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 4

1. Losing Patients

First broadcast: Wednesday 4th May 2016

A nurse down and reeling from new management initiatives, The Polyoaks staff are roped into spearheading a new anti-obesity campaign to save lives, self-respect and money.


2. Hello, Goodbye

First broadcast: Wednesday 11th May 2016

The surgery is to be a part of the NHS 'new care models' programme. Best intentions are subverted by an older service user's views on elderly care.


3. Eight Days a Week

First broadcast: Wednesday 18th May 2016

The staff of the dysfunctional West Country surgery have their work cut out to provide 'a truly seven-day service'.


4. Back in the NHSS

First broadcast: Wednesday 25th May 2016

The surgery comes under the control of the private sector in a shake-up of Bristol care provision.

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5. Ladies Strike

First broadcast: Wednesday 1st June 2016

The patients at the surgery are frustrated by the lack of a female doctor, but recruits are scarce.

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6. Duty of Candour

First broadcast: Wednesday 8th June 2016

When Dr. Jeremy raises 'Duty of Candour', it is clear he has no idea what it is. The team spend a week being truthful to patients. Then one patient has a very peculiar problem.