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The Doctors


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Written by Dick Sharples
starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord with Irene Hamilton
Guest star Wilfred Pickles

Louise Hayman was disappointed over Maurice Rapson's unsuccessful bid to join the Practice. She is therefore not in a festive mood.


Writer: Dick Sharples
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Tom Carter
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Christopher Barry
Postman: James Marcus
Molly: Lynda Marchal
Mrs Groom: Pamela Duncan
Woman patient: Parnell McGarry
Mr Mansell: Wilfred Pickles
Mrs Baynes: Maureen O'Reilly
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Mrs Hayman: Irene Hamilton
Edna Gilmore: Alison Fiske
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Bob Gilmore: David Savile
Indira Kapila: Rani Dube
Midwife: Amelia Bowman
Nurse Norman: Doreen Aris
Dr Kipling: Donald Morley
Dr Finnegan: Harry Webster
Welfare man: David Simeon

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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