Doctor on the Go: Season 1, Episode 8

What's Op Doc? (15 Jun. 1975)

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Duncan takes charge of a group of new students and tries to get in with them by playing the joker and recounting his own japes as a young student. Following an operation he is aghast to ... See full summary »

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Robin Nedwell ...
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Harrison
Gyearbuor Asante ...
Jones (as Christopher Asante)
Geoffrey Davies ...
Ernest Clark ...
Joanna Ross ...
Nurse
George Moon ...
Mr. Starkey
Kenneth Waller ...
Mr. Pole
Johnny Briggs ...
Mr. Halsey
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Duncan takes charge of a group of new students and tries to get in with them by playing the joker and recounting his own japes as a young student. Following an operation he is aghast to find that there is a spare body part in the bin. He fears that he has done something wrong but in fact it's the students playing a joke on him. He needs to get his own back. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The Tables Are Turned!
5 June 2007 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Duncan is in charge of a group of young male students, and plays the clown at every opportunity. He turns the operating theatre into a music hall with a constant barrage of jokes.

But the smile vanishes from his face when he finds a gall bladder left over from what was supposed to be a tonsil operation. A terrified Duncan thinks his medical career may be over.

In actual fact, he is the victim of a sick practical joke played on him by the students. Even Dick is not in on it.

Several months before becoming a household name as teddy boy 'Jakey Smith' in the I.T.V. sitcom 'Get Some In!', Robert Lindsay made a guest appearance in this 'Doctor On The Go' episode, as the mischievous Harrison. Even here his talent is unmistakable. Had Robin Nedwell refused to continue in the show, Lindsay would have made an ideal replacement.

Gail Renard's script has a 'Doctor In The House' feel, what with the trouble-making students and jolly japes. Without realising it, poor Duncan has become a 'Loftus' figure to these fresh-faced youngsters.

At the start of the episode, Duncan tells the students of the time he got Bingham drunk and put his leg in plaster. Fans will recognise the anecdote as being the plot of the classic 'Doctor In Charge' story 'Honeymoon Special'.

Of course Duncan soon realises what is going on and manages to turn the tables on the students.

Funniest moment - Dick posing as a patient needing a cyst operation. When the students examine his leg, it turns out to be false!


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