Doctor at the Top

Doctor at the Top is a British television comedy series based on a set of books by Richard Gordon about the misadventures of a group of doctors. With episodes written (though not jointly) by George Layton and Bill Oddie, the series follows directly from its predecessor Doctor Down Under. It was produced by the BBC and broadcast on BBC1 in 1991.

Doctor at the Top
StarringRobin Nedwell
George Layton
Geoffrey Davies
Ernest Clark
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes7
Running time30 minutes
Original networkBBC1
Original release21 February 
4 April 1991
Preceded byDoctor Down Under

In this series the lead characters have all progressed in their careers: Waring and Collier are now surgeons, and Stuart-Clark is a professor.

The series was not as well received as its predecessors and was cancelled after one series. According to Layton, it "depressed the whole nation", and Oddie dubbed it "Doctor Down The Drain".[1]



  1. Sins of the Father
  2. Happy Birthday, Sir Geoffrey
  3. The V.I.P.
  4. The Kindest Cut
  5. Bye Bye, Bickerstaff
  6. It's All Right, I'm a Doctor
  7. Waring Goes Private?


  1. This Is Your Life: Bill Oddie, BBC 2002

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