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Comedy Playhouse

Series 17

Episode 1: Hospital People

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Hospitals are mainly about the medical staff and the patients but what about the other inhabitants of these places - the porters, the hospital radio DJs, the chaplains and the managers? This show follows these other people. They could be called 'non-essential' but they would all strongly disagree.

A new manager, Susan Mitchell, has recently taken over the beleaguered Brimlington hospital and is making changes. She comes from a commercial management background and many of her changes are focused on making money. She expands the little newsagents, puts parking prices up and installs a new 'point-of-care' patient entertainment system that costs £10 for 24 hours. This show follows how the big decisions affect the little people, and raises the question - should half of these people even be in a hospital anyway? Show less

Contributors

Writer:
Tom Binns
Director:
David Kerr
Producer:
Jon Petrie
Kenny:
Tom Binns
Terry:
Tom Binns
Susan:
Tom Binns
Jonathan:
Aidey Pugh
Mrs Leydon:
Maggie McCarthy
Darren Page:
Oliver Gatz
Patient:
Moey Hassan
Head injury patient 1:
Richard Beanland
Head injury patient 2:
Max Runham
Journalist:
Madeleine Bowyer
Junior doctor:
Sukh Ojla
Production Company:
Roughcut TV

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