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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

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.

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Series 3, Episode 4

No Offence. D.C. Dinah Kowalska (Elaine Cassidy). Copyright: AbbottVision
The team has lost Beckett by a hair's breadth - but they have gained a potentially priceless opportunity. With Bonnie and Dennis in the station, Viv and the team have 48 hours to get Dennis to betray his best friend and turn police informant. Dennis won't budge but when Viv tunnels down to his deepest insecurities she unleashes more than she could have bargained for.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th October 2018
Channel 4
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Joanna Scanlan D.I. Vivienne Deering
Elaine Cassidy D.C. Dinah Kowalska
Paul Ritter Randolph Miller
Will Mellor D.C. Spike Tanner
Ste Johnston P.C. Jonah Mitchell
Tom Varey P.C. Stuart O'Connell
Saira Choudhry P.C. Tegan Thompson
Kate O'Flynn Dr. Peep
Claire Rushbrook D.C.I. Marilyn Merchant
Neil Maskell Dennis Caddy
Tamara Lawrance Bonnie Sands
Lisa McGrillis Caroline McCoy
Guest cast
Elizabeth Lomas Tessa Kowalska
Spike White Gabriel Turner
Katherine Kingsley Anthonia Cairns
Milo Twomey Philip Turner
Writing team
May Anderson Script Editor
Tom Grieves Writer
Production team
Robert Quinn (as Rob Quinn) Director
Phil Warburton-Leach (as Philip Leach) Producer
Martin Carr Executive Producer
Paul Abbott Executive Producer
Paul Coe Executive Producer
Tracie Wright Line Producer
Joanna Scanlan Associate Producer
Elaine Cassidy Associate Producer
Catherine Morshead Associate Producer
Joe Sawyer Editor
David Head Editor
David Butterworth Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
David Marsh Director of Photography
Scott Langridge Costume Designer
Nadia El-Saffar Make-up Designer
Vince Pope Composer
Tracy Chapman 1st Assistant Director


It would be a crime to miss an episode of the darkly comic cop show, especially this skilfully plotted instalment that sees Viv Deering take the gamble of her life. With far-right extremists Bonnie and Dennis both in custody, the DI realises she has 48 hours to get Dennis to betray his best mate Beckett. Could Bonnie be the key?

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 4th October 2018

Joanna Scanlan reveals the inspiration for Viv Deering

The actress took her inspiration from a rather unexpected source - from the world of football.

Jenny Desborough, The Mirror, 4th October 2018

No Offence episode 4: Teen Spirit

This has to go down as the most conventional episode to date but even on an off day No Offence still provides plenty of great moments.

Michael Lee, The Custard TV, 4th October 2018

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