Sick Note (TV series)

Sick Note is a British black comedy television series starring Rupert Grint and Nick Frost. It first aired on 7 November 2017 on Sky One.[1] In April 2017, it was reported that a second series had been ordered before the first had aired.[2]

Sick Note
Created by
  • Nat Saunders
  • James Serafinowicz
Directed byMatt Lipsey
Theme music composerCarly Paradis
Composer(s)Carly Paradis
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes14
Executive producer(s)Jo Sargent
Producer(s)Sarah Fraser
Running time44 minutes (episode 1) 22-24 minutes (episode 2-14)
Production company(s)King Bert Productions
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) 
present (present)


When a young man is misdiagnosed with terminal oesophageal cancer, he begins to notice that everyone around him treats him better and he decides not to tell the truth.


Series 1

Series 2


Series Overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
167 November 2017 (2017-11-07)12 December 2017 (2017-12-12)
2826 July 2018 (2018-07-26)16 August 2018

Series 1 (2017)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Queen of Hearts"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz7 November 2017 (2017-11-07)
When Daniel Glass is misdiagnosed with terminal oesophageal cancer by oncologist Dr Iain Glennis, he begins to notice how everyone around him treats him better. Suddenly, he has a big decision to make: come clean and go back to his old rubbish life or pretend to be ill. His ex-girlfriend, Becca, takes him back after dumping him. His best friend Ash, who was having an affair with Becca, finds out that Daniel does not have cancer. Daniel discovers their affair and Ash accidentally falls off a ledge of Becca and Daniel's flat and appears to have been killed.
22"Playing Ball"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz14 November 2017 (2017-11-14)
Daniel has to dispose of Ash's body, and the only person he can turn to is bumbling Dr Glennis. They decide to make it look like Ash has been struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run. Glennis puts the body in his car and dumps it at the side of a road. When Ash's body is found, it is discovered that he is alive, and is taken to hospital. Daniel is horrified that Ash is alive.
33"Janina Kolkiewicz"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz21 November 2017 (2017-11-21)
Daniel, Ash, Dr Glennis, as well as Ash's wife, son and mother arrive at the hospital — where Ash is in a coma. Dr Glennis has accidentally swapped phones with Ash and needs to swap them back. Daniel's employer, WeCover insurance, decides to use his cancer in a marketing campaign.
44"The Golden Grain"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz28 November 2017 (2017-11-28)
Daniel starts faking side effects and undergoes fake chemo. Thanks to the idiocy of Dr Glennis, he receives actual chemotherapy and gets legitimately ill. Officer Hayward continues his investigation.
55"Airplane Mode"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz5 December 2017 (2017-12-05)
Ash wakes up from his coma but suffers from locked-in syndrome.
66"Chicken Soup"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz12 December 2017 (2017-12-12)
Ash has died and at his funeral Daniel sees a mysterious figure that continues to stalk him. Daniel suspects Dr. Glennis of finishing Ash off.

Series 2 (2018)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date[5]
71"Frantisek Kotzwara"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz26 July 2018 (2018-07-26)
82"New Balls"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz26 July 2018 (2018-07-26)
93"Stay Hydrated"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz2 August 2018 (2018-08-02)
104"Braking Bad"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz2 August 2018 (2018-08-02)
115"Constable Polly"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz9 August 2018 (2018-08-09)
126"My Two Dads"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz9 August 2018 (2018-08-09)
137"The Loneliness of the Middle Distance Runner"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz16 August 2018 (2018-08-16)
148"Operation Thunderbolt"Matt LipseyNat Saunders & James Serafinowicz16 August 2018 (2018-08-16)


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