The Doctors (1969 TV series)
|Created by||Donald Bull|
|Written by||Elaine Morgan
|Directed by||Michael E. Briant
|Opening theme||Tony Hatch|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||160|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||19 November 1969– 1971|
The series was set around a general practice in north London and leading cast members included: Justine Lord, Nigel Stock, Barry Justice, Richard Leech, Isla Blair and Lynda La Plante (billed as Lynda Marchal).
Nigel Stock's character, Dr. Thomas Owens, was the lead in a later spin-off series, Owen, M.D., which aired between 1971 and 1973. Theme music to Owen, M.D. was "Sleepy Shores" by the Johnny Pearson Orchestra. This spin-off is best known nowadays for a parody which appeared in a 1973 episode of The Two Ronnies.
Most of the episodes produced are missing from the archives; 139 of the 160 shows are thought to be lost..