->'''Moz:''' ''Dealing? I am so over that.''
Dark but clever British sitcom about a drug dealer and his assortment of customers. Based in Salford, it follows the exploits of Moz (played by Johnny Vegas) and a large bunch of strange characters (played by a surprisingly great cast). The series has shifted through many a StoryArc, involving everything from fidelity and heartbreak in relationships to gang violence, with a good helping of surreal and cleverly blended characters and situations.
* AlliterativeName: Psycho Paul. It works on paper, but when spoken the P in "Psycho" is not pronounced.
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Craig, Stemroach, Alan.]]
* BattleCry: ''"Psycho Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuul!!!"''
* CampGay: Brian ''is'' this trope.
* CatchPhrase: Several.
* TheDitz: Jenny, who often spaces out, leaves behind children and confuses their genders, including her own baby. Arguably Marco, but he does seem competent as a builder itself.
* EyeScream: Psycho Paul's way of welcoming Steve back to the lower ranks of the hierarchy.
** Followed up by [[spoiler: Stemroach's death - involving the same eye, in his skull]].
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The police constable's name is not mentioned for the first three series, and the end credits simply list him as "P.C." In ''The Past'', it's finally revealed that his name is [[spoiler: Phil Collins]].
* TheFaceless: Cartoon Head, whose real face is never seen.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Alan, Steve, series 3.]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Steve, series 4]].
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each episode title starts with "The" (except the 2005 special) and typically has only two words.
* JerkassFacade: Psycho Paul's tough guy persona falls apart, squeaking into a laughable falsetto, when ordered around by Stemroach, Fist, or (occasionally) the Lo Triad.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler:Brian's son]].
* MeaningfulName: PC (those are his initials; he did indeed become a Police Constable).
* MoodWhiplash: The show can go from silly to dramatic to gory violence in a snap.
* MushroomSamba: Brian after eating a drug-laden pizza in ''The Future'', Cartoonhead shooting [[spoiler: Craig]] while on acid and then getting rid of the body with Psycho Paul (also on acid), Moz hallucinating [[spoiler: Craig's body sitting next to him, asking many of the questions Steve has about Craig's disappearance]], and Moz innocently eating biscuits Judith left for him, only to later discover they were full of magic mushrooms.
** Also, arguably, many of the strange visions Jenny has [[spoiler: during and after her coma]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Several characters.
** Lampshaded for Cartoon Head, which appears to be the character's real name (although [[spoiler:later revealed to be from his original Russian "Golova Sharzh", Russian for "Cartoon Head"]]).
* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler:Brian and son]] did this.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Sort of. After the [[spoiler: shooting of Craig, his identical twin Steve - played by the same actor - arrives]].
* Room101: the red bag. Its contents are never revealed, but it makes Psycho Paul 'cry like a little girl', reduces a Russian gangster to incoherence, and scares even Cartoon Head.
** [[spoiler:Belongs to Fist, who is also Jenny's uncle and apparantly she's]] known whatever it was since she was a child.
* ShroudedInMyth: The Red Mist, a terrible group said to be all manner of things ranging from aliens, to savage murders and so on. [[spoiler: Actually a mafia type organisation based around ginger haired people.]]
* SuddenlySexuality: Brian is shown in ''The Past'' to have once been a straight favourite with the opposite sex who regularly dated beautiful women and was repulsed by homosexuality. Although he mentioned that he was 'dead big on arse'.
* TheVicar: [[spoiler:Geoff 'Fist' Fistwick]]
* TheVoiceless: Cartoon Head, who never makes a sound apart from a wheezy chuckle. He can talk on the phone, though, but the audience doesn't get to hear him.
** Lampshaded in (among other places) the 7th series when Moz walks in on Colin and Cartoon Head apparently discussing something interesting, Colin saying "do you want to tell him or shall I?"
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: Cartoon Head killing Craig by mistake and Steve's assault on Stemroach]].
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: ''The Past''.
* YouALLLookFamiliar: Spoofed in ''The Red Bag'' with Tony's claiming Marco and his brother look the same.