Doctor in the House: Season 1, Episode 4

Peace and Quiet (2 Aug. 1969)

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Michael Upton is fed up with various noises distracting him so decides to find a new room. He moves his stuff into one and resists the advances of the rather fit girl who let him the room ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Barry Evans ...
Robin Nedwell ...
Geoffrey Davies ...
Simon Cuff ...
Claire Shenstone ...
Barbara Ogilvie ...
Girl's Mother
Dickie Martyn ...
Betty Hare ...
Old Lady
May Warden ...
Renee Houston ...
Mrs. Muir
Yutte Stensgaard ...
Ingo Mogendorf ...


Michael Upton is fed up with various noises distracting him so decides to find a new room. He moves his stuff into one and resists the advances of the rather fit girl who let him the room for some reason. Her mother arrives home finds a skeleton in Michael's new room and think he is trying to murder his daughter. He doesn't even enter the next house he goes to see due to an extremely camp gentleman who answers the door. He is put off the third room due to the dead body of the previous occupant still being in the bed. He takes the rather spacious fourth room he visits for only two pound a week. After he moves in he finds it has also been let to Duncan Waring, Dick Stuart-Clark, Huw Evans, Dave Briddock and the latter's girlfriend Helga. As if that wasn't crowded enough Helga's cousin turns up to stay for two weeks. Written by Anonymous

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Distracted by the noises of the hospital, Mike decides to move out and search for lodgings. His first attempt is a disaster; a sexy young woman ( Clare Shenstone ) tries to seduce him by pretending to be ill so he can examine her. When her mother returns, she sees what looks like him trying to strangle her.

His next port of call is no better; the door is answered by a gay man who makes no secret of his interest in Upton.

The next place he visits is inhabited by two dotty old ladies ( Betty Hare and May Warden ). Upton is told he can have the room as soon as the previous occupant has left. He glances round and sees the bare feet of a corpse sticking out from under bedclothes. Panicking, he runs off to catch a bus.

Things look up when he calls on Scottish widow Mrs.Muir ( Renee Houston ). The room is spacious, cheap, and clean, everything he has been looking for. But he does not yet know there is a catch; the other students are interested in it too...

The fourth episode of 'House' is pretty good, benefiting from a change of location ( not much of St.Swithins here ) , and a guest appearance from the talented Renee Houston, who was in one of my favourite movies: 'The Horse's Mouth' starring Alec Guinness.

Yutte Stensgaard, as ever, looks incredible, whether it be in the bath or stepping over the students in her night-clothes as they try to get some sleep.

Funniest moment - the girl's mother searching Mike's belongings. Opening a box on top of the wardrobe, she shrieks as a skeleton falls out! ( Although Graeme Garden was quoted as saying no gags from the movie were used, this one is similar to a famous scene where Dr.Simon Sparrow ( Dirk Bogarde ) gets on a bus with a package, which turns out to contain a skeleton. Perhaps Graeme thought the gag too good to leave out completely ).

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