Comedy set in and around a hospital, where the newly qualified Dr Andrew Collin is thrown into a world that is totally beyond him.






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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Andrew Collin (27 episodes, 1994-1996)
 Dr. Claire Maitland (27 episodes, 1994-1996)
 Dr. Rajesh Rajah (27 episodes, 1994-1996)
Jonathan Dow ...
 Dr. James Mortimer (27 episodes, 1994-1996)
Tom Watson ...
 Mr. Ernest Docherty (27 episodes, 1994-1996)
Michael MacKenzie ...
 Dr. Graham Turner (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Jayne Charlton McKensie ...
 SN Caroline Richards / ... (22 episodes, 1994-1996)
 Mr. Cyril 'Scissors' Smedley (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jack Fortune ...
 Mr. Adrian DeVries (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jacquetta May ...
 Sister Julie Novac / ... (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Peter Biddle ...
 CN Patrick Garden (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Nicholas Palliser ...
 Mr. Paul Tennant / ... (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mandy Matthews ...
 SN Pam Charnley / ... (15 episodes, 1994-1996)
 Sister Jackie Landers / ... (14 episodes, 1994-1996)
 Dr. Sarah Hudson (13 episodes, 1996)
Andrew Clover ...
 Dr. Phil Kirkby (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Annie Treadwell ...
 EN Becky Reece / ... (11 episodes, 1994-1995)
Angela Douglas ...
 Mrs. Isobel Trimble / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1996)


Comedy set in and around a hospital, where the newly qualified Dr Andrew Collin is thrown into a world that is totally beyond him.

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21 April 1994 (UK)  »

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Like fine wine
17 April 2002 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This television programme is a black comedy about the goings-on in a British public hospital. Anyone who has worked in a public hospital based on the British-style (ie Commonwealth countries) will recognise the satirical barbs in this programme. Each episode made me laugh, and at the same time say to myself, "tsk, tsk - how naughty of them to put that in".

I'm surprised this comedy didn't last longer, or receive greater recognition. It's a bit like fine wine. If it came out on DVD I would instantly add it to my small, select collection.

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