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.

Damned

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.

Series 1, Episode 1

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. This week Nitin, the ex-copper with no personal allegiances or friends, is tasked with grassing on the rest of the team.

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 27th September 2016
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jo Brand Rose Denby
Alan Davies Al Kavanagh
Himesh Patel Nitin
Kevin Eldon Martin Bickerstaff
Georgie Glen Denise Donnelly
Isy Suttie Natalie Moore
Morwenna Banks Ingrid
Paul Charlton PC Harris
Nick Hancock Lee Denby
Sara Powell Cass
Mandeep Dhillon Telephone Caller (Voice)
Rasmus Hardiker Telephone Caller (Voice)
London Hughes Telephone Caller (Voice)
Ellie White Telephone Caller (Voice)
Guest cast
Aisling Bea Anne-Marie (Toddler Woman)
James Duke Andy
Tilly Vosburgh Rhona
Zaak Conway Rose's Son
Amy Jayne (as Amy-Jayne Leigh) Rose's Daughter
Sophie Sanderson Rose's Daughter
Writing team
Morwenna Banks Writer
Jo Brand Writer
Will Smith Writer
Production team
Ian FitzGibbon Director
Claire Whalley Producer
Dan Robinson Editor
Jeff Sherriff Production Designer

Video

The Awful Office Meeting

The social work staff meet up for a typical awful office meeting, and Martin gets a hair style makeover from Nat.

Featuring: Jo Brand (Rose Denby), Alan Davies (Al Kavanagh), Himesh Patel (Nitin), Kevin Eldon (Martin Bickerstaff), Georgie Glen (Denise Donnelly), Isy Suttie (Natalie Moore), Paul Charlton (PC Harris).

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