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Doctor at Large

Richard Gordon's 1952 book, Doctor in the House inspired a handful of film comedies starring Dirk Bogarde and Leslie Phillips, a one-off BBC play in 1960, and 11 TV series, 10 of which were made by LWT from 1969 to 1975. Doctor in the House (1969-1970) came first, chronicling Dr Michael Upton's exploits at medical school. Doctor at Large followed in 1971. By this time, Upton (Barry Evans) had qualified from medical school and was on the lookout for work. The clip shows one of the six initial b/w episodes, the subsequent 24 were made in colour.