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 5 - The Wrong Leg

Flynn saws off the wrong leg while operating on a villain, and there's a rooftop chase after a new directive is issued.

Further details

Laurence is put in charge of local villain Frank Briggs. The crook's leg amputation almost goes wrong due to Laurence's lack of knowledge of which leg to remove.

Broadcast details

Monday 9th December 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
Richard Freeman Pathologist
David Cann D.I. Crighton
Roger Morlidge Police Constable
Vicki Pepperdine Chiropodist
Hilary Sesta Chiropody Patient
Frank Harper Frank Briggs
Jay Kilbey Minder
Lorraine Hilton "Bad News" Mother
Will Ashcroft "Bad News" Father
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
Martine Cooper Costume Designer
Lorraine Hill Make-up Designer
Nick Rae 1st Assistant Director

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