WHO’S WHO IN MOTHERLAND
STAY-AT-HOME DAD KEVIN (Paul Ready) Clueless Kevin (left) thinks that being friendly is enough to get accepted, but he’s way out of his depth among the yummy mummies who inhabit middle-class London.
SINGLE MUM LIZ (Diane Morgan) Her children run feral and she’s slobbish but kind. Liz has been ostracised by the other mothers as punishment for sleeping with one of their husbands... two decades ago.
HARASSED WORKING MUM JULIA (Anna Maxwell Martin) She never has enough time to be organised. On the school run she’ll be sorting a business deal on the phone, combing her hair and stopping her children fighting.
ALPHA MUM AMANDA (Lucy Punch) The queen bee of the school gates, she will judge you loudly and decides who is allowed on the hallowed table at the cafe nearby. But she also has insecurities which run deep.
BETA MUM ANNE (Philippa Dunne) Second in the pecking order below queen bee Amanda, Anne (left) had a horrible time as a child in the playground herself and now is mainly just grateful if someone talks to her.