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 5 - Housewarming Party

Caroline decides to have a housewarming party, inviting several of her hospital friends (and Angela). Sue takes Martin out clothes shopping for the party, and Alan decides to spice up his sex life by "kidnapping" Joanna.

Further details

Caroline decides to have a house-warming party, and it seems like the whole hospital staff are there: from admin to the surgeons to Sue White. In preparation for the party, Martin lets Sue take him shopping for an outfit, and ends up looking like "the love child of Wayne Sleep and Godzilla". This doesn't put Karen off however, as she still (unsuccessfully) tries to get together with him. Caroline is a bit luckier and manages to kiss Mac, Guy, Martin and even Sue! But which one will she choose?

Alan's luck is also in as Joanna decides it's time to spice up their relationship. Unfortunately for Alan, it involves wearing an itchy balaclava and having to sound like a cross between Marlon Brandon and Robert Kilroy-Silk.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st October 2004
Channel 4
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
Rosie Mahony Sixth Former
Ricci McLeod Sixth Former
Kirsty Bruce Sixth Former
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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