DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
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