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 8 - Slave Auction

East Hampton is holding a slave auction to raise some money, with Caroline, Guy, Lyndon and Alan putting their names down as auction lots. Mac reveals that his has got a new job, but it is in Sheffield and has to move. Sue learns of Caroline's love for Mac and decides to stop her - by killing her.

Further details

Mac is starting to make a new life for himself, with a new girlfriend and a new job in Sheffield (much to the horror of both Caroline and Sue), but will he go? Meanwhile Guy tries to prove that he isn't a snob and has lots of "working class chums".

The big activity of the night in the hospital is the slave auction with everyone bidding for those that they fancy, with Martin having the most extravagant bid of the night for Caroline (he paid £3000 for her) though perhaps with one of the least successful dates, after deciding that the way to Caroline's heart was by being a bastard. Sue buys Guy and gets him to act like Mac for the night, Joanna gets Lyndon much to his horror and Boyce buys Alan for the grand total of 30p and the end result of the night is something which will live with Alan for a long long time!

Broadcast details

Friday 22nd 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
    Guest cast
    Daisy Haggard Emmy
    Robert Harley Chief Executive / CEO
    Rosie Cavaliero Teacher
    Matthew Ashforde Terry
    Benoit Lambert Waiter
    Rachel Freck Mum
    Billy Sneddon (as Billy Snedon) Homeless Person
    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
    Lucien Clayton Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

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