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. 21 episodes (3 series), 2015 - 2018. Stars Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Elaine Cassidy, Paul Ritter and others.

Press Clippings Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

I Talk Telly Award nominations published

Nominees for TV blog I Talk Telly's 2018 awards have been revealed, with the final series of ITV's Benidorm amongst those leading the running.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd November 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

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

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

Review: No Offence, series 3, episode 5

The witches of Eastwick mean business as we get to the serious end of series three.

Michael Lee, The Custard TV, 11th October 2018

The complexion of Paul Abbott's excellent cop show changes tonight with the arrival of sexist hardliner DCI Terry Taylor, AKA "Terry Dactyl", who wastes no time proving there's more of the dinosaur about him than just his nickname. For Viv and co the time has come to expose fraudulent new mayor Caroline McCoy.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 11th 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

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

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