Dark comedy about the eccentric members of the Flowers family. Maurice and Deborah are barely together but yet to divorce. They live with Maurice's batty mother and their maladjusted twin children.

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Will Sharpe
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Series cast summary:
Sophia Di Martino ...  Amy / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Olivia Colman ...  Deborah / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Julian Barratt ...  Maurice / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Daniel Rigby ...  Donald / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Will Sharpe ...  Shun / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Leila Hoffman Leila Hoffman ...  Nana / ... 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Colin Hurley ...  Barry / ... 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Georgina Campbell ...  Abigail 6 episodes, 2016
Angus Wright ...  George 6 episodes, 2016
Helen Cripps Helen Cripps ...  Matilda 6 episodes, 2016-2018
Alistair Green Alistair Green ...  Tommy 6 episodes, 2016-2018
Desiree Akhavan ...  Carol 5 episodes, 2016-2018
Amie Buhari ...  Pan 5 episodes, 2018
Maite Jáuregui ...  Vera 5 episodes, 2018
Anna O'Grady Anna O'Grady ...  Dolores 5 episodes, 2018
Mariam Haque Mariam Haque ...  Henri 5 episodes, 2018
Sophie Brooke ...  Avelaine 5 episodes, 2018
Harriet Walter ...  Hylda 5 episodes, 2018
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The eccentric Flowers family are struggling to hold themselves together. Maurice Flowers (Barratt) is the author of the twisted children's books "The Grubbs", he and his wife Deborah (Colman) are barely together but yet to divorce. As Maurice fights inner demons and dark secrets, she begins to suspect that Maurice is having a homosexual affair with his Japanese illustrator Shun (Sharpe). The couple live in a creepy, creaky, crumbling old house with Maurice's dotty mother Hattie (Hoffman) and their maladjusted twin 25-year-old children Amy (Di Martino) and Donald (Rigby). Both twins are competing for the affections of their attractive neighbour Abigail (Campbell). The Flowers family and their often self-inflicted crises are surrounded by odd neighbours - agents of further headaches and heartache. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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Family. It's no bed of roses. (US poster)

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Comedy | Drama

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UK

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English

Release Date:

5 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Флауэрсы See more »

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Kudos Film and Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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In press interviews creator, writer, director and cast member Will Sharpe answered the question of whether the show would return for a third series by saying that he was not sure. He said "I feel like I've said everything I have to say for now with the characters in this world". However, he added, "For now - never say never". See more »

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Refreshing and brilliant
26 April 2016 | by craigrichardlowisSee all my reviews

Dark, seemingly depressing too at first. However, the masterful use of the surreal and the perverse is a delight. This is Olivia Coleman at her very best, playing a wife suppressing so much turmoil that she's plainly the more troubled of the couple - in spite of Julian Barrett's superb portrayal of a suicidal husband. The addition of two deeply troubled but intriguingly bizarre "children" (living at home at 25) makes for even better viewing. Each twist of the story and development of the plot leaves me all the more enraptured - rare indeed in any TV comedy.

This is the sort of TV that only gets made when TV commissioners stop thinking about viewing figures and pandering to the hoi polloi , and instead go for something profound and amusing. The BBC should really be in the vanguard of such things, but they're always too busy in internal politics and demographical soul-searching these days. Thank the Good Lord for Channel 4.


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