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Getting On

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:36 pm
by Des
I've watched a couple of episodes of this comedy drama on BBC4 now. It stars Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine and is set in a busy (or to be more accurate, chaotic) geriatric ward in an NHS hospital. The humour is dark and the performances excellent. This is gritty, poignant and very funny stuff.

Re: Getting On

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:42 pm
by NormanD
The third series has now finished. Do try to catch the last episode whilst it's still on BBC iPlayer. It's one of the sharpest and funniest comedies I've seen on tv in a long time - it clearly shows the glint of the knife blades that are currently carving up the NHS and hospital care.

The three leads - who also write the series - are superb.

Whatever mess part of the BBC might have been going through, we should remember that the Corporation is still capable of producing such good television.

And check out Tilda Swinton's great little non-speaking cameo.

Re: Getting On

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:10 am
by will vine
It's a gem. Can't believe that three series have already gone by. I've only caught on to it fairly recently. Can't fault it.

Re: Getting On

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:57 am
by Chris P
So good, I've started watching a few for the second time round now this series's ended - I'm missing it already. They hold up brilliantly the second time round, the mark of quality.

Re: Getting On

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:33 am
by NormanD
To help you / me cope with withdrawal symptoms, here's Richard Hawley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIUiVCOURqc

Re: Getting On

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:05 pm
by AndyM
It's brilliant stuff. And as the partner of a nurse, I am told its accuracy is uncanny.

Re: Getting On

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:50 pm
by gary booth
It deserves awards if it hasn't already got some. I would imagine the three writers/actors had such fun writing it and I'd love to see any 'outakes'.