Starts Tuesday 7 Nov BBC2 Competitive parenting is the subject of this sharply funny comedy series, starring Anna Maxwell Martin as mum Julia, who juggles the demands of her kids, hubby and job.
Julia feels she underperforms compared to some of the other ‘Alpha mums’, like Amanda (Lucy Punch). But she and fellow parents Liz (Diane Morgan) and Kevin (Paul Ready) manage to muddle through it all somehow.
The show started off as a pilot episode last year. Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan is one of the writers. ‘I’m thrilled and relieved to have finally found a good use for my 13 years of mothering,’ laughs Sharon. ‘Apologies in advance to the brave women and men of the school run!’
Parenthood: Mum Julia (centre) with pals Liz and Kevin