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 5

Alan stands in a local council election, and surprisingly gets Boyce to help him. Martin accidentally becomes a pimp, Lyndon goes out on a date with Harriet, and Mac discovers that Holly never had that abortion - could he really be a father?

Further details

Alan decides to stand for local elections, a feat which he believes can only happen by making his voice less "screechy" and so enlists in the help of a speech therapist, though without much success. He also gets help from Boyce, who hires himself as campaign manager but still finds it difficult to get the public to accept his policies.

Whilst Alan throws himself into his new career as a politician, Martin ends up in a much seedier occupation. He accidentally ends up as a part-time pimp, a role which he throws himself into enthusiastically (even inventing a special pimp walk). However, his career comes to an abrupt end after Karen dumps him and he gets threatened by a full-time pimp.

Elsewhere, Mac's luck finally seems to be on the up when he gets to kiss Caroline again. However, that all quickly changes when Holly informs him that she is has a son and that Mac is the father. When Caroline finds out, she does not take the news well and seeks solace from new flatmate Guy (whilst at the same time trying to fight off the affections of the complementary therapist Jake Leaf). Will she ever get the man that she really wants?

Broadcast details

Friday 28th April 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
Lucinda Raikes Karen Ball
Sally Bretton Kim Alabaster
Katie Lyons Naughty Rachel
Paterson Joseph Lyndon Jones
Sally Phillips Holly Hawkes
Darren Boyd Jake Leaf
Guest cast
Dylan Woodcock Mackenzie
Geoff Francis Pimp
Jennifer Hennessy (as Jennifer Hennessey) Suzie
Rosie Cavaliero Voice Coach
Tom Goodman-Hill Politician
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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