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.

Series 2, Episode 3 - Desperately Seeking Susans

Polyoaks faces rocketing drugs bills, and Betty demands an audit in the pharmacy. It seems drugs are going missing, and it looks like an inside job.

Further details

Polyoaks faces rocketing drugs bills as they try to implement 20% cuts. The Practice Manager, Betty, demands an audit in the pharmacy. Unfortunately, it appears drugs are going missing and it looks like an inside job.

Brothers Hugh and Roy and celebrity TV doctor Jeremy are all prime suspects and Betty and practice nurse Vera turn detectives.

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd November 2012
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Nigel Planer Dr Roy Thornton
Simon Greenall Dr Hugh Thornton
David Westhead Dr Jeremy
Phil Cornwell Mr Devlin
Jane Whittenshaw Betty Crossfield
Polly Frame Vera Duplessis
Guest cast
Clare Vousden Mrs Strickland
David Holt Malcolm
Writing team
Phil Hammond Writer
David Spicer Writer
Production team
Frank Stirling Director
David Spicer Producer

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