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.

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Series 1, Episode 3 - Clean White Coat

Junior doctor Flynn has to get a clean white coat before the next ward round, but not before encounters with Jesus, tropical fish, the local priest and the Pet Shop Boys.

Further details

Laurence is told off by Mr Ron for the state of his white coat because it is decorated by blood, vomit, spinal fluid and chicken korma. His hygiene is not particularly good either but a hot shower at Judy's will sort that out!

However Laurence has a few things to deal with first. To visit the "lady of linen" for a new coat; to treat a priest with a stab wound; and to deliver a baby.

Broadcast details

Monday 25th 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
Peggy Shields Mrs Price
Sue Elliott-Nicholls Sperm Donation Nurse
Mia Soteriou The Linen Lady
John O'Mahony Father Kerrigan
Paul Putner Chef
Abi Eniola Midwife
Johanne Murdock Woman Giving Birth
John Rapley Exterminator
Godfrey Jackman Exterminator
Nicholas Monu Dr. Galton
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
Ron Simpson Costume Designer
Lorraine Hill Make-up Designer
Nick Rae 1st Assistant Director

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