Sick Note. Image shows from L to R: Daniel Glass (Rupert Grint), Dr Iain Glennis (Nick Frost). Copyright: King Bert Productions
Sick Note

Sick Note

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2017 - 2018
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about a lie spiralling wildly out of control. Stars Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Daniel Rigby, Karl Theobald and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Queen Of Hearts

Sick Note. Daniel Glass (Rupert Grint). Copyright: King Bert Productions
Loveable loser Daniel is having a rough few days... then he is diagnosed with cancer by "top" oncologist Dr Glennis.

Further details

Loveable loser Daniel is having a rough few days: his girlfriend Becca is dumping him and kicking him out of her home, and his boss Michael is about to fire him for being a lazy employee. And then he's diagnosed with cancer by "top" oncologist Dr Glennis. Worst week ever.

But instead of ruining Daniel's life, the diagnosis changes it for the better: Becca takes him back, his job's safe, people start being nice to him, even his emotionally distant parents start to take an interest. Daniel gets a new lease of life until the moment he receives an even more startling piece of news: it was a misdiagnosis, he doesn't have a terminal illness at all. But sharing the happy news proves trickier than you'd think with Dr Glennis begging Daniel to keep schtum about his mistake. Could Daniel really hide the truth from his nearest and dearest? As the lie begins to spiral out of control, he soon doesn't have much of a choice.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 7th November 2017
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 13th November 2017 10:45pm Sky1
Sunday 22nd July 2018 1:00am Sky1

Cast & crew

Rupert Grint Daniel Glass
Nick Frost Dr Iain Glennis
Pippa Bennett-Warner Becca Palmerstone
Karl Theobald Michael Serasau
Marama Corlett Linda Zerafa
Belinda Stewart-Wilson Annette Glennis
Camilla Beeput Vanessa Matthews
Miles Richardson Dr Samson
Don Johnson Kenny West
Tolulope Ogunmefun (as Tolu Ogunmefun) Ash Matthews
Dustin Demri-Burns Will_5000 (Voice)
Guest cast
Matilda Thorpe Claire Glass
David Cann Gordon Glass
Lolly Adefope Lisa (Receptionist)
Writing team
James Serafinowicz Writer
Nat Saunders Writer
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Sarah Fraser Producer
Jo Sargent Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Rhian McCosker-Smith Line Producer
Scott Aukerman Consultant Producer
David Jargowsky Consultant Producer
Gavin Buckley Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
Rosalie Clayton Casting Director
Leah Archer Costume Designer
John Sorapure Director of Photography
Nicola Coleman Make-up Designer
Carly Paradis Composer
Scott Bates 1st Assistant Director


Are slackers born or made? This show stars Rupert Grint as Dan, a twentysomething malingerer who would prefer to be playing video games than be at work. When he is misdiagnosed by his incompetent doctor (Nick Frost), it could be the shock he needs to reboot his attitude before it's too late. As the plot develops, though, we find that it's difficult for a skiving, kind-of-untrustworthy leopard to change his spots. And yes, weirdly, that is Don Johnson.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 7th November 2017

Pippa Bennett-Warner on the 'darkly funny' Sick Note is shining a spotlight on actors who are set to light up the small screen, and our Ones To Watch series continues with Pippa Bennett-Warner, who you might remember from Doctor Who and racy period drama Harlots. She's headed back over to the dark(ly funny) side in the new series of Sick Note.

Sarah Deen, Metro, 7th November 2017

Sick Note is already showing signs of heart failure

Amazingly, Sick Note has been commissioned for a second series, which will star Lindsay Lohan as the daughter of Daniel's boss. I can't say I have high hopes - she is hardly the sort of actor you want administering the kiss of life to a programme already showing serious signs of heart failure.

Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph, 7th November 2017

Rupert Grint interview

The actor returns to the spotlight in black comedy Sick Note, in a role that could hardly be more different from his character Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films.

James Rampton, The Independent, 6th November 2017

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