Reviews TV

Doctors and Nurses

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7431.114-a (Published 09 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:114
  1. Giulio Bognolo, editorial registrar ([email protected])
  1. BMJ

    BBC 1, Tuesdays at 10 35 pm, from 13 January

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    Can you set a comedy in an NHS department and generate a good laugh while still dealing with serious issues? Scriptwriters Nigel Smith and Phil Hammond have had a good try, with reasonably good results.

    Their six-episode series is located at the fictional St Anne's Hospital, on the Isle of Wight, and centres around the love-hate relationship between two orthopaedic consultants, Roy Glover (played by Adrian Edmondson) and George Banatwala (Madhav Sharma). Roy is totally committed to the NHS, trying hard to save and cure as many patients as he can, regardless of the personal consequences. He is even prepared to risk suspension to carry out the operation that he promised to a …

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