Continuation of “Doctor In The House.” Michael Upton (Barry Evans) is now on his own. The short lived series follows him in his general practice. There are a total of twenty-nine episodes. Also returning are Dr.Paul Collier and Dr.Dick Stuart-Clark. Richard O’Sullivan makes his debut as Dr.Lawrence Bingham.
Opening episode: “Now Dr.Upton…” – Upton goes to another hospital for a job. He gets a surprise at the interview and the hunt continues. He wants a top job with the Dean but Bingham brown noses his way in. Now Upton is in the ear,nose and throat clinic at St.Swithins. Dick finds a job in Harley Street but hangs out at the hospital pub with his friends.
In the ENT Upton is seeing all kinds of people with minor ailments. It has him running ragged. Now in walks his biggest challenge. The Reverend Brisket. He fancies himself a singer but he’s really a hypochondriac. Upton sees a chance for revenge and gets Bingham and tells him he has a challenging case and hands him over to Brisket.
Funny episode co-written by Graham Chapman.
Typical episode: “Lock, Stock And Beryl” – Upton is looking for a better job, Dick works for a pharmaceutical company and Paul is working in obstetrics. Upton is happy because it’s his last day in Casualty. Bingham works there and has more patients than Upton who can’t stand him.
Nurse Beryl is attracted to Upton and makes a date with him for that night. Bingham is in the cafeteria and tells Paul about a top job. Paul needs to get out of where he is and offers his job to Upton without telling him why..
Upton finds out what’s behind it and the two stop speaking to each other. Dick comes into the dorm with a drunken nurse. He wants Paul to let him stay in his room while he stays with Upton. He doesn’t want to do it and Upton doesn’t want to stay with Paul.
Meanwhile the nurse turns out to be Beryl and goes into Upton’s room. She’s in an amorous mood but passes out. The guys are concerned that she’ll be fired if she’s found there. Paul and Upton forget their argument and all three try and get Beryl out before she’s discovered. Upton has to ask Bingham for a favor.
Another funny episode co-written by Graham Chapman.
This show was followed by “Doctor In Charge” (1972-73)