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

Green Wing

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2004 - 2007
  • 18 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about the childish and slightly mad staff working in a hospital. Stars Tamsin Greig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Stephen Mangan, Mark Heap, Pippa Haywood and more.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 28th January 2015 10:00pm London Live
Friday 30th January 2015 11:00pm London Live
Thursday 2nd July 2015 1:45am London Live
Saturday 15th August 2015 9:30pm London Live
Thursday 3rd December 2015 9:00pm London Live
Friday 4th December 2015 2:00am London Live
Sunday 4th March 2018 2:40am Gold
Friday 15th March 2019 11:20pm Gold
Sunday 17th March 2019 2:40am Gold
Saturday 9th May 2020 11:35pm Gold
Friday 19th June 2020 1:20am Gold
Thursday 9th July 2020 2:15am Gold
Thursday 30th July 2020 2:10am Gold

Cast & crew

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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