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 2, Episode 1

It's a couple of years after the end of Series 1, and Maurice and Deborah are on a caravan holiday.

Further details

It's a couple of years after the end of Series 1, and Maurice and Deborah are on a caravan holiday. Maurice is on medication and seems in a better place, while Deborah is about to become the published author of a book about his depression. Shun is drinking away the summer days, Donald has started a plumbing business, and Amy's band The Pink Cuttlefish Orchestra are coming to stay at the ramshackle Flowers' house.


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.

Broadcast details

Monday 11th June 2018
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Olivia Colman Deborah
Julian Barratt Maurice
Daniel Rigby Donald
Sophia Di Martino Amy
Will Sharpe Shun
Colin Hurley Barry
Alistair Green Tommy
Helen Cripps Matilda
Harriet Walter Hylda
Guest cast
Sophia Di Martino Bertha
Kathryn Hunter Wendy
Daniel Rigby Egbert
Colin Hurley Piotr
Will Sharpe Greta
Julian Barratt Friedrich
Olivia Colman Valerie
Anna O'Grady Dolores
Amie Buhari Pan
Mariam Haque Henri
Maite J√°uregui Vera
Sophie Brooke Avelaine
Leila Hoffman Isadora
Ramon Tikaram Clive
Writing team
Will Sharpe Writer
Alice Tyler Script Editor
Katie Carpenter Script Producer
Production team
Will Sharpe Director
Sam Pinnell Producer
Naomi De Pear Executive Producer

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