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 series 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC1
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Stereo
Original release 2 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 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 (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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