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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 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

Friday 24th September 2004
Channel 4
60 minutes


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