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 4 - Sons, Mothers, Lovers And Others

Roy's mother invites a friend to the hospital, in an attempt to fix up Roy with a girl closer to his own age. But with her affair, she's not the best person to make such judgements - and indeed ends up being arrested for solicitation!

Broadcast details

Sunday 23rd November 1997
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Matthew Cottle Roy Osborne
Eddie Marsan Brian Clapton
Anita Dobson Ivy Osborne
Samantha Beckinsale Jilly Howell
Robert Bathurst Sqdn Ldr Harry 'Gribble' Fielding
Patsy Rowlands Mrs Clapton
William Osborne Jeffry
Michael Troughton Padre Donald Peters
Hugh Bonneville Norman Tucker
Neil Stacy Bernard Walpole
Guest cast
John Albasiny Patient Postman
Christopher Webber Arthur Bloomsbury
Natalie Walter Beryl
Jan Linnik Coach Driver
Michael Palmer Man in Tea Room
John Antrobus Car Driver
Aidan Watts (as Aiden Watts) Police Constable
Ray Galton Distinguished Gentleman
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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