Damned. Image shows from L to R: Rose Denby (Jo Brand), Natalie Moore (Isy Suttie), Nitin (Himesh Patel), Martin Bickerstaff (Kevin Eldon), Denise Donnelly (Georgie Glen), Al Kavanagh (Alan Davies). Copyright: What Larks Productions

Key details

Comedy Drama
2014 - 2018
Channel 4, Sky Arts
13 (1 pilot + 2 series)
Jo Brand and Morwenna Banks
Jo Brand, Alan Davies, Himesh Patel, Kevin Eldon, Georgie Glen, Isy Suttie, Morwenna Banks, Lolly Adefope and more
Morwenna Banks, Jo Brand and Will Smith
Natalie Bailey and Ian FitzGibbon
Claire Whalley, Adam Tandy, Morwenna Banks, Alison B Matthews, Ramit Anchal and Devan Vimal

A comedy about harangued and stressed-out social workers.

Social workers Rose and Al work in a children's services department, dealing every day with the all too familiar social issues that flood the media. Swimming against a tide of bureaucracy and pedantry, and contending with the absurdities and irrationalities of life in a county council office, Damned follows Al and Rose as they navigate their way through their equally trying professional and personal lives.

Every day, the team of dedicated social workers in Children's Services at Elm Heath council are faced with government cuts, huge levels of stress-related sick leave, useless temporary staff and an ever increasing client list. And if it isn't the clients, it's the ex-clients. And if not them, it's their private lives that are giving them grief. Welcome to the world of the Damned.

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Additional details

Part of

Playhouse Presents

Also known as
  • Playhouse Presents: Damned (Pilot)
Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 12th June 2014 at 9pm on Sky Arts
Most recent repeats

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