Doctor in the House Classic TV Show
Richard Gordon's novel is transport into the 1960's as Doctors Upton, Collier and Waring spend as much time chasing the nurses as treating the patients.
Doctor in the House Fan Tributes64 alison from berkshire: We just read about the untimely death of Barry Evans. What a shame. I am very sad that he is no longer with us and sorry that he was unable to maintain a career to the present day because I would have been more than happy to have watched him. Really sad. Sorry to hear he died in such dreadful circumstances. They should reopen the file on the case.
63 jbc from NYC: Just watched an old episode when House had no leg pain due to the Ketamine treatment following his shooting. It was so great to see him running and skateboarding, I wonder why the show's producers didn't figure out a way to write another treatment into the script so House couid be pain free again. His character gets boring because of all the focus on his pain. If they let him be pain free it would open up so many story lines. I don't want it to end!
62 Debs from Surrey: Barry was so sexy looking and so cute I liked him in mind your language as the teacher mr brown.He would have been g8 if he landed a part in eastenders. RIP mr Evans gone but not forgotten.
61 MJ from UK: TO MRS WARING FROM ST.SWITHINS: It's like you're me! I'm 19 and I'm in love with Robin Nedwell too! He's still got it after all these years.
60 Mrs Waring from St Swithins: I am only 19 and have only just started watching the doctor series. I am completely in love with Robin Nedwell (Dr Waring) and his perfection is timeless. Love you xxx
59 MJ from UK: I got most of the series for xmas after falling in love with his sit-com. I'm about the same age Barry Evans was playing and the show is so relatable even today. I first had a a crush on Mike, now I just adore Duncan. I couldn't believe Barry died at 53 on the 11th Feb '97 and Robin dies at 52 on the 1st Feb '99. RIP I love you both, your forever immoratlized in the great show.
58 Deborah from Cleveland, Ohio, USA: I used to stay up very late to watch Doctor in the House on PBS during my high-school years. I had to keep the tv volume down so as not to wake up my parents. I had the biggest schoolgirl crush on Barry Evans (Michael Upton character). Tonight I Googled him on a whim, and was shocked and saddened to read of his death. Also frustrated, as it seems someone got away with his murder. What a pity. Reading this page, I can't help but wonder if he had any idea how many admirers he had?
57 Pete S. from Annapolis, Maryland: Doctor in the House is my favorite comedy show. I remember the episode when Michael and Duncan decided to become vegetarians (like we all did during our college days) and subsisted on various sea weed based foods while going to events and trying to resist eating non vegan foods. Also during one episode was exposed to Reggae Music (Desmond Dekker-- The Israelite).
56 Pete from Annapolis, Maryland: Watched the show in my teenage years, with my brother and sisters, and have been searching for the DVD that will work in the United States Region for years. This was the funniest, most innovative comedic show that I have ever seen. From situations where the medical students adopted a vegan seaweed diet to partying using a toilet bowl with a monkey on the seat (i believe called the gluteus maximus) to house the fraternity's ale, this show, cast and scripts were light years ahead of its time.
55 Melinda from Ohio USA: I just purchased every DVD of the docotr series with Robin Nedwell in them. Docotr in the House came on PBS when I was in junior High and fell madly in love with Dr Duncan Waring. Robin Nedwell's good looks, sexy voice and amazing physical comedy were the attraction! It is PAL format but many DVD players play both. He is as appealing in them now as he was then. What a tragic loss to have him gone at such an early age.
54 pam walker from zephyrhills, fla, usa: I loved Dr. in the House so much I used to tape them on VCR tapes, but the quality is very bad. My favorites were Duncan and Michael. They are very special memories to me and I miss those times.
53 Phil from Florida: Loved the show, wish I could see it again. There was one episode I would love to see again. The womanizing Doctor, gets his dating schedule messed up and a rolling Mini Skirted Catfight in the elevator lobby erupts, and closes that particular episode, as the two cuties rotate back and forth on the floor with the fella in a panic, as one of the girls was a daughter of someone BIG in the Hospital Anybody else remember this one? I believe it was when the series was black and white. It was BOTH funny and very sexy
52 NORA SMITH from BELFAST: there should bea petition to have all the episodes repeated. as for me the dr series was and always will be the greatest comedy series ever screened. what do you all think.
