Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. But others want to cash in on his good fortunes, and some just want him brought down a peg or two. Written by
Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>
Poking their diag'noses' into other people's business - in their latest laughter operation
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Did You Know?
The original script raised problems with Rank's legal adviser, who felt it was too similar to an unfilmed 'Doctor' script that Talbot Rothwell
, had previously submitted to producer Betty Box. Most notably, both scenarios featured the medical mission/slimming potion idea. As Box had not taken up the option on Rothwell's 'Doctor' script, however, it was felt there were no legal problems with the use of those ideas in this film. See more
Gladstone has a drink in Dr Nookey's office, but he doesn't pour it - it just appears in his hand. See more
...they told me you were a wonderful surgeon.
Well I suppose I am a cut above the rest.
Follows Carry on Teacher