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 4

Maurice has been dropped by the Carols and Deborah is regretting her night with Barry. So when Barbara invites Maurice and Deborah to dinner it couldn't come at a worse time. Deborah insists they go, but Maurice has misgivings. Amy and Abigail get closer, much to Donald's upset.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 27th April 2016
Channel 4
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 1st May 2016 3:25am 4seven
Saturday 21st May 2016 2:30am 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
Hammed Animashaun Ryan
Alistair Green Tommy
Zita Sattar Barbara
Rico Canadinhas Hugo
Leila Hoffman Hattie
Guest cast
Adeel Akhtar Doctor
Garry Marriott (as Gary Marriott) Barman
Christopher Colquhoun Steve (Barbara's Partner)
Desiree Akhavan Carol (Publisher) (Voice)
Geoffrey Burton Carroll (Publisher) (Voice)
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
Phil Clarke Commissioner


Flowers: arch, spiky, sad, and almost indescribably odd

What began as the bastard child of Wes Anderson and Roald Dahl turned after four episodes into something more plangent and humane.

Rachel Cooke, The New Statesman, 28th April 2016

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