Doctor In The House

Following in his father's footsteps, Simon Sparrow registers as a doctor-to-be at St Swithin's but soon gets on the wrong side of Sir Lancelot Spratt.

Starring Richard Briers, Ray Cooney and John Le Mesurier and dramatised by Ray Cooney for radio in 1968 from Dr.

Gordon Ostlere's (written under the pen-name of Richard Gordon) account of situations from his own experiences.

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Episodes

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01St Swithin's1968062520040701 (BBC7)
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20070325 (BBC7)
20070326 (BBC7)
20081218 (BBC7)
20081219 (BBC7)
20091201 (BBC7)
20101228 (BBC7)
20121028 (BBC7)
20121029 (BBC7)
20131225 (BBC7)
20131226 (BBC7)
20140729 (BBC7)

Following in his father's footsteps, Simon Sparrow registers as a doctor-to-be at St Swithin's but soon gets on the wrong side of Sir Lancelot Spratt.

Starring Richard Briers, Ray Cooney and John Le Mesurier and dramatised by Ray Cooney for radio in 1968 from Dr.

Gordon Ostlere's (written under the pen-name of Richard Gordon) account of situations from his own experiences.

Richard Gordon's misadventures of student doctor Simon Sparrow at St Swithin's hospital.

Fully Restored. Richard Gordon's misadventures of student doctor Simon Sparrow at St Swithin's hospital. Stars Richard Briers. From June 1968.

Student doctor Simon Sparrow makes an immediate impression with Sir Lancelot Spratt.

Student doctor Simon Sparrow makes an immediate impression with Sir Lancelot Spratt. Stars Richard Briers

Stars Richard Briers.

Simon Sparrow registers to join St Swithin's and makes an immediate impression with Sir Lancelot Spratt.

02Digs1968070220040708 (BBC7)
20040709 (BBC7)
20060205 (BBC7)
20060206 (BBC7)
20070401 (BBC7)
20070402 (BBC7)
20081225 (BBC7)
20081226 (BBC7)
20091208 (BBC7)
20110104 (BBC7)
20121104 (BBC7)
20121105 (BBC7)
20140805 (BBC7)

Medic Simon Sparrow gets saddled with vampish landlady Mrs Robinson.

Medic Simon Sparrow gets saddled with vampish landlady Mrs Robinson. Stars Richard Briers and Geoffrey Sumner. From July 1968.

Medic Simon Sparrow gets saddled with vampish landlady Mrs Robinson. From July 1968.

From July 1968.

Stars Richard Briers and Geoffrey Sumner.

Stuck for a place to stay, Sparrow's offered somewhere by Evans, but hasn't bargained on vampish landlady Mrs Robinson.

Stuck for a place to stay, Sparrow's offered a place to stay by Evans, but hadn't bargained on vampish landlady, Mrs Robinson.

Student doctor Simon Sparrow is saddled with a vampish landlady, Mrs Robinson.

From 1968.

Stars Richard Briers.

03Anatomy1968070920040715 (BBC7)
20040716 (BBC7)
20060212 (BBC7)
20060213 (BBC7)
20070408 (BBC7)
20070409 (BBC7)
20090101 (BBC7)
20090102 (BBC7)
20091215 (BBC7)
20110111 (BBC7)
20121111 (BBC7)
20121112 (BBC7)
20140812 (BBC7)

More medical mayhem, as student medic Simon Sparrow struggles with dissecting bodies.

More medical mayhem, as student medic Simon Sparrow struggles with dissecting bodies. Stars Richard Briers. From July 1968.

More medical mayhem as Simon and Taffy struggle to get to grips with dissecting human bodies, and face their first exams.

04In The Wards1968071620040722 (BBC7)
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20060219 (BBC7)
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20070415 (BBC7)
20070416 (BBC7)
20090108 (BBC7)
20090109 (BBC7)
20091222 (BBC7)
20110118 (BBC7)
20121118 (BBC7)
20121119 (BBC7)
20140819 (BBC7)
20140823 (BBC7)

Unleashed on the patients, the medics are unprepared for the formidable Sister Virtue. Stars Richard Briers. From July 1968.

