1 9 9 3 – 1 9 9 5 (UK)
12 x 30 minute episodes
Gary Olsen (from 2 Point 4 Children) starred as Dr Michael Jimson, the genial Registrar in the surgical ward of the newly independent (but crisis-torn) St James General Hospital.
The ward was run by “unit manager” Diana Ewerts (Deborah Norton) who was a dead ringer for Baroness Hacksaw. Her regime was cordially detested by Dr Jimson and a bunch of good-hearted, well-meaning, old-style NHS types but much approved of by Rex (Roger Lloyd Pack), a crazed and cold-hearted surgeon straight out of Central Casting.
The situations were sometimes funny but the dialogue was often crass. For example, Rex said to Michael: “Why don’t you put on spiked gloves and give yourself a rectal examination?” Even BBC1 audiences deserved better.
Dr Michael Jimson
Dr Kate Russell
Roger Lloyd Pack
Dr Phil Brooke
Sister Beth Williams
Dr Bob Graham
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