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This page focuses mainly on Ward 10.
The regular staff included Jill Browne as Nurse Carole Young who made the most appearances in the series, around 400 programmes. Charles Tingwell as Dr Alan Dawson was the only other to come close to this with over 300 appearances. I thought Desmond Carrington was in it for ever, but his total is under 250 stories.
Quiz question: Name the doctor in the centre sitting on the bed. He died only last year
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199 Park Lane was BBC's replacement for the lamented Compact. It began in August 1965 but despite two years of careful planning, had ended by the end of the following month. MN explained after four episodes, "it is pleasantly easy on the eye... everyone and everything is respectably opulent... but the first important weakness is the characters are a chatty inhuman lot... absence of humour is the second weakness, not gags... but what is needed is the occasional spontaneous ad lib.... perhaps writer William Fairchild was apprehensive of any digressions, but I would be more convinced that 199 Park Lane will still be with us in three years time if I knew later scripts were going to include less snapping and snarling and more fun. At present the serial seems to be going out of its way to prove that money allows you to be miserable in comfort"
Perhaps the writing was on the wall when Michael Peacock (head of BBC1) saw telerecordings of the first two episodes, and had them changed. News that Park Lane was to be killed off came as early as August 23rd, when actors were informed of the decision at rehearsals. The reason: audiences were not as high as expected. The Newcomers was its replacement, and was much more of a success.
Character Ben Graham in 199 Park Lane was played by which well known actor, star of Granada's The Odd Man?
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THE GROVE FAMILY (BBC)
The first British tv soap opera. Scripts were by Michael and Roland Pertwee. Producer: John Warrington. From 1956 the director was Richard West.
An interesting interview with the cast shortly before the end of the long first series in summer 1955 reveals that rehearsals took place in a hall in the King's Road, before the programme was transmitted live on Friday nights from Lime Grove studios. "We've been playing the Grove family," Nancy Roberts explained, "every week since it started on April 9th 1954." But Edward Evans continued, " it is a good thing we're having a break from the end of June to September." Ruth Dunning however added, "for five of those weeks we shall still be the Grove Family after all. In July Butchers are making a family of the Grove Family at Shepperton Studios."
A report in the June 20th 1957 edition of The Stage stated, "The Grove Family are not being killed. They are to return to BBCtv in January after six months rest. However two of the familiar faces will be missing. Mrs Grove, Ruth Dunning, has signed an ITV contract and Peter Bryant, who plays Jack, has decided to quit." Well, the first part was correct, The Groves weren't actually killed off, but they did fade away into the ether after that final episode 147 at the end of June 1957.

My reviews of surviving stories:
94 Prevention and Cure (March 21st 1956) - This story appears at first acquaintance to be one of those dreadful public service announcements. No less a personage than the local police detective inspector (in the shape of John Stuart) gives the Groves tips on crime prevention. Specially helpful is "Don't bring your furs downstairs," or how about "Keep the brass polished on your front door"! As the Groves do all the right things, it's a poor neighbour who's burgled. But Mr Groves nicks the crook so all ends happily, as usual (Note- no Ruth Dunning in this story)
147 Under Way (June 28th 1957) - Derek Nimmo has an uncredited minor part. "Girls aren't beautiful," thinks young Lennie. Gran is thinking "this holiday'll be a disaster." Perhaps that's because she's not going! With eight in a small bungalow she could be right, or make that ten as Gran is wedging in with her friend. The journey down has its problems with the family in a packed railway compartment, except for those in the car bringing the boat on a trailer- it breaks down. At last, safely there (Hayling Island?). Whilst dad grapples with putting up a deck chair, Lennie clowns around in their boat. All good holiday fun, until the boat capsizes and a helicopter rescue has to be mounted. Much of this on film. And all in 24 minutes! With that the Groves disappeared from our screens

The main cast were in all the stories listed below, except as indicated: Edward Evans as Bob Grove, Ruth Dunning as Gladys Grove, Nancy Roberts as grumpy old Gran, Sheila Sweet as Pat Grove (from October 1956 Carole Mowlam took over this role), Peter Bryant as Jack Grove, Margaret Downs as Daphne Grove and Christopher Beeny as Lennie Grove. Spencer Hale played the boy next door Arthur Turner in a few programmes, rumour had it he was destined to marry Pat Grove one day.

