Comedy set in and around a hospital, where the newly qualified Dr Andrew Collin is thrown into a world that is totally beyond him.

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Jed Mercurio
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Series cast summary:
Andrew Lancel ...  Dr. Andrew Collin 27 episodes, 1994-1996
Helen Baxendale ...  Dr. Claire Maitland 27 episodes, 1994-1996
Ace Bhatti ...  Dr. Rajesh Rajah 27 episodes, 1994-1996
Jonathan Dow Jonathan Dow ...  Dr. James Mortimer 27 episodes, 1994-1996
Tom Watson Tom Watson ...  Mr. Ernest Docherty 27 episodes, 1994-1996
Michael MacKenzie Michael MacKenzie ...  Dr. Graham Turner 26 episodes, 1994-1996
Jayne Charlton McKensie Jayne Charlton McKensie ...  SN Caroline Richards / ... 22 episodes, 1994-1996
Peter O'Brien ...  Mr. Cyril 'Scissors' Smedley 21 episodes, 1995-1996
Jack Fortune Jack Fortune ...  Mr. Adrian DeVries 21 episodes, 1995-1996
Jacquetta May Jacquetta May ...  Sister Julie Novac / ... 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Peter Biddle Peter Biddle ...  CN Patrick Garden 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Nicholas Palliser Nicholas Palliser ...  Mr. Paul Tennant / ... 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Mandy Matthews Mandy Matthews ...  SN Pam Charnley / ... 15 episodes, 1994-1996
Ellen Thomas ...  Sister Jackie Landers / ... 14 episodes, 1994-1996
Selina Cadell ...  Dr. Sarah Hudson 13 episodes, 1996
Andrew Clover Andrew Clover ...  Dr. Phil Kirkby 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Annie Treadwell Annie Treadwell ...  EN Becky Reece / ... 11 episodes, 1994-1995
Angela Douglas Angela Douglas ...  Mrs. Isobel Trimble / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
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Comedy set in and around a hospital, where the newly qualified Dr Andrew Collin is thrown into a world that is totally beyond him.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

21 April 1994 (UK) See more »

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Island World Productions See more »
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(27 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Episode Cardiac Arrest: You Can't Make an Omelette Without Breaking Legs (1994) was scheduled for broadcast on 12 May 1994 but was postponed for a week as a mark of respect for the Labour Party leader John Smith who had died that morning - coincidentally of a heart attack and cardiac arrest. See more »

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Could be nostalgia, but I still think it's almost perfect...
24 March 2002 | by magicjohnsonSee all my reviews

Outstanding stuff! This is clearly one of the classic dark comedies. Why it's not more highly thought of is a mystery. It could be nostalgia, but I still think it's almost perfect...

There is a lot of great stuff in this. It is perfectly written - harsh but with enough edge to the humour to keep things in balance. I can't fault the casting either; Helen Baxendale hasn't had a better role since and the whole ensemble plays with panache. It sounds simple but so few people get it right - especially in the UK. You can make a darkly hued comic drama work, if you write it properly and cast it well.

Where is it's successor? Come to think of it (especially given it's current relevance) where's the DVD?


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