Only When I Laugh is a British television sitcom made by Yorkshire Television for ITV between 29 October 1979 and 16 December 1982. It is set in the ward of an NHS hospital. The title is the answer to the question, "Does it hurt?"
It stars James Bolam, Peter Bowles, and Christopher Strauli as patients Roy Figgis, Archie Glover, and Norman Binns. Mr. Gordon Thorpe, their consultant surgeon, is played by Richard Wilson; and Gupte, the staff nurse from Delhi, is played by Derrick Branche.
The show was one of many successes for writer Eric Chappell, and was rerun on ITV3 in 2007.