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

Green Wing

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2004 - 2007
  • 18 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about the childish and slightly mad staff working in a hospital. Stars Tamsin Greig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Stephen Mangan, Mark Heap, Pippa Haywood and more.

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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.

Further details

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

Friday 24th September 2004
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 15th March 2011 11:55pm Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2012 12:40am Gold
Wednesday 4th April 2012 11:35pm Gold
Thursday 5th April 2012 2:00am Gold
Saturday 30th June 2012 11:35pm Gold
Wednesday 1st August 2012 2:05am Gold
Friday 14th September 2012 11:50pm Gold
Saturday 17th November 2012 11:00pm Gold
Sunday 18th November 2012 2:00am Gold
Wednesday 5th December 2012 12:45am Gold
Tuesday 21st October 2014 11:00pm London Live
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 10:00pm London Live
Monday 27th October 2014 9:00pm London Live
Tuesday 28th October 2014 11:00pm London Live
Tuesday 23rd December 2014 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 30th May 2015 10:00pm London Live
Sunday 31st May 2015 1:35am London Live
Thursday 19th November 2015 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 21st November 2015 1:30am London Live
Friday 8th April 2016 3:00am London Live
Saturday 9th April 2016 2:00am London Live
Wednesday 21st September 2016 2:55am London Live
Friday 23rd September 2016 4:00am London Live
Tuesday 27th September 2016 2:00am London Live
Friday 30th December 2016 3:00am London Live
Friday 13th January 2017 2:45am London Live
Wednesday 18th January 2017 4:00am London Live
Monday 23rd October 2017 1:30am Gold
Sunday 14th January 2018 12:20am Gold
Sunday 17th February 2019 12:30am Gold
Monday 18th November 2019 12:20am Gold
Monday 18th November 2019 11:20pm Gold
Saturday 23rd May 2020 12:00am Gold
Tuesday 26th May 2020 2:35am Gold
Wednesday 10th June 2020 1:50am Gold

Cast & crew

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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