Doctor on the Go: Season 1, Episode 1

Keep Your Nose Clean (27 Apr. 1975)

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Dick and Duncan return to St Swithins, having failed to stop - thanks to Dick - at a road accident. Hardly anybody remembers who they are, though they get their jobs back. New colleagues ... See full summary »

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Robin Nedwell ...
John Arnatt ...
Chairman
Ernest Clark ...
Harold Bennett ...
Mr. Reeves
Raymond Graham ...
Dr. Barnes
Geoffrey Davies ...
Andrew Knox ...
Jacquie-Ann Carr ...
Joe Wadham ...
Car Driver
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Billy Guest
Ken Barker ...
Ambulance Man (as Ken Haward)
Kevin Moore ...
Reporter
Laurence Harrington ...
Mike King
Michael Stainton ...
Bodyguard
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Dick and Duncan return to St Swithins, having failed to stop - thanks to Dick - at a road accident. Hardly anybody remembers who they are, though they get their jobs back. New colleagues number efficient doctor Kate Wright, proud, but often tipsy, Scot Andrew MacKenzie and James Gascoigne, the creepy, serious natural successor to Lawrence Bingham. Duncan almost loses his new job on his first day after running up against the manager of an injured footballer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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"Is he the peeping tom?"
2 November 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Their adventures at sea over, Duncan and Dick return to St. Swithins to try and get their old jobs back. They are late for the interview as they happened upon a road accident. Duncan wanted to stop and help, but Dick drove on. Loftus commends Stuart-Clark for doing so. The Board Of Governors does not remember them despite the trouble they caused before. Senile Mr.Reeves ( Harold Bennett ) thinks Duncan is the peeping tom who has been bothering nurses. Duncan is reinstated as junior surgeon on Loftus' firm, provided he keeps out of trouble. But it looks a forlorn hope when he comes to the aid of footballer Billy Guest ( Brian Capron ), who has been hurt in a car accident. Guest's bullish manager threatens to sue Duncan for exacerbating his star player's leg injury...

This opener has a 'back to basics' feel, reestablishing the St. Swithins' setting, restoring the 'At Large' version of the Alan Tew theme, and bringing back minor characters such as Harold Bennett's 'Mr.Reeves'.

We meet three new regulars; drunken Scot 'Dr.Andrew Mackenzie' ( John Kane ), pompous 'Dr.James Gascoigne' ( Andrew Knox ) and sexy 'Dr.Kate Wright' ( Jacquie-Ann Carr ). The first two are similar to characters we have seen before; 'Mackenzie' is a Tartan 'Danny Hooley' while 'Gascoigne' is a variant on 'Bingham'. Kate, on the other hand, is a first for the show - she is immune to Stuart-Clark's charm, and being his boss, takes delight in ordering the lounge lizard to perform menial tasks such as checking the oxygen cylinders. Women's Lib had belatedly arrived in St. Swithins. Stuart-Clark, incidentally, seems to have inherited Duncan's fondness for bow-ties!

Funniest moment - Duncan mountaineering up St. Swithins to persuade Guest to drop the lawsuit. The credit 'Action By Havoc' also appeared on the early Jon Pertwee 'Dr.Who' episodes.

Note the cheer of the studio audience when Duncan's job is saved! Brian Capron became notorious years later for his role as serial killer 'Richard Hillman' in 'Coronation Street'.


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