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


Channel 4 and Sky Arts comedy drama about a social services department. 13 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2014 - 2018. Stars Jo Brand, Alan Davies, Himesh Patel, Kevin Eldon and others.

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.


Comedy set in a social services department. Jo Brand, Alan Davies and Kevin Eldon are amongst the stars

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 others
Morwenna Banks, Jo Brand and Will Smith
Natalie Bailey and Ian FitzGibbon
Claire Whalley

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.

Production Details

Part of

Playhouse Presents

Production company
Also known as
  • Playhouse Presents: Damned (Pilot)
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 12th June 2014 on Sky Arts at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 21st March 2018 on Channel 4 at 10:35pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 31st March 2018 at 3:25am

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