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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

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