Unleashed on the patients, the medics are unprepared for the formidable Sister Virtue.

The student doctors work on the wards for the first time, but nothing prepares them for the formidable Sister Virtue.

Stars Richard Briers.

From July 1968.

05Our First Operation1968072320040729 (BBC7)
20040730 (BBC7)
20060226 (BBC7)
20060227 (BBC7)
20070422 (BBC7)
20070423 (BBC7)
20090115 (BBC7)
20090116 (BBC7)
20091229 (BBC7)
20110125 (BBC7)
20121125 (BBC7)
20121126 (BBC7)
20140826 (BBC7)

Sir Lancelot Spratt causes alarm for medic Simon Sparrow in the operating theatre.

Sir Lancelot Spratt causes alarm for medic Simon Sparrow in the operating theatre. Stars Richard Briers. From July 1968.

More medical mayhem at St Swithins hospital as the trainee Doctors witness their first operation.

Starring Richard Briers.

From July 1968.

Stars Richard Briers.

06Sex And St Swithins1968073020040805 (BBC7)
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20060305 (BBC7)
20060306 (BBC7)
20070429 (BBC7)
20070430 (BBC7)
20090122 (BBC7)
20090123 (BBC7)
20100105 (BBC7)
20110201 (BBC7)
20121202 (BBC7)
20121203 (BBC7)
20140902 (BBC7)
20140906 (BBC7)

The doctors have sex on the brain as Simon Sparrow breaks all the rules by flirting with a pretty new nurse.

Medic Simon Sparrow breaks hospital rules by flirting with a pretty new nurse.

Starring Richard Briers.

From July 1968.

From 1968.

Medic Simon Sparrow breaks hospital rules by flirting with a pretty new nurse. Starring Richard Briers. From July 1968.

Medic Simon Sparrow breaks hospital rules by flirting with a pretty new nurse. From 1968.

07Our First Baby1968080620031115 (BBC7)
20040812 (BBC7)
20040813 (BBC7)
20060312 (BBC7)
20060313 (BBC7)
20070506 (BBC7)
20070507 (BBC7)
20090129 (BBC7)
20090130 (BBC7)
20100112 (BBC7)
20110208 (BBC7)
20121209 (BBC7)
20121210 (BBC7)
20140909 (BBC7)

Medic Simon Sparrow is thrown in the deep-end on St Swithins' antenatal ward.

Medic Simon Sparrow is thrown in the deep-end on St Swithins' antenatal ward. Starring Richard Briers. From August 1968.

Medic Simon Sparrow is thrown in the deep-end on St Swithins' antenatal ward. From 1968.

The St Swithin's Doctors attend a midwifery course.

From 1968.

Starring Richard Briers.

From August 1968.

08Happy Christmas *1968081320040819 (BBC7)
20040820 (BBC7)
20041223 (BBC7)
20041224 (BBC7)
20060319 (BBC7)
20060320 (BBC7)
20070513 (BBC7)
20070514 (BBC7)
20090205 (BBC7)
20090206 (BBC7)
20100119 (BBC7)
20110215 (BBC7)
20121223 (BBC7)
20121224 (BBC7)

The Dean asks Sparrow, Evans and Benskin to organise St Swithin's festivities. Stars Richard Briers. From August 1968.

The Dean asks Sparrow, Evans and Benskin to organise St Swithin's festivities.

The doctors are asked to provide the entertainment for the St Swithins Christmas party.

The Dean asks Sparrow, Evans and Benskin to organise St Swithin's Christmas festivities.

Stars Richard Briers.

From August 1968.

