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 5, Episode 1 - The Ghosts of Patients Present

Roy is told to strike Polyoaks' healthiest patient off his list for being too well.

Further details

This series deals with such knotty issues as PFIs and privatisation, social care and taking care of ourselves, corporate consultants and "super practices", the power of the Care Quality Commission and the fate of single handed GPs.

Doctors Hugh and Roy Thornton continue to argue over who's responsible for the state of the NHS - Lansley or Hunt, Corbyn or May, Blair, Thatcher or Bevan. Dr Jeremy struggles to understand medicine, duty of candour and fungal infections, while Staff Nurse Monica takes on the Herculean task of managing the dysfunctional Polyoaks practice - while wishing she was back in Scotland.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th June 2017
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes