Stephen Merchant. Copyright: RDF Television.

The Offenders

BBC One comedy drama about community payback. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Stephen Merchant.

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Stephen Merchant. Copyright: RDF Television.

The Offenders

Stephen Merchant comedy drama following seven people serving community payback in Bristol

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Creators
Stephen Merchant and Elgin James
Star
Stephen Merchant
Writer
Stephen Merchant
Director
Stephen Merchant
Producer
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 fa├žades, 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.

Production Details

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Laugh track
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