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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Could be nostalgia, but I still think it's almost perfect...
24 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Outstanding stuff! This is clearly one of the classic dark comedies. Why it's not more highly thought of is a mystery. It could be nostalgia, but I still think it's almost perfect...

There is a lot of great stuff in this. It is perfectly written - harsh but with enough edge to the humour to keep things in balance. I can't fault the casting either; Helen Baxendale hasn't had a better role since and the whole ensemble plays with panache. It sounds simple but so few people get it right - especially in the UK. You can make a darkly hued comic drama work, if you write it properly and cast it well.

Where is it's successor? Come to think of it (especially given it's current relevance) where's the DVD?


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