Doctor in the House (TV series)

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Doctor in the House
Doctor in the House title card.jpg
Series logo
Directed by David Askey,
Maurice Murphy,
Mark Stuart,
Bill Turner
Starring Barry Evans
Robin Nedwell
Geoffrey Davies
George Layton
Ernest Clark
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 12 July 1969 (1969-07-12)  – 3 July 1970 (1970-07-03)
Chronology
Followed by Doctor at Large

Doctor in the House is a British television comedy series based on a set of books and a film of the same name by Richard Gordon about the misadventures of a group of medical students. It was produced by London Weekend Television from 1969 to 1970.

Writers for the Doctor in the House episodes were Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Bernard McKenna.

The series was directed by David Askey and Maurice Murphy among others and the producer was Humphrey Barclay. The external establishing shots were of Wanstead Hospital, London (now Clock Court).

Plot[edit]

The plot revolved around the trials of medical students at St Swithin's hospital in London.

Cast[edit]

Well-known actors David Jason (Only Fools and Horses), & James Beck (Dad's Army), both appeared in the 1970 Series 2 episode: "Take Off Your Clothes... and Hide".

Episodes[edit]

Series 1

  1. Why Do You Want to be a Doctor? — written by John Cleese and Graham Chapman
  2. Settling In — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  3. It's All Go... — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  4. Peace and Quiet — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  5. The Students Are Revolting! — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  6. Rallying Round — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  7. If in Doubt - Cut it Out! — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  8. The War of the Mascots — written by Graham Chapman and Barry Cryer
  9. Getting the Bird — written by Graham Chapman and Barry Cryer
  10. The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Casino — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  11. Keep It Clean! — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  12. All for Love... — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  13. Pass or Fail — written by Graham Chapman and Barry Cryer

Series 2

  1. It's All in the Little Blue Book — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  2. What Seems to be the Trouble? — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  3. Take Off Your Clothes... and Hide — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  4. Nice Bodywork - Lovely Finish — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  5. Look Into My Eyes — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  6. Put Your Hand on That — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  7. The Royal Visit — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  8. If You Can Help Somebody...Don't! — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  9. 'Hot Off the Presses — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  10. A Stitch in Time — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  11. May the Best Man... — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
  12. Doctor on the Box — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
    Graeme Garden appeared in the episode as television presenter.
  13. Finals — written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie

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