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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.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 2,106


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Series 3, Episode 6

No Offence. Dennis Caddy (Neil Maskell). Copyright: AbbottVision
Beckett's death leads the team with no option but to go after the Mayor herself and they put a spectacular plan in motion to bring her down once and for all. But the team's ingenious strategy is threatened when one of their own is kidnapped.

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th 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
Conor MacNeill Gavin Nuttle
Claire Rushbrook D.C.I. Marilyn Merchant
Neil Maskell Dennis Caddy
Tamara Lawrance Bonnie Sands
Sharon Rooney Faye Caddy
Lisa McGrillis Caroline McCoy
Darren Connolly Joseph Beckett
Guest cast
Nigel Lindsay DCI Terry Taylor
Amy Dolan Christine Sedaka
Luke Westlake Dean Wayne
Tom Bennett Charma Sedaka
Angela Curran Ruby
Scott Jenkinson Cameron Caddy
Jack Hartley Lad
Samuel Edward-Taylor Spotter
Writing team
Paul Abbott Writer
May Anderson Script Editor
Production team
Misha Manson-Smith 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 Fisher Editor
David Butterworth Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Scott Langridge Costume Designer
Nadia El-Saffar Make-up Designer
Vince Pope Composer
Mick Ward 1st Assistant Director


Series three of the Manchester cop drama concludes with an episode that variously features an outrageously tasteless - and funny - medical emergency played out in a toilet ("Can we cover that up before we zap him?"), one of the team properly in danger and, at the finish, a real emotional kick. This is still quite the best police procedural around thanks to Paul Abbott's writing, and its fine ensemble cast, headed by the fabulous Joanna Scanlan as DI Viv Deering, a study in street-smart cynicism tempered by rough charm.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 18th October 2018

No Offence: a distasteful end to a promising series

Far too many films and TV shows exploit rape as a dramatic device. Anarchic police procedural No Offence (Channel 4) concluded with not one but two such sexual violence storylines in a confused and misfiring finale.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 18th October 2018

Review: No Offence, series 3, episode 6

Nobody imploded, nobody got shredded by a helicopter blade and the deftness of touch this time round offers a new twist in a show that is willing to evolve and astound.

Matt, The Custard TV, 18th October 2018

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