Getting On. Image shows from L to R: Sister Den Flixter (Joanna Scanlan), Nurse Kim Wilde (Jo Brand), Doctor Pippa Moore (Vicki Pepperdine). Copyright: Vera Productions
Getting On

Getting On

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Four
  • 2009 - 2012
  • 15 episodes (3 series)

Comedy drama which follows the daily lives of nurses as they go about their routine tasks in an NHS hospital. Stars Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine, Ricky Grover and Cush Jumbo

Getting On. Image shows from L to R: Doctor Pippa Moore (Vicki Pepperdine), Nurse Kim Wilde (Jo Brand), Sister Den Flixter (Joanna Scanlan). Copyright: Vera Productions

Key details

2009 - 2012
BBC Four
15 (3 series)
Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine, Ricky Grover and Cush Jumbo
Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine
Peter Capaldi and Sue Tully
Geoff Atkinson, Lucy Lumsden, Simon Lupton and Gregor Sharp

Welcome to Ward K2, a backwater in an NHS trust hospital. This is the world of slips, trips and hips; healthcare at its least glamorous.

Getting On is a BBC Four comedy drama starring Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine and Ricky Grover as four members of NHS staff who are just 'getting on with it' in an overlooked corner of the health service.

Messy choices are the order of the day in a world where necessity produces its own solutions: the story of one ward, in one hospital.

Having faced restructuring, closure, on-off relationships, and the daily grind of caring for dementia patients and much more besides, Series 3 sees the team sticking together - now transferred from the closed down Ward B4 to brand-spanking-new K2 at nearby hospital St Jude's. The equipment may be newer, the decor more modern, but will life get any easier?

New admissions bring new problems but, in Getting On, the real challenge is just getting on with life in a world where few things move on.

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Additional details

Also known as
  • Jo Brand's Getting On (Promotional title)
Camera set-up
Single camera
Title theme music is Roll River Roll by Richard Hawley.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 8th July 2009 at 10pm on BBC Four
Most recent repeats

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