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21 November 2017updated 03 Aug 2021 8:23am

SRSLY #120: Motherland / Ingrid Goes West / Robin of Sherwood

On the pop culture podcast this week: the BBC sitcom Motherland, the instagram satire film Ingrid Goes West and the 1984 TV drama Robin of Sherwood.

By Caroline Crampton

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Motherland

(0:33-10:54)

The programme on the BBC iPlayer.

Anna’s piece on whether Motherland is the British answer to American “bad parenting” comedies.

Ingrid Goes West

(discussion 13:43-25:54, spoilers from 21:00-24:46)

The trailer.

The New Statesman review.

Robin of Sherwood

(26:00-32:32)

The first episode.

A 30-year retrospective about the show.

For next time:

We are watching The Good Place.

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See you next week!

PS If you missed #119, check it out here.