The BEST Episodes of Damned (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2022

Network: Channel 4

Social workers Rose and Al work in a children’s services department, dealing every day with the all too familiar social issues that flood the media. Swimming against a tide of bureaucracy and pedantry, and contending with the absurdities and irrationalities of life in a county council office, the pair attempt to navigate their way through their equally trying professional and personal lives.

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Episode 1

#1 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 14, 2018

The threat of violence is never far away as the Elm Heath team once again face up to a series of problems that our increasingly complex society just expects them to sort out without any fuss or acknowledgement.

star 7.70
37 votes
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 21, 2018

It's an awkward start to the day when Rose and Dennis wake up in bed in Denise's house. Nat tries to land a birth partner with the offer of free crisps and water. Al gets lumbered with Mimi when he visits an ex-client who has been skipping classes. Rose rolls in to find Martin has dispatched Nitin to deal with her clients, a pair of drug-addicted parents, where he makes an unsettling discovery. Zak makes an unwelcome return with wife Sophie who is horrified when the true nature of his problems are revealed with characteristic bluntness by Nitin.

star 7.69
32 votes
Episode 6

#3 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 2016

It's judgement day at Elm Heath Childrens Services and Denise wants outstanding cases closed, or heads will roll. And then there's the regular prank call about the abandoned baby!

star 7.65
69 votes
Episode 6

#4 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 21, 2018

Rose is smitten with Dennis, but it's hard dating the boss's brother, and Lee is making a last ditch attempt to win her back. Nitin steps up to guide Nat through her pregnancy, while Martin faces insinuations about his unorthodox living arrangement with Mimi. The stray files make a surprise return, but for one member of the team it would be better if they had stayed missing. Rose gets the creeps while visiting some home-schooled children and Al decides to forsake the life of a social worker for a new start in Scotland.

star 7.61
31 votes
Episode 2

#5 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 21, 2018

Al gets a surprise visit from Sean, a boy with a transitioning parent and a troubled past. Ever-competitive Nitin can't get over Martin being Mimi's mentor. Denise's brother Dennis visits and takes a shine to Rose, much to Denise's fury. At the supermarket, Nitin bumps into Zak, the litigious snob whose wife has now left him - drunk in charge of the baby. And Ingrid is excited about her 14-year-old foster son; it's not a problem that he stubbed out his cigarette in his 'welcome' cake.

star 7.59
32 votes
Episode 4

#6 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 7, 2018

Rumours are flying about Denise's personal life, and Nat's dislike of Mimi means she suspects her of being behind the missing files.

star 7.50
32 votes
Episode 2

#7 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 2016

An unexpected outbreak of punctuality surprises the cluster teams at Elm Heath, Rose uncovers an embarrassing truth whilst investigating an improper teacher-pupil relationship, and Nitin wins the job of cleaning Elm Heath council's most toxic kitchen. Meanwhile, Al quietly comes to the rescue of his clients with learning difficulties and a new baby.

star 7.49
83 votes
Episode 4

#8 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 2016

Rose's mum has dementia. There's no way of looking after her unless Rose can pass her off as work experience and craftily get her assessed by the Elderly Care team upstairs.

star 7.44
79 votes
Episode 5

#9 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 2016

Nitin is getting a haircut, because Nat's fixed him up with a date and Nitin badly 'wants some'. Meanwhile, PC Harris calls an Emergency Strategy Meeting at Children's Services.

star 7.40
70 votes
Episode 3

#10 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 28, 2018

Nitin arrives early and gets a fright by Nat who's slept at the office, and Denise freezes on live TV when a case of historic abuse is mentioned.

star 7.32
37 votes
Episode 3

#11 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 11, 2016

Everyone is entirely unaware that one of them is about to be taken hostage by a violent man with two children in care, a personal grudge against Rose, and a full bladder.

star 7.22
81 votes
Episode 1

#12 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 2016

Nitin, the ex-copper with no personal allegiances or friends, is tasked with grassing on the rest of the social work team at Elm Heath Children's Services.

star 7.02
144 votes