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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

Maurice needs to be honest with his family, but it's a stressful gathering at the hospital.


On its first broadcast, this episode was combined with Episode 1 to form an hour long block. The combined programme reached approximately 830,000 viewers (5.5%).

Broadcast details

Monday 25th April 2016
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 1st May 2016 2:35am 4seven
Saturday 7th May 2016 3:15am C4

Cast & crew

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
Zita Sattar Barbara
Rico Canadinhas Hugo
Helen Cripps Matilda
Leila Hoffman Hattie
Guest cast
Sharon Young Dr Grey
Emily Lloyd-Saini Dylan
Writing team
Will Sharpe Writer
Katie Carpenter Script Editor
Production team
Will Sharpe Director
Naomi De Pear Producer
Diederick Santer Executive Producer
Selina MacArthur Editor
Luana Hanson Production Designer
Jamie Cairney Director of Photography
Arthur Sharpe Composer


Flowers: Colman and Barratt come together to fall apart

This melancholic new comedy features a married couple at odds and jokes as twisted as the staircases. We meet the stars and wunderkind creator.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 25th April 2016

Unknown writer gets his big TV break with Flowers

Will Sharpe was born in London but until the age of eight he lived in Tokyo. He was educated at Winchester College, then went to Cambridge, where he read classics and joined the university's dramatic club, Footlights, subsequently spending a year with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Maggie Brown, The Observer, 24th April 2016

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