Paul Abbott’s acclaimed series set in a Manchester textile factory is back. Well, one of the previous series is. CBS Drama (Freeview channel 74; Virgin Media 198; Freesat 138 and Sky 149) is set to rebroadcast the series for the first time since it aired back in the early 2000s. Four series were made of Clocking Off, however, due to music disputes the second, third and fourth series have never seen the light of day in DVD form. Abbot’s classic series centered on Mackintosh Textiles owned by James “Mack” Mackintosh (played by Philip Glenister). Each episode in the anthology series focused on a different person within the factory and their interconnected lives. Well-known actors who appeared in the series included Christopher Eccleston, Sophie Okonedo, John Simm, Lesley Sharp, Siobhan Finneran, Emma Cunniffe, Diane Parish, David Morrissey, Ricky Tomlinson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, William Ash, Ben Crompton, Jack Deam, Jack P. Shepherd, Tina O’Brien, Jason Merrells, Pam Ferris, Wil Johnson, Ashley Jensen, Susan Cookson, Mark Benton, Sarah Lancashire, Crissy Rock, Marshall Lancaster, Marc Warren and Claire Sweeney. CBS is currently re running the first series, with the second to follow starting on the 9th of September from 9:00pm.