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 / comedy drama 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 7

Martin wins £3,000 from a scratchcard and decides to spread his money amongst his friends. Sue discovers the truth about Holly and Mackenzie, Alan and Joanna begin to panic about their crime, Harriet brings her son Robbie into work and Guy admits to Caroline that he doesn't just like her, but that he "likes" her.

Further details

There is a lot of bad luck going around the hospital this week, with the exception of Martin who wins 10,000 pound on the scratch cards (the fact that he only got 3000 after doing a deal with the shopkeeper doesn't bother him too much). After much debating , he eventually invests in some trainers which unfortunately for him, no one seems to notice.

However, Joanna and Alan's luck isn't as good as Martin's what with Joanna sleeping with a barely legal boy and Alan having panic attacks up and down the hospital, which leaves him convinced he's dying (though no one else seems to notice any difference). Despite this stress over the dwarf situation, it seems to bring them together again, with Joanna even allowing Statham to talk to "the growler".

Holly's down on her luck as well, after Sue White discovers hair dye, DNA tests and a photo of Mackenzie with black her in her locker... proving that Mac isn't the father. Sue of course goes rushing to Mac to let him know, and so Mac makes Holly leave the hospital, who does so without fanfare. This means of course, that Caroline and Mac can get their relationship can get back on track. Doesn't it? Of course not. This time Sue White gets in the way by announcing to all the staff that she is pregnant with Mac's baby. But is she telling the truth?

If Caroline can't get together with Mac, then there's always Guy who professes the fact that he doesn't just "like" Caroline, he "likes" her. Unfortunately Guy's luck is also on a downward spiral and Caroline pays no attention to him, as her mind is on other matters (like trying to pee). As a sacrifice to Caroline, he gets a tattoo drawn. Unfortunately for Guy, it's completely the wrong thing.

Will the staff's luck get any better next week? Can it get any worse?

Broadcast details

Friday 12th May 2006
Channel 4
60 minutes


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    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
    Keir Charles Oliver
    Sally Phillips Holly Hawkes
    Darren Boyd Jake Leaf
    Guest cast
    Sue Elliott-Nicholls Teenager's Mum
    Sarah Hadland Nurse, Panic Attack
    Preeya Kalidas Newsagent
    Simon Nagra Indian Waiter
    Fay Rusling Nurse, Phone Sex
    Jonah Russell Shoe Shop Assistant
    Matthew Steer Teenager
    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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