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 6 - Poison Ivy

Roy sets about writing a radio murder mystery, whilst Bernard gives his wife a box of chocolates poisoned with arsenic.

Broadcast details

Sunday 7th December 1997
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Matthew Cottle Roy Osborne
Eddie Marsan Brian Clapton
Anita Dobson Ivy Osborne
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
Edwina Ford Matron
Tom Karol Bruno
Peter Glancy Patient
Simon Holmes Patient
Hubert Rees Judge
Tony Longhurst Ambulance Man
Simon Masterson-Smith Doctor Waxman
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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