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 known to have improvised scenes and also used editing techniques to hide actors breaking character – Green Wing

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

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

Number of Seasons / Episodes

2 seasons

Characters:

Sally Bretton – Kim Alabaster

Oliver Chris – Boyce

Olivia Colman – Harriet Schulenburg

Michelle Gomez – Sue White

Tamsin Greig – Dr Caroline Todd

Pippa Haywood – Joanna Clore

Mark Heap – Dr Alan Statham

Katie Lyons – Naughty Rachel

Stephan Mangan – Dr Guilaume Secretan

Lucinda Raikes – Karen Ball

Julian Rhind-Tutt – Dr Macartney

Karl Theobald – Dr Martin Dear

 

Trivia

 

  • The speed up/slowdown scenes are occasionally used to mask actors breaking, or to disguise a change between takes.
  • 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.
  • Filmed in a working Hospital.
  • 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.
  • One of the writers cameos as one of the people who applies to live with Carol.
  • There is a Psychiatrist who looks and sounds almost exactly like Pip Torrens’s “Neurosurgeon” does.

 

Classic Clips

 

Sue And the Cake

 

Mobile Phone

 

Games

 

Vital Organs