The Doctors (1969 TV series)

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The Doctors
Genre Drama
Created by Donald Bull
Written by Elaine Morgan
Fay Weldon
Directed by Michael E. Briant
Timothy Combe
Mary Ridge
Mike Bowen
Starring Justine Lord
Nigel Stock
Richard Leech
Pamela Duncan
John Barrie
Opening theme Tony Hatch
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 160
Production
Producer(s) Colin Morris
Bill Sellars
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network BBC1
Original release 19 November 1969 (1969-11-19) – 1971 (1971)

The Doctors is a British television series, produced by the BBC between 1969 and 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.[1].

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