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

No Offence

  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4
  • 2015 - 2018
  • 21 episodes (3 series)

Comedy drama created by Paul Abbott which follows a police team who are trying to keep Manchester's streets clean of crime. Stars Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Elaine Cassidy, Paul Ritter, Will Mellor and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2015 - 2018
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
21 (3 series)
Creator
Paul Abbott
Stars
Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Elaine Cassidy, Paul Ritter, Will Mellor, Claudia Adshead, Ste Johnston, Neet Mohan and more
Writers
Paul Abbott, Paul Tomalin, Toby Bentley, Adam Lebovits and May Anderson
Directors
Catherine Morshead and Misha Manson-Smith
Producers
Anna Ferguson, Simon Meyers, Philip Leach, Martin Carr, Paul Abbott, Paul Coe, Tracie Wright, Joanna Scanlan and more
Companies

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."

Additional details

Also known as
  • No Offence III
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 5th May 2015 at 9pm on Channel 4
Last new broadcast
Thursday 18th October 2018 at 9pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Manchester - Series 1 filmed on location during Summer 2014.

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