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 5

A few days have passed and the stormclouds have continued to gather. Damaris has gone, Megan is angry, Den is playing games and Mrs Dethick is back on the ward.

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Further details

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

On a positive note, Hansley has turned out to be something of a star turn and the Vag-At is going from strength to strength - at least it was, until a mix up with the oncology Christmas card competition leads to complications.

A delicate situation needs careful handling, as a funny turn with the coma patient has unexpected consequences.

Back on Red Bay, there's bad news for Mrs Dethick and a bittersweet moment as Pippa again diffuses a tricky situation and still finds time to settle up with Hansley.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 14th November 2012
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 15th November 2012 1:30am BBC4
Saturday 17th November 2012 11:00pm BBC HD
Saturday 1st December 2012 11:00pm BBC HD

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)
Helen Griffin Megan Hughes (Union Rep)
Babou Ceesay Hansley (Cleaner)
Eve Pearce Mrs Julia Dethick
Mossie Smith Trisha McIntosh
Peter Belgrave Actor
April Wood Actor
Brenda Palmer Actor
Brenda Ferron Actor
Louise Scott Actor
Purvi Jhalla Actor
Jill Bridges Actor
Bethany Compson-Bradford Actor
Jonny Gepheart Actor
Jennifer Dexter Actor
Anna Sparrow Actor
Writing team
Jo Brand Writer
Joanna Scanlan Writer
Vicki Pepperdine Writer
Production team
Sue Tully Director
Geoff Atkinson Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Sam Roberts Editor
Jim Holloway Production Designer
Richard Hawley Composer


Christmas Cards

The children's oncology Christmas card competition presents an unexpected problem.

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