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 3, Episode 4

A tough day on the ward. Kim has given up smoking and is feeling the effects, Den has a secret she's trying to hide, Pippa has a moment or two, and Hilary is out on the prowl looking for cuts.

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Further details

Getting On. Image shows from L to R: Damaris Clarke (Cush Jumbo), Nurse Kim Wilde (Jo Brand). Copyright: Vera Productions

Matters come to a head with the arrival of a private patient and the search for a side ward, with Dr Kersley applying the pressure.

With accommodation on the agenda Den finds herself homeless courtesy of overcrowding at Kim's, and a hapless attempt to bully a solution results in Kim having no mentor and Pippa in a rage.

With a coma patient to shift and a makeshift office to dismantle, the walls are closing in on Sister Flixter. Shift ended and Kim dispatched, it's time to call in a favour from an unlikely source.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 7th November 2012
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 8th November 2012 1:30am BBC4

Cast & crew

Jo Brand Nurse Kim Wilde
Joanna Scanlan Sister Den Flixter
Vicki Pepperdine Doctor Pippa Moore
Ricky Grover Hilary Loftus
Cush Jumbo Damaris Clarke
Guest cast
Joshua Mbaka (as Josh Mbaka) Josh (Student Doctor)
Babou Ceesay Hansley (Cleaner)
Tobias Menzies Dr Tom Kersley
Anastasia Hille Dr Tatty Oxford (Obstetrician)
Sheila Collings (as Shelia Collings) Mrs Dingsdale (Private Patient)
Peter Belgrave Actor
Brenda Palmer Actor
Brenda Ferron Actor
Louise Scott Actor
Purvi Jhalla Actor
Bethany Compson-Bradford Actor
Jonny Gepheart Actor
Jennifer Dexter Actor
Iris Warner Actor
Writing team
Jo Brand Writer
Joanna Scanlan Writer
Vicki Pepperdine Writer
Production team
Sue Tully Director
Geoff Atkinson Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Jennie Wright Editor
Jim Holloway Production Designer
Richard Hawley Composer


Hilary's Sock

Hilary has a chat with Den about progress.

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