Doctor In The House. Mike Upton (Barry Evans). Copyright: London Weekend Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1969 - 1970
Channels
ITV
Episodes
26 (2 series), plus 2 short specials
Creator
Richard Gordon
Stars
Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark, Simon Cuff, Ralph Michael, Martin Shaw and Jonathan Lynn
Writers
Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie
Directors
David Askey and Maurice Murphy
Producer
Humphrey Barclay
Companies

The (fictional) teaching hospital, St Swithin's, is the location of this medical sitcom. The action follows junior doctor Michael Upton, an earnest type but easily led astray by his colleagues, the laddish Waring and Collier and the smooth wastrel Stuart-Clark.

The recurring theme of this series (and indeed most of the succeeding series) was the clash between the keen interns and their intimidating superior Professor Loftus, a fearsome man.

Additional details

Part of

Doctor Series

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 11th July 1969 at 8:30pm on ITV
Most recent repeats

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