Quacks. Image shows from L to R: Dr. Hendrick (Rupert Everett), Robert (Rory Kinnear), Caroline (Lydia Leonard), William (Mathew Baynton), John (Tom Basden). Copyright: Lucky Giant.


BBC Two sitcom about three medical pioneers. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Rory Kinnear, Mathew Baynton, Tom Basden, Lydia Leonard and others.

Quacks. Dr. Hendrick (Rupert Everett). Copyright: Lucky Giant.

Series 1, Episode 6 - Sixth. The Physician's Hernia

When William's childhood friend Mina puts pressure on William to marry her, he has a difficult moral decision to make. Robert's rival, the suave French surgeon Patrice DuPont is due to perform surgery on Dr Hendrick himself. Patrice makes John a tempting offer to join him.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th September 2017
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rory Kinnear Robert
Mathew Baynton William
Tom Basden John
Lydia Leonard Caroline
Rupert Everett Dr. Hendrick
Ed Gaughan Peters
Guest cast
Lisa Jackson Mina
Ben Willbond Patrice Dupont
Bruce Mackinnon Mr Neill
Writing team
James Wood Writer
Production team
Andy de Emmony Director
Imogen Cooper Producer
Justin Davies Executive Producer
James Wood Executive Producer
Rachel Hillman Executive Producer
Ben Worsfield Co-producer


A daring nose operation

Robert and William go to watch famous French surgeon Patrice Dupont perform surgery.

Featuring: Rory Kinnear (Robert), Mathew Baynton (William), Ed Gaughan (Peters), Ben Willbond (Patrice Dupont), Bruce Mackinnon (Mr Neill).


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