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Green Wing. Image shows from L to R: Guy Secretan (Stephen Mangan), Sue White (Michelle Gomez), Martin Dear (Karl Theobald), Caroline Todd (Tamsin Greig), Mac Macartney (Julian Rhind-Tutt), Boyce (Oliver Chris), Joanna Clore (Pippa Haywood), Alan Statham (Mark Heap). Copyright: Talkback Productions.

Green Wing

Comedy about the childish and slightly mad staff working in a hospital. Stars include Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan and Mark Heap

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Tony Cowards

  • Wednesday 29th June 2011, 4:35pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 1,762 posts

Am currently re-watching "Green Wing" and it is just brilliant IMHO, virtually everyone in it, but particularly, Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, Mark Heap, Oliver Chris, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Karl Thoebald, Michelle Gomez and Pippa Haywood are all at the top of their game.

A wickedly funny script acted out by some of Britain's top comedy actors and actresses, there are so many bits which still make me laugh out loud even years later.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 29th June 2011, 10:41pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,936 posts

After the first two series weren't there a couple of specials? Are these available on DVD?

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GGdown

  • Wednesday 29th June 2011, 10:50pm
  • England
  • 172 posts

Just the one special, and it's available either on it's own (with a big pile of extras), or as part of the complete collection box-set.

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chipolata

  • Wednesday 29th June 2011, 10:55pm
  • England
  • 30,074 posts

It's not great, if I remember right. And even longer than the normal episodes, if that's possible.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 29th June 2011, 11:08pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,936 posts

It did round things up though if I remember rightly.

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Ben

  • Wednesday 29th June 2011, 11:32pm
  • England
  • 18,368 posts

I miss Green Wing so much. A great selection of comic actors.

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Tony Cowards

  • Thursday 30th June 2011, 9:14am
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 1,762 posts

I agree the special was disappointing, but the two series were superb.

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Skeadugenga

  • Friday 1st July 2011, 1:34pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 40 posts

There's a lot of good stuff in the Special - it's harder to laugh though because of all the "winding down" and "this is the end" signals you're getting throughout - so the story takes a sombre turn. 2 endings as well and a lot of fans thought they put the wrong one in (the other is on there as an extra).

Still, take Green Wing in its entirety, there hasn't been anything as good on since.

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Peter Brouhaha

  • Saturday 2nd July 2011, 11:35am
  • England
  • 319 posts
Quote: Chappers @ October 31 2007, 3:31 AM BST

Another "Marmite" maybe?

But I do love it. Mainly because it is so stupid.


So, comedy Marmite, not comedy dynamite.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 2nd May 2013, 9:25pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,936 posts

So I don't get accused of going "Off topic" I'll continue the discussion here.

Green Wing was incredibly cleverand funny. Some great characters.

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Ben

  • Thursday 2nd May 2013, 9:41pm
  • England
  • 18,368 posts

I miss it greatly. A nice slice of post-Office British comedy reaching out for something exciting.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 2nd May 2013, 9:46pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,936 posts
Quote: Ben @ May 2 2013, 9:41 PM BST

I miss it greatly. A nice slice of post-Office British comedy reaching out for something exciting.


Post Office? Now there's an idea.

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fustidious

  • Sunday 6th October 2013, 9:46am
  • New Zealand
  • 141 posts

Just finished watching this series.

Love it. Wickedly funny with some of the most well-rounded characterisations of any series superbly acted by the ensemble. Farcical at times but that what British comedy is about.

If only hospital life really was as fun as depicted.

One of the few series where I have felt like watching it all over again as soon as I finished it.

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Chappers

  • Sunday 6th October 2013, 6:32pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,936 posts

As the partner of a Kiwi up here has it only just appeared down there or have you got the DVD?

As you'll see from my previous posts I'm a big fan.

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fustidious

  • Sunday 6th October 2013, 8:53pm [Edited]
  • New Zealand
  • 141 posts

I'm sure it was screened here years ago but I think I was probably too young at the time.

Was from DVD - the means by which I watch 95% of my comedy.