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 6 - The Age Old Problem

Polyoaks is struggling to manage the budget for the care of elderly patients. Is a training day funded by Burgerland the answer?

Further details

None of us are getting any younger. And none of us getting any younger for longer and longer. Polyoaks' eldest patient is a sprightly 102. Something must be done to reduce the cost of caring for the elderly, while emphasising NHS clinics like Polyoaks have best practice in mind.

Will a training day sponsored by Burgerland help the staff come up with an innovative approach to looking after the crumblies - sorry, older service users?

Broadcast details

Friday 14th December 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
    Phyllida Law Mary MacLean
    Lewis Macleod (as Lewis McLeod) Barry from Burgerland
    Writing team
    Phil Hammond Writer
    David Spicer Writer
    Production team
    Frank Stirling Director
    David Spicer Producer

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