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: Alan Davies, Andreea Paduraru, Jaime Adler, Andrei Vladut Cociorvan. 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

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
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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