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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 6 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 2am.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Joanna's Birthday

It's Joanna's 48th birthday, something she is not keen on anyone else knowing about. Alan gives him a locket as a present, but there is something unpleasant inside it. Caroline discovers a league table of all the women in the hospital made by Guy, and Martin has trouble with his mother... whoever she is.

Full synopsis

It's Joanna's birthday - a fact she is quite happy to hide. However she is delighted when she receives a locket from who she thinks is Lyndon - but in fact turns out to be Statham. Her disgust increases tenfold when she learns just exactly what the deposit is that Alan has put inside it.

Elsewhere, Guy decides to assemble a fanciability league table consisting of all the female staff, which Caroline is less than happy about (especially as her marks were lower than Angela's) and decides to get her revenge. We also learn that Martin is Joanna's son (something which she tries her best to deny).

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 24th September 2004
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

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    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
    Daisy Haggard Emmy
    Oriane Messina Nurse
    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
    Peter Oliver Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

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