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

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

Pippa is preparing her research paper, while Den and Kim deal with a male referral. However, it's Ivy, a problem patient, who dominates the day.

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Further details

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

Ivy, a problem patient, dominates the day. Aggressive and unpleasant, she sets a chain reaction in motion that sees Hilary in tears and Kim in trouble.

Elsewhere on the ward, life and death continue as normal. But, with MRSA a factor, losing a patient could have a bigger significance.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 15th July 2009
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 21st July 2009 11:00pm BBC4
Tuesday 11th August 2009 10:30pm BBC4
Thursday 12th August 2010 10:00pm BBC2
Friday 10th February 2012 11:20pm Gold
Saturday 11th February 2012 2:05am Gold
Thursday 22nd November 2012 11:40pm Gold
Friday 23rd November 2012 2:30am Gold
Monday 11th February 2013 1:05am Gold
Wednesday 27th February 2013 2:30am Gold
Wednesday 27th February 2013 11:40pm Gold
Monday 8th July 2013 2:30am Gold
Sunday 21st July 2013 2:30am Gold
Sunday 14th September 2014 12:35am Gold
Saturday 21st February 2015 1:00am Gold
Saturday 21st February 2015 3:00am Gold
Thursday 20th August 2015 1:00am Gold
Thursday 20th August 2015 3:30am Gold

Cast & crew

Jo Brand Nurse Kim Wilde
Joanna Scanlan Sister Den Flixter
Vicki Pepperdine Doctor Pippa Moore
Ricky Grover Hilary Loftus
Guest cast
Patty Bee Ivy (Patient)
Joshua Mbaka (as Josh Mbaka) Josh (Student Doctor)
James Statham James (Student Doctor)
Wendy Nottingham Susan
Peter Capaldi Peter Healy (Doctor)
Elizabeth Abastado Actor
Peter Belgrave Actor
Reba Dutta Actor
Ninette Finch Actor
Louise Freeman Actor
Janet Kendall Actor
Irene Leigh Actor
Usha Patel Actor
Richard Watts Actor
Wendy Wild Actor
Saul Bogdevicius Actor
Tony Bowden Actor
Sakina Hasta Actor
Alice Hsu Actor
Norman Peachman Actor
Writing team
Jo Brand Writer
Joanna Scanlan Writer
Vicki Pepperdine Writer
Production team
Peter Capaldi Director
Geoff Atkinson Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Simon Lupton Executive Producer
Sam Roberts Editor
Gabriel Mossa Production Designer


Exclusively Female

There is a problem when there is a man in the Ward B4.

Featuring: Jo Brand (Nurse Kim Wilde), Ricky Grover (Hilary Loftus) & Vicki Pepperdine (Doctor Pippa Moore).

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