Duncan panics when physiotherapist Eleanor Wilcox comes to work at the hospital. Some while ago, returning from a conference, he had a one night stand with her but said his name was Dick ... See full summary »

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Geoffrey Davies ...
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Duncan panics when physiotherapist Eleanor Wilcox comes to work at the hospital. Some while ago, returning from a conference, he had a one night stand with her but said his name was Dick Stuart-Clark, to prevent Kate finding out. Now he must keep up the pretence with Dick pretending he is Duncan. In fact Kate knew about it all along but had also had a similar fling with a male physiotherapist. Written by don @ minifie-1

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6 February 1977 (UK)  »

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The title is based upon a quote from William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet": (Act II, Scene II): "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet". See more »

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"Pretty Polly Is Pregnant!"
7 June 2007 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Duncan had had a one-night stand with a sexy physiotherapist some months ago whilst returning from Edinburgh. Now she is working at St. Swithins. The trouble is he did not tell her his real name, he called himself 'Dick Stuart-Clark'

So now the girl - Eleanor Wilcox - addresses Duncan as 'Dick' and vice versa, which proves confusing for the staff at St.Swithins. Duncan dare not tell her the truth as Eleanor and Kate are close friends...

This episode has echoes of 'Honey Lamb' from the first season of 'Doctor In Charge'. Here the girl from Duncan's past is none other than Lynda Bellingham, sporting a blonde wig. This was years before she became famous as the mother in the 'Oxo' adverts.

It also reminded me of 'Never Give Your Real Name' from the second season of 'Man About The House'.

Though billed as guest star, Percy Herbert gets to do surprisingly little, most of the time he leers at Eleanor. There's also a Welshman on the ward who sings all the time. The point of the character escapes me.

At the end, Kate reveals that she knows about Duncan's one-night stand and is prepared to forgive him, mainly because she was having one herself at the same time with an Australian physiotherapist. Good for you, girl!

Funniest moment - Duncan and Dick are having a private chat in the canteen when Loftus sits at their table. Duncan asks shyly if he does not mind them moving so that they can continue their conversation. The Professor agrees, so Duncan and Dick move off. A few seconds later, however, Loftus picks up his dinner and follows them!


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