Doctor in the House (TV series)

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Doctor in the House
Doctor in the House title card.jpg
Series logo
Directed byDavid Askey,
Maurice Murphy,
Mark Stuart,
Bill Turner
StarringBarry Evans
Robin Nedwell
Geoffrey Davies
George Layton
Ernest Clark
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes26
Running time25 minutes
Original networkITV
Original release12 July 1969 (1969-07-12) –
3 July 1970 (1970-07-03)
Followed byDoctor at Large
Doctor in Charge
Doctor at Sea
Doctor on the Go
Doctor Down Under
Doctor at the Top

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).


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


Well-known actors David Jason (Only Fools and Horses), and James Beck (Dad's Army), both appeared in the 1970 Series 2 episode: "What Seems to be the Trouble?".


Written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie unless otherwise specified.

Series 1

  1. Why Do You Want to be a Doctor? — written by John Cleese and Graham Chapman
  2. Settling In
  3. It's All Go...
  4. Peace and Quiet
  5. The Students Are Revolting!
  6. Rallying Round...
  7. If in Doubt – Cut it Out!
  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
  11. Keep It Clean!
  12. All for Love...
  13. Pass or Fail — written by Graham Chapman and Barry Cryer

Series 2

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

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