Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that was set inside a NHS hospital – Only When I Laugh
Opening Sequence / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
A rather naive, middle-class man is admitted to a hospital ward and finds that he is sharing it with a working-class layabout and an upper-class hypochondriac. All three of them cause headaches for the hospital staff. – IMDB
Number of Seasons / Episodes
James Bolam – Figgis
Peter Bowles – Glover
Christopher Strauli – Norman
Richard Wilson – Gordon Thorpe
Derrick Branche – Gupte
- It aired between 29 October 1979 and 16 December 1982 and was set in the ward of an NHS hospital
- The title is in response to the question, “Does it hurt?”
- The show was one of many successes for writer Eric Chappell, and has been repeated on ITV3 since 2007.