Getting On

Series 3 - Episode 4



Another day on the ward sees another probing of the divide between the beating heart of the NHS and its bureaucracy. Emotions are running high: Kim is trying to give up smoking while dealing with an ill mother-in-law; Pippa takes legal advice about her divorce from a cleaner; and Den seems to be short for “Denial” as the fun-loving sister struggles with the prospect of motherhood.

Everything is underplayed but the haywire Pippa can always raise a chuckle, while the jargon of “modern matron” Demaris – “pushing the envelope of care a little further” – are finely turned pieces of nonsense.


Hilary is out on the prowl looking for cuts, Kim is feeling the effects of giving up smoking and Den has a secret she is trying to hide. Meanwhile, matters come to a head on the ward with the arrival of a private patient. Comedy drama, starring Jo Brand, Ricky Grover and Joanna Scanlan.

Cast & Crew

Nurse Kim Wilde Jo Brand
Dr Pippa Moore Vicki Pepperdine
Sister Den Flixter Joanna Scanlan
Hilary Loftus Ricky Grover
Damaris Clarke Cush Jumbo
Hansley Babou Ceesay
Dr Tom Kersley Tobias Menzies
Mrs Dingsdale Sheila Collings
Dr Tatty Oxford Anastasia Hille
Director Sue Tully
Producer Geoff Atkinson
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