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 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

Date
Friday 12th May 2006
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
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
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
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