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


Channel 4 comedy drama following an eccentric family. 12 episodes (2 series), 2016 - 2018. Stars Olivia Colman, Julian Barratt, Daniel Rigby, Sophia Di Martino and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

An already black day for Maurice turns into a nightmare when Deborah, his wife, insists on celebrating their anniversary. And when Maurice's mother finds evidence of his misery, things worsen. Meanwhile, their dysfunctional twins vie for the affections of their lovely neighbour.


On its first broadcast, this episode was combined with Episode 2 to form an hour long block. The credits for this episode were shown at the end of the second episode. The combined programme reached approximately 830,000 viewers (5.5%).

Broadcast details

Monday 25th April 2016
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Olivia Colman Deborah
Julian Barratt Maurice
Daniel Rigby Donald
Sophia Di Martino Amy
Will Sharpe Shun
Georgina Campbell Abigail
Angus Wright George
Colin Hurley Barry
Hammed Animashaun Ryan
Alistair Green Tommy
Zita Sattar Barbara
Rico Canadinhas Hugo
Leila Hoffman Hattie
Guest cast
Desiree Akhavan Carol (Publisher)
Writing team
Will Sharpe Writer
Katie Carpenter Script Editor
Production team
Will Sharpe Director
Naomi De Pear Executive Producer
Emma Kingsman-Lloyd Producer
Jane Featherstone Executive Producer


Tea Time

Deborah delivers a brew to the workers.

Featuring: Olivia Colman (Deborah), Colin Hurley (Barry), Hammed Animashaun (Ryan), Alistair Green (Tommy).


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