FANS of Farnworth comedian Diane Morgan can catch her in action in a new sitcom next month.

The comic is starring in Motherland which was piloted on BBC Two last year and received critical acclaim.

Written by the minds behind Father Ted and Catastrophe, it returns to the channel on November 7.

Diane plays northern mum Liz in the unromantic tale of parenting featuring everything from competitive parents and cafes full of kids to dog-poo bags standing in as replacement lunchboxes.

Starring alongside her are Anna Maxwell-Martin, Philippa Dunne, Lucy Punch and Paul Ready.

Piloted in September 2016 as part of landmark sitcom season it was watched by 2 million viewers.

Episode one follows Anna Maxwell-Martin as harried mum Julie as she moves out of her comfort zone and reluctantly invites the entire class to her kid’s birthday party.

With her own mum still refusing to help out, she relies on Liz’s party hacks and Kevin’s – Paul Ready – entertaining skills.

The six part series has been created by Sharon Horgan, Helen Linehan, Holly Walsh and Graham Linehan, who also directs.

It is a co-production between Delightful Industries and Merman.

Diane may be best known to television audiences for her character comedy character Philomena Cunk, with regular appearances on Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe as well as her own series Cunk on Christmas and Cunk on Shakespeare.

Prior to the comedy hitting the big screen, listeners of Radio 4 Extra this Sunday can catch Diane in a Halloween special Believes in Ghosts airs at both 9am and 7pm.

She will be trawling through the BBC archives for real-life tales of ghost-hunting, hauntings and the unexplained, with special celebrity guests who have had paranormal experiences.