Saturday, 5 May 2012

1969, Television: Doctor in the House

From 1969 to 1970 London Weekend Television produced “Doctor in the House”, a British television comedy series loosely based on a set of books by Richard Gordon about the misadventures of a group of medical students. Two series with a total of 26 episodes were broadcast by ITV.

Most episodes were written by Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer and Graham Chapman. The series was directed by David Askey and Maurice Murphy. The producer was Humphrey Barclay.

The main cast were:
  • Barry Evans (18 June 1943 - 9 February 1997) as Michael Upton
  • Robin Nedwell (27 September 1946 - 1 February 1999) as Duncan Waring
  • Geoffrey Davies (15 December 1942) as Dick Stuart-Clark
  • George Layton (2 March 1943) as Paul Collier
  • Simon Cuff (1 July 1944) as Dave Briddock
  • Ernest Clark (12 February 1912 - 11 November 1994) as Professor Geoffrey Loftus
Barry Evans & Robin Nedwell

The series tells the story of a group medical students at the (fictional) teaching hospital, St Swithin's. The action follows junior doctor Michael Upton, an earnest type but easily led astray by his colleagues.

Robin Nedwell
Geoffrey Davies, Robin Nedwell & Ernest Clark

Five sequels were made: “Doctor in Charge” (1972-1973, LWT/ITV), “Doctor at Sea” (1974, LWT/ITV), “Doctor on the Go” (1975-1977, LWT/ITV), “Doctor Down Under” (1979, 7 Network) and “Doctor at the Top” (1991, BBC).



Opening Credits


Sample Clip

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