Green Wing (2004– )

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Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show.

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 Kim Alabaster (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Boyce (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Harriet Schulenburg (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Sue White (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Dr. Caroline Todd (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Joanna Clore (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Dr. Alan Statham (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Naughty Rachel (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Karen Ball (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Dr. Macartney (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Dr. Martin Dear (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Dr. Angela Hunter (13 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Lyndon / ... (9 episodes, 2004-2006)
Keir Charles ...
 Oliver (8 episodes, 2004-2006)
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An offbeat comedy from the team behind 'Smack the Pony', set in a hospital, and is very much character-based, with storylines involving a staff liasion officer who hates people, a humourless consultant who thinks he's funny, and a handful of sexual predators and inadequates. Written by lordedmund

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Stephen Mangan and Michelle Gomez have a tendency to improvise - the scene between Guy and Sue White where Guy is holding a child is entirely improvised, for example. See more »

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Dr. Guilaume Secretan: Buggering wank!
Dr. Macartney: No, no, don't tell me the Swiss water polo team lost again!
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Brilliant Show--NOT just another hospital show.
13 July 2005 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This show is so utterly brilliant. The other day my husband came home while I was watching it and said he could hear me laughing halfway down the sidewalk. May take one or two episodes to acquire a taste for this show, as it is so different from what you're used to watching, but there is so much richness and depth to Green Wing. The characters, while extremely quirky, are still real. While you may be screaming with laughter at some outlandish physical comedy moment or gag one moment, the next they will surprise you with a relatively sober, very dark scene (Joanna and her flip-book of Polaroids of herself as she ages).

In the US, this airs on BBC America. I would recommend it to people who love "Arrested Development." Of course, some of the most quirky and original shows can't last through very many seasons without losing some of their sting. I just hope "Green Wing" doesn't flare out soon, or disappear as its actors become stars in high demand in Britain and the US, as I'm sure many of them will.

By the way, for those of you who are sick of "hospital" shows, don't be fooled. This show couldn't care less about the patients! You almost never even see one, unless used as a meaningless prop beneath a sheet in the operating room. Definitely no "ER," this, thank God.


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