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.

Damned. Image shows from L to R: Unknown, Tiara (Jaime Adler), Elena (Andreea Paduraru), Elena's Son (Andrei Vladut Cociorvan), Al Kavanagh (Alan Davies). Copyright: What Larks Productions.

Series 2, Episode 1

The threat of violence is never far away as the Elm Heath team once again face up to a series of problems that our increasingly complex society just expects them to sort out without any fuss or acknowledgement.

Further details

In a post-Brexit world, defined by a new government and legislation that no one can really fathom, Rose remains as irritable, chaotic and resentful as ever as she tries to juggle home, work, family and her far-too-present ex-husband. Meanwhile Al, apathetically trying to surf a mid-life crisis, considers pastures new to inject some much needed excitement, and a new challenge, into his life.

Martin is back full time and this time round he's in charge so things might be about to change - but ever so kindly and slowly cause he's a nice bloke. But will his new position of power bring out some unseemly dictatorial traits?

Crises pile up as crucial files appear to have taken a walk so Nat, now a permanent member of the team, turns detective to track them down while Denise lets her beady eye slide off the ball as her attention turns inward to her own family issues. Nitin remains his reliable and pompous self, a beacon of the officious in a sea of corner cutting, whilst Ingrid becomes the bridge between the personal and the professional as she takes on a huge challenge. Meanwhile, Denise brings in a know-it-all student Mimi.

And that's just the staff, as they say, before they've even begun to tackle the complex and brutal problems out there in the community. The threat of violence is never far away as the Elm Heath team once again face up to a series of problems that our increasingly complex society just expects them to sort out without any fuss or acknowledgement.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 14th February 2018
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

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    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
    Lolly Adefope Mimi
    Paul Charlton PC Harris
    Nick Hancock Lee Denby
    Sara Powell Cass
    Mandeep Dhillon Telephone Caller (Voice)
    London Hughes Telephone Caller (Voice)
    Ellie White Telephone Caller (Voice)
    Ed Gaughan Telephone Caller (Voice)
    Jacob Scipio Telephone Caller (Voice)
    Guest cast
    Carl Rice Darren
    Andreea Paduraru Elena
    Ben Willbond Marcus Bowles (Headmaster)
    Jaime Adler Tiara
    Andrei Vladut Cociorvan Elena's Son
    Writing team
    Morwenna Banks Writer
    Jo Brand Writer
    Will Smith Writer
    Production team
    Natalie Bailey Director
    Claire Whalley Producer
    Dan Robinson Editor
    Jeffrey Sherriff (as Jeff Sherriff) Production Designer

    Videos

    New arrival

    The team discuss a foster child.

    Featuring: Jo Brand (Rose Denby), Alan Davies (Al Kavanagh), Himesh Patel (Nitin), Isy Suttie (Natalie Moore), Morwenna Banks (Ingrid).

    Work Experience

    It's the first day for Mimi, the new student social worker.

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

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