Get Well Soon. Image shows from L to R: Roy Osborne (Matthew Cottle), Brian Clapton (Eddie Marsan). Copyright: BBC
Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1997
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom set in a 1947 tuberculosis sanatorium, based on the meeting of comedy-writing powerhouse team Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Stars Matthew Cottle, Eddie Marsan, Anita Dobson, Samantha Beckinsale, Robert Bathurst and more.

Get Well Soon. Image shows from L to R: Bernard Walpole (Neil Stacy), Brian Clapton (Eddie Marsan), Roy Osborne (Matthew Cottle), Ivy Osborne (Anita Dobson). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1997
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Matthew Cottle, Eddie Marsan, Anita Dobson, Samantha Beckinsale, Robert Bathurst, Patsy Rowlands, William Osborne, Michael Troughton and more
Writers
Ray Galton and John Antrobus
Director
Christine Gernon
Producer
Philip Kampff
Companies

It's 1947 and Roy Osborne is admitted to a tuberculosis sanatorium. Expecting a stay of "a few weeks" (out by Easter!), he's shocked at the realisation that he could be resident for more than a year. Finding himself sharing a room with Brian Clapton, the two soon become firm friends.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme tune was composed by Christie Hennessy and sung by Aled Jones. Called I'm In This Over My Head, it was released as a CD single in 1997.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 2nd November 1997 at 6:40pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Sunday 7th December 1997 at 6:30pm on BBC One

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