Jo Brand’s social work comedy to return for second series

The comedy about a child protection social work team appeared on Channel 4 last year

A promotional shot for Jo Brand's Damned sitcom

Jo Brand’s social work comedy, ‘Damned’, will return for a second series this year.

The comedy about a child protection social work team appeared on Channel 4 last year and received mixed reviews among the social work profession.

Channel 4 told The Radio Times the programme will return for another six-part series and will feature a social work team wrestling with “legislation that no one can really fathom”.

The channel said that in a post-Brexit world, Brand’s social worker character remains “irritable, chaotic and resentful as ever as she tries to juggle home, work, family and her far-too-present ex-husband”.

Brand told the magazine she was looking forward to a second series, adding: “It’s one of my favourite alternative worlds to be in and I think there are going to be quite a few unsettling challenges for our team.”

 

6 Responses to Jo Brand’s social work comedy to return for second series

  1. Terry Unicorn February 10, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

    Fantastic! Best thing on T.V last year.

    • Donegal February 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

      Really enjoyed this series!

  2. Nell February 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

    Oh please, no. I actually got bored watching this. I can usually laugh at aything but this wasn’t funny.

  3. Jenny Eckersley February 15, 2017 at 6:29 pm #

    The first series was absolutely awful. As a retired social worker after forty years working with children and the mentally Ill, I thought it was patronising, over simplified, and just awful. Like no social work team I’ve ever worked in

  4. Lizzie Moss February 16, 2017 at 7:45 am #

    Wouldn’t it be great if someone made a drama based on the work of the Out of Hours Duty Team? Comedy is great, but a drama about the situations social workers face at night and weekends could be quite gripping.

  5. Martin Porter February 20, 2017 at 8:41 am #

    I’m glad it’s back, but I’d like to see changes.

    It really should worry less about being a comedy and just tell the story of some of the clients. They were sketched out in interesting ways, but had little screen time.

    I’d like to see more drama.