Going Forward. Image shows from L to R: Dave Wilde (Omid Djalili), Kim Wilde (Jo Brand).

Going Forward

BBC Four sitcom. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Jo Brand, Omid Djalili, Tom Davis, Helen Griffin, Ben Colbert and Imogen Byron.

Going Forward. Image shows from L to R: Kelly Wilde (Imogen Byron), Jackie (Helen Griffin), Max Wilde (Ben Colbert), Kim Wilde (Jo Brand), Dave Wilde (Omid Djalili).

Going Forward

Sitcom sequel to BBC Four medical comedy Getting On, following nurse Kim Wilde at home and after leaving the NHS

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2016
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
3   (1 series)
Starring
Jo Brand, Omid Djalili, Tom Davis, Helen Griffin, Ben Colbert and Imogen Byron
Writers
Jo Brand and Geoff Atkinson
Director
Michael Cumming
Producers
Geoff Atkinson and Gregor Sharp

Employed by failing outsource provider Buccaneer 2000 as a Care Assistant in the community, Kim receives little more than the minimum wage for a package which consists of unpaid overtime, management bullying and horrendous shifts. Her daily slog is matched only by that of her husband, Dave, a self-employed private hire driver battling long days and grumpy customers, with only the rattlings of fellow driver Terry to fill the endless hours of waiting.

Add to the above an ailing mum, three kids, a dog called Carpet, an unfinished extension and a sister Jackie with a plan to sort out all their woes at a stroke. Going Forward is a universal tale and holds a mirror to modern Britain and the sacrifices made as lives are put on hold for the sake of others. The unique series treads its own fine line between tragedy and triumph to add its own bittersweet voice to this well-trodden ground.

Three episodes. Three days. Three chances to eavesdrop on a day in the life of the Wildes.

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