Bloods. Image shows from L to R: Wendy (Jane Horrocks), Maleek (Samson Kayo). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Bloods

Sky One and Sky Arts sitcom about two paramedics. 7 episodes (1 series), 2018 - 2021. Stars Jane Horrocks, Samson Kayo, Lucy Punch, Julian Barratt and others.

Next new episode is on Wednesday at 10pm. Episode 2
Episode 1 is repeated tomorrow at 12am.

Bloods. Image shows from L to R: Maleek (Samson Kayo), Crackhead John (Dustin Demri-Burns), Wendy (Jane Horrocks). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Partners

Spiky South London boy Maleek is not impressed by new partner Wendy, a middle-aged divorcee who's just moved to the capital. Pining for his old partner Kevin, he struggles to guide her through the mean streets. Team leader Jo tries to flirt with grieving widower Lawrence but is caught out by a major pile-up.

Notes

Adrian Scarborough was credited in this episode but only appeared in the title sequence.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 5th May 2021
Time
10pm
Channel
Sky One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Saturday 8th May 2021 at 12:00am on Sky1
  2. Sunday 9th May 2021 at 11:00pm on Sky1
  3. Tuesday 11th May 2021 at 11:00pm on Sky1

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jane Horrocks Wendy
Samson Kayo Maleek
Lucy Punch Jo
Julian Barratt Lawrence
Aasiya Shah Kareshma
Kevin Garry (as Kevin 'KG' Garry) Darryl
Sam Campbell Darrell
Ellie White Radio (Voice)
Guest cast
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Kevin
Dustin Demri-Burns Crackhead John
Leke Adebayo Obe
Tyrell Morgan Kid 1
Jacob Avery Kid 2
Writing team
Nathan Bryon Writer
Paul Doolan Writer (Additional Material)
Samson Kayo Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Will Sinclair Director
Seb Barwell Producer
Tilusha Ghelani Executive Producer
Ash Atalla Executive Producer
Alexander Smith (as Alex Smith) Executive Producer

Press

Bloods review

The series looks for comic potential in the emergency services through the antics of two mismatched colleagues.

Suzi Feay, The Financial Times, 30th April 2021

TV preview: Bloods

As brand new medical comedy Bloods arrives on Sky One, Danielle de Wolfe speaks with stars Jane Horrocks and Samson Kayo to discover more.

Danielle de Wolfe, The Herald, 4th May 2021

Bloods review

For a show that features crack addicts, multi-vehicle pile-ups and a cardiac arrest, Bloods is surprisingly silly.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 5th May 2021

Bloods review

Patchy paramedic comedy unlikely to split your sides.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 5th May 2021

Bloods review

A magnificent paramedic comedy full of gallows humour.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 5th May 2021

Bloods, Sky One, review

It was hard to laugh at this paramedic comedy - the medical emergencies felt too real.

Barbara Speed, i Newspaper, 5th May 2021

Bloods, episode 1 review

Samson Kayo outshines Jane Horrocks in this odd-couple comedy.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 5th May 2021
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