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Offline Marymac

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Doctor in Charge TV series
« on: Jun 21 2010, 04:34 PM »
IN an effort to get away from World Cup fever, I’ve been catching up with some dvd watching. I love cult TV from the sixties and seventies and I’ve been working through the second series of the comedy, Doctor in Charge, from 1973.

One episode is about a young doctor, who is a bit of a hypochondriac – played by a young Tony Robinson. He is one of Doctor Waring’s students (if you’ve never seen the series, Waring is our funny but dishy hero) and as Waring introduces different patients to the students, Robinson’s character starts to display their symptoms.

The patient sat in a hospital bed is suffering from ---wait for it ---- Meniere’s Disease!
Waring asks the students what the symptoms are. A very clever student announces the symptoms, deafness – at which point Robinson looks around confused; buzzing in the ears – at which point Robinson slaps himself about the ears; vertigo – at which point Robinson staggers about the ward, grabbing onto furniture and people, trying to make his way back to Waring. Finally the clever student announces severe vomiting at which point Robinson grabs Waring and promptly throws up all over him.

Hilarious and much funnier than I’ve been able to describe it here.
It certainly cheered me up!
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Re: Doctor in Charge TV series
« Reply #1 on: Jun 21 2010, 06:37 PM »
Gosh that should perhaps be used in workshops for GPs who don't entirely understand!

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 21 2010, 07:00 PM »
Yes indeed. I was impressed that a programme from 1973 had such a clear understanding of the symptoms.

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 21 2010, 09:19 PM »
Gosh, that takes me back Mary!!

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Re: Doctor in Charge TV series
« Reply #4 on: Jun 22 2010, 06:31 AM »


We need to get this on youtube so that if you search for Meniere's disease it comes up. I'd be happy to do it if I could get hold of the dvd.



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« Reply #5 on: Jun 22 2010, 11:30 AM »
I don't know if the dvd will copy - it might be protected - but let me know how you go about copying and uploading it and I'll give it a try.
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 22 2010, 11:43 AM »
There will be copy right on the original. Be careful or you could be breaking the law.

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« Reply #7 on: Jun 22 2010, 11:50 AM »
Thanks Barbara.

I've just checked and the dvd is protected. And I've checked Youtube's terms and conditions, which state that no TV programme should be uploaded.

Pity.
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 22 2010, 02:28 PM »
pity i would have loved to see it ..