Monday, October 02, 2006

Buy Series 1 Scripts

Buy the complete Series 1 scripts from Amazon.

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

Put yourself on the map

Join the Fans of Green Wing Frappr Map

Thursday, April 13, 2006

The Megastore DVD Signing

Here are some pictures from Rose and Imogen.

Please feel free to share your thoughts of the event or email me any of your pictures...seems like everybody enjoyed themselves!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Green Wing Cast Signing

To celebrate the DVD release of Green Wing Series 1 the cast members will be present at a DVD signing at Virgin Megastores, Oxford Street on Tuesday 11th April at 6pm.

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

Billy Sneddon

Here's a picture I found of the Editor Billy Sneddon, playing a tramp.

It was always a treat to see him out of the office.

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

Caption Contest

Here's a shot of Mark and Pippa.

Please post your caption comments.

The funniest one will win a little GW related prize tba (don't get too excited!)

Series 1 re-runs

Just for your info, the new TV listings show details of the re-run of the first series:

Monday 20th March 2006
Green Wing
11:05pm - 12:10am
Channel 4
VIDEO Plus+: 255865
Repeat, Subtitled

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

Green Wing Blog - Ready

My new blog about the second series is just about ready.

Have a look at:

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

My brilliant Art Dept

Not my entire Art Dept, but here's a picture of me surrounded by some very lovely ladies on a rather glorious late Sept morning....

Our Leader

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 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

Canteen take over

The Green Wing crew takes over one side of the canteen again for some more scenes.

Photo ©Martyn Porter

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Statham's Gay Projection

"Do you think anybody will notice?"

No trickery involved. We actually projected this image on to the side of a wall in Harrow!

Some of my proudest Photoshop work!
Photo © Martyn Porter


The boys discuss the finer points of Topmiler with the Director.
(sorry...back to Series 1 for a bit)
Photo © Martyn Porter

New Blog Coming Soon!

Just to let you all know that I shall be starting up a Series 2 Blog, because this one will become far too crowded. this space, but for all you early adopters, here's a link to the blog (not yet fully operational!):

More from Ep 1

Here's a photo from the Ep 1, but I can't tell you what it is or what its about!

I don't like to tease...honest!

The Screening

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......

The Press Launch

Just got in from tonights screening and Press launch.

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

More cliff hangers!

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


I received an invite in the post this mornng for a special screening to celebrate the launch of Series 2.

I'll post some details later in the week.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Cliff Hanger Storyboard

Here's my storyboard sketch for the end of Series cliff hanger.


Here are some pictures I took for Series 2. I can't tell you where they are or what the significance is, but these are all photos that directly relate to scenes from Series 2.

Guess away!!!

PS they are all deliberately ambiguous!

EXCLUSIVE - Series 2 Pics

As were getting close to air, and this doesn't give any plot away, I thought I'd post a few Series 2 pictures for all you die-hard fans.

This is a picture in the Doctors Mess, with Karl and Stephen.

Real photos on set

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

Day Care Ward

Here's a photo of Karl and Tamsin in between takes.

Cameraman and Steadicam Operator extraordinaire Martyn Porter discusses the shot with his assistant Rebecca in the background....or were they chatting about lunch?

Martin's Scooter

Here's a shot of Karl (Martin) arriving at the Hospital on his scooter.

In the background is Caroline's car, and a St.John's Ambulance van waiting to get in.
Photo taken by Georgia Fuller

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tue 28th

Popped in to Talkback today, as I was in the area.

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

The Flower

Here's a close-up of the second version, which was used for all of Series 1 and 2.

This is actually a DIY copy of the original which was used for the pilot episode.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Sue White

Michelle and Tamsin share a funny moment off-camera during a rehearsal.

A visual trip around Sue White's Office

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!

Guy's Car

Here's a photo of Guy's car, a rather stylish Toyota Celica.

This shot was taken on location outside a hospital main entrance, getting set up for a take.

Statham & Boyce

This was the scene after the Slave Auction night.

Two real stars!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Coming soon...

More new stuff to follow in the next day or so. Check back soon.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

New poll - a new try-out for me

Do you like the colour of my blog
It's gorgeous
It's hideous
Not too fussed
I'm colour blind

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

More Matchstick Jesus

In relation to a previous comment, here's another picture showing some of the prop dressing.
JPG's Green Wing Series 1 Blog: Matchstick Jesus

Monday, February 13, 2006

Early filming picture

This shot of the lovely Sarah Alexander was taken very early on in the series, for Episode 1, just before Staham attacks Sue White's 'squirrel'.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Green Wing Series 2 Airs in March

Apparently the new series is due to go on air on March 31st 2006.

Watch this space.....

Favourites Characters and Favourite Scenes

Here's a chance for you to vote on your favourite Green Wing characters, and your favourite scenes.

Please post your votes/comments here......

Statham & Joanna

Mark & Pippa rehearsing in Statham's set.

There are some absolutely superb Statham scenes in Series 2.

The Boyce/Statham relationship is hysterical with loads and loads of great comedy....stay tuned!


Poor old Mark Heap....not actors were harmed during the filming of this sequence.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Desk Details

Harriet's Desk
Rachel's Desk
Kim's Desk
Karen's Desk
Here's a sequence of photos showing close-up details of the office girls' desks.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Sand Castles

Here's a photo of the sand castle that I made with my own fair hands for a sequence with Guy and Caroline in a park.

It's all solid real sand!

No trickery involved.

Matchstick Jesus

The amazingly funny Mark Heap and my little matchstick of about 6 we had to make for re-takes.

One for the ladies

By popular demand...a picture I took of Julian and Stephen, sharing a quiet moment off camera.

This was taken during Series 2 filming btw, so it's fairly recent.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Ambulance stunt

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.....

The Cliff Hanger

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.

Dawn broke.

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

The Bearded Ladies

If you're here looking around, you'll have almost certainly come across the website of comedy writers Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling.

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

The Office Scenes

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!

...more to come soon

Just sorting through all my old pictures, and will upload some more shortly.....

The Camel in Sue White's Office

We had to remove a wall to get the camel into Sue's wouldn't fit through a door.