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

BBC Four sitcom about nursing. 15 episodes (3 series), 2009 - 2012. 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.

Getting On

Comedy drama which follows the daily lives of nurses as they go about their routine tasks in an NHS hospital

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

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.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Jo Brand's Getting On (Promotional title)
Title theme music is Roll River Roll by Richard Hawley.
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 8th July 2009 on BBC Four at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 21st November 2012 on BBC Four at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 11:30pm on Gold

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