DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Thursday -

GET­TING On: best show you’ll see all week. As­sum­ing you watch it. Can I make that as­sump­tion? It’s a very small show, tiny bit sor­did, the first se­ries could’ve eas­ily sailed past you. I’m not go­ing to al­low that to hap­pen this time though. It’s set in a pub­lic hos­pi­tal, Ward B4. I think the B4 means Just B4 You Die. Ev­ery­one is ter­mi­nal or closer. The nurse’s name is Kim Wilde, played by Jo Brand, who wrote it with Joanna Scan­lan — Sis­ter Den Flix­ter — and Vicki Pep­per­dine, Dr Pippa Moore, who’s still car­ry­ing on her very im­por­tant ca­reer-en­hanc­ing fae­cal study she started in the first episode. If you didn’t see the un­claimed stool sam­ple that caused so much ker­fuf­fle and so many forms to be filled out — re­ally, so much pa­per­work for one brown stool on a seat— you should have a look at it on YouTube. It’ll make your day.

The first pa­tient tonight is an Un­known Fe­male, who ar­rives in a state of ad­vanced filth. Den makes Kim Wilde (love that name) fit her with a mask and a gown and ev­ery­thing go­ing, like Un­known Fe­male is ra­dioac­tive.

‘‘ It’s like a ev­ery-ori­fice cock­tail isn’t it,’’ Kim says to Den. ‘‘ It’s pre­dom­i­nantly wo-

Pippa: Vicki Pep­per­dine

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