Details of some stories (none sadly seem to survive today):
1 A House of Your Own (April 9th 1954, 7.50-8.10pm) also appearing: John Salew as Frank Turner, Andrew Leigh as Mr Cutler
10 Midsummer Madness (June 11th 1954, 7.50-8.10pm) Cast also included Meinhart Muir as Dr Lippenthrop, Peggy Ann Clifford as Woman Patient and Ian Fleming as Dr Henley (no Peter Bryant).
17 Daphne to the Fore (July 30th 1954, 7.55-8.15pm) Cast also included Peter West as himself- a Panel Chairman, Howard Rose as Press Correspondent, and Anthony Sheppard as Reporter
23 Lessons Learned (September 10th 1954), also with Lynne Cole as Marcia Fane, Terence Alexander as Ronald Dean, Michael Bird as Tommy and Manville Tarrant as Petrol pump attendant (no Edward Evans, Margaret Downs or Chris Beeny in this one)
28 Power of the Dog (Friday October 15th, 7.45-8.05pm) Cast also included Elsa Tee as Miss Rawlins. Also introduced was Rusty the dog.
40 Rabbits (Friday January 7th 1955, 7.45-8pm) Cast also included Kenneth Connor as Park-keeper (No Peter Bryant).
48 Now or Never (Friday March 4th 1955, 7.45-8pm) Cast also included Pauline Williams as Saleswoman and Frederick Jaeger as Rudy May (No Peter Bryant).
53 Love Thy Neighbour (Friday April 8th 1955, 7.45-8pm) Cast also included Barbara Everest as Mrs Burroughs, and Anthony Viccars as The Milkman (No Edward Evans).
60 Accidents Will Happen (May 27th 1955, shown later than usual, 8.30-8.45pm, due to General Election coverage)- also with Nan Braunton as Miss Jones (no Peter Bryant). Director: Jean Hamilton.
62 Press Lord (June 10th 1955) Cast also had Amy Dalby as Mrs Price and Peter Elliott as School Inspector. Directed by Jean Hamilton
64 Pneumonia (June 24th 1955) Cast also included Ian Fleming as Dr Henley, Paddy Webster as Nurse Molly Malone, Katherine Page as Hospital Sister, and Madoline Thomas as Miss Blossom. Director: Jean Hamilton
There was a break in July and August before the programme returned on Wednesdays, 7.30pm, now 30 minutes long.
72 Don't Get Your Feet Wet (October 19th 1955) also in this cast: Stanley Groome as Mr Bawden, Queenie Barrett as Mrs Bawden, Ian Jamieson as Youth, Donald Wilson as Boy, Nigel Arkwright as Policeman and George Howe as Old Gentleman (No Sheila Sweet or Peter Bryant)
83 Sour Grapes (January 4th 1956) with Spencer Hale as Arthur and Frederick Treves as Mr Reed (No Edward Evans)
89 Leaving Home- second part (February 15th 1956) Cast also included: Edwina Randell as Jean Macfarlane, Michael Ward as Clarence Marsh, Frederick Treves as Mr Reed and Manville Tarrant as Jim.
Now still on Wednesdays but shown from 7.30pm to 7.50.
96 Olive Green (April 4th 1956) with Anneke Willys as Olive Green, and Donald Wilson as Neddy (no Sheila Sweet)
108 For Kindnesses Received (June 27th 1956) with Nan Braunton as Miss Jones, Joan Young as Ethel, Owen Berry as Mr Cutlake and Philip Howard as Head Waiter. Radio Times that week had a photo of the family on a visit to the North Goodwin Lightship.
There was a summer break again, after this programme until the end of September. It returned Wednesdays 7.15-7.35pm.
113 No Peace for Dad (Oct 31st 1956) with Nan Braunton, Manville Tarrant, Etain O'Dell as Miss Barge, Robert Young as a Workman
