1. 17th January via British Comedy Guide: Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist
  2. 8th December via British Comedy Guide: The Outlaws wins Best New Comedy in I Talk Telly Awards 2021
The Outlaws. Image shows from L to R: Frank (Christopher Walken), Rani Rekowski (Rhianne Barreto), Christian (Gamba Cole), Greg (Stephen Merchant), Gabby (Eleanor Tomlinson), Myrna (Clare Perkins), John (Darren Boyd), Diane (Jessica Gunning)

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2021
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Creators
Stephen Merchant and Elgin James
Stars
Stephen Merchant, Christopher Walken, Rhianne Barreto, Gamba Cole, Darren Boyd, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jessica Gunning, Clare Perkins and more
Writers
Stephen Merchant, Elgin James, Geoff Norcott, Fraser Steele, Will Truefitt, Chris Hale and Ross Willis
Directors
Stephen Merchant, John Butler, Toby Sherborne and Jake Rollins
Producers
Nickie Sault, Stephen Merchant, Luke Alkin, Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice, Rhodri Thomas, Kate Daughton, Tanya Qureshi and more
Companies

The Outlaws 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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • The Offenders (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 25th October 2021 at 9pm on BBC One
All previous repeats
  • Monday 29th November 2021 at 10:35pm on BBC1 Scot - Episode 6
  • Monday 22nd November 2021 at 10:35pm on BBC1 Scot - Episode 5
  • Monday 15th November 2021 at 11:20pm on BBC1 Scot - Episode 4

Recording details

  • Bristol - Location filming

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