No Offence is a new show for Channel 4 from the inimitable television scriptwriter Paul Abbott (Shameless) and stars HH Voice client JOANNA SCANLAN in the lead role of DI Vivienne Deering.
No Offence follows a group of policemen on the front line wondering what they did to end up where they are on the ugly side of Manchester. Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralise even the keenest rookie. But as the never ending rabble off the local estates pours in, JOANNA’s Inspector Deering, the station’s sharp, funny (peculiar) and hard-as-they-come boss, and her team show they have what it takes to crack crime and to expose the addled, the skanky, the pimps, the petty and the really proper “nasty bastards” for the sewer rats they are.
Critics have been calling the show “exhilarating”, “ballsy” and “filthily funny”; Channel 4 describes it as: “Raucous, riotous and razor sharp…No Offence is a new and completely original take on the world of the police procedural and is set to shock, move and invite audiences to laugh themselves silly by turns.” Sounds good to us!
No Offence starts on Tuesday 5 May at 9pm on Channel 4 and continues weekly on Tuesdays. Don’t miss the first episode! Here’s the trailer to whet your appetite: