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 5 - The Whist Drive

Brian, Tucker and Harry are given permission to leave their beds and attend a whist drive. But Roy is kept confined to his bed, and watches the chaos unfold as the rest attempt to woo female patients.

Broadcast details

Sunday 30th 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
Gabrielle Glaister Doctor Ruggles
Edwina Ford Matron
Louise Paige Woman at Whist Drive
Louise Tomkins Woman at Whist Drive
Claire Worboys Woman at Whist Drive
Georgina Beer Mrs Doormouse
Tim Bourne Benson
Hermione Norris Vanessa Del Ray
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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