Phil Hammond.


BBC Radio 4 sitcom set in a doctor surgery. 26 episodes (5 series), 2011 - 2017. Stars Nigel Planer, Simon Greenall, David Westhead, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and others.

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Series 1 (2011)

As responsibility for the Health Service is stripped from managers and handed to doctors, brothers-in-medicine Roy & Hugh Thornton are struggling to work out what to do with all this sudden money and power.

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Series 2 (2012)

Jeremy is still diagnosing with Google, selling patent remedies and generally teetering on the brink of any number of malpractice suits.

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Series 3 (2014)

Will the NHS be safe in the hands of Pfizer? Why do doctors often look sicker than their patients? Would an NHS executive go private? How are doctors revalidated? What does that actually mean?

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Series 4 (2016)

The surgery is a nurse down, and the doctors have got to slash their budget and there is a new Head of the local Clinical Commissioning Group, Stephanie Simons, who eats GPs for breakfast.

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Series 5 (2017)

This series deals with such knotty issues as PFIs and privatisation, social care and taking care of ourselves, corporate consultants and "super practices", the power of the Care Quality Commission and the fate of single handed GPs.

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