TLC. Image shows from L to R: Dr. Laurence Flynn (Reece Shearsmith), Mr. Benedict Ron (Richard Griffiths), Dr. Stephen Noble (Alexander Armstrong)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2002
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Surreal sitcom set inside a dysfunctional London NHS hospital following a neurotic, bumbling, shy junior house surgeon. Stars Reece Shearsmith, Alexander Armstrong, Richard Griffiths, Georgia Mackenzie, Llewella Gideon and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - Sectioned

Junior doctor Flynn finds himself sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Further details

Laurence gets the privilege of getting to sleep on a casualty trolley having had Noble break the lock on the door to his on-call flat. At the same time, he gets a new patient. An old lady called Ethel who wont answer his questions but likes to use her mouth for other things!

Laurence's attempts to impress Judy also backfire when he finds himself being sectioned under the mental health act!

Broadcast details

Monday 18th November 2002
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Reece Shearsmith Dr. Laurence Flynn
Alexander Armstrong Dr. Stephen Noble
Richard Griffiths Mr. Benedict Ron
Georgia Mackenzie Nurse Judy Conway
Llewella Gideon Sister Charity Hope
Erich Redman Gasman
Benedict Wong Terry Cheung
Martin Trenaman The Wheelchair Man
Tom Watt Sid Potter
Tim Brooke-Taylor Reverend
Guest cast
Renee Nyland Photocopier Patient
Edna Doré (as Edna Dore) Ethel
Joan Oliver The Psychiatrist
David McKail Mr Holland
Writing team
Fintan Coyle Writer
Production team
Geoff Posner Director
Geoff Posner Producer
David Tyler Producer
Jed Leventhall Associate Producer
Mark Wybourn Editor
Les Stephenson Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Anna Stubley Costume Designer
Rob Kitzmann Director of Photography
Diane Chenery-Wickens Make-up Designer
Pete Baikie Composer
Willie Dowling Composer
Dianna Hunt Costume Designer
Xanthia White Make-up Designer
Nick Rae 1st Assistant Director

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