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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