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


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


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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Comedy | Drama







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21 April 1994 (UK) See more »

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Island World Productions See more »
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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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Horribly accurate - please release on DVD
6 October 2006 | by tintinbikeSee all my reviews

I was close to an individual working as a Junior NHS doc and they told me this was more like a documentary than a drama. I found it compelling and scary to watch. Its strength was watching individuals be subsumed by a monster of a system designed to care for the sick and how they survived.

Apparently the Royal College of Nurses complained about the portrayal of nurses as less than angelic, this combined with Helen Baxendale leaving meant a short but bitter sweet run.

See "Bodies" for more of the same from the script writer who is/was a hospital doctor.

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