After the (even-handed) satirical bloodbath of Pls Like series one, it’s frankly astonishing to see that the egos of the world’s biggest YouTubers are continuing to grow more rapidly than the UK’s high-speed internet infrastructure.
A collective sigh of relief can be heard across the Motherland as a new school term dawns. It’s also dawned on Julia that she still hasn’t sorted her childcare. Her wonderful husband has decided to step up to the mark and train for Iron Man. The alpha mums are back in the cafe, rolling up their blouse sleeves for this year’s PTA while Kevin looks on from his table next to the toilet. Liz has mastered the art of not giving a f**k, and is going back to bed.
Welcome back to Motherland returning soon to BBC Two.
Produced by Delightful Industries (part of the Twofour Group) and Merman. Motherland (6×30’) is written by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Pulling), Helen Linehan (Motherland series one) and Holly Walsh (Dead Boss, The Other One). It is a co-production between Merman and Delightful Industries. Motherland is directed by Juliet May. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Alex Moody.
Commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning and Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two.
Vloggers are selling £50 advent calendars, posting racist videos and filming dead bodies. And if that weren’t enough, algorithms are now failing to stop extremist material reaching a global audience while also, separately, traumatising children with fake Peppa Pig videos.
Pls Like series one was nominated for a Bafta in the short form category and the team of Liam Williams (writer), Tom Kingsley (director), Olly Cambridge (creator) and Rupert Majendie (producer), now present an even more ambitious second series. Williams returns along with series one cast members Tim Key, Emma Sidi, Jon Pointing, Hammed Animashaun and Ellie White – and this time they’ll be joined by Tom Stourton, Tash Demetriou, Arnab Chanda, Shivani Thussu, Grace Hogg Robinson, and some animals.
Pls Like (6×15’) is produced by Shiny Button and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Alex Moody.
Commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning and Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three.