Doctor In The House – The TV Series – 1969
Based on a set of books and a film of the same name, this TV series was the first of eight that followed the books of Richard Gorden. Following on from the eighth series a one off series was produced in Australia by the Seven Network and finally a brief revival Doctor At The Top in 1991 by the BBC.
Doctor In The House introduced us to a young Barry Evans who would later star in another hit ITV comedy Mind Your Language, that can be found in our archive. The show ran for 26 episodes over 2 series between 1969 and 1970.
The plot revolved around the trials and misadventures of a group of medical students at St Swithin’s hospital in London.
Barry Evans – Michael Upton
Robin Nedwell – Duncan Waring
Geoffrey Davies – Dick Stuart-Clark
George Layton – Paul Collier
Simon Cuff – Dave Briddock
Yutte Stensgaard – Helga, Dave’s girlfriend
Martin Shaw – Hugh Evans(series 1)
Jonathan Lynn – Daniel Hooley (series 2)
Ernest Clark – Professor Geoffrey Loftus
Ralph Michael – The Dean
Joan Benam – Mrs Loftus
Peter Bathurst – Dr Upton, Michael’s Father.
Produced By: Humphrey Barclay
Directed By: Maurice Murphy
Original Transmission Dates: 12th July 1969 – 3rd July 1970
Follow On Series: Doctor At Large
Doctor In The House is part of the DVD box set Doctor On The Box available from Network DVD www.networkdvd.net