Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jo's Black Comedy Is Damned Funny ; PICK OF THE DAY Damned Channel 4, 10pm

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jo's Black Comedy Is Damned Funny ; PICK OF THE DAY Damned Channel 4, 10pm

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O BRAND knows all too well that humour is often the best way to tackle a problem.

JShe used to be a psychiatric nurse and her mother is a social worker, so it's no surprise she has broached the subjects of public services in her comedy.

She's already written the Bafta-winning Getting On, set in an NHS hospital geriatric ward, as well as it's spin-off about home care, Going Forward.

This time the comedy comes from a team of dedicated social workers in Children's Services at Elm Heath council, in a sitcom which Jo has created along with Morwenna Banks.

Jo stars as Rose, who heroically copes with the stresses of work, as well as her children and a completely useless ex-husband.

Meanwhile, her work colleague Al (Alan Davies), spends most of the time on the phone to his extremely demanding and high maintenance fiancee Kat. …

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