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

Get Well Soon

BBC One sitcom about friends in a medical facility. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1997. Stars Matthew Cottle, Eddie Marsan, Anita Dobson, Samantha Beckinsale and others.

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.

Get Well Soon

Sitcom set in a 1947 tuberculosis sanatorium, based on the meeting of comedy-writing powerhouse team Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

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

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.

Production Details

Production company
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.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

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

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