Flowers. Image shows from L to R: Amy (Sophia Di Martino), Maurice (Julian Barratt), Deborah (Olivia Colman), Donald (Daniel Rigby). Copyright: Kudos Productions


  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4
  • 2016 - 2018
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Dark comedy following the eccentric Flower family and their struggle to live harmoniously. Stars Olivia Colman, Julian Barratt, Daniel Rigby, Sophia Di Martino, Will Sharpe and more.

Flowers. Image shows from L to R: Shun (Will Sharpe), Donald (Daniel Rigby), Deborah (Olivia Colman), Amy (Sophia Di Martino), Maurice (Julian Barratt), Hylda (Harriet Walter). Copyright: Kudos Productions

Key details

Comedy Drama
2016 - 2018
Channel 4
12 (2 series)
Olivia Colman, Julian Barratt, Daniel Rigby, Sophia Di Martino, Will Sharpe, Georgina Campbell, Angus Wright, Colin Hurley and more
Will Sharpe and Katie Carpenter
Will Sharpe
Naomi De Pear, Sam Pinnell, Diederick Santer and Will Sharpe

Flowers is an imaginative, cinematic comedy about an eccentric family, the Flowers, struggling to hold themselves together. Maurice (author of twisted children's books The Grubbs) and Deborah are a husband and wife who are barely together but yet to divorce. As Maurice fights inner demons and dark secrets, Deborah tries to keep the family together at all costs and becomes increasingly suspicious that Maurice is in a secret homosexual relationship with his Japanese illustrator, Shun.

They live in a creaky, messy, crumbling old house with Maurice's fruitcake mother Hattie and their maladjusted twenty five year old twins, Amy and Donald. Both are competing for the affection of neighbour Abigail as they struggle to burst through the confines of their arrested development.

Swinging from the profane to the profound, the Flower family and their often self-inflicted crises, are surrounded by odd neighbours who become the agents of further heartache and misfortune. Despite living on top of each other the family will do anything to not communicate, pushing them and their struggles with love and life to extreme and ridiculous places.

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Additional details

Camera set-up
Single camera
Music by Arthur Sharpe. End theme is "My Only Worry" by Arthur Sharpe.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 25th April 2016 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • St Mary Magdalene (Boveney) - The small church featured in Series 2. (Link)
  • Strawberry Hill House (Twickenham) - The Baumgartner's white house.

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