129 Taking His Mind Of It (Feb 20th 1957). Also in this story were Vera Day as Freda and Mary Holland as Jane. Uncredited extras were Valda and Pauline Winn, Patricia Clapton and Brenda Bennett. Jack is sad as Jean Macfarlane emigrates to New Zealand
130 Fear - part 1 (Feb 27th 1957) with Nan Braunton, Sam Jephcott as Rodney, Lawrence James as Tony, Roger Gage as Will, Michael Logan as Mr Peal, Andrew Leigh as Pop, and Christopher Hodge as Police Constable
131 Fear - part 2 (March 6th 1957) with Nan Braunton, Sam Jephcott, Lawrence James, Roger Gage, Christopher Hodge as First Police Constable, Hartnell Stone as Second Police Constable and Stanley Groome as Police Sergeant (in a different part, see Oct 19th 1955). (No Edward Evans)
The programme now moved to Fridays, 6.55-7.15pm.
133 Nothing But the Truth (April 5th 1957). With Stanley Rose as Bert Fielding, Brenda Dunrich as Mrs Fielding, Manning Wilson as Detective-Inspector Parsons, Oliver Johnston as Chairman of the Bench, Edward Wade as Clerk of the Court, and John Richmond as Charles Clayton. This script by John Wiles and David Campton. (No Carole Mowlam, Peter Bryant, Margaret Downs or Christopher Beeny)
136 A Match for Everybody (April 26th 1957). With Nan Braunton, Sam Jephcott, Grace Arnold as Mary Dean, Trevor Reid as Clive Dean, Mary Holland as Jane and Owen Berry as Gate Man (in a different part, see Jun 27th 1956). This script by Warren Mitchell
137 Gran's Birthday (May 3rd 1957). With Nan Braunton, Sam Jephcott, Mary Holland, Madoline Thomas as Mrs Prescott-Grayland, George Howe as Mr Phelps (see also Oct 19th 1955) and Arthur Hosking as Mr Dodd. This script by Trevor Peacock
138 House Bound (May 10th 1957) Also with Sam Jephcott and Gordon Phillott as Mr Peacock. (No Edward Evans, Carole Mowlam or Margaret Downs) This script by Sheila Hodgson
147 Under Way (June 28th 1957, 7.30-7.50pm) also with Nan Braunton, Sam Jephcott, Mary Holland, and Anthony Woodruff as Yacht Club officer.
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COMPACT (BBC)
A serial set in the offices of a women's magazine, created by the top pairing of Hazel Adair and Peter Ling. I always thought it dreadfully prim and dull, though some later storylines were apparently quite advanced for their day. The trouble was, if you enjoyed Emergency- Ward Ten, you couldn't watch Compact as the Tuesday editions of both programmes went out at the same time. Unless you had a video recorder, you had to choose, and although EW10 did suffer a drop in ratings, it held up better than Compact.
An account of the series in 1962: "everything about this twice weekly serial is brighter-than-bright. Everyone in the cardboard offices is so terribly well scrubbed and shiny and so awfully clean cut that one suspects this programme was conceived with the express purpose of exposing Coronation Street as Brand X... it appeals to every female... add some blue speckles, debby dialogue ('what a dishy man'), haute couture and Tony Wright, and you have a jumbo pack which will probably last forever."
Actually it didn't for after three and a half years, amid some protests, BBC's most successful soap opera to date ended. Its replacement 199 Park Lane was immediately forgettable.

