Actors  |  May 5, 2015

No Offence taken with Channel 4

Colin Salmon, Paul Bown and Sandra Huggett are joined by Philip Hill-Pearson, Daniel Ezra and Charlie May-Clark in Channel 4's new dark comedy No Offence.

Created by Paul Abbot, the writer of Shameless, No Offence follows a group of flawed, slightly anarchic police officers in Manchester, who are more vigilantes than protocol-abiding coppers. Channel 4 describes the show as: "Raucous, riotous and razor sharp. No Offence is a new and completely original take on the world of the police and is set to shock, move and invite audiences to laugh themselves silly by turns."

Colin Salmon plays Detective Superintendent Darren Maclaren. Collin has previously appeared in Arrow and 24: Live Another Day. He is currently shooting a new Aziz Ansari project and will be seen later this year in London Has Fallen alongside Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman.

Paul Bown plays Mr Wade, who falls under suspicion when he calls off his daughter's missing person report. Paul is currently shooting a guest lead in Casualty.

Charlie May-Clark plays Cathy, a child of a clan of crooks and skanks. Charlie could recently be seen in South Riding for which she won a Royal Television Society Best Newcomer Award and also in Just Henry, where she played the role of Grace.

Sandra Huggett plays Susan Adamson and calls on the police when her daughter Teresa goes missing. Sandra recently returned in the final series of the hit BBC 3 series In The Flesh, having starred alongside Helen McCrory in ITV's Leaving last year. She will next be seen as Mary Marriot in The Scandalous Lady W for the BBC.

Philip Hill-Pearson plays loan-shark Jimmy Webb and is reunited with Paul Abbot having previously appeared in Shameless. Philip played regular character DC Liam Frainey in the BBC's Good Cop and recently appeared in Jimmy McGovern's BAFTA nominated drama Common for the BBC.

Daniel Ezra plays Ajamu. Daniel could recently be seen as Cameron in ITV's Vera and last year he appeared in the role of Ghana in the second series of The Village. Daniel has recently finished performing in Sally Cookson's production of Romeo & Juliet at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

No Offence begins on Tuesday 5th May at 9pm on Channel 4.