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

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

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Broadcast details

Tuesday 19th September 2017
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 23rd August 2018 10:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 5th September 2018 11:15pm BBC2 Wales

Cast & crew

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
Robin Peters Editor
Lucy Spink Production Designer
Rachel Freck Casting Director
Richard Cooke Costume Designer
Ed Rutherford Director of Photography
Niamh Morrison Make-up Designer
Ian Arber Composer
Matthew Scrivener 1st Assistant Director


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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