BRING THEM BACK I SAY EH.
51 Terry Keleher from Guelph Ontario Canada: This show made my adolesence liveable
50 Rod from Aberdeen: Have been watching the show recently on Men and Motors. It really brings back some very happy memories as a kid watching the shows during the 70s. I always remember the theme tune very simple but very memorable.
49 Sandra from Adelaide, South Australia: I loved these shows. I have been a fan of Barry's for years. Just thought I'd let you all know of a Barry Evans Tribute site that is currently on Yahoo Groups with lots of pics of him, including perhaps the only one of him in later years - just in case you are interested. RIP Barry and Robin.
48 TESS from AUSTRALIA: Those shows were the best comedy shows ever, Barry Evans aka (Micheal Upton) is a remarkable actor.
47 Cassie from UK: I stumbled upon this site after finding the ITV website (Best of ITV section) is showing 13 episodes from Series One of Doctor in the House online. Brings back a lot of happy memories!
Like many ladies on this site, I had a pre-teenage crush on Robin Nedwell. A sad loss at such a young age for both Robin Nedwell and Barry Evans.
46 Nejat Abdalla from Eritrea, East Africa: I loved the show. Doctor in the house was written well and funny. They all were great, but especially Michael Upton. I still enjoy all the shows he had done. I own all the volume of Doctor in the House. Did he have any children at all?
45 Pauline from Calgary, Canada: I too, like everyone else on this site, absolutely loved the series!! I thought both "Dr. Upton and Dr Waring", (Barry Evans and Robin Nedwell) were gorgeous - loved those accents!!
I too remember sitting around with the family watching the show. Everyone would be laughing hysterically at the situations these "doctors" would get into. I too, am saddened and shocked to read that both Barry Evans and Robin Nedwell have passed away. The only thing is I wished this site might have had updated photos of the fellows.
Too sad...I guess things were getting boring in Heaven so God called home a couple of jokers.
44 Carol from Tewksbury.Ma: In answer to Alex Scott's question about what happened to Robin Nedwell and Barry Evans, Robin fell from a ladder while painting his house. Guess he didn't get too seriously hurt because he went to the doctors a few days later because he wasn't feeling well. While at the doctors office he had a massive heart attack and died. From what I read Barry's death was a bit of a mystery. Seems a young male friend of his was accused of his murder because they found him in possession of Barry's car after Barry was found dead. They said Barry was found lying face down in his parlot of his modest home. Near by was an empty bottle of alcohol. Can't remember if it was scotch or whiskey. They also found a bottle of spilled pills. Barry's career had hit a snag and he didn't work much afterward. I remember reading he was a taxi driver for a while. He would talk to friends about getting back into acting and show them films of his work, but never seemed to do much about it. After a while they dropped the charges against the young male friend and said Barry had died from alcohol poisoning. I don't think he had ever married or had children. Robin had been happily married and had one daughter. Very sad that both these wonderful actors left us too soon.
43 Alex Scott from Australia: I loved this show, I had no idea Robin Nedwell had died, or Barry Evans, can anyone tell me what happened to them?
42 jacqui c-w from bournemouth: In answer to Tony S's question about Geoffrey Davies, I saw him 2 0r 3 years ago in a comedy farse on Bournemouth pier playing yet another medical role. Still as funny as ever. I believe George Layton writes these days.
41 Tony - S. from Glasgow/Birmingham U.K. & Phoenix Az.: The 'Doctor in the House' series prompts a comfortable Nostalgia for (1970's era) college days in the U.K.; a much more manageable time before Bush and Bin Ladin. I understand Robin Nedwell is now deceased, does anybody know the status of: Geoffrey Davies
George Layton and Geoffrey Davies ?
40 Keith Murphy from Vancouver Canada: I absolutely loved all the Drs series. I have found memories of sitting around the tv with the family and howling in laughter at the antics of the fun loving medicos.
