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 9 - Emergency

Before Mac leaves he gives Guy one last bet - that he cannot have sex with Joanna. Martin decides to get his revenge on Guy by opening his post, but when he does he uncovers a horrible secret. These two situations combine leading to a incident involving Guy, Mac, Martin, botox, an ambulance, a field full of sheep and a cliff.

Further details

Caroline still can't believe that Mac is moving to Sheffield and tries her best to deter him but with no luck. Martin makes a horrifying discovery, that Guy is in fact his half-brother and Mac and Guy set the ultimate bet - for Guy to sleep with Joanna, who unbeknownst to him is in fact his mother.

Things begin to look up for the staff, with Mac and Caroline kissing and finally becoming a couple and Martin asking out Karen, who of course is delighted. However, things suddenly take a turn for the worse when Guy and Joanna realise their relationship to each other and after a fight between Martin and Guy, a botox stabbing and an ambulance stealing incident, things end in a literal cliffhanger.

Broadcast details

Friday 29th 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
    Guest cast
    Daisy Haggard Emmy
    Saskia Wickham Chaplain
    Vicki Pepperdine Neighbour
    Michael Gould Neighbour
    Glynis Brooks Ward Sister
    Ash Varrez (as Ash Verraz) Professor Mancoo
    Diveen Henry 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
    Lucien Clayton Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

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