Shameless creator Paul Abbott has penned a comedy police drama for Channel 4.
His new drama No Offence will be set in a "crumbling Victorian cop shop on the wrong side of Manchester".
He said: "I'm a big fan of well-told cop shows and jet-black social comedy, and I wanted to see how explosively we could bang two genres' heads together. It's a tilted, hardcore blend of cop drama, family saga and social mayhem.'"
Channel 4 also announced a five-year partnership with Cancer Research UK for its fundraising event Stand Up To Cancer.
Channel 4 will also be tackling a "political hot potato" in I Want A Council House, which will "document the reality of life'' for people on the waiting list for social housing.
The programme will follow the day-to-day lives of the workers tasked with implementing the system and the stories of the people they deal with.
The broadcaster will also screen a factual series My Last Summer, in which five terminally ill strangers "contemplate the reality of their own death'".
Commissioning editor Sara Ramsden said: "I believe our lives could be more fulfilled by bringing the understanding of our own mortality to centre stage."