39 andy robindon from middlesbrough: I was only 7 years old when the show finished in 1977. I fondly remember the family sitting down together for every episode of the 'doctor on the go' series. Robin Nedwell was my favourite. The theme tune (although rarely aired) always makes me smile.
38 McKenna from United States: Loved all of them on that show. Remember the one where Michael was dating Lofty's daughter. Sad to hear about Barry Evans and Robin Nedwell. What is Simon Cuff doing.
37 nicole from sydney ,australia: hi i am a very big fan of the doctor series i get it on uktv and was wondering if someone could help me out. I would like to find out what has happened to the whole cast of the show. I know that robin has passed on but i want to know what has happened to everyone else. Thankyou.
36 debbie linney from Perth Western Australia: To Barry Evans and Robin Nedwell. What a great show. I would love to buy a copy. Does anyone know anything about Barry - family life ec.
35 jamie from ontario, canada: Robin Nedwell is my all time favourite character........although the episode that stands out in my mind is...SATURDAY MATINEE written by John Cleese...and starring Barry Evans as Upton....CLASSIC:)
34 anita roy from india: I was an 11-yr old who went gaga watching the show 69-70 in new york. while walking to school, my friends and i would regale each other with the antics of the "doctors", making going to school fun. even today just thinking about all the characters brings a smile. i did not know barry evans is no more but he will be evermore for me.
33 Dianne Hawkins from Australia: Loved these shows and the stars in them. I got to say Hi to three of the guys when they came out to Oz many many years ago. I was only in my early 20's back then and my friends were so jealous. I met them by accident they were in an outdoor restaurant and I just walked really close to their table and smiled and said Hi and they did the same back. I cannot believe Barry and Robin have sadly passed away. Wish we could see all their shows over and over again, British humour is the best. Love these guys.
32 David Bower from Lincolnshire: I watched the series and always wanted to be a Dr. I was never bright enough though. I did get to Australia like them. I saw Robin Nedwell in "The Sound of Music" and was quite depressed by his tragic accident which inspired me to write this as i thought he was fantastic in the role.
31 Carol from Tewksbury Ma USA: I loved this show back in the 70's when I was in high school. Had a big crush on Barry Evans and was very saddened when I read of his death. Did her ever marry or have children? Never read anything about that. Sad to hear of Robin Nedwell's passing too. They all brought so many laughs to me. A favorite show of mine for all times! May Barry and Robin Rest In Peace and know they are still remembered.
30 JeffB from Australia: Can anyone tell me the name of the romantic lead in Doctor in the House? Was it Mandy Smith?
29 John from Herts: The building used for filming was Wanstead Hospital in East London. My mum was attending the hospital, and met several of the actors - would have been very early seventies
28 Tracy Spencer from Australia: Hi: I've got a question. What is the real life name and function of the building seen on the show as St Swithan's teaching hospital?
27 Russell Devlin from Australia: I think the "Doctor" series are seriously underated by comedy buffs. I watched them all on first run in the 70's, saw repeats in the 80's & have just caught up with them on cable. I remember a lot of them like it was yesterday & think the writing is superb, esp the Garden/Oddie (of the Goodies)episodes. I think Earnest Clarke's Professor Loftus is one of the great characterisations of comedy & that the series is probably the best comedy of the ITV regions.
26 Alan Ross from Paris, Kentucky: I remember watching Doctor in the House in the early 70's and along with Monty Python think it was one of the funniest things on television then. Of course hearing about Barry and Robin has made me sad and the circumstances of Barry's death being rather mysterious (does anyone know the real story?), still this website is a great tribute to them and the rest of the cast.
25 Simon Dingley from Toronto, Canada: Doctor in the House was simply one of the best written comedy programs in television history. Much more sophisticated than other programs of its time. One of my favourite episodes involved Paul Collier and Duncan Waring trying to convince Lawrence Bingham not to marry "the old boot" Mary Parsons. I wish the original programs were available on DVD or video.
