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 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 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

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

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
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