Doctor on the Go

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Doctor on the Go
Doctor on the Go.jpg
First series opening title, 1975
StarringRobin Nedwell
Geoffrey Davies
Ernest Clark
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes26
Production
Running time25 minutes
Release
Original networkITV
Original release27 April 1975 (1975-04-27) –
10 April 1977 (1977-04-10)
Chronology
Preceded byDoctor at Sea
Followed byDoctor Down Under

Doctor on the Go was a British television comedy series based on a set of books by Richard Gordon about the misadventures of a group of doctors.[1] The series follows directly from its predecessor Doctor at Sea and was the final series to be produced by London Weekend Television.[2] The two series ran from 1975-77.[3]

Writers for the Doctor on the Go episodes were Douglas Adams, Graham Chapman, Rob Buckman, Richard Laing, George Layton, Jonathan Lynn, Bernard McKenna, Steve Thorn and Paul Wolfson.[4][5][6][7]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1
  1. "Keep Your Nose Clean"
  2. "When a Body Meets a Body"
  3. "It's the Thought That Counts"
  4. "Radio Activity"
  5. "A Run for Your Money"
  6. "Learning by Heart"
  7. "It's Just the Job"
  8. "What's Op Doc?"
  9. "Room for Change"
  10. "A Heart in the Right Place"
  11. "What's your Problem?"
  12. "Clunk Click"
  13. "The Course of True Love"
Series 2
  1. "When Did You Last See Your Father?"
  2. "I Love Paris... When I Get There"
  3. "Money Spasms"
  4. "What's in a Name?"
  5. "The War of the Wards"
  6. "For Your Own Good"
  7. "Bunny Makes the World Go Round"
  8. "Loftus the Terrible"
  9. "A Turn for the Nurse"
  10. "M*A*T*C*H"
  11. "California Girl"
  12. "Sunday Bleeping Sunday"
  13. "Happy Ever After"

Cultural and social impact[edit]

Jamaican reggae group The Upsetters recorded a song called "Doctor on the Go" containing sound clips from the show for their 1975 album Revolution Dub.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barker, Dennis (15 August 2017). "Richard Gordon obituary" – via www.theguardian.com.
  2. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Doctor On The Go - ITV Sitcom". British Comedy Guide.
  3. ^ "Doctor On The Go | Nostalgia Central".
  4. ^ "For Your Own Good (1977)". BFI.
  5. ^ "Keep Your Nose Clean (1975)". BFI.
  6. ^ "Radio Activity (1975)". BFI.
  7. ^ "A Heart in the Right Place (1975)". BFI.
  8. ^ "Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Revolution Dub". Discogs.

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