24 NORA SMITH from BELFAST: THE BEST ACTOR IN THE CAST FOR ME IS GEOFFREY DAVIES (AKA)DICK STUART-CLARK. WHO I ALSO REGULARLY CORRESPONDWITH.AND ALSO MEET.EVERY TIME HE'S IN BELFAST ON A PLAY TOUR. WE ALSO SEND EACH OTHER CARDS. -XMAS/ BIRHTDAY.AND POST CARDS FROM HIS OVER SEAS TOURES SO HOWS THAT FOR A FANATIC EH? FOLKS! (HA!-HA!).I HAVE BEEN AN ADDICT OF THE SERIES SINCE IT WAS 1ST SCREENED BACK IN 1969 SEPT 25TH SO THATS A LONG TIME EH?.CONTACT ADDRESS 3 SWIFT PLACE OFF WOODSTOCK ROAD BELFAST (BT6-8AP).
23 Neville Shute from Parsthisby: I really love all the boys in the Doctor serie's and used to write to them all in the 1970s. A couple of them did reply and thanked me for my interest and for the phot's I sent them. I think Ernest Clarke became a senior manager for Butlins Entertainment and won a knighthood for his charity works.
22 Rob from London Ontario: I will never forget the episode where the cast all start telling Bingham to shut up. I would love to see that again!!
21 Owen Rathbone from Winnipeg,Canada: What a great show it was. i remember being about 10 years old and hearing the familiar theme song (which I can still whistle to this day). The antics of the doctors were unforgettable. Actually, I found this site after typing "Doctor in the House" to see if others shared my passion forthe show. I see others do. Amazing, after all these years.
20 Julie from Shelbyville, IN USA: I LOVED Dr. in the House! I watched it on Public Broadcasting and immediately fell in love with Robin Nedwell. I had such a huge crush on him! I notice I'm not the ony one! It was a great series with so much comedy! I watched it from the time I was 10 and saw it over and over until I was about 17.
I only wish we could have another round of it here in the states! Robin was a great actor as well as the rest of the cast.Dr. Bingham was so straight, he made me laugh by just being him! Bless 'em all!
19 Lin from England: Just like to tell Robin Nedwell's fans about the Yahoo group I set up in his memory at http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/adoctorinshillingbury/ and the tribute website that is under construction if anyone would like to contribute memories etc. to get in touch with me. Thanks
18 freddie from ELGIN: i enjoy this classic medical farce best ones in my opinion were the ones with martin shaw as hew evens boy the amount of booze his character puts away its a wonder his liver didnt shout for mercy
17 Angee from Toronto, Canada: I had THE biggest crush on Robin Nedwell and watched every episode of "Doctor in the House" that I knew existed. I was only 11 years old and thought that Dr. Waring was the best thing since sliced bread - he was just adorable! I thought each actor was hilarious and even at 11 years of age, I actually got the jokes!
16 Carolyn Morris from Miami Florida: I remember coming home (my parents home) when I was about 15 years old and going downstairs to watch the show at around 1:30 a.m. My mother used to come pound on the floor above if I was up too late. I remember watching the episode where there is a corpse in the hearse. I was laughing out loud so LOUDLY that I had to cover my face with a pillow to keep from waking up my mother and having her pound on that blasted floor!!!!! I thought I would choke to death.
Interestingly she is downstairs today, visiting me and sleeping in the guest room. Perhaps I will go pound on the ceiling above her and tell her to go to bed! HA! what a trip finding this web site. I've asked many people over the years if they remember "doctor in the house" they always look at me like I grew a third eye.
15 Gary from New Jersey, USA: Just found this site as well as some tapes of the old show--my favorite comedy. I never knew there were sequels. Where can I get VHS or DVD copies of the show that will play here in the US?
14 Paul Quine from Isle of Man: I always remember watching the Doctor series' as a child in the Seventies.
Something that may be of interest to the fans from Australia, is the spin off Doctor Downunder starring Robin Nedwell.
I was informed once that Barry Evans became an alcholic and his life took a tragic turn for the worse. Also Robin Nedwell's life was tragically cut short when he died as a result of an accident.
