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Doctor At The Top (BBC-1 1991, Robin Nedwell, George Layton)

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Sitcom Doctor at the Top offered a surprising and surprisingly welcome return to the world of St Swithins. It had been 14 years since a last British version of the Doctor series and Doctors Waring, Stuart-Clark and Collier are now a whole lot older but not necessarily wiser, despite having moved ip in the world. This time the series was on BBC One rather than ITV.

Duncan Waring was now a paediatrician, still at St Swithins and father to five daughters, Paul Collier is a consultant at St Swithins but also has his own Harley Street practice and Dick Stuart-Clark was professor of Surgery.

There was much less girl chasing this time out naturally, this was a different time after all. George Layton and Bill Oddie shared script writing duties.

production details
UK / BBC1 / 7×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 21 February – 4 April 1991 Thursdays 8.30pm

Writers: George Layton (4 episodes), Bill Oddie (3 episodes) / Producer and Director: Susan Belbin

cast
Robin Nedwell as Duncan Waring
Geoffrey Davies as Dick Stuart-Clark
George Layton as Paul Collier
Ernest Clark as Sir Geoffrey Loftus
Jill Benedict as Emma Stuart-Clark
Chloe Annett as Rebecca Stuart-Clark
Roger Sloman as Dr Lionel Snell
Georgina Melville as Geraldine Waring

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