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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