- Comedy Drama
- BBC One
- 6 (1 series)
- Stephen Merchant and Elgin James
- Stephen Merchant, Christopher Walken, Eleanor Tomlinson, Darren Boyd, Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Clare Perkins, Jessica Gunning and others
- Stephen Merchant
- Stephen Merchant and John Butler
- Nickie Sault
The Offenders follows seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete Community Payback sentences in Bristol. At first, they seem like archetypes we can easily pigeon hole but gradually we see behind their façades, understand their hidden depths and what made them the people they are today. We are reminded that no one is all good or all bad. Everyone has a story.
As their unlikely new friendships intersect with their complicated private lives, the offenders must unite to protect one of their own from Bristol's most dangerous criminal gang. The show is part crime thriller, character study, and a state-of-the-nation commentary - with humour and heart.