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Programme: Green Wing
Broadcast: 2004 - 2007   (Channel 4)
Episodes: 18 (2 series + 1 special)
Starring: Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Mark Heap, Karl Theobald, Sarah Alexander, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Michelle Gomez
Written by: Robert Harley, James Henry, Gary Howe, Stuart Kenworthy, Oriane Messina, Victoria Pile, Richard Preddy, Fay Rusling
Directed by: Dominic Brigstocke, Tristram Shapeero
Locations: Northwick Park Hospital, North Hampshire Hospital
Production: Talkback Thames More info

A Channel 4 comedy which follows the adventures of the childish and slightly mad staff at a hospital.

Despite a general lack of medical attention, Green Wing follows new surgical registrar Dr Caroline Todd through her first day at work and beyond, starting out as she means to go on - disheveled and under-deodorised having spent the night in her car.

BCG Review:

Fantastic! A refreshing change from the bland comedies than normally fill our screens. Some viewers may find it takes a little while to get into this show because of its unconventional camera work and soap like on-going plotlines however it won't be long before most are hooked.

In fact Green Wing has one of the most dedicated fan bases of any modern comedy - a fact that should speak volumes!

Green Wing is packed full of so many funny moments and outstanding performances that we'd need pages to adequately praise everything. In our opinion Mark Heap, Michelle Gomez and Stephen Mangan deserve a special mention though for their excellent performances as do the writers for crafting some classic scenes.

Green Wing is not 100% above criticism though - audience figures dropped off towards the end and the final special (shown in January 2007) deviated away from normal GW territory too much. The Special was always going struggle to live up the hardcore fans' expectations however we'd have to agree with the comments that there wasn't as much comedy in this final as we'd have liked.

Green Wing has now finished and has had a "do not resuscitate" sign put at the end of its bed by the cast and crew so we won't be seeing a series three. In our opinion this comedy is bowing out at the right time though - thanks for all the many, many laughs Green Wing!

For more of what we think see our about Green Wing article Go

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