Thursday, April 07, 2005

Green Wing USA - May 19th

From the BBCAmerica site:

"Green Wing, premiering Thursday, May 19th: From the award-winning team behind Smack the Pony comes Green Wing, the new comedy series that's part soap opera, part drama - but all surreal and innovative. Set in a hospital, despite a general lack of medical attention, Green Wing follows new surgical registrar Dr. Caroline Todd through hew first day at work and beyond. Among the bizarre cast of characters Dr. Todd encounters, how will she tell the good guys from the bad - and what sort of Guy is Guy Secretan, the smooth talking anaesthetist? Even as her first day draws to a messy conclusion, Dr. Todd intends to find out."

Ladies and Gentlemen of the USA (well, the three of you with BBCAmerica), prepare to get your Green Wing on.



NB: For those confused by the BBC/C4 thing Pashmina explains...

"BBCA buys the rights (it's a separate company, advertising rather than UK licence-fee funded) - lots of C4 stuff gets shown on BBC America, for some reason the US networks think British TV is a bit too quirky for them.. Think of it as a one-stop-shop to provide good telly for desperate anglophiles. They're showing Shameless this season as well."

No idea when it'll go to Oz though - sorry KT.

12 comments:

Kt said...

No fair! GW's been to New Zealand, and now the US - what about Oz?

Rach said...

Now how does that work? It's shown on Channel 4 over here, but the Beeb overseas? I'm (easily) confused...

Pashmina said...

BBCA buys the rights (it's a separate company, advertising rather than UK licence-fee funded) - lots of C4 stuff gets shown on BBC America, for some reason the US networks think British TV is a bit too quirky for them.. Think of it as a one-stop-shop to provide good telly for desperate anglophiles. They're showing Shameless this season as well.

Sorry James, taking over your comments box for a moment there.

patroclus said...

Oh James, that's brilliant news - congratulations to all the GW team. Fingers crossed that they love it just as much as we do.

irony in motion said...

Has it been edited at all for the American audience? I wouldn't be surprised.

I hope they like it!

Steve Dix said...

Whereas in Germany, they'll probably just rip it off wholesale (like they did with the Office).

BiScUiTs said...

Ooh that's exciting. I hope they get it. I'm sure some of them will anyway.

poppy said...

ooo yay! great news! i'm sure they'll love it, with 'all-american' mac.

Fizzy good said...

Anyone seen the German Big Train sketches? Ich habe angst vor Löffel!

Belladona said...

Heh! I know someone who's going to be very happy about this.

http://www.blueharvest.net/cards/apr8-915512364.html

Christina said...

Ever so slightly off the topic, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and many happy returns (contracts, royalty checks, etc).
Christina (Land of Oz)

patroclus said...

Morning James, Happy Birthday! Hope the day and year bring you lots of things you always wanted.
F.