Knock

  • TV comedy
  • BBC One
  • 1954
  • 1 episode

Comedy about a small-town doctor, adapted from a French play. Stars Moultrie R Kelsall and George Davies.

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
1954
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
1
Stars
Moultrie R Kelsall and George Davies
Writers
Jules Romains and Robert Kemp
Director
James Crampsey
Producer
Campbell Logan
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Black and white

Broadcast details

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

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