||Doctor in the House
- 1970 (ITV)
||26 (2 series)
||Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey
Davis, George Layton, Simon Cuff, Ernest Clark
||Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Graham Chapman
||David Askey, Maurice Murphy, Mark Stuart, Bill Turner
||London Weekend Television
The (fictional) teaching hospital, St Swithin's, is the location
of this medical sitcom. The action follows junior doctor Michael
Upton, an earnest type but easily led astray by his colleagues,
the laddish Waring and Collier and the smooth wastrel Stuart-Clark.
The recurring theme of this series (and indeed most of the
succeeding series) was the clash between the keen interns
and their intimidating superior Professor Loftus, a fearsome
With a fair amount of nurse-chasing, nudge-nudge innuendo
and bedpan humour thrown in this sitcom is very much in the
Carry On style of humour. The cast was strong, though, and
lesser-known parts were played by, among others, David Jason,
James Beck and Susan George.
||"Doctor At Large" (follow-on)
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