Hospital People. Ivan Brackenbury (Tom Binns). Copyright: Roughcut Television
Hospital People

Hospital People

  • TV sitcom / sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 2016 - 2017
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Mockumentary in which Tom Binns plays various characters who are working in a hospital. Also features Amit Shah, Janine Duvitski and Mandeep Dhillon.

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Series 1, Episode 6 - The Charity Single

Hospital People. Image shows from L to R: Susan Mitchell (Tom Binns), Neville Burley (James Fleet)
Susan Mitchell decides to record a charity single to raise funds for Brimlington Hospital. Local choirmaster Neville Burle has been brought in to produce it, but Susan and Neville don't see eye to eye. Kenny prepares for his audition in the choir, Ivan gets to grips with his new studio equipment, and Ian's talents are finally recognised by the outside world.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th June 2017
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Tom Binns Ivan Brackenbury
Tom Binns Susan Mitchell
Tom Binns Ian D Montfort
Tom Binns Father Kenny
Amit Shah Sunny Prasad
Janine Duvitski Mrs Leydon
Mandeep Dhillon Shaz Dutta
Guest cast
Jacqueline Boatswain Doctor
Jill Dellow Rosa Shepherd
Aidey Pugh Porter
Angela Curran Geraldine
Adam Riches Gary
James Fleet Neville Burley
Rock Choir Hospital Choir
Alice Blundell PC Davis
Pip Chamberlin (as Pip Chamberlain) PC Atalla
Judi Earl Carol
Samantha Morris (as Samantha Phyllis Morris) Young Singer
Writing team
Matt Morgan Writer
Paul Doolan Writer
Tom Binns Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Murphy Director
Emma Lawson Producer
Ash Atalla Executive Producer
Jon Petrie Executive Producer
Tom Binns Associate Producer
Adam Bokey Editor
Kyz Kistell Production Designer
Julia Duff Casting Director
Sacha Green Casting Director
Chloe Adele Costume Designer
Matt Wicks Director of Photography
Katy Fray Make-up Designer
Nick Foster Composer
Oli Julian Composer
Seth Adams 1st Assistant Director
Alex Moody Commissioning Editor


The idea of a mock-doc set in an NHS hospital might be about as appetising as a plate of industrially steamed carrots, but Hospital People manages to pull it off. Tonight sees the last episode in the series: a warm-hearted affair in which the hospital's various hapless characters (all played by Tom Binns) get it together to record a charity single. The gags may have something of an 80s sitcom feel, but only a churl would begrudge the song at the end.

Sophie Harris, The Guardian, 16th June 2017

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