The Bishop’s Appendix: For the first time since losing his wife, John falls in love – with Nicola Bell (Miranda Hennessey) from the apothecary. But their whirlwind romance is thrown into jeopardy when Nicola reveals she’s promised to another man – the wealthy Lord Thornycroft. Can John see off his rival?
Robert has a seemingly unsolvable case: the Bishop of Lambeth (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) needs his appendix removed or he will die. But he won’t agree to pain relief or surgery. Meanwhile, William is put under pressure to prove that his methods can cure madness, so he ropes in the pub landlord (Geoff McGivern) to play mad and fake some results.
Pictured are John (Tom Basden) and Nicola Bell (Miranda Hennessey)
Quacks: The Bishop’s Appendix Episode 5 (of 6) airs on Tuesday 12 September 2017 from 10.00pm-10.30pm on BBC Two.