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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 Dr. Andrew Collin (27 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Dr. Claire Maitland (27 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 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)
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 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)
Ellen Thomas ...
 Sister Jackie Landers / ... (14 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 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)
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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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Episode Cardiac Arrest: You Can't Make an Omelette Without Breaking Legs (1994) was scheduled for broadcast on 12 May 1994 but was postponed for a week as a mark of respect for the Labour Party leader John Smith who had died that morning - coincidentally of a heart attack and cardiac arrest. See more »

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Tremendous
23 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Gripping, compulsive viewing. This series was the BBC at its best. It sits alongside the likes of Tenko, Edge of Darkness, Brideshead Revisited, This Life as the cream of British drama. Its dark, uncompromising humour never failed to entertain thoroughly. It was so good as it managed to be left field but not esoteric, funny but not soft, sexy but not gratuitously so. It remains Helen Baxendale's best work by a country mile.

This sort of drama has been lost to a seemingly unending tidal wave of reality TV banality. Series producers need to watch this time and again to understand what really works.

It died too soon.


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