Doctor in Charge

Doctor in Charge is a British television comedy series based on a set of books by Richard Gordon about the misadventures of a group of doctors. The series follows directly from its predecessor Doctor at Large. It was produced by London Weekend Television and broadcast on ITV during 1972 and 1973.

Doctor in Charge
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes43
Running time25 minutes
Original networkITV
Original release9 April 1972 (1972-04-09) 
29 December 1973 (1973-12-29)
Preceded byDoctor at Large
Followed byDoctor at Sea

Doctor in Charge was the largest of all the Doctor series, featuring 43 episodes over two series. Ratings for this series were high and featured regularly in the top 10 programmes on ITV.

Writers for the Doctor in Charge episodes were David Askey, Graham Chapman, Graeme Garden, George Layton, Jonathan Lynn, Bernard McKenna, Bill Oddie, Phil Redmond and Gail Renard.



Series 1

  1. The Devil You Know
  2. The Research Unit
  3. The Minister's Health
  4. The Black and White Medical Show
  5. Honeylamb
  6. Doctor's Lib
  7. Which Doctor
  8. Climbing the Ladder
  9. Face the Music
  10. Mum's the Word
  11. The Fox
  12. A Night With the Dead
  13. This is Your Wife
  14. Honeymoon Special
  15. The Long, Long Night
  16. The System
  17. On the Brink
  18. Amazing Grace
  19. Shut Up and Eat What You're Given
  20. Yellow Fever
  21. The Taming of the Wolf
  22. An Officer and a Gentleman
  23. That's My Uncle!
  24. The Big Match
  25. The Rumour
  26. Blackmail
  27. Long Day's Journey Into Knighthood

Series 2

  1. The Merger
  2. Men Without Women
  3. A Deep Depression Centred Over St. Swithin's
  4. The Epidemic
  5. The Garden Fete
  6. Brotherly Hate
  7. The Loftus Papers
  8. In Place of Strife
  9. The Pool
  10. The Godfather
  11. A Man's Best Friend is His Cat
  12. There's No Fire Without Smoke
  13. Hello Sailor!
  14. Any complaints?
  15. Watch Out - There's a Thief About!
  16. Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot?

DVD releases

On 13 August 2007 Network DVD brought out the Doctor in Charge Season One DVD box set in the UK. Season Two followed three months later, on 12 November. They both are available in the Region 2 format currently and there's no word on when they'll be released in Region 1 in the U.S.

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