’30 minutes of my life I’ll never get back’ – social workers review Damned

Jo Brand's social work comedy aired to mixed reviews from social workers

left to right: Martin Bickerstaff and Natalie Moore

Did you watch Damned last night?

The highly-anticipated social work comedy made its grand debut on Channel 4 at 10pm, and it’s fair to say the response from social workers was mixed.

While some people rightly reminded everyone it was a only a TV show, there was broad criticism of its reflection of social workers, with many feeling they had been portrayed to be incompetent. Some simply said the comedy wasn’t funny, others felt it was brilliant.

Let us know what you think.

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5 Responses to ’30 minutes of my life I’ll never get back’ – social workers review Damned

  1. liz davies September 28, 2016 at 9:38 am #

    Damned was a negative , not the slightest bit funny, portrayal of social work feeding into the worst public perceptions. the profession should be in outrage and demand the series is pulled before more damage is done impacting negatively on our work.

    • John September 28, 2016 at 10:48 am #

      Can’t tell if joking or…

  2. Ian September 28, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    It made me chuckle! It wasn’t meant to be a fly on the wall critique of Social Work folks.
    All of my nurse friends tell me Holby City is a true reflection of their job…….

  3. Blair McPherson September 28, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    It was “The Office” without David Brent.

  4. Dave James October 1, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    All the above comments show is that most social workers take themselves to seriously and lack a sense of humour.