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

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