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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - Tucker's Gambit

The arrival of a particularly ill new patient prompts Roy and Brian to be moved. They find themselves occupying a room with Norman Tucker, and soon have him implicated in an international espionage investigation.

Broadcast details

Sunday 16th November 1997
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Matthew Cottle Roy Osborne
Eddie Marsan Brian Clapton
Robert Bathurst Sqdn Ldr Harry 'Gribble' Fielding
Michael Troughton Padre Donald Peters
Hugh Bonneville Norman Tucker
Guest cast
Kate O'Toole Sister Shelley
Alan Bodenham Newspaperman
John Albasiny Patient Postman
Philip McGrade Crawford
Bryan Lawrence (as Bryan Lawrence) Police Constable
Kenneth Cranham Inspector Trussler
Writing team
Ray Galton Writer
John Antrobus Writer
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Philip Kampff Producer
John Sillitto Editor
David Buckingham Production Designer
Christie Hennessy Composer

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