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.

Series 2, Episode 5

Zak makes an unwelcome return with wife Sophie who is horrified when the true nature of his problems are revealed with characteristic bluntness by Nitin.

Further details

Damned. Natalie Moore (Isy Suttie). Copyright: What Larks Productions.

It's an awkward start to the day when Rose and Dennis wake up in bed in Denise's house.

Nat is trying to land a birth partner with the offer of free crisps and water.

Al gets lumbered with Mimi when he visits an ex-client who has been skipping classes.

Rose rolls in to find Martin has dispatched Nitin to deal with her clients, a pair of drug-addicted parents, where he makes an unsettling discovery.

Zak makes an unwelcome return with wife Sophie who is horrified when the true nature of his problems are revealed with characteristic bluntness by Nitin.


This episode was postponed from its original scheduled slot of 10pm on 14th March to allow for extra programming after the death of Stephen Hawking.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 21st March 2018
Channel 4
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
    Lolly Adefope Mimi
    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
    Catriona Knox Sophie
    Will Smith Zak
    Yasmine Akram Hazel
    Tom Basden Aidan
    Scarlett Brookes Amy
    Anya McKenna Bruce Ellie
    Dario Coates Nick
    Leonie Elliott Melanie (Teaching Assistant)
    Yohanna Ephrem Zadie
    Shola Adewusi Telephone Caller (Voice)
    Writing team
    Morwenna Banks Writer
    Jo Brand Writer
    Will Smith Writer
    Production team
    Natalie Bailey Director
    Andy Lumsden 1st Assistant 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
    Jeff Sherriff Production Designer
    Jo Buckingham Casting Director
    Marcia Stanton Costume Designer
    Jamie Hicks Director of Photography
    Sophie Slotover Make-up Designer


    Looking for a birthing partner

    Natalie explains to Martin about how she is looking for someone to be her birthing partner.

    Featuring: Jo Brand (Rose Denby), Kevin Eldon (Martin Bickerstaff), Isy Suttie (Natalie Moore).


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