In Doctor in Charge, the third entry in the series, the action switches back to St Swithins. Barry Evans’ Michael Upton is not in this series, his character supposedly having fallen in love and moved away. It gives Robin Nedwell as Duncan Waring, George Layton as Paul Collier and Geoffrey Davies as Dick Stuart-Clark the chance to really move centre stage – which is where they stayed for the rest the series (and it’s variants).
Once again the series was written by Graham Chapman and Bernard McKenna, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie as well as cast members George Layton and Jonathan Lynn (who turned up in the final episode), McKenna also wrote solo and Chapman also wrote with long term partner David Sherlock.
Guest stars included Mollie Sugden, Arthur English, Sammie Winmill, Tony Robinson, Deborah Watling and Angharad Rees.
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 43×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 9 April 1972 – 29 December 1973
Creator: Frank Muir from the books by Richard Gordon / Theme Music: Alan Tew / Producer: Humphrey Barclay
ROBIN NEDWELL as Duncan Waring
GEORGE LAYTON as Paul Collier
GEOFFREY DAVIES as Dick Stuart-Clark
RICHARD O’SULLIVAN as Laurence Bingham
ERNEST CLARK as Loftus