Doctor at Large (1971– )

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Following his student misadventures in Doctor in the House (1969), Michael Upton (Barry Evans) starts out on an equally fun-filled but disaster-prone solo career. He moves through a variety... See full summary »

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Barry Evans ...
 Dr. Michael Upton / ... (29 episodes, 1971)
George Layton ...
 Dr. Paul Collier / ... (24 episodes, 1971)
Geoffrey Davies ...
 Dick Stuart-Clark / ... (21 episodes, 1971)
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Following his student misadventures in Doctor in the House (1969), Michael Upton (Barry Evans) starts out on an equally fun-filled but disaster-prone solo career. He moves through a variety of jobs in general practice, including one with Dr. Maxwell (Arthur Lowe), before returning to St. Swithin's Hospital as a junior registrar. Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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Staying out of trouble is not what the doctor prescribed!

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The storyline about the doctors lusting after schoolgirls was later used in the Channel 4 programme "It Was Alright in the 1970s", broadcast in 2014, as an example of how society's attitude to acceptable sexual humour had changed over 40 years. See more »

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Followed by Doctor on the Go (1975) See more »

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Not a bad sequel...
10 May 2003 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

This follow-up to "Doctor in the House" (1969) was, in many ways, better than its predecessor because the new premise of qualified doctors endeavouring to find their feet in the medical profession provided greater scope for new situations in each week's installment - vital as this series enjoyed one extended run of 29 episodes from March to September, 1971.

The removal of the less interesting characters from the first programme (Dave Briddock, Danny Hooley) meant that Geoffrey Davies and, particularly, George Layton were now given the chance to shine and, consequently, turned in some great performances. Richard O'Sullivan was a terrific addition to the cast as the odious Lawrence Bingham.

I've always thought Barry Evans as Michael Upton was a little stiff and not likeable enough, preferring Robin Nedwell's Duncan Waring (to return the following year in "Doctor in Charge" (1972)), but as the central character, here he is entertaining enough, while the real glory belongs to Layton, Davies et al.

The quality of the writing was excellent - unsurprising, given that John Cleese, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie were among those contributing scripts. Further evidence of their eminence is the string of guest appearances by actors who were - or were to become - comedy greats. These included: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, David Jason, Hattie Jacques, Mollie Sugden, Patricia Routledge, Fulton MacKay, Maureen Lipman and Roy Kinnear.

If you get the chance to catch some of these seldom-repeated shows, don't miss out!


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