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Characters: Green Wing
Dr. Caroline Todd
  • Always Someone Better: First it was Angela, then briefly Holly until she showed her true colours.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Mac, before they get to know each other.
  • Born Unlucky: Her first day at the hospital sums this up nicely. She is locked out of her brother's house and has to sleep in her car, Joanna pulls her hair (to "see how well she deals with stress"), everyone keeps asking her why she smells funny, "Have you been to a festival?", "What's that smell? Is that...is that mini-cabs?" Sue gropes her arse, she hears Angela telling Martin to do horrible things to "the new girl" (because Mac told her to try being jealous) Guy persuades her to come stay at his flat and so everyone assumes she slept with him when she didn't. And then there's what happens to her during the rest of the series...
  • Boyish Short Hair
  • Buttmonkey
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?
  • Dude Magnet: Despite her social awkwardness, 70's clothes and masculine haircut, manages to attract Mac, Guy, Martin and Jake, although it's obvious she is only truly interested in Mac.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink
  • Implausible Deniability: Tends to lie, then awkwardly attempts to bluff her way through it, which rarely works. Her worst attempt was claiming the, ahem, outfit she had on to "surprise" Mac with when Mac came home with Holly and Mackenzie in tow was what she planned on wearing for dinner with her "Uncle".
  • It's All About Me: Mac views her as this when she first arrives at the hospital. While it's certainly nowhere near that extreme, she can be quite self-centered, like when Martin was trying to tell her He has a half-brother, she's more interested in finding a way to stop Mac from moving to Sheffield.
  • Loose Lips: Probably shouldn't have told Sue White that she had feelings for Mac.
  • NiceGirl: Despite occasional moments of stubbornness or self-centeredness, she's one of the nicer characters on the show and tries to be helpful towards others.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the tomboy to Angela's girlygirl.
  • Unbalanced By Rival's Kid: Subverted- Holly tries her damndest, but Mackenzie is not actually Mac's kid.

Dr. "Mac" Macartney
  • Badass Biker: Has a motorbike, which he keeps in one of the lifts in the hospital. He also likes to drive around on it naked.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Caroline, at least when they first meet.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Do NOT piss him off, as Guy found out the hard way.
  • Chick Magnet: He is universally adored, admired, and lusted after by almost everybody at the hospital with little-to-no effort on his behalf. He spends the series being chased down by Caroline, Emmy, Holly and of course, Sue White.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Duck Season, Rabbit Season: Mostly used on Guy and Alan, but he sometimes does this to Caroline.
  • The Gadfly: He really likes to mildly annoy people, although they are usually people who need their ego bruising a bit, mainly Guy, Joanna and Alan.
    • Does it to Caroline too, although it's more flirting than aggravating.
  • Gratuitous French: Mostly uses it to annoy Guy.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Guy.
  • Hospital Hottie
  • Insistent Terminology: He is not ginger, he is blonde.
  • Literal-Minded: Often pretends to be to confuse/irritate people.
  • Men Don't Cry: Mac successfully restrains himself from turning on the waterworks, even in the full knowledge that he's dying of an incurable disease and that he'll never marry, have children and live a full life, as a sobbing Martin Dear blubbers out to him.
  • Nerves of Steel: Mac is usually very composed in dangerous situations, the best example being when he tries calming down a hysterical Guy in the Season One finale.
  • Nice Guy: His habit of irritating people aside, he is a genuinely kind, compassionate person. He looks after a very-drunk Caroline, constantly steps in when Guy's bullying of Martin goes too far and is generally pretty friendly.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Mac seduces the dinner ladies with genuine charm and compliments, and effortlessly strikes good friendships and rapport with the janitors.
  • No Name Given: Dr. 'Mac' Macartney. Lampshaded and unrevealed variously throughout the series, especially when he is looking at his medical test results:
    Dr. Macartney: Sometimes I forget I have a first name.
  • No Sparks: With Emmy.
  • Only Sane Man
  • Tranquil Fury: Casually stabs Guy in the arm when he teases him one too many times about Holly.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds : With Guy.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Invoked by Caroline, when she eventually confronts him about his mixed messages.

