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Green Wing 

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

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Victoria Pile
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sally Bretton ...  Kim Alabaster 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Oliver Chris ...  Boyce 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Olivia Colman ...  Harriet Schulenburg 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Michelle Gomez ...  Sue White 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Tamsin Greig ...  Dr. Caroline Todd 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Pippa Haywood ...  Joanna Clore 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Mark Heap ...  Dr. Alan Statham 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Katie Lyons ...  Naughty Rachel 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Stephen Mangan ...  Dr. Guilaume Secretan / ... 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Lucinda Raikes ...  Karen Ball 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Dr. Macartney 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Karl Theobald ...  Dr. Martin Dear 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Jo Joyner ...  Kim Alabaster 18 episodes, 2004-2006
Kevin Hudson Kevin Hudson ...  Doctor 14 episodes, 2004-2006
Sarah Alexander ...  Dr. Angela Hunter 13 episodes, 2004-2006
Paterson Joseph ...  Lyndon / ... 9 episodes, 2004-2006
Keir Charles ...  Oliver 8 episodes, 2004-2006
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Green Wing See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TalkBack Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(9 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The show contains both the onscreen and off-screen love interest of Jack Davenport. Sarah Alexander who played Steve's (Davenport's) fiancée Susan from Coupling, and Jack Davenport's real life wife Michelle Gomez. See more »

Goofs

When we first meet Emily, her name tag says Emily Barkas, however, her last name is later revealed to be Westbrook. See more »

Quotes

Jake: [Carol's dumped him] Well, you did that very well, thank you.
Dr. Caroline Todd: Oh, no, don't be so nice. At least get angry or shout or something.
Jake: No, I'm not going to get angry and shout about BEING STRUNG ALONG BY SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T KNOW THEIR OWN MIND, WHO EVERYONE CAN SEE WHO SHE SHOULD BE WITH BUT HER because shouting never really solves anything, does it?
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Que Onda Guero
Written by Beck
Performed by Beck
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User Reviews

Brilliant Show--NOT just another hospital show.

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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