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Series 2, Episode 2

Damned. Image shows from L to R: Sean Atkins (Khalil Madovi), Al Kavanagh (Alan Davies). Copyright: What Larks Productions
Al gets a surprise visit from Sean, a boy with a transitioning parent and a troubled past.

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Al gets a surprise visit from Sean, a boy with a transitioning parent and a troubled past. Ever-competitive Nitin can't get over Martin being Mimi's mentor.

Denise's brother Dennis visits and takes a shine to Rose, much to Denise's fury.

At the supermarket, Nitin bumps into Zak, the litigious snob whose wife has now left him - drunk in charge of the baby.

And Ingrid is excited about her 14 year-old foster son Limahl; it's not a problem that he stubbed out his cigarette in his 'Welcome' cake.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 21st February 2018
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 24th February 2018 2:40am C4

Cast & crew

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
Sara Powell Cass
Clive Mantle Dennis
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
Will Smith Zak
Kerry Godliman Beth Grimond (Headmistress)
Khalil Madovi Sean Atkins
Writing team
Morwenna Banks Writer
Jo Brand Writer
Will Smith Writer
Production team
Natalie Bailey Director
Claire Whalley Producer
Morwenna Banks Associate Producer
Alison B Matthews Line Producer
Ramit Anchal Post Production Producer
Devan Vimal Post Production Producer
Dan Robinson Editor
Jo Walker Editor
Jeff Sherriff Production Designer
Jo Buckingham Casting Director
Marcia Stanton Costume Designer
Jamie Hicks Director of Photography
Sophie Slotover Make-up Designer
Andy Lumsden 1st Assistant Director


More juxtapositions of child neglect, abuse and comedy from the bickering staff at Elm Heath Children's Services. This week, Al deals with a troubled teenager who has a transitioning parent and Nitin bumps into a banker with a drink problem who is struggling to raise his son. Hilarious!

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 21st February 2018

I tak to: Isy Suttie

Here's what Isy had to say about working with Jo Brand, her character's backstory and why a good atmosphere on set makes all the difference.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 21st February 2018

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