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Police Surgeon 

Dr. Simon Locke (original title)
The cases of rugged young Dr. Locke and his crusty mentor Dr. Sellers.
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1975   1974   1973   1972   1971   Unknown  

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Sam Groom ...
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 Lt. Jack Gordon 53 episodes, 1972-1975
Len Birman ...
 Lt. Dan Palmer 38 episodes, 1971-1973
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Dr. Simon Locke was a handsome young physician who moved to the small town of Dixon Mills, Canada, where he set up practice with his curmudgeonly older mentor Dr. Andrew Sellers. Louise Wynn was their nurse, as they treated crime victims, abused children and a variety of diseases, some serious, others not so. In the second season, Dr. Locke left Dixon Mills, Dr. Sellers and Nurse Wynn behind for the big city, where he joined the police emergency unit and received a new boss in former Dixon Mills cop Dan Palmer. Palmer was later replaced by Lt. Gordon, as Locke investigated a number of crimes associated with the patients he was treating. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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10 September 1971 (USA)  »

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(78 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The budget was so low that the company couldn't afford trailers for the cast, who had to change clothes in the bushes. See more »

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formula, but
13 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I watched this show in England in the seventies, and actually preferred it to many of the other American series of the period that were treated much less harshly by the critics. It was formulaic, so I was puzzled why I felt that way. Eventually I decided it was because it was only 30 -minute episodes. Most of the hour-format series seemed to take 30- minute plots and stretch them to approach an hour, so that copious commercial breaks wouldn't hurt. Taking an exactly similar plot and pacing it for 30 minutes (showing in England, without the monstrous commercial breaks) was better.


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