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

Press clippings

Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000

Radio Times has launched a poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000. There are 40 shows in the shortlist.

British Comedy Guide, 19th July 2016

America: where British sitcoms go to die

It is the holy grail for British writers - having your sitcom remade for America. But can Raised By Wolves succeed where Fawlty Towers flopped?

Andrew Collins, The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

American version of Getting On given a 2nd series

HBO has renewed the comedy Getting On for a second season.

TV Wise, 19th February 2014

A look at the American version of Getting On

As Americans debate Obamacare and aging baby boomers plan their twilight years, the show highlights an essential labor force and a senior demographic mostly absent from primetime TV.

E. Tammy Kim, Al Jazeera, 29th December 2013

BBC wants another series of Getting On

The stars of Getting On have confirmed that the BBC wants to order another series, and it is only their busy diaries currently stopping it happening.

British Comedy Guide, 13th December 2013

HBO's remake of Getting On premieres in November

The US version of Getting On will premiere on November 24th at 10pm on HBO.

The Jane Dough, 11th September 2013

US re-make of NHS comedy Getting On goes to series

American TV network HBO has ordered a full series re-make of BBC Four hospital-based comedy Getting On.

British Comedy Guide, 21st March 2013

Getting On US remake is 'fantastic' says Joanna Scanlan

The American remake of Getting On is looking 'fantastic' according to the original show's writer and star Joanna Scanlan.

Metro, 7th March 2013

Show of the year - Getting On. The third run of writer-star trio Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine's BBC4 series set in an NHS hospital was quite simply the best piece of British small-screen fiction in years. Branching out even further from its notional sitcom roots, it administered shots of high farce, occupational satire, metaphysical meditation and excruciating realism. I refuse to accept that Pepperdine's Dr Pippa Moore is not, at this moment, wafting through some overstretched ward, offering supercilious side smiles to confused geriatrics.

Hugh Montgomery, The Independent, 30th December 2012

The definition of a slow-burn hit, this diffident black comedy picked up another armful of admirers with its third series - at this rate it'll sweep the 2017 Baftas. Life on the geriatric NHS ward staffed by nurses Den (Joanna Scanlan) and Kim (Jo Brand) and plagued by sniffy consultant Pippa (Vicki Pepperdine) was much the same. It was slightly worsened by increased outsourcing and management-speak but was still a case of making do, looking for small victories and, in the moments that give the series its tender heart, remembering that easing patients' pain is the point. Scanlan, Brand and Pepperdine's acting and writing was more assured then ever, with nicely woven story arcs never taking away the best thing about the series: it lets its realistic, ragged characters breathe.

Jack Seale, Radio Times, 26th December 2012

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