My review of two surviving programmes:
2 Advice to Readers (January 1962) - Alison Gray's starstruck 15 year old daughter has run away, so why not write the Problem Page about Alison's own difficulty? The girl runs to Ted Willis, THE Ted Willis in fact, and is given a reality check. Well TW was no actor, and he certainly sets a poor example to the aspiring actress, with several muffed lines! Other storylines- an irritable Mark struggles to find a gripping serial whilst Richard (the excellent Moray Watson) arranges a display of "bangles, beads and baubles." With a circulation of only 200,000 there's plenty of pressure to attract more readers. But one is certainly put off by edition no2, for when Alison's daughter reads about herself, she runs away again!

373 Journey's End (July 30th 1965) - The final episode. This finale has some happy endings for the characters, if not for some of the cast who faced unemployment. An office party rounds off a happy day.

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CORONATION STREET (Granada)
Many episodes have been reissued on dvd of Granada's most successful iconic soap opera. However this section is as bare as Ena Sharples' heart, as I am no a fan. Indeed Granada's hierarchy from Sidney Bernstein downwards, all disliked it at first, and it was originally only granted air time for a "short limited run." Some run! Famously of course, the first episodes were not networked, but other regions quickly hooked up, until the whole network was screening it when ATV Midlands finally joined in on Monday March 6th 1961.

Episode Number 1 (December 9th 1960)- surely noone involved in this first unnetworked episode could possibly have realised the programme would see out 50 years with one original member of cast still in it!
The opening scene is in the corner shop, Florrie is just taking over, and Mrs Lappin fills her in on some of her varied customers. Watch out for the Tanners, whose son is just out of prison. The Barlows are outwardly happier, though here's that old chesnut the class divide as scholarship lad Ken (William Roache), yes he who lasted 50 years, is upwardly mobile the phrase is, dating the posher Susan. Part 2 introduces the one and only Rovers Return, Annie Walker behind t'bar. A first look at Mrs Sharples, in the shop not the bar of course, the archetypal harridan and gossip, with her dry humour and religious outlook. Finally there's time to meet old Albert chattin wi' Ken, imparting th' wisdom that cooms wi' age lad

Episode Number 700 (August 1967)- An interesting location day with the female inhabitants of the Street on a tour of a stately home whilst the lads have a drinking trip on a canal barge. With an appearance from the unique Arnold (Dad's Army) Ridley.

The 10,000th episode is due before too long!
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EMERGENCY WARD 10 (ATV)

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My brief background notes to a few of the main characters.
Here are cast lists for many of the EW10 episodes

The very first programme was on Tuesday February 19th 1957 at 7pm. Then it went out every Tuesday and Friday.
The setting was Oxbridge Hospital, somewhere in Hampshire.
The creator and first scriptwriter was Tessa Diamond, herself the daughter of a doctor. Her last script was towards the end of 1959. Basil Dawson was script editor from 1963 until early 1966.
Antony Keary was the first producer from February 1957 until September 1959. Rex Firkin took over as producer until August 1960. Third producer was Hugh Rennie, Fourth who became producer in 1961 was John Cooper. Fifth was Cecil Petty who started as producer in August 1963. Sixth producer was Josephine Douglas who started at the beginning of December 1965. With Lew Grade axing the series, Pieter Rogers took over as producer for the final stories from the end of April 1967.
The rather grim opening theme tune was Chamelon by Jack Beaver, while the more stirring Silks and Satins by Peter Yorke closed the story.

An article in The Stage by Wilfred Altman on July 4th 1957 revealed that at this time, rehearsals were held above a pub in Marchmont Street near Russell Square in London. The "hard nucleus of six actors perform nearly every week, two or three others are called in when required."
Floor manager from 1957 was George Portway. In Autumn 1964, Studio B at ATV's Elstree Studios was used, with floor manager Pat Napper, and Stage Manager Molly Summerville. In 1965, there were five make-up artists working at Elstree on this series. Miss Maureen Lee was in charge.

The first stories depicted the experiences of two probationary nurses played by Jill Browne and Rosemary Miller. Originally the six week series was to have been named after the latter's character Calling Nurse Roberts. In the end, there were 950 half hour stories, the last was on Friday September 23rd 1966, after which the successful format was unwisely changed into one weekly 55 minute story. ATV had confidently announced this new format in June 1966, stating it would be given an unbroken run of one year. But typical viewer reaction was summed up in this letter (TV Times 25 Feb 67), "is there any hope of a return to the old style EW10? I have reserved judgment, hoping for better things... we now see our favourite hospital staff only two or three at a time and they appear to be merely a background for phoney characters in phoney stories." The show was shortened to 45 minutes in length and struggled on on Saturday evenings or Sunday afternoons, depending on your ITV region, until the last story at the end of June or July 1st, entitled The Last Dance. This was the 40th and last of these longer self contained stories. It's good to record that Iris Russell who had played Nurse Mary Stevenson in the very first story, appeared in this as well as long standing Peter Howell as Mr Harrison who had first played this character in 1958. Other 'old timers' in this special final story included Dorothy Smith as Sister MacNab (first appearance in December 1959) and Walter Horsbrugh. Sadly the series didn't quite achieve a thousand programmes, there were 988 programmes, though my lists reach 990, but it is likely that there were the odd postponements because of special circumstances.
EW10 spin-offs: 1 Call Oxbridge 2000 (1961/ 1962), which showed Dr Thorp of EW10 joining his uncle's general practice in Oxbridge (23 stories),
for my review of the only surviving story. Cast lists
2 24 Hour Call (1963), doctors in Oxbridge form a group practice (21 stories). Cast lists
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247 June 30th 1959

