Doctor in Charge: Season 2, Episode 9

The Pool (10 Nov. 1973)

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Duncan joins doctor Diana - whom he has helped by lancing a patient's boil very roughly - in protesting against the hospital swimming pool being demolished to make way for a new wing. Sir ... See full summary »

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Robin Nedwell ...
George Layton ...
Jan Francis ...
Diana
Melita Manger ...
Amy
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Geoffrey Davies ...
Ernest Clark ...
Robin Halstead ...
Michael Brennan ...
Mr. Jenkins
Ronald Mayer ...
Vice Chairman
Arthur English ...
Vincent
Charles Pemberton ...
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Duncan joins doctor Diana - whom he has helped by lancing a patient's boil very roughly - in protesting against the hospital swimming pool being demolished to make way for a new wing. Sir Geoffrey promises to keep the pool but goes back on his word and Duncan, Diana and other protesters lie down in front of the bulldozer coming to get rid of the pool. The driver is none other than the man with the boil and the bulldozer ends up demolishing Sir Geoffrey's car. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Save Our Pool!
25 May 2007 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

The St.Swithins' indoor swimming pool is scheduled to be demolished shortly, so that a new ward can be built, to be named after Loftus.

A pretty young doctor named Diana organises a protest, and ropes in Dick and Duncan, the latter being sweet on her. Bingham, of course, sides with Loftus.

After promising to keep the pool open, Loftus arranges for it to be demolished early the next day. Realising they have been tricked, Duncan and the others lay in front of the pool, blocking the path of the bulldozer. Bingham seizes the controls and, laughing maniacally, prepares to do battle...

David Askey stepped out from behind the camera to pen this episode, an enjoyable enough romp which provided an early television role for Jan Francis, later to star in 'Secret Army' and 'Just Good Friends'.

Arthur English is seen briefly as a hospital porter.

Funniest moment - Loftus accidentally demolishing his own car!


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