Doctor At Large. Michael Upton (Barry Evans). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Doctor At Large

ITV sitcom about newly qualified doctors. 29 episodes (1 series) in 1971. Stars Barry Evans, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark and Richard O'Sullivan.

Series 1, Episode 14 - No Ill Feeling!

Upton takes a new job with Collier's uncle, Dr. Griffin. He is put up at a local hotel and encounters the resident funny man, Mr. Davidson - the life and soul of the party!


This episode inspired writer John Cleese to write the epic Fawlty Towers; it is based on a real-life hotel owner who hosted the Monty Python team.

Broadcast details

Sunday 30th May 1971
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Barry Evans Michael Upton
George Layton Paul Collier
Geoffrey Davies Dick Stuart-Clark
Guest cast
Brian Oulton Dr. Griffin
Timothy Bateson Mr. Clifford
Eunice Black Mrs. Clifford
Lucy Griffiths First old lady
Alisa Grahame Second old lady
Betty Hare Third old lady
Roy Kinnear Mr. Davidson
Production team
Alan Wallis Director
Humphrey Barclay Executive Producer

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