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Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE -

IF the great­est come­dies are built on truth, Mother­land is al­ready a con­tender. Fraz­zled work­ing mum-oftwo Ju­lia strug­gles to cope with the daily grind.

The prob­lem isn’t her kids, but a com­pet­i­tive clique of al­pha-mums.

When the for­mi­da­ble Amanda shames Ju­lia into drop­ping plans to have her daugh­ter’s birth­day party at Pizza Ex­press, she ends up host­ing the bash at home.

Cue dodgy cake, dodgier chil­dren’s en­ter­tainer – An­i­mal Man, whose only an­i­mals were cats – and the full gang of grown-up mean girls turn­ing up to see what she’s got.

Ju­lia’s self­ish mother and Gooner hus­band are use­less.

So she re­lies on drippy stay-athome dad Kevin and sin­gle mum Liz, whose idea of a party game is to throw a quid into a room, tell the kids to hunt for it and shut them in.

Gen­uinely funny, Mother­land glee­fully rips up the myths of mid­dle class moth­er­hood. It’s like Mum­snet with fangs. WALK of Shame Shut­tle has un­known drunks telling dull, sleazy sto­ries…if we wanted that kind of thing we’d hang out with MPs.

One woman wet the bed, an­other’s jump-suit split on the dance floor re­veal­ing she was stark­ers un­der­neath. Are these re­ally true sto­ries or ad­vance plot lines from Ge­ordie Shore?

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