TLC 20 years old

TLC is a darkly surreal farce-like sitcom set in a fictional NHS hospital called South Middlesex where coffee is traded like drugs and pretty much everyone has a personality problem. It was first broadcast on the BBC on 11 November 2002 and ran over six episodes until 16 December. There were some very mixed opinions on the show among both critics and viewers, but it achieved decent ratings and featured an excellent comedy cast including Richard Griffiths, Alexander Armstrong and The League of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith. The series was released on DVD in the UK on 29 October 2007. The show never confirms what "TLC" stands for, although it is presumed to be a sarcastic reference to the widely used abbreviation for "Tender Loving Care", but could equally refer to the alternative yet related abbreviation "Total Lack of Concern".



Name Character
Benedict Wong He was 32 , now 52 years old
Richard Griffiths He was 55 , 65 years old when he died
Tim Brooke-Taylor He was 62 , now 82 years old
Alexander Armstrong He was 32 , now 52 years old as Dr. Noble
Reece Shearsmith He was 33 , now 53 years old
Tom Watt He was 67 , now 87 years old


Name Job title
Geoff Posner Directing He was 53 , now 73 years old Director
TLC (20 years)


  • First Air Date: 2002-11-17
  • Runtime: [30] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 6