Six to watch: TV medics

'Bones' McCoy employed medical techniques on the Starship Enterprise yet to be used by the NHS, while Dr Harold Legg relied on a bedside manner and sturdy shoulder to treat patients in EastEnders. So who are your favourite small screen medics?

TV bosses have always been keen to commission shows featuring doctors and nurses. The latest medic to cure audiences' ailments is Jackie Peyton, the titular character in Nurse Jackie, currently in its fourth season over on Sky Atlantic. Smart, cynical and inherently flawed, she's a welcome addition to TV's cabal of cathode-ray clinicians.

But who does she join? To help separate the best from the rest we prescribe our six to watch of the very best medical types to grace our tellys. Have we included your favourite physician or should we be struck off for missing out a medical marvel? Help us diagnose the problems by leaving us your
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10 Best British TV Doctors

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Kieran Kinsella

When you talk about TV doctors, many people immediately think of Richard Chamberlain. However, doctors have always been a major feature of TV shows on this side of the Atlantic and to honor the men and women who monitor the health of our favorite fictional characters, here are the Best British TV Doctors.

Dr Finlay (Bill Simpson) in Dr Finlay’s Casebook. Set in the Scottish town of Tannochbrae, Dr Finlay’s Casebook was first broadcast 49 years ago and even at that time Dr Finlay was something of a throwback to simpler times. Despite his small town surroundings, he valiantly fought against all kinds of ills that included his nutty housekeeper and a pernicious rival.

Doc Martin (Martin Clunes) in Doc Martin. Martin Clunes is not behaving as
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Walford's Dr Legg gets West End role

Walford's Dr Legg gets West End role
Former EastEnders star Leonard Fenton has signed up to appear in West End play Plan D. The 83-year-old actor, best known for his role as Walford legend Dr Harold Legg, is to star in the production at Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden for three weeks from January 25. Plan D is a brand new play written by Palestinian-Irish writer Hannah Khalil. It tells the story of the Israeli 1948 military campaign which expelled (more)
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DS Icon: Leonard Fenton (Dr Legg)

Leonard Fenton has lead a distinguished acting career, with work on TV, radio and the stage. His credits read like a list of classic British TV drama, including turns in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Z-Cars, Rumpole Of The Bailey and The Bill. However, despite all of this, Fenton will forever in our hearts be known for only one role... Dr Harold Legg in EastEnders. One of the original 23 characters in Albert Square, Dr Legg was a throwback to the traditionally-trusted East End Gp. Usually his toughest day at work would consist of dealing with Dot Cotton's hypochondria or a run-in (more)
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