How to watch the Motherland: Last Christmas Special online in the UK and anywhere

Cast of Motherland in Motherland: Last Christmas xmas special
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Sharon Horgan's hit comedy Motherland is back for more Christmas cringe comedy, as the Alpha Mummies and Kevin return for another festive one-off episode. Titled Motherland: Last Christmas, there's seasonal stress aplenty as Julia attempts to keep her sanity while hosting a full house, with an influx of grandparents on top of Kevin and Liz. Follow our guide to find out how to watch Motherland: Last Christmas online for free from anywhere.

Watch Motherland: Last Christmas Special online

When: Friday, December 23 at 9.30pm GMT

Where: BBC One

Cast: Anna Maxwell Martin, Diane Morgan, Philippa Dunne, Paul Ready, Tanya Moodie, Anthony Head, Lucy Punch, Joanna Lumley

Stream: BBC iPlayer (UK) 

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As well as battling to keep cups of tea flowing, tension levels are heightened further for Julia as the gathered party play with a VR headset husband Paul bought “for the kids”. 

Amanda is meanwhile putting a brave face on spending Christmas Day with Johnny, the kids and Johnny’s new wife Tamara. Add in Amanda’s mother Felicity (Joanna Lumley) and the awkward goes into overload.

Meg meanwhile starts to question her marriage after husband Bill's disastrous present, prompting her to get stuck into the plentiful supply of booze she’s bought for the day, a decision that leads to catastrophe.

Tune into a chaotic Christmas that might just make you feel better about your own. Here's how to watch the Motherland: Last Christmas online - including for free.

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How to watch Motherland: Last Christmas online for FREE in the UK


Brits have got another dose of quality BBC programming coming their way – and streaming dose of festive hilarity doesn’t have to cost a thing. 

Motherland: Last Christmas airs on BBC One at 9.30pm GMT on Friday, December 23.

BBC One is free-to-air with a valid TV licence, with the option to watch live online and on catch-up through BBC iPlayer.

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How to watch the Motherland Christmas Special 2022  online from outside your country

Out of the country when Motherland: Last Christmas is broadcast? If so, you'll be unable to catch this festive special of the award-winning comedy series thanks to annoying regional restrictions.

Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Downloading a VPN will let you stream Motherland: Last Christmas online, no matter where in the world you are. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.

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Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch is a London-born, Dublin-based writer and journalist. The author of Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait, Kevin is a regular feature writer for a number of tech sites and the former Technology Editor for the Daily Mirror. He has also served as editor of and has been a member of the judging panel for the BAFTA British Academy Video Game Awards. Alongside reviewing the latest AV gear, smartphones and computers, Kevin also specialises in music tech and can often be found putting the latest DAWs, MIDI controllers and guitar modellers through their paces. Born within the sound of Bow Bells, Kevin is also a lifelong West Ham fan for his troubles.