Jo Brand's Damned s2 praised as "vital" and "so funny"

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Comedy legend Jo Brand and Morwenna Banks have welcomed viewers back into the weird and unexpectedly funny world of Children's Services for more Damned.

The second series of the workplace sitcom launched on Channel 4 on Tuesday (February 14), with jaded social workers Rose (Brand) and Al (Alan Davies) trying to keep order on the Elm Heath Council.

Damned has never been afraid of tackling taboo subjects in a light-hearted way, and that was definitely still the case with Tuesday night's second series opener.

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As we caught up with Rose and Al, they were trying to contain historic sex abuse allegations at a local school and handling the scandal over a local single-mum being outed as a sex worker.

Bet you don't think your job's so awful now, eh? For lots of fans of the dark comedy, Damned's ribbing of such sensitive subjects was skilful (warning: NSFW tweets below):