Knock

BBC One comedy about a doctor. 1 episode in 1954. Stars Moultrie R Kelsall and George Davies.

Knock

Comedy about a small-town doctor, adapted from a French play

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
1954
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Starring
Moultrie R Kelsall and George Davies
Writer
Jules Romains
Director
James Crampsey
Producer
Campbell Logan

The action takes place in Scotland, at a wayside station; in Dr. Macfarlane's old consulting room; and at the Crosskeys Hotel, Kilringen, in the year 1924.

Dr. Knock has been sold a pup. He has bought Dr. Macfarlane's practice at Kilringen and speedily he discovers that it is a practice as shaky as the ancient and temperamental car in which he is being taken, spasmodically, to his new domain. Briefly, there are no patients: the inhabitants are disgustingly healthy and not given to seeking a doctor's aid.

But Dr. Knock is resourceful-and he has a method so startling as to be unique. By employing it he is sure that he can turn a barren practice into a doctor's Eldorado. The age of medicine, to use his own words, can now begin.

Production Details

Production company
Picture
Black and white

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 6th July 1954 on BBC One at 8:25pm
Episode length
75 minutes