Doctor at Large: Season 1, Episode 6

Congratulations - It's a Toad! (4 Apr. 1971)

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Paul has an idea for a pregnancy advisory service, using toads in his demonstration. Unfortunately the samples he brings to the surgery are frogs and not toads and soon they are everywhere.... See full summary »

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Paul has an idea for a pregnancy advisory service, using toads in his demonstration. Unfortunately the samples he brings to the surgery are frogs and not toads and soon they are everywhere. Dr. Mackendrick comes to the surgery and heartily disapproves of Paul's idea, feeling it could get him struck off. However a tadpole has escaped into an ice bucket and the cube of ice with the tadpole in it has found its way into Mackendrick's drink. The other doctors must get it out without his noticing. Written by don @ minifie-1

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4 November 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Paul brings a sack of toads to Dr.Maxwell's surgery, intending to use them in pregnancy tests. But these all prove wildly inaccurate, mainly due to his 'toads' being frogs, and male ones at that! Soon the creatures are hopping all over the place, turning up in the bath, and laying frog spawn in saucepans and ice buckets. A visit from Dr.Mackendrick proves problematic - the ice in his whisky contains a tadpole. But how to get it out before he can swallow it?

It's fair to assume that David Jason doesn't regard this as a career highpoint. His contribution consists of 'yippit!'. Fulton Mackay was two years away from becoming 'Mr.Mackay' in that timeless classic 'Porridge'. Kate Williams would later play 'Joan Booth' in 'Love Thy Neighbour'. The funniest moment here however belongs to Arthur Lowe, as he attempts to get the ice from Mackendrick's glass without him noticing. If you don't laugh at this, you've no sense of humour.


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