Phil Hammond.

Polyoaks

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.

Series 1, Episode 1

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

Further details

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. If they can diagnose acute appendicitis surely they can manage an £80 billion health budget. Can't they?

But a useless Celebrity TV Doctor, an overly-aggressive South African Nurse and a sinister GP Consortium Chairman don't make their lot any easier.

Anyone who wants to know what's really happening to the Nation's Health Service, (but can't wade through the 367 page Health & Social Care Bill) should listen.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 3rd June 2011
Time
11:30am
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Nigel Planer Dr Roy Thornton
    David Westhead Dr Jeremy
    Phil Cornwell Mr Devlin
    Celia Imrie Betty Crossfield
    Carla Mendonca Vera Duplessis
    Tony Gardner Dr Hugh Thornton
    Guest cast
    Phil Cornwell Patient
    David Holt Mr Ridgewell
    David Holt Mr Dawson
    Kate O'Sullivan Mrs Briggs
    Writing team
    Phil Hammond Writer
    David Spicer Writer
    Production team
    Frank Stirling Director
    Frank Stirling Producer
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