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Dr. Richard Hare
Virginia Maskell ...
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Carole Lesley ...
Kitten Strudwick
Reginald Beckwith ...
Wildewinde
Nicholas Phipps ...
Dr. Clive Cardew
Liz Fraser ...
Leonora
Joan Sims ...
Dawn
Ambrosine Phillpotts ...
Lady Spratt
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Professor MacRitchie
Nicholas Parsons ...
Dr. Hinxman
Moira Redmond ...
Sally Nightingale
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Harold Green
Fenella Fielding ...
Mrs. Tadwich
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Doctors Burke and Hare leave the confines of St Swithins for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness Anti-cold Unit. Hare then takes up a position as junior in a well-healed G.P.'s surgery while Burke continues to sow his doctorial wild oats. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The lead characters in the film are named Burke and Hare. These were the names of two notorious grave-robbers and body-snatchers in Edinburgh in the 1800s. See more »

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Dr. Tony Burke: Tell me about yourself. Bare your soul.
Leonora: My soul? No ones ever asked to see that before.
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Followed by Carnaby, M.D. (1966) See more »

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Doctor in Love
Written by Ken Hare
Arranged by Eric Rogers (uncredited)
Performed by Richard Allan
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A funny and under-rated British comedy
11 October 2004 | by (Lincoln England) – See all my reviews

More medical antics in the classic "doctor" series. What plot there is concerns 2 young doctors (Burke & Hare) attempting to drag a quaint old medical practice into the 20th century. Doctor In Love does lose something without Dirk Bogarde, but the wonderful James Robertson Justice "I shall do nothing of the kind!" makes up for it. There were excellent small roles for Joan Sims as a stripper and John le meseruir (I bet I've spelled that wrong?) as an officious doctor who dares to tangle with "Sir Lancelot". The scene where Robertson Justice accidentally finds himself in a strip club and then breaks through into the medical conference next door accompanied by strippers and a gorilla is hilarious. It's a sad coincidence that Virginia Maskell (the new young doctor) and Carole Lesley (Dr Burke's girlfriend) both ended their own lives a few years later. They were both beautiful. Doctor In Love isn't the best in the series (Michael Craig is NO Bogarde) but it's certainly worth watching and made me laugh quite a lot.


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