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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

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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