Monday, October 02, 2006
Green Wing The Complete Series 1 Scripts out 22 October 2006
Get ready to jump aboard the out-of-control hospital trolley that is "Green Wing"! This BAFTA-winning, genre-defying, Channel 4 comedy continues to prove medical issues needn't interfere with everyday hospital life. This surreal show features a unique cast of characters: the endearing Dr. Caroline Todd; the wise-cracking, heartthrob surgeon, Dr. MacCartney; the lustful anaesthetist, Guy Secretan; the stammering, crazed radiologist, Alan Statham; the age-obsessed Head of HR, Joanna Clore; and the terrifying staff liaison officer, Sue White.
This book contains all the scripts from series 1, as well as bonus material and scores of photos.
320pp; £14.99 paperback. Available from all good high street bookshops, plus online from amazon and play.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
Get down there for this chance of a lifetime opportunity to meet all your favourite characters and get their autographs.
It promises to be a great event, but arrive early!
Monday, March 20, 2006
Friday, March 17, 2006
I was up at Talkback today, and got my copy of the Series 1 DVD (and did a video interview for some web stuff, more tba)
If you haven't already pre-ordered it, get on a do it now. It's fabulous.
For fans of the show, the audio commentaries alone are reason to get a copy. They offer such great insight into the Production process, and even I've learnt stuff I never knew!
Show 1 commentary is by Editor extraordinaire Billy Sneddon, and creator Victoria Pile.
There's also loads of Extra Scenes and I cannot recommend it enough - really exciting stuff.
The commentary on Episode 9 is particularly good!
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Monday 20th March 2006
11:05pm - 12:10am
VIDEO Plus+: 255865
Innovative comedy-drama series from the team behind Smack the Pony. Dr Caroline Todd arrives for her first day as surgical registrar at a hospital having spent the night in her car. Unprepared and hygienically challenged, she meets her new colleagues and is ultimately tricked into staying the night at the home of smooth-talking anaesthetist, Guy Secretan.
Tamsin Greig,Stephen Mangan,Mark Heap,Julian Rhind-Tutt,Karl Theobald,Sarah Alexander
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Have a look at: http://greenwing2.blogspot.com/
There's still some minor tweaks to be done, but during the next few weeks, I shall be posting to this blog and the new one....let me know what you think of it....all feedback post gratefully received.
Friday, March 10, 2006
Here's a lovely pic of Victoria Pile and Director Tristram Shapeero sitting on a low-loader, and clearly not too stressed out with the days events (perhaps it was early?)
Can't remember what the spider was...it probably came from either Martyn the cameraman or Rob the Lighting Director.
Apart from the serious business of filming telly, there was a little bit of mucking around off camera.
Will try to remember some of the funnier moments and post them.....
Photo by Martyn Porter
Thursday, March 09, 2006
...watch this space, but for all you early adopters, here's a link to the blog (not yet fully operational!):
Had a great evening last night, rubbing shoulders with cast and crew alike, along with a million people I didn't know.
Most of the cast were there, in no particular order: Tamsin Grieg, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Stephen Mangan, Mark Heap, Pippa Haywood, Karl Theobald, Michelle Gomez, Oli Chris, Katie Lyons, Lucinda Raikes, Sally Bretton
The theatre was full of cast, crew, Channel 4 bods and press.
It started with a brief re-cap of where we left the last series, and then went straight into episode 1.
Now that it's been seen by people not associated with the team, I can probably get away with passing on a few details, but will hold back on major and significant plot lines.
See my next post......
Will post some details in the am, but suffice is to say that Episode 1 of Series 2 is a stunning piece of work (I know I'm biased!)
Look out for some sneaky Series 2 pics tomorrow and the low down on the Press Launch......
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
In anticipation of a small piece soon to be appearing on British Sitcom Guide, here's another picture of the finale to Series 1.
I'll post a link as soon as the article is written.
This picture shows the size of the crane arm used to acheive the cliff shots.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Often we have to mock up pictures of the cast in order to dress them in around their 'houses' to make the space more personal and realistic.
These two pictures show a before and after version of a picture I took which I mocked up for Joanna's flat, creating a late 60's holiday snap of Guy's father, obviously using Stephen dressed up.
Once I took the photo, I cut them out using Photoshop and put them on an Alpine background.
I'm not sure the viewer could even see this picture on set, but perhaps you can look out for it in the final epsiode of the series, when Guy visits Joanna at her flat.
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
I had a chance to see some of the publicity photos, and they're superb...keep an eye out for those.
I also had a chat about the forthcoming DVD and it seems like it has some rather fancy packaging. It looks great and will be released April 3rd, so get you're pre-order in !
Finally, caught a snippet of Show 1, which looks every bit as funny as I remember it, if not funnier. I'm sure fans will not be disappointed. I'm very excited to see it come out, and as ever, feel very proud to have been a part of such a milestone in TV Comedy.
Can't say anything more than that, sad to say, but tune in around the end of March to be confirmed.....
Monday, February 27, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
These three photos will hopefully give you a little glimpse into the world of Sue White, and the amount of detail that goes into dressing a set.
Notice the paperwork on the pin board for example. All of which is custom made by us and contains real information that could be in an actual Head of HR office, just in case any of it can be seen on camera.
The cut-out flower on the window ledge has a long history. It was first hired for the pilot episode, which was shot on location in an empty office in Basingstoke.
When the pilot was commissioned, and the first series was made, Sue White's office became a set, which we had to match exactly to the interior of the office from the pilot.
Sadly (for us) the flower didn't exist anymore by the time of the series, so we had to make our own, as close to the original as possible.
This was then kept until series 2, and used again, as was a lot of the prop dressing. Continuity, continuity, continuity!
Friday, February 17, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Monday, February 13, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Later that morning, after setting up the various ambulance rigs, Stephen, Karl and Julian were driven down to the cliff edge, and then blindfolded.
They were carefully led to the spot where we had rigged the ambulance.
This photo shows the moment that we revealed the ambulance rigs to them, with the ambulance on the cliff, and the second dummy ambulance on the gimbel rig.
There's so much to write about this day, that I'll have to post more later.....
26th November 2003.
I arrived at Seaford Head at about 5am that morning. I have never known weather like it. The wind was gusting to at least 50mph, and the rain was torrential.
Our dining bus swayed back and forth rendering the upper deck useless.
The facilities vehicles looked fragile. A vigorous low pressure system was descending across southern England, and we were feeling the full force of it.
As dawn broke, the atmosphere amongst the crew was very tense.
It was costing a fortune to be here with so many special effects and stunt people. It was clearly far too dangerous to film on a cliff top, and the prospects were looking grim.
Miraculously, as the sun came up, the wind died down and the rain stopped. An air of calm descended. The change from the pitch black morning storm to the peaceful dawn was nothing short of incredible.
This photo was taken at about 7:30am.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
I even had the pleasure of doing an audio commentary with them for the forthcoming DVD.
They are extremely talented, very funny, and completely lovely. I only wish I'd been able to work more closely with them, but sadly my job pretty much starts once theirs finishes. I can't believe I worked on three series of Smack The Pony with them and didn't see them once!
Anyway, click on their link on the right and check them out.
One day, when they're collecting their Lifetime Achievement Award to British Comedy, I'll be able to say "I worked with them!"
Monday, February 06, 2006
Here's a couple of pictures showing the Admin Offices before and after.
Before was an empty dis-used office, and after, it became home to Joanna Clore (Pippa Haywood), Harriet (Olivia Coleman), Rachel (Katie Lyons), Kim (Sally Bretton) and Karen (Lucinda Raikes)
We filmed here in December of 2003, and it was pretty cold!