09Out-patients1968082020040826 (BBC7)
20040827 (BBC7)
20060326 (BBC7)
20060327 (BBC7)
20070520 (BBC7)
20070521 (BBC7)
20090212 (BBC7)
20090213 (BBC7)
20100126 (BBC7)
20110222 (BBC7)
20121216 (BBC7)
20121217 (BBC7)
20140916 (BBC7)

Medic Sparrow misdiagnoses a boil, while Taffy keeps volunteering for night-shifts.

Medic Sparrow misdiagnoses a boil, while Taffy keeps volunteering for night-shifts. Stars Richard Briers. From August 1968.

Sparrow misdiagnoses a boil and Taffy keeps volunteering for night-shifts. From 1968.

Simon Sparrow can't tell a boil from a boiled sweet and Taffy gets more than he bargained for on the night shift.

Medic Sparrow misdiagnoses a boil and Taffy keeps volunteering for night-shifts.

Stars Richard Briers.

From August 1968.

From 1968

Sparrow misdiagnoses a boil and Taffy keeps volunteering for night-shifts.

10Money Troubles1968082720040902 (BBC7)
20040903 (BBC7)
20060402 (BBC7)
20060403 (BBC7)
20070527 (BBC7)
20070528 (BBC7)
20090219 (BBC7)
20090220 (BBC7)
20100202 (BBC7)
20110301 (BBC7)
20121230 (BBC7)
20121231 (BBC7)
20140923 (BBC7)

With their microscopes in at the pawnbroker, the young medics need cash in a hurry.

With their microscopes in at the pawnbroker, the young medics need cash in a hurry. Stars Richard Briers. From August 1968.

With their microscopes in at the pawnbroker, Sparrow, Benskin and Evans need cash in a hurry.

11Women And Wine1968090320040909 (BBC7)
20040910 (BBC7)
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20070603 (BBC7)
20070604 (BBC7)
20090226 (BBC7)
20090227 (BBC7)
20100209 (BBC7)
20110308 (BBC7)
20130106 (BBC7)
20130107 (BBC7)
20140930 (BBC7)
20141004 (BBC7)

Medic Simon Sparrow's efforts to get a date for the hospital ball turn to chaos. Stars Richard Briers. From September 1968.

Medic Simon Sparrow's efforts to get a date for the hospital ball turn to chaos.

Medic Simon Sparrow's efforts to get a date for the hospital ball turn to chaos. From 1968

Can Sparrow get himself a girlfriend? With Benskin and Evans for advice and a ticket to the Nurses' Ball, how can he fail?

12Marriage-itis1968091020040916 (BBC7)
20040917 (BBC7)
20060416 (BBC7)
20060417 (BBC7)
20070610 (BBC7)
20070611 (BBC7)
20090305 (BBC7)
20090306 (BBC7)
20100216 (BBC7)
20110315 (BBC7)
20130113 (BBC7)
20130114 (BBC7)
20141007 (BBC7)

Medic Simon Sparrow must cope with both his hangover and a bad case of cold feet.

Medic Simon Sparrow must cope with both his hangover and a bad case of cold feet. Stars Richard Briers. From September 1968.

Benskin's getting married to Vera and Sparrow has to cope with both his hangover and a bad case of cold feet.

Stars Richard Briers.

From September 1968.

13 LASTTo Pass Or Not To Pass20090312 (BBC7)
20141014 (BBC7)

It's nerves and pints all round as the St Swithin's medics take their finals.

It's nerves and pints all round as the St Swithin's medics take their finals. Stars Richard Briers. From September 1968.

13 LASTTo Pass Or Not To Pass1968091720040923 (BBC7)
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20070617 (BBC7)
20070618 (BBC7)
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20100223 (BBC7)
20110322 (BBC7)
20130120 (BBC7)
20130121 (BBC7)

It's nerves and pints all round as the St Swithin's medics take their finals. From 1968.

It's nerves and pints all round as the St Swithin's medics take their finals. Stars Richard Briers. From September 1968.

Nerves and pints all round as the student doctors at St Swithin's take their finals.

It's nerves and pints all round as the St Swithin's medics take their finals.