2020 Nominees

Motherland

BBC, Delightful Industries, Merman Television Ltd.

UK

Scripted - Comedy Series: English Language

Motherland, the critically acclaimed BBC Two comedy helmed by Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, Helen Linehan and Barunka O’Shaughnessy, returned to BBC Two this year with 1 million viewers and a 7.5% audience share following on from the BAFTA and RTS nominated first series. The show explores the ups and down of modern parenting with its heady mix of competitive friendships, school-gate rivalry and a lot of red wine. In the second series the gang struggle with Halloween parties, half term trips to the countryside and the dreaded school sports day. We are also introduced to new mum Meg who seems to have it all - to Julia’s despair as she barely manages to keep her life from falling apart. “The writing is simply wonderful…yet another masterclass in detailed observation” - The Sunday Times “The funniest show on Television” – The Daily Mirror “As witty and likeable as ever” – Independent “Laugh-out-loud sitcom” – Mail on Sunday