7.4/10
181
3 user

Doctor at Large 

Following his student misadventures in Doctor in the House (1969), Michael Upton (Barry Evans) starts out on an equally fun-filled but disaster-prone solo career. He moves through a variety... See full summary »

Creator:

Richard Gordon
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1971  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Doctor in the House (1969–1970)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

"Doctor in the House" follows the misadventures of medical students Michael Upton, Duncan Waring, Paul Collier and Dick Stuart-Clark. The lads basically mean well, but their habits of ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies
Doctor in Charge (1972–1973)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The continuing misadventures of Duncan Waring (Robin Nedwell), Dick Stuart-Clark (Geoffrey Davies) and Paul Collier (George Layton) see them move further up the promotion ladder, but no ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies
Mind Your Language (1977–1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Jeremy Brown is a put-upon language teacher who tries to make a living by teaching English to immigrants. With pupils from India, France, China, and many other countries, his lessons do not... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding
Robin's Nest (1977–1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Now a qualified chef, Robin from "Man About the House" (1973) sets up home with his girlfriend, and a business with his girlfriend's father.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tessa Wyatt, Tony Britton
The Bill (1984–2010)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin
The Dick Emery Show (1963–1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Comedy skits featuring the talents of Mr Dick Emery.

Stars: Dick Emery, Pat Coombs, Victor Maddern
The Royal (2003–2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in the 1960s, this British medical drama follows the staff and patients of St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital.

Stars: Robert Daws, Linda Armstrong, Amy Robbins
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dr. Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.

Stars: Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel
Daniel Boone (1964–1970)
Adventure | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton
Doctor at Sea (1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The continuing adventures of the boys from "Doctor In The House", "Doctor At Large" and "Doctor In Charge". When Dick (Geoffrey Davies) finally gets himself the sack from St Swithin's, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark
Mother and Son (1984–1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Arthur Beare is a 40 something son still living at home taking care of his senile mother Maggie. However no matter what he does he cannot seem to get ahead and is always coming unstuck, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruth Cracknell, Garry McDonald, Henri Szeps
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Barry Evans ...  Michael Upton / ... 29 episodes, 1971
George Layton ...  Paul Collier / ... 24 episodes, 1971
Geoffrey Davies ...  Dick Stuart-Clark / ... 21 episodes, 1971
Edit

Storyline

Following his student misadventures in Doctor in the House (1969), Michael Upton (Barry Evans) starts out on an equally fun-filled but disaster-prone solo career. He moves through a variety of jobs in general practice, including one with Dr. Maxwell (Arthur Lowe), before returning to St. Swithin's Hospital as a junior registrar. Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Staying out of trouble is not what the doctor prescribed!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor in the House See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The storyline about the doctors lusting after schoolgirls was later used in the Channel 4 programme It Was Alright in the... (2014), broadcast in 2014, as an example of how society's attitude to acceptable sexual humour had changed over 40 years. See more »

Connections

Featured in 70s: The Best of Bad TV (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not a bad sequel...
10 May 2003 | by dj-domSee all my reviews

This follow-up to "Doctor in the House" (1969) was, in many ways, better than its predecessor because the new premise of qualified doctors endeavouring to find their feet in the medical profession provided greater scope for new situations in each week's installment - vital as this series enjoyed one extended run of 29 episodes from March to September, 1971.

The removal of the less interesting characters from the first programme (Dave Briddock, Danny Hooley) meant that Geoffrey Davies and, particularly, George Layton were now given the chance to shine and, consequently, turned in some great performances. Richard O'Sullivan was a terrific addition to the cast as the odious Lawrence Bingham.

I've always thought Barry Evans as Michael Upton was a little stiff and not likeable enough, preferring Robin Nedwell's Duncan Waring (to return the following year in "Doctor in Charge" (1972)), but as the central character, here he is entertaining enough, while the real glory belongs to Layton, Davies et al.

The quality of the writing was excellent - unsurprising, given that John Cleese, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie were among those contributing scripts. Further evidence of their eminence is the string of guest appearances by actors who were - or were to become - comedy greats. These included: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, David Jason, Hattie Jacques, Mollie Sugden, Patricia Routledge, Fulton MacKay, Maureen Lipman and Roy Kinnear.

If you get the chance to catch some of these seldom-repeated shows, don't miss out!


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

What Made the Star of "The Rook" Scream at Her TV?

If you were around in the early aughts, you might've had the same reaction. Emma Greenwell of the new STARZ series lets us in on her "Fleabag" fandom and more.

Watch now

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed