Dangerfield (TV series)

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Dangerfield
Genre Medical drama, police procedural
Starring Nigel Le Vaillant (1995-1997)
Sean Maguire
Tim Vincent
Lisa Faulkner
Tamzin Malleson
Nigel Havers (1997-1999)
Amanda Redman
Nadim Sawalha
Many others
Theme music composer Nigel Hess (1995-1996)
Simon Chamberlain (1997-1999)
Ray Russell (1997-1999)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 62
Production
Executive producer(s) Chris Parr (1995)
Tony Virgo (1996)
Julian Murphy (1997)
Julia Ouston (1998)
Richard Langridge (1999)
Producer(s) Adrian Bate (1995)
Peter Wolfes (1996)
Beverley Dartnall (1996-1999)
Running time 51 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Pebble Mill Productions
Release
Original network BBC 1
Picture format 14:9 (1995-1996)
16:9 (1997-1999)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 27 January 1995 (1995-01-27) – 19 November 1999 (1999-11-19)

Dangerfield is a British drama series about a small town doctor / police surgeon, which ran for 6 series, between 27 January 1995 and 19 November 1999. Originally Nigel Le Vaillant played the central role (the eponymous Paul Dangerfield), but this character later left the series, the focus switching to his replacement, played by Nigel Havers.

The BBC decided to end the series in November 1999 when Nigel Havers announced his decision to quit. The BBC felt viewers would not find the series credible if the main character was changed for a second time.[1]

The show like a number of other BBC dramas of the 1980s and 1990s also featured a number of borderline fantasy episodes. These included "Tricks", "Angel" and "Haunted".

The TV trailers for Dangerfield were heavily parodied by The Fast Show in which the character was called Monkfish and would appear as a tough uncompromising Doctor, Policeman, vet and even as an interior designer with titles mixed in with other BBC shows of the time.

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