Sirens. Image shows from L to R: Stuart Bayldon (Rhys Thomas), Rachid Mansaur (Kayvan Novak), Ashley Greenwick (Richard Madden). Copyright: Daybreak Pictures


  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4
  • 2011
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Channel 4 comedy drama set in Leeds which explores the world of three blokeish paramedics. Stars Kayvan Novak, Rhys Thomas, Richard Madden. Stars Rhys Thomas, Kayvan Novak, Richard Madden, Amy Beth Hayes, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and more.

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7 British comedies you've never seen but really should

Here are 7 shows from this odd little country that prove that we're more than a nation of pie-eating, French-hating pig farmers with pictures of the Queen in our toilets. Or loos, as we call them.

Harry Alexander, Comedy To Watch, 4th August 2021

US re-make of Sirens renewed for second season

Sirens has been renewed for a second season by the USA Network.

Justin Harp, Digital Spy, 12th June 2014

American remake ordered of Channel 4's Sirens

American television channel USA Network has commissioned a full series adaptation of Channel 4's 2011 comedy drama, Sirens.

British Comedy Guide, 17th May 2013

Amy Beth Hayes interview

Sirens star Amy Beth Hayes on tough policewomen, sarcastic men, and the animal in all of us...

The Big Issue, 19th April 2012

Sirens series one review: dial 999 for comedy

Fusing drama and comedy in the same way that the EMTs' experience combines the surreal with the devastating, Rhys Thomas reveals that the show will go on to push the boundaries more and more as it develops.

Alasdair Morton, On The Box, 11th March 2012

Channel 4 comedy drama Sirens dropped after one series

Channel 4 has confirmed that it has no plans to order a second series of Sirens, the comedy drama about a group of paramedics, based on real events.

British Comedy Guide, 18th October 2011

Sirens review

Whether the series will be renewed remains to be seen, but Sirens has a lot to stand up to with its talented cast, headed by two rather influential comedians.

Jay Freeman, Scene Mag, 8th August 2011

Goodbye Sirens

Channel 4's newest comedy-drama didn't get the neurons firing, but did put a few fractures in my funnybone.

The Custard TV, 6th August 2011

Sirens paramedic Brian Kellett reveals all

Brian - whose blog and subsequent book, Blood, Sweat and Tea, are the basis of Channel 4's new drama Sirens - says: "You might think the worst moments in my career have come from the terrible car pile-ups or from all the fighting and abusive language. Actually, no. The thing for me was nursing homes."

The Mirror, 29th July 2011

Another tale of courageous, essential frontline servicemen and women coping with their baser, animal selves. Tonight, when the anti-maternal boss Woodvine hints that she might break up the cosy paramedic trio, Stuart and Rachid lock horns to see which of them is the alpha male of the group - the cleverest or the biggest? Meanwhile, Ashley seeks out action whenever the opportunity arises, and Maxine, accused of being "unyielding" in the sack by her internet date, is determined to play the submissive female for their next encounter.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 18th July 2011

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