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.


Two characters are named after members of the crew. Kim Alabaster is named after production manager Rachel Alabaster. Harriet Shulenburg is named after Victoria Pile's assistant Patrick Shulenburg.

Much of the music performed in Green Wing has been reused in other programmes, most notably Top Gear.

Mackenzie's name is spelt different in the credits of both episodes that he appears in. In Episode 2.5 he is called "Mackensie" with an "s", but in Episode 2.6 he is "Mackenzie" with a "z".

In the "Tests" episode (Episode 1.6), Stephen Merchant is mistakenly credited as a "Lab Technicianian" rather than as a "Lab Technician".

In the first series, Guy's first name, Guilaume, is spelt with one "L", but in the second it is spelt with two.