1 9 7 1 (UK)
1 x 50 minute episode
An interesting one-off from BBC1 with a heavyweight comedy cast revolved around Clive Elwood (Dudley Moore), a young accountant who lives with his father (Peter Cook).
Clive desperately wants to be a doctor, and the play is about the ways in which he secretly works out his ambition – though his overwhelming desire to show care and attention to his patients is liable to be misunderstood.
When Mr Elwood Senior discovers his son’s plans, he sets out to destroy them.
Tracy Reed played Clive’s girlfriend, Muriel, with Spike Milligan as her father, Arnold. Kenneth Griffith played a very strange psychiatrist.
The production reunited Cook, Moore, Milligan and playwright John Antrobus following their 1969 collaboration on the feature film The Bed Sitting Room (directed by Richard Lester), which was itself based on a stage play by Antrobus and Milligan.
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