Damned: Jo Brand’s new sitcom finds the humour in social work

Channel 4 comedy aims to portray social workers in a refreshing and realistic way, although the writers admit some scenarios had to be toned down

Are social workers damned if they do, damned if they don’t? So suggests the title of a new Channel 4 sitcom that documents the ups and downs of a group of social workers.

Jo Brand and Alan Davies play Rose and Al, slightly jaded colleagues in the children’s services department at a local authority, struggling to deal with various personal issues – a cheating (soon-to-be ex) husband and a demanding girlfriend respectively – as well as their own exhausting caseloads.

There’s also Nitin, the constant target of Rose and Al’s teasing, and Martin, who’s been signed off sick for months but still comes into the office with a fake work pass to support his overstretched colleagues.

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