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Series 1

Episode 1: The Duke's Tracheotomy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Medical comedy set in Victorian London. After a botched amputation, surgeon Robert is put under pressure by royal physician Dr Hendrick. Show more

Contributors

Peters:
Ed Gaughan
Mr Smiles:
Tom Godwin
Butterworth:
Osi Okerafor
Fitz The Guard:
Andy Linden
Dr Hendrick:
Rupert Everett
Caroline:
Lydia Leonard
Mrs Pope:
Georgie Glen
Duke Of Bedford:
Nicholas Blane
Producer:
Imogen Cooper
Writer:
James Wood
Executive Producer:
James Wood
Executive Producer:
Justin Davies
Composer:
Ian Arber
Stunt coordinator:
Andy Bennett
Stunt coordinator:
Billy Davey
Production Company:
Lucky Giant

Quacks

Series 1

Episode 2: The Lady's Abscess

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Caroline bags an invitation to meet Charles Dickens. William puts himself in an awkward position when he exaggerates how much of a fan he is. Show more

Contributors

Condemned Man:
Matt Harrop
Caroline:
Lydia Leonard
Florence Nightingale:
Milly Thomas
Dr Hendrick:
Rupert Everett
Lady Neilson-Toy:
Elizabeth Counsell
Mr Bradbury:
Robin Hooper
Dickens:
Andrew Scott
Roberts Staff:
Michael Mears
Producer:
Imogen Cooper
Executive Producer:
James Wood
Stunt coordinator:
Gary Arthurs
Composer:
Ian Arber
Writer:
James Wood
Executive Producer:
Justin Davies
Production Company:
Lucky Giant

Quacks

Series 1

Episode 4: The Indian Mesmerist

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Comedy. William has a bladder stone and has the unenviable choice of excruciating pain or taking John's potentially lethal new drug chloroform during surgery. Show more

Contributors

Caroline:
Lydia Leonard
Mrs Agar:
Marcia Warren
Peters:
Ed Gaughan
Medical Student:
Will Jennings
Producer:
Imogen Cooper
Executive Producer:
James Wood
Composer:
Ian Arber
Writer:
James Wood
Executive Producer:
Justin Davies
Production Company:
Lucky Giant

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Series 1

Episode 6: The Physician's Hernia

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Comedy. William and Caroline's affair gathers speed, and Caroline asks him to run away with her. Robert must work with his rival on a prestigious patient. Show more

Contributors

Peters:
Ed Gaughan
Dr Hendrick:
Rupert Everett
Caroline:
Lydia Leonard
Patrice Dupont:
Ben Willbond
Producer:
Imogen Cooper
Executive Producer:
James Wood
Composer:
Ian Arber
Writer:
James Wood
Executive Producer:
Justin Davies
Production Company:
Lucky Giant

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Series 1

Episode 5: The Bishop's Appendix

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Comedy. John falls in love with Nicola Bell from the apothecary, but she is promised to another man. Can John see off his rival? Show more

Contributors

Mrs Roberts:
Rebecca Gethings
Caroline:
Lydia Leonard
Bishop Of Lambeth:
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Dr Wyatt:
David Bamber
Fitz The Guard:
Andy Linden
Nicola Bell:
Miranda Hennessy
Mrs Agar:
Marcia Warren
Working Girl 1:
Sarah Hoare
Working Girl 2:
Bunmi Mojekwu
Producer:
Imogen Cooper
Executive Producer:
James Wood
Composer:
Ian Arber
Writer:
James Wood
Executive Producer:
Justin Davies
Production Company:
Lucky Giant
Stunt coordinator:
Gary Arthurs

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Series 1

Episode 3: The Madman's Trial

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Comedy. William concocts a plan to cure a patient of his delusion. Robert looks to advance his reputation by securing the backing of a wealthy female patron. Show more

Contributors

Butterworth:
Osi Okerafor
Caroline:
Lydia Leonard
Membership Officer:
Steve Brody
Mr Burton:
John Ramm
Mr Sui:
Logan Wong
Dr Flowers:
Simon Farnaby
Peters:
Ed Gaughan
George Combe:
Miles Jupp
Lady Campbell:
Fenella Woolgar
Dr Edward Hopkins:
Edmund Digby-Jones
Producer:
Imogen Cooper
Executive Producer:
James Wood
Stunt coordinator:
Andy Bennett
Composer:
Ian Arber
Executive Producer:
Justin Davies
Production Company:
Lucky Giant
Stunts:
Kye Mckee