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Green Wing. Image shows from L to R: Guy Secretan (Stephen Mangan), Caroline Todd (Tamsin Greig), Mac Macartney (Julian Rhind-Tutt). Copyright: Talkback Productions.

Green Wing

Channel 4 sitcom / sketch show about the surreal adventures of the staff of a hospital. 18 episodes (2 series), 2004 - 2007. Stars Tamsin Greig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Stephen Mangan, Mark Heap and others.

Series 1, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold on Saturday at 11pm

Series 1, Episode 3 - Lodgers

Caroline tries to find a lodger for her house, but the only people who apply are a bunch of loonies and Angela. Joanna decides to attract the attention of Lyndon Jones, the Head of IT. Mac also discovers that Holly is now pregnant.

Full synopsis

Joanna starts worrying about how old is she getting, and also about the fact that her relationship with Alan is going stale and so begins turning her attention to head of IT Department Lyndon, much to Statham's horror... To try and improve things between himself and Joanna, Alan tries to become more spontaneous (with the help of a recorder).

Mac meanwhile, discovers that his ex-girlfriend who didn't want children is now pregnant whilst Caroline sets about getting herself a lodger, though Angela is not a welcome applicant.

Broadcast details

Friday 17th September 2004
Channel 4
60 minutes


  1. Tuesday 8th March 2011 at 11:55pm on Gold
  2. Tuesday 14th February 2012 at 2:05am on Gold
  3. Wednesday 4th April 2012 at 12:55am on Gold
  4. Friday 29th June 2012 at 11:35pm on Gold
  5. Thursday 13th September 2012 at 11:40pm on Gold
  6. Tuesday 4th December 2012 at 12:45am on Gold
  7. Tuesday 4th December 2012 at 2:10am on Gold
  8. Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 10:00pm on London Live
  9. Monday 20th October 2014 at 9:00pm on London Live
  10. Monday 22nd December 2014 at 11:00pm on London Live
  11. Saturday 23rd May 2015 at 10:00pm on London Live
  12. Sunday 24th May 2015 at 2:00am on London Live
  13. Wednesday 18th November 2015 at 9:00pm on London Live
  14. Monday 4th April 2016 at 2:30am on London Live
  15. Thursday 7th April 2016 at 3:00am on London Live
  16. Friday 8th April 2016 at 2:00am on London Live
  17. Wednesday 21st September 2016 at 1:50am on London Live
  18. Thursday 29th December 2016 at 3:00am on London Live
  19. Friday 13th January 2017 at 1:40am on London Live
  20. Monday 16th January 2017 at 4:00am on London Live
  21. Wednesday 1st March 2017 at 3:45am on London Live
  22. Monday 23rd October 2017 at 12:20am on Gold
  23. Saturday 13th January 2018 at 11:10pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tamsin Greig Caroline Todd
Julian Rhind-Tutt Mac Macartney
Stephen Mangan Guy Secretan
Mark Heap Alan Statham
Pippa Haywood Joanna Clore
Michelle Gomez Sue White
Karl Theobald Martin Dear
Olivia Colman (as Olivia Coleman) Harriet Schulenburg
Oliver Chris Boyce
Sarah Alexander Angela Hunter
Lucinda Raikes Karen Ball
Sally Bretton Kim Alabaster
Katie Lyons Naughty Rachel
Paterson Joseph Lyndon Jones
Keir Charles Oliver
Guest cast
Oliver Milburn Liam
Fay Rusling Nurse
Daisy Haggard Emmy
Roger Frost Dead Wife Man
Robin Savage Student
Di Botcher Catering Manager
Gemma Catlin Shop Assistant
Gary Howe Lodger
Oriane Messina Lodger
Writing team
Victoria Pile Writer
Robert Harley Writer
James Henry Writer
Stuart Kenworthy Writer
Oriane Messina Writer
Fay Rusling Writer
Richard Preddy Writer
Gary Howe Writer
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Tristram Shapeero Director
Victoria Pile Producer
Peter Fincham Executive Producer
Nick King Editor
Billy Sneddon Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

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