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No Offence. Image shows from L to R: D.I. Vivienne Deering (Joanna Scanlan), D.S. Joy Freers (Alexandra Roach). Copyright: AbbottVision.

No Offence

Channel 4 comedy drama about a group of police. 15 episodes (2 series), 2015 - 2017. Stars Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Elaine Cassidy, Paul Ritter and others.

Another series is in development.

No Offence. Image shows from L to R: D.C. Spike Tanner (Will Mellor), D.S. Joy Freers (Alexandra Roach), D.I. Vivienne Deering (Joanna Scanlan), D.C. Dinah Kowalska (Elaine Cassidy). Copyright: AbbottVision.

No Offence

Comedy drama created by Paul Abbott which follows a police team who are trying to keep Manchester's streets clean of crime

  1. 1st April via Manchester Evening News: Stars of No Offence disgusted by 'phantom pooer' on set
Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2015 - 2017
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
15   (2 series)
Creator
Paul Abbott
Starring
Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Elaine Cassidy, Paul Ritter, Will Mellor, Claudia Adshead, Ste Johnston, Neet Mohan and others
Writers
Paul Abbott and Paul Tomalin
Directors
Catherine Morshead and Misha Manson-Smith
Producers
Anna Ferguson, Simon Meyers, Martin Carr and Paul Abbott

No Offence follows the tough but big-hearted bobbies who go above and beyond to bring down the criminal rabble in a crumbling cop-shop.

Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie - but there's a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town.

Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious murderers are all in a day's work for this close-knit team, led by the dizzyingly capable but unquestionably unhinged DI Vivienne Deering. But when a particularly twisted serial killer emerges it leaves even the most hardened of these seasoned coppers reeling.

Flanked by her right-hand women - the compassionate but impulsive DC Dinah Kowalska and DS Joy Freers - Deering and her team must crack the case by whatever unconventional means possible. Because amidst all the assorted low life; the pimps, the petty thieves, and downright nasty bastards they've dealt with, some cases touch their lives in ways they could never expect.

Paul Abbott says: "No Offence is a precinct cop drama. It's also one of the funniest things I've ever been allowed to put together. It doesn't look like anything else. No Offence's cake mix is as bipolar as they get - it lurches from jet black laugh-out-loud, into fragile material on the turn of a sixpence. Writing three strong female leads is one thing. Writing women that men would choose as leaders has been particularly satisfying."

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