Dr Latimer is disappointed he cannot admit a "nice old boy," a tramp, since there are no valid grounds. Ironically, the hospital is preparing for a distinguished patient who arrives at the end of this story.
Mary is still recovering from the coach crash- her right arm feels strange, but Mr Harrison cannot find anything obviously wrong. She is a painter of doubtful ability, so is her problem psychological? The consultant offers lots of sympathetic wise advice.
Nurse Jo Buckley is being congratulated on her engagement. With Carole, she approaches the adminstrator for advice on setting up a recreation room. He gives them food for thought and accompanies them on a tour of the ward.
Here, Mrs Fortune is informed that her husband has a brain tumour, and will be operated on tomorrow.
In Casulaty, Latimer examines a badly injured man who had fallen from his horse.An emergency operation with Mr Harrison has to be organised. This is shown in some detail.
The important visitor arrives. In a filmed sequence, we see he is a sheik, arriving in a flash American automobile

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251 (probable episode number- not on Network EW10 dvd)
In Casualty, Carole is complaining about her being in trouble with matron. An Arab pushes himself to the front of the queue, he's a follower of the sheik who is in the private wing. "You go away." As he doesn't comprehend, she takes him back to the sheik herself.
Peter Harrison is also complaining. He tells Alan Dawson that the new wing for polio research is weeks behnd schedule. He meets up with the replacement architect Charles Wood, who had previously been in #241 when he accompanied a patient in casualty. Wood apologises explaining the delay is partly because of late alterations inserted into the scheme, like the double glazing. "Never even heard of the stuff," retorts Harrison abruptly.
Alan examines the thoroughly bored young sheik, with a view to removing his clips, but His Highness insists Big Shot Mr Brooks does the job.
Back in Casualty, Mr Grimes says he has "swallowed me teeth." He has a stomach Xray, however this shows no sign of the teeth. So a tube is pushed down his throat and the elusive teeth are spotted, "there they are!"
Peter Harrison has put the foot of ballroom dancer Toby le Strange in a plaster, but cannot answer for sure the question, will I ever dance again? Mrs Baker, a friend, visits and talks of negligence and suing, though he is more dubious.
Sister Stevenson does a work study on Carole, "no need to be nervous," as we watch an activity with pots in curious detail. Wood makes his own study of progress on the new wing, and kindly shows Nurse Carole around. Peter is watched by Sister Stevenson as he prepares a meal, she amazed at his haphazard methods. "You should put peas in boiling water." He is glad when she offers to take over

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254

Poor porter Potter is having to calm down the excited nurses, who are awaiting letters with their exam results.
Matron welcomes Joy Bates as a volunteer nurse. Carole shows her the ropes in Women's Medical. One patient is the awkward Ruby Ellis, whom Carole rather likes.
Nurse Jo Buckley is stunned when Matron tells her she has passed and is now a State Registered Nurse. But she is horrified when she finds she has lost her engagement ring, a diamond cluster worth £30. We know it was dropped in the ward, where Ruby picked it up- and kept it. Later Miss Ellis is spotted by Joy helping herself to the purse of another patient. Joy informs Nurse Carole.
Mr Fortune is on the mend, and will be discharged tomorrow. He's happy to be able to get back to tending his garden.
Sister Stevenson's Time and Motion Study includes even the activities of Potter. She also probes around Casualty, where she spots a medical issue overlooked by Dr Forrester. Reg had been suffering with acid burns, and is hastily recalled. He had been cleaning his property with some hydofluoric acid. "You may lose your fingers." The only possible solution is to remove his fingernails.

