Enthusiastic hospital porter Simon Porter (Edward Easton) shows up for his first day convinced that this is the first step on the ladder to becoming a doctor - but he's in for a rude awakening from his new porter mentors Frankie (Susan Wokoma) and Tillman (Rutger Hauer).
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Edward Easton Edward Easton ...  Simon Porter / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Susan Wokoma ...  Frankie 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Claudia Jessie ...  Lucy 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Rutger Hauer ...  Tillman 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Sanjeev Bhaskar ...  Mr. Pradeep 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Daniel Mays ...  Anthony De La Mer 6 episodes, 2019
Tanya Franks ...  Jane Bison 6 episodes, 2017-2019
Sinéad Keenan ...  Dr. Bartholomew 5 episodes, 2019
James Atherton ...  Dr. McKenzie 4 episodes, 2017-2019
Jo Joyner ...  Dr. Kelly 3 episodes, 2017
Siobhan McSweeney ...  Alice 3 episodes, 2019
Jo Enright Jo Enright ...  Janice / ... 2 episodes, 2017-2019
Toby Williams ...  Terry / ... 2 episodes, 2017-2019
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Deluded Simon Porter (Edward Easton) dreams of passing his medical exam and becoming a doctor - but by starting at the bottom, and becoming the best porter the National Healthcare System has ever seen. All he has to do is survive a few months grafting in a hospital basement and try not to kill any of the patients. How hard can that be? Simon must work alongside the cynical, self-styled "Queen of the Porters" Frankie (Susan Wokoma), and naïve nurse Lucy (Claudia Jessie). Written by john traynor

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Refreshing yet familiar sitcom
22 September 2017 | by Ralph-JenningsSee all my reviews

After all the vacuous attempts at new comedy "lets make it weird to please the millennials" this sitcom is refreshingly normal and funny. No American style one-liners just well written dialogue with no pausing or smirking whilst listening to audience fake laughter. From the opening clever credits through every well directed scene the actors are given room to present their craft. Will it be a Blackadder or a Fawlty Towers, probably not, but my guess on a par with Black Books. Hauer is fairly wooden in everything he does and Porters is no exception but maybe the old "stager" will grow into his role much like the Colonel in MASH did after 50 episodes. Well worth watching and a good laugh.


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