Dr. Guilaume "Guy" Secretan

Dr. Alan Statham
  • Ax-Crazy: He psychotically beat a dwarf to death with a stuffed heron.
  • Bad Liar: Most of the time he can't even get to the actual lying stage, and ends up blurting out the truth instead.
  • Bi the Way: He clearly has a crush on Boyce, despite the fact that he is simultaneously infuriated by him.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Becomes very antagonistic towards Lyndon because Joanna flirts outrageously with him, but he seems oblivious to the fact that Lyndon finds Joanna "disturbing". Or maybe he just doesn't want to acknowledge Joanna doesn't really like him that much.
  • Genius Ditz: He is totally useless at basic social interactions and doesn't understand at first what Joanna means when she tells him she's "late" and offers to call her a taxi, but he does work in a hospital and is a consultant.
  • Heroic BSOD: Has one after Joanna dumps him, leading to him stealing a milkvan.
  • Kavorka Man: He is known to have had several sexually-charged conquests throughout his lifetime, despite being completely and utterly devoid of personality, looks, charm and even the most basic social skills.
    Dr. Alan Statham: Surreptitiously however, I was bringing her to climax with a breadstick...
    • The woman he stalks at the hospital chapel is obviously repulsed by him.
  • Large Ham
  • Motor Mouth: Particularly when upset.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He often speaks in ridiculously complicated sentences and vocabulary, and sometimes even resorts to French and Latin just to express himself.
  • The Unintelligible: One episode has Alan deciding he wants to be part of a council, so asks Sue White for advice. She promptly tells him to get a voice coach because he "sounds like a hysterical child that's swallowed a conker!"
  • Old Windbag
  • Outlaw Couple: With Joanna in the special. Most of the crimes they commit, though, are really due to their own stupidity.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist

Dr. Martin Dear
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Guy.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Sue discovers this about Martin in one episode, complete with oil painting.
    • Although she never actually sleeps with him.
  • Bumbling Sidekick
  • Buttmonkey
  • Casanova Wannabe: Martin is the polar opposite of Guy in every way, a relatively unpopular, socially awkward and rather dumb individual who spends the series in totally unrequited love with Caroline. Rachel's pet nickname for him is "Martin Dear, he's so queer!"
  • Clark Kent Outfit: In the episode where he poses for a life drawing class we see that he's actually rather ripped.
  • The Ditherer
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Shows elements of this to Caroline, even when he takes her on a date and all she can do is talk about Mac.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Common nickname for Martin is "Fartin." He also goes into a very lengthy anecdote to Caroline about how he came to be known as "Titbrain" at high school. And Rachel and Kim refer to him as "queer".
  • Extreme Doormat: He lets Guy boss him around, belittle him and casually insult his girlfriend with feeble attempts to prevent it. Guy even manages to convince him to drink his piss in one episode.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: He is hinted at having this. It's not surprising with a mother like Joanna.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Boyce.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In his racist comments to Lyndon.
    • He does unintentionally insult people, like pointing out in one episode Caroline's boobs look uneven in her top.
  • Literal-Minded: When he whines to Karen that no woman has ever fancied him, she asks, "What about me?" and he replies, "What, has no woman ever fancied you either?"
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He's the Sensitive Guy to...Guy.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Guy and Martin, since they are half-brothers.
  • Verbal Tic: Stutters when particularly riled up.

Dr. Angela Hunter
  • The Ace: Seems to be this in the first episode, but her more unsavoury personality quirks come into light as the show goes on.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Often subtly undermining towards Caroline and likes being the centre of attention. Her bitchiness gets turned up to eleven after she becomes the face of a TV documentary set at the hospital.
    • Interestingly, in a deleted scene with Sue White, Angela even lampshades it, saying she is ambitious, driven and will do anything to get ahead. The "niceness" is all a front. It's hard to tell if she meant it or if she was trying to big herself up to Sue, however.
  • Control Freak: She irons her pants.
  • Covert Pervert: Acts all perky and squeaky-clean, but also claims she gets off on "sticking [her] hand up women and delivering babies" and she finds jealousy, "Exhilerating! In-in a dirty sort of way..."
  • Hello, Nurse!: The director for the TV documentary becomes instantly smitten with her.
  • Hospital Hottie
  • I Can't Dance: Angela's boyfriend comments, "She really is the perfect girlfriend...although...she does dance a bit like a wolf." Queue the camera panning to Angela doing just that.
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Put on a Bus: Dr. Angela Hunter gets what is probably the most generous bus-sendoff ever. That is, until she is later killed off-screen in an unexplained incident with a moose, constituting a Bus Crash.
  • Parody Sue
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Irritates Caroline in hospital, then ends up becoming her flatmate.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Threatens Caroline with "don't make me get cross!" when she thinks Caroline has stolen her pants.

