Getting On, 2009
Getting on was a satirical British sitcom set in a geriatric ward of an NHS hospital. Screened on digital channel BBC 4 it ran for fifteen episodes over three series. Series one ran for just three episodes whilst series two and three ran for six each.
Critically acclaimed by many UK television critics Getting On won a host of awards. These Were: in 2010 Royal Television Society Award for Best Writing in Comedy, it also picked up the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Comedy the same year.
Two of the show’s stars: Jo Brand and Joanna Scanlan were nominated for the 2010 for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Role. In 2011 Jo Brand won the award.
The writers were nominated again in 2012 for both the Royal Television Society Award for Best Writing in Comedy and BAFTA Television Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Role for it’s female stars.
Despite it’s success “Getting On” was never recommissioned for a fourth series.
Welcome to Ward K2, a backwater in an NHS trust hospital. This is the world of slips, trips and hips; healthcare at its least glamorous.
Getting On follows the daily lives of nurses as they go about their routine tasks on the ward.
Kim Wilde – Jo Brand
Dr Pippa Moore – Vicki Pepperdine
Denise “Den” Flixter – Joanna Scanlon
Hilary Loftus – Ricky Glover
Created and Written By:
Directed By: Peter Capaldi (series 1 & 2), Susan Tully (series 3)
Original Transmission Dates: 8th July 2009 – 21st November 2012