Get Well Soon (TV series)

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Get Well Soon
Genre Comedy
Written by John Antrobus
Ray Galton
Directed by Christine Gernon
Starring Matthew Cottle
Eddie Marsan
Robert Bathurst
William Osborne
Michael Troughton
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel BBC1
Original run 2 November 1997 – 7 December 1997

Get Well Soon was a short-lived 1997 BBC television comedy series starring Matthew Cottle and Eddie Marsan. Lasting only 6 episodes, it was about the everyday lives of a group of patients, doctors, nurses and other staff at a National Health Service hospital during the post-World War II period. The show aired once a week between 2 November and 7 December 1997. The show was based on the meeting of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son, in a Tuberculosis sanatorium in 1947.


One day in 1947, Roy Osborne (Matthew Cottle) is admitted to a TB sanatorium. He thinks he'll only be there for a few weeks, then finds that it could be several years before he can leave.



  • The New Arrival (Nov/02/1997)
  • Snowbound
  • Tucker's Gambit
  • Sons, Mothers, Lovers and Others
  • The whist drive
  • Poison Ivy (Dec/07/1997)

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