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Doctors, The (BBC-1 1969-1971, Justine Lord, John Barrie)



The Doctors (1969)

Medical drama series. Cases of a group of hard working doctors at a large practice in North London.

Nigel Stock’s character, Dr. Thomas Owens, was the lead in a later spin-off series, Owen, M.D., which aired between 1971 and 1973.

Writers on the series included Elaine Morgan, Fay Weldon, N.J. Crisp and Dick Sharples.

The Theme music to Owen, M.D. was “Sleepy Shores” played by the Johnny Pearson Orchestra.

production details
UK / BBC One / 162×25 minutes / Broadcast 19 November 1969 – 17 June 1971

Creator: Donald Bull / Theme Music: Tony Hatch / Producers: Colin Morris, Bill Sellars

Richard Leech as Dr. Roger Hayman
Justine Lord as Dr. Liz McNeal
Pamela Duncan as Mrs. Groom
John Barrie as Dr. John Somers
Barry Justice as Dr. Bill Conrad
Nigel Stock as Dr. Thomas Owens
Joan Newell as Meg Owens
Lynda La Plante as Molly Dolan
Drewe Henley as Dr. David Owens
Stephen Yardley as Harry Fisher
Helen Cotterill as Beth Fisher
Isla Blair as Dr. Linda Carpenter
Irene Hamilton as Louise Hayman
Maureen O’Reilly as Mrs. Baynes
Ann Castle as Helen Brockley
Robert Brown as Robert Thurlow
Pauline Yates as Celia Thurlow
Paul Massie as Tom Durham
Brian Harrison as Edward Brack
Jan Edwards as Lynn Huxley
Alexandra Dane as Nella Somers
Christine Pollon as Joan Riley
Janet Hargreaves as Dr. Cheryl Barnes
Elaine Mileham as Jo Hayman
Patricia English as Beatrice Harvey
Harry Webster as Dr. Walter Finnegan
Elaine Wells as Sister Baker
Stephen Follett as Ray Hayman
Rohan McCullough as Staff Nurse Penny James
Jeanette Sterke as Mrs. Bessie Beckett