship dynamics, her problems with her own mother, and her partner’s career ambitions.

And The Letdown refers to the disappointment reflex when breastfeeding. In case you were wondering.

Motherland on BBC Two: What Can You Watch Next?
Workin ‘Moms Don’t Take Off Beatings (Credit: Netflix)

Working mothers, Netflix

There are four series and 47 episodes of this Canadian comedy series to enjoy on streaming giant Netflix.

Catherine Reitman, Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind and Juno Rinaldi play a group of four young mothers in a mother group who have to balance family life with their jobs.

As you can imagine, things don’t go according to plan with such a diverse group of people. Ever.

Call my agent on Netflix
Call My Agent was a worldwide hit on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)

Call my agent !, Netflix

And now something completely different.

This French series has taken the world by storm on Netflix, and an English version is in preparation.

Read more: Motherland QUIZ: Which mom are you?

Andrea, Mathias, Gabriel and Arlette are agents for a talent agency in Paris. When the company’s founder dies unexpectedly, these four have to try to keep things afloat.

And in a world full of celebrities, divas, and tantrums, that’s easier said than done. Watch out for some amazing celebrity cameos!

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