Boyce

Sue White

Joanna Clore
  • Abusive Parents: She is clearly the worst mother in the universe, but it never stops Martin from declaring his undying love for her.
    • Her interactions with Guy after Season One are horrendously awkward, but she does at least ask (if incredibly grudgingly) after his wellbeing.
  • All Women Are Lustful: It says something that she was desperate enough to start a sexual relationship with Alan Statham, and there's her relentless pursuit of Lyndon and actually getting annoyed when builders don't wolf-whistle at her.
  • Bad Boss: She physically and verbally abuses not just her regular HR underlings, but also various doctors and surgeons around the building.
  • Berserk Button: If you want an easy life, don't make references to her age.
  • Blondes are Evil
  • Bitch Alert: She's needlessly sarcastic, bitter and insulting to pretty much everyone (especially Alan), but she sometimes tries to put on a syrupy, pleasant fašade in front of Lyndon. Naturally, she's not fooling anyone. Amusingly, Alan even subtly makes fun of her for this. (Albeit not to her face).
  • Christmas Cake: She knows she's this, but refuses to admit it, to the extent where she won't let Martin tell anybody he's her son in case they figure out how old she is.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • It's All About Me: She shows very little concern for anyone aside from herself (and Lyndon).
  • Jerkass
  • Kick the Dog: Constantly. The biggest example is probably rubbing Harriet's face in it when the latter becomes pregnant again, knowing full well Harriet doesn't want another child.
  • Naked in Mink: Tries to seduce Lyndon this way. It doesn't work.
  • Really Gets Around
  • Outlaw Couple: With Alan in the special.
  • Pet the Dog: She does at least send Martin a post-card when she goes on the run, and it's implied it's because of her he's allowed to keep his job despite failing his exams.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After figuring out Guy is her son...just after they've had sex.

Karen Ball
  • A-Cup Angst
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She spends the first series as a bullied, self-loathing, friendless Butt Monkey. By the time the Special rolls around, she is a flashy, arrogant, domineering bitch who eclipses Rachel in social status and positively terrifies the rest. Granted, the last appearance of her before the special, she got knocked out of a window and nobody even noticed.
  • Buttmonkey
  • The Chew Toy
  • Extreme Doormat: The HR staff walk all over her (Joanna forgets her name half the time), Kim and Rachel give her stupid advice on how to win Martin (like telling her she "looks better crouched down", leading her to spend an entire day crawling around the office.) and she generally seems to be the only one who actually does any work.
  • Granola Girl: One episode has her coming in wearing vegan shoes. However, she is informed by Rachel and Kim that gecko is a kind of small lizard.
  • Plain Jane: Type C.

Harriet Schulenburg
  • Bad Liar: She goes into involuntary spasms of blinking and facial twitching whenever she lies.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She can be pretty assertive when pushed too far.
  • The Ditz: She manages to forget either her kids or an article of clothing in about every episode. She once arrived at work and a cat jumped out of her bag.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Often.
  • Covert Pervert: She seems sexually frustrated, as her husband "hasn't slept with her since Oscar was born" and almost cries when she gets a "twinge down there."
    • She also asks Lyndon to call her "Giselle" when they have sex.
  • Sympathetic Adulterer: Given what we hear about her home life, Ian doesn't treat her very well and she has four very annoying children to deal with.
  • Team Mum: Sort of. She does help Caroline get a pen top out of her nose.
  • Your Cheating Heart: It's implied her husband is cheating on her with Rosy "pin-legs, slitty-eyed" Kendall, but she also has an affair with Lyndon.

Kim Alabaster

"Naughty" Rachel

Lyndon

Holly

Jake Leaf
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: His last scene implies he and Lyndon will develop into this.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: It's only about shoulder-length, but it doesn't stop Joanna referring to him as "Alice."
  • The Shrink
  • Suddenly Shouting
  • Romantic False Lead: Works well as this because he's likable enough in his own right, it's just that Caroline and Mac have a strong connection despite Holly's interference. He comes off a bit like a Third-Option Love Interest for Caroline (compared to Guy and Mac), but things don't work out.
  • Tranquil Fury: He does a very good job of keeping calm when Caroline accidentally drops his twelve-year-old Tamagochi into a wine glass on a date.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Passive-aggressively calls out Caroline for dating him when it's obvious she's still in love with Mac, but they do mainly part on amicable terms.

Emily "Emmy" Louise Westbrooke

  • Dumb Blonde
  • Named Like My Name: There's another Emily Louise Westbrooke, who is merely pretending to be a physiotherapist and is actually a con artist. Caroline is rather dismayed to learn she's got the wrong Emily Louise Westbrooke.
  • Parody Sue
  • Romantic False Lead: Briefly dates Mac in Season One, just to make things more frustrating for Caroline, but she clearly doesn't really "get" Mac's sense of humour.
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