Porters. Image shows from L to R: Frankie (Susan Wokoma), Simon Porter (Edward Easton), Anthony De La Mer (Daniel Mays), Lucy (Claudia Jessie).


Dave sitcom about hospital porters. 9 episodes (2 series), 2017 - 2019. Stars Edward Easton, Susan Wokoma, Daniel Mays, Claudia Jessie and others.

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Porters. Image shows from L to R: Anthony De La Mer (Daniel Mays), Simon Porter (Edward Easton), Frankie (Susan Wokoma).


Sitcom about the unseen life of a modern hospital

2017 - 2019
9   (2 series)
Edward Easton, Susan Wokoma, Daniel Mays, Claudia Jessie, Rutger Hauer, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Sinead Keenan, Tanya Franks and others
Dan Sefton
Vadim Jean
Simon Lupton, Alex Walsh-Taylor, Pete Thornton, Laurence Bowen and Dan Sefton

Lurking beneath St. Etheldreda's hospital fa├žade is a secret subterranean world. A world of endless corridors, party-throwing mortuary attendants, baton-happy security guards and legally blind laundry train drivers. This is the part of the hospital the public never gets to see - an underground community of hospital workers making the world above them run like clockwork(ish). Moving between the two worlds - the glue that binds everything together, the thin blue line between efficiency and chaos - are the porters. Whether it's a urine sample, a complaining patient or a dead body - if it's in St. Etheldreda's, you'll need a porter to move it.

Karma-loving, German born Tillman and black-market-Chinese-Viagra selling Frankie rule the porters' roost. But then along comes Simon. To their great amusement, he thinks portering is just a temporary stepping-stone to what he sees as his true calling in life - being a doctor. He's actually ambitious and to top it all, he's about to fall in love with Lucy, a nurse (who all porters know don't date porters). For Frankie, there's only one cure for this heady cocktail of delusion. To wind him up like a clockwork mouse.

Because in this strange parallel universe, with the battle-hardened but exhausted Dr Kelly, hypochondriac, recidivist patient Mark, highly mischievous, gameplaying transplant surgeon Mr Pradeep, and ruthless NHS manager Jane Bison, there's just one big goal for the porters below the decks: getting away with it.

So, lie back, hop on the trolley and enjoy the ride as our porters try to steer the course of least resistance through the topsy-turvy medical seas of life and death.

Porters. An upstairs/downstairs medical comedy. With wheels.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 20th September 2017 on Dave at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 18th April 2019 on Dave at 10pm
Length of episodes
40 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 1am on Dave
  2. Series 2 Episode 2: Monday at 11:20pm on Dave
  3. Series 2 Episode 2: Wednesday at 11pm on Dave
  4. Series 2 Episode 3: Friday 29th March at 1am on Dave
  5. Series 2 Episode 3: Monday 1st April at 11:20pm on Dave
  6. Series 2 Episode 3: Wednesday 3rd April at 11pm on Dave
  7. Series 2 Episode 4: Friday 5th April at 1am on Dave

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