13 Dirk Lescrinier from Antwerp, BELGIUM: Hi, Once I saw an episode when there was a a kind of a virus spread in the hospital and all of the clothing has to be or cooked or burned. So patients, personal and the "doctor's" have to give theyr sheets or clothes! Once in Belgium the television comp. broadcasted the series again but they stopped it after the first 12 episodes!
12 Myshelle from Australia: The Doctor series is currently running on foxtel's UKTV, i watch it religiously, at first i only watched it for a good look at michael upton (barry evans), but later became infatuated with Duncan Waring (Robin Nedwell), At the moment, Doctor at large is showing, unfortunatley no duncan, and even though i don't find this series as funny as the first i am waiting for the doctor in charge series to begin, and to also see duncan make his re-appearance in the show.
I despised dave briddock with a passion though, and was a huge fan of hugh evans, and let me tell u, i was most unimpressed with daniel hooley replacing him. so far, my favourite episode has been "if in doubt, cut it out". it was a good purve too hehe!
11 Jorge J. Villalba, M.D. from Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.: Doctor in the house was broadcast weekdays from the mid 70s to the mid 80s here in the U.S., I myself was a medical student then a resident physician. I remember watching this show religuosly as it meant stress relief for me! Sunday Bleeping Sunday is a classic.
10 Graeme from Australia: Maybe not the funniest, but the one I remember most is when the boys went to the pub for lunch and came back drunk. They were asked to participate in respiratory tests which saw them running up and down stairs, etc. I laugh every time I think of it.
9 John Gallagher from Sydney, Australia: I echo the sentiments of Drummond and I am enjoying watching Doctor in the House on pay tv (UKTV). I recall watching them in England as a child and loving every minute. My parents took me to see a play starring Robin Nedwell when I was 7 and I can still remember my delight at seeing my favourite TV personality. UKTV showed an episode this morning featuring Susan George. Absolutely wonderful.
8 Drummond Grieve from Australia: After years of waiting, a local pay-tv channel has just begun re-screening "Doctor in the House". I never paid much attention to Professor Loftus when I watched the series as a young kid but now I'm getting a renewed laugh at Ernest Clarke's deadpan delivery. Nedwell and Evans dead? That was (sad) news to me. Thanks for the laughs, lads. I have NEVER forgotten you.
7 Kevin from Australia: Oh what sweet memories of a time gone by. I was just a kid when I first watched the show. I was sadden when Robin Nedwell and Barry Evans passed away.
6 Lin from UK: I am a great fan of the late actor Robin Nedwell, who played Duncan Waring in the Doctor series. He was a fellow Brummie, great sense of humour, great actor and is sadly missed.
5 Mo from Coventry, West MIidlands: I saw all these the first time round when I was 6 and just adored Upton (Barry Evans) and saw everything he ever did.
I will watch them again as a tribute to both Barry and Robin Nedwell who played Waring. Bless both their hearts.
4 Donna Bowers from NYC, USA: I love Dr. in the House. When I was little I had the most enormous crush on Duncan Waring! I wish they were on dvd so I could enjoy them now. Even in America people joke about hospitals named St. Swithin's!
3 Helen Butterworth from Manchester, UK: My favourite episode of Doctor in the House was 'Pass or Fail'... I can watch that one over and over again. And not to mention I fancy Michael Upton (Barry Evans) like crazy, ha ha ha...
2 Karen from Sheffield: I just love Doctor In The House. All the cast are really funny and they all have a silly side to them, even Dick Stuart-Clark and Michael Upton who everyone bosses around. My mum told me about them and I watch them every Sunday and tape the ones I haven't got already.
1 Karen from Sheffield: I just love Doctor In The House. All the cast are really funny and they all have a silly side to them, even Dick Stuart-Clark and Michael Upton who everyone bosses around.
Doctor in the House
Ernest Clark as Professor Geoffrey Loftus
Simon Cuff as Dave Briddock
Geoffrey Davies as Dick Stuart-Clark
Barry Evans as Mike Upton
George Layton as Paul Collier
Jonathan Lynn as Danny Hooley
Robin Nedwell as Duncan Waring
Martin Shaw as Huw Evans
David Jason and Arthur English.
Barry Evans was nominated for a best newcomer laurel award in 1968.
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