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 2, Episode 1

Following the accident Mac is now in a coma. As such he is getting some very strange dreams and a lot of visitors. Elsewhere, Boyce's daddy has died, Statham tries to play a prank on Joanna, and Guy drowns his sorrows down the pub.

Further details

And so we return to the hospital with possibly the fewest patients in the country and it turns out the consequences of Guy's actions are gradually coming to light. The most worrying of which is the fact that Mac is in a coma and has been for quite a while. However, as the rest of the staff try to wake him up in increasingly imaginative ways; (for example telling him that they love him, playing the harmonica to him and threatening to shoot a kitten if he doesn't wake up), Mac lies in blissful slumber dreaming of being in an all-Mac version of Take That and in partaking in some semi-naked wrestling with Guy.

Elsewhere, Boyce is still managing to wind up Alan Statham by informing him his "daddy" has died (which turns out to be a daddy longlegs), Alan tries to play a trick on Joanna which backfires spectacularly and Guy pours out all his emotions and his version of what happened in the ambulance to a man in a bar.

Whilst all this is happening, there is some good news: Mac wakes up! Though the news may not be so good for Caroline, once she realises that a bout of amnesia may possibly have ruined everything between the two of them...

Broadcast details

Friday 31st March 2006
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
    Nick Frost Just a Man
    Paul Bazely Anaesthetist
    Jane Cameron Nurse
    Rebecca Clow Nurse
    Doreen Ingleton (as Doreen Ingieton) Nurse
    Alison Partgeter Nurse
    Chetna Pandya 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
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

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