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

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Series 2, Episode 4

Hilary is busy spreading his 'Icing The Cake' initiative, with limited success. Pippa is primping herself for a lunch appointment with consultant Peter Healy, while Den and Hilary have a tricky matter to deal with and Kim embarks on a vendetta.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Tuesday 16th November 2010
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 20th November 2010 11:15pm BBC4
Thursday 28th March 2013 11:00pm Gold
Friday 29th March 2013 2:00am Gold
Wednesday 26th June 2013 2:30am Gold
Thursday 27th June 2013 1:30am Gold
Friday 30th August 2013 12:00am Gold
Friday 30th August 2013 1:45am Gold
Thursday 5th September 2013 11:50pm Gold
Monday 7th April 2014 12:00am Gold
Sunday 19th October 2014 12:35am Gold
Saturday 28th March 2015 12:35am Gold
Saturday 28th March 2015 3:25am Gold
Thursday 27th August 2015 1:00am Gold
Thursday 27th August 2015 3:30am Gold
Saturday 21st November 2015 1:00am Gold
Wednesday 12th October 2016 2:00am Gold
Thursday 16th February 2017 12:50am Gold
Thursday 9th March 2017 1:20am Gold
Thursday 30th March 2017 1:45am Gold
Wednesday 7th June 2017 11:35pm Gold

Cast & crew

Jo Brand Nurse Kim Wilde
Joanna Scanlan Sister Den Flixter
Vicki Pepperdine Doctor Pippa Moore
Ricky Grover Hilary Loftus
Guest cast
Joshua Mbaka (as Josh Mbaka) Josh (Student Doctor)
James Statham James (Student Doctor)
Peter Capaldi Peter Healy (Doctor)
Nan Kerr Mrs Fyvie
Peter Belgrave Actor
Richard Watts Actor
Kat Ahyow Actor
Jennifer Capon Actor
Pamela Craine Actor
Kulwant Dhaliwal Actor
Hazel Godfrey Actor
Jeanie Gold Actor
Lucinda Love Actor
Vivien Bridson Actor
Avril Ellis Actor
Annabella Forde Actor
Marie Gawthorpe Actor
Martin Gordon Actor
James Li Actor
Marina Michel Actor
Adam Morley Actor
Luisa Samuel Actor
Tom Stevens Actor
Writing team
Jo Brand Writer
Joanna Scanlan Writer
Vicki Pepperdine Writer
Production team
Peter Capaldi Director
Geoff Atkinson Producer
Simon Lupton Executive Producer
Jennie Wright Editor
Jim Holloway Production Designer
Karen Hobbs Costume Designer
Julia Knight Costume Designer
Casper Leaver Director of Photography
Christine Cant Make-up Designer
Richard Hawley Composer
Charlie Leech 1st Assistant Director


Hilary Ices The Cake

Matron Hilary Loftus has another new initiative to promote. It's cakes all round, as the modern-thinking, modern-matron ices Kim and Den's cakes.

Featuring: Jo Brand (Nurse Kim Wilde), Ricky Grover (Hilary Loftus) & Joanna Scanlan (Sister Den Flixter).

Getting On Extra: Sleeping

A strenuous scene that required several takes.

View this clip on the BBC website

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