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 6

Harriet has split up with Lyndon, and Caroline has split up with Mac - but could complementary therapist Jake Leaf be the right man? Statham has won a caption competition so Joanna decides to put him in his place, but the plan badly backfires. The HR staff also get a visit from Kim's Turkish penpal.

Further details

Emotions are running high at the hospital for the staff, with Caroline splitting up with Mac so that he can be a proper father to Mackenzie and Harriet breaking up with Lyndon as she feels guilty for having an affair. However, Caroline appears to get over her split quicker than Harriet and goes on a date with the complementary therapist Jake Leaf (which did go well until a jealous Guy through his keys into Jake's head).

Alan Statham's emotions on the other hand are at the other end of the scale, as he is absurdly cheerful after winning a Consult That! caption competition in industry magazine Consultant Radiologist International with 100% of the votes (the fact this is only 7 votes doesn't perturb him). To try and stop him being so happy, Joanna and Sue come up with a plan which ends in tragedy, as Alan ends up battering Joanna's vertically challenged cousin to death with a stuffed heron. Joanna also becomes part of the murder when she helps Alan to throw the body into the hospital incinerator.

Martin's happiness is also short-lived, as although he had hired a private investigator who managed to trace his dad, he learns his dad has a rather unfortunate surname. Furthermore, a spiteful Joanna ensures that they can't meet even though they do pass each other at the hospital. Karen's happiness at making friends with Kim's Turkish penpal also disappears quickly when he compares her to Brian May from Queen.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th May 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
    Simon Ludders Detective
    Big Mick Joanna's Cousin
    Bugra Tezer Murrat
    Rob Webster Donald Twat
    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
    Lucien Clayton Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

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