Doctor at the Top (1991– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 2 user

An update of the classic seventies "Doctor" comedies.


0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 82 titles
created 07 Sep 2012
list image
a list of 1321 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Doctor at the Top (1991– )

Doctor at the Top (1991– ) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Doctor at the Top.






Series cast summary:
Robin Nedwell ...
 Duncan P. Waring (7 episodes, 1991)
Geoffrey Davies ...
 Professor Dick Stuart-Clark (7 episodes, 1991)
George Layton ...
 Paul Collier (7 episodes, 1991)
Roger Sloman ...
 Dr. Lionel Snell (6 episodes, 1991)
Georgina Melville ...
 Geraldine Waring (5 episodes, 1991)
 Rebecca Stuart-Clark (4 episodes, 1991)
Ernest Clark ...
 Sir Geoffrey Loftus (4 episodes, 1991)
Jill Benedict ...
 Emma Stuart-Clark (3 episodes, 1991)


An update of the classic seventies "Doctor" comedies.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

21 February 1991 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(7 episodes)


See  »

Did You Know?


Follows Doctor Down Under (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Doctors Reunited
22 August 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Eleven years after 'Doctor Down Under', Duncan Waring and Dick Stuart-Clark were back on British soil, and reunited with their old pal Paul Collier and Professor Loftus for this short-lived B.B.C. series.

Actor/writer George Layton thought there would be tremendous public interest in seeing the St.Swithins gang again - there wasn't. Far too much time had elapsed - and public taste changed - since the original show ended in 1977. Layton acknowledged this by ringing changes on the main characters; Waring was now a devoted family man, Collier a practitioner of private medicine, and Stuart-Clark ( rather improbably ) had replaced Loftus as Professor of Surgery.

Bad continuity errors abounded - how could Waring have been married for twenty years when, in 1971, he was in America? For those who wanted the 'lads' back as they were, it was a crushing disappointment.

Appearing on the 'Wogan' show to publicise his latest sitcom 'Trouble In Mind', Richard O'Sullivan claimed he'd been approached about playing 'Bingham' again, but proved unavailable, hence the creation of the character played by Roger Sloman - 'Dr.Lionel Snell'.

Layton wrote over half the series, ex-'Goodie' Bill Oddie penned the rest, including a very funny one in which Duncan opts to have a vasectomy. The show's failure was particularly sad in light of the fact that the original had been one of I.T.V.'s biggest comedy successes in the '70's. Lightning didn't strike twice, alas.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Doctor at the Top (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page