Get Well Soon (TV series)

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Get Well Soon
Written byJohn Antrobus
Ray Galton
Directed byChristine Gernon
StarringMatthew Cottle
Eddie Marsan
Robert Bathurst
William Osborne
Michael Troughton
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Running time30 minutes
Original networkBBC1
Picture format4:3
Audio formatStereo
Original release2 November (1997-11-02) –
7 December 1997 (1997-12-07)

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 weekly between 2 November and 7 December 1997, was based on the meeting of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son, in a Tuberculosis sanatorium in 1947. Although given a prominent early Sunday evening slot, the series failed to capture the public's imagination and only ran for one series, never to be repeated.


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 (2 November 1997)
  • Snowbound (9 November 1997)
  • Tucker's Gambit (16 November 1997)
  • Sons, Mothers, Lovers and Others (23 November 1997)
  • The Whist Drive (30 November 1997)
  • Poison Ivy (7 December 1997)

Media releases[edit]

The complete series of Get Well Soon on DVD in one disc set was released by Simply Media on 21 September 2015.

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