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255 (July 28th 1959)
Reg's wife is contacted by a policeman- that's the last we hear of the crisis in this episode!
Whitby tries to comprehend the domestic rota in the new Time and Motion Study.
This is Staff Nurse Craigie's last day, as she is leaving to get married (she'd been in the series for three months).
McAlpine deals with a pregnant South African who had recovered from TB a year ago. He is dreading the arrival of "new broom" de la Roux shortly.
Harrison is in the shell of the new unit, where Alan Dawson is learning French, in honour of his new girlfriend. Then they go to judge the Baby Show at the fete, with a record entry of 220. Hard work for the poor judges.
Carole confides to the padre about Miss Ellis stealing, and arrives at the fete late.
Here, there's jolly music as Alan Dawson tries out McAlpine's new motorbike. The mood changes when he runs over a man in a dreadfully poorly staged accident. "I couldn't find the brake." The man is rushed to Casualty in "pretty poor shape," a worried Dawson in shock

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260 (14th Aug 1959)
Jo Buckley's wedding day tomorrow! She bids the ward a last fond look.
Chris Anderson is a little the worse for wear, though "extremely happy." With the best "worst" man, he has an argument over where the ring has got to. Peter Harrison admits the same thing happened to him before his marriage. Peter reassures Chris, and giving him his present- a tea maker.
Jo is suffering from nerves, Carole and Nurse O'Keefe try to cheer her up. Her real sadness is she has no mother or father. They tuck her in.
In hospital, Alan Dawson is still worried over Col Turvey whom he ran over. Mr X is another worrying patient. He won't give his name. He'd suffered severe burns in a fire in the Royal Hotel, and refuses to answer any questions about his involvement in the affair.
Next morning Chris' mother kindly helps Jo get ready for her big day, that cheers her up immensely. Guests arrive at the very tiny church in the studio, then finally Peter with the bride. We watch the important part of the ceremony. This is oddly mixed in with scenes with Mr X. A reporter, Evans, is asking a police sergeant about the mystery man.
Cutting the cake, speeches at the reception, and a toast, " a very long and happy married life." Sadly this was not to be...

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261 (18th Aug 1959)
Mr X is none other than Archie Briggson, in case you were desperate to know, the problem being he is a depressing character who depresses his fellow patients as well as us viewers. We don't care enough about his plight. He is interviewed by police and threatens suicide. The poor patients, Joe Masters and Col Turvey try to listen to him afterwards sympathetically. Later Col Turvey informs Nurse Carole about Briggson's threat, she talks to him, "it's something inside." Dr Forrester follows it up, avoiding talkng directly about Briggson's killing himself.
Sue, Col Turvey's granddaughter visits her grandfather, and tries to persuade him that "it's not his fault," she is talking about the colonel's accident and Alan Dawson's part in it. She has a soft spot for the doctor.
A police inspector interviews Briggson- the police must wait until the patient is discharged before they can act.
Mary Stevenson is continuing her study in the hospital canteen. She is upset when Peter Harrison calls off their dinner date. She is an old colleague of the new consultant Harold de la Roux, and accepts his offer of dinner. In the cafe she is also approached by Simon Forrester, hoping to cash in on Peter's absence!
But she meets up, in the canteen, with Harold and reminisces about the old days. Here also Simon Forrester is enjoying a drink with Sue. "He's awfully nice," she admits to Simon, she's talking of Alan Dawson. Also in this crowded canteen is Carole, is she being stood up by her date, architect Charles Wood?
In the ward lies Joe and, despite his problems, Briggson tells him he'd gladly swap places with him...

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262 (Aug 21st 1959)
While he is eating with Peter Harrison, Alan Dawson opens a letter. Col Turvey is suing him for £200. Apparently the doctor can't raise that sort of money. Dr McAlpine suggests he counterclaim for "contributory negligence."
Alan has let slip to Peter that Mary had dined last night with de la Roux. Peter finds her in outpatients, working on her study, and apologises for breaking their date.
Joe Masters is playing chess with Col Turvey. He thanks Dr Forrester for all his help. He is being transferred to Roehampton. His pretty wife comes to see him off.
An old patient from two years back, who then ran the cafe, Mrs Hill, has returned with "a mystery illness." Forrester wants to admit her for tests. Though improbable, he suspects epilepsy.
The staff tennis tournament is umpired by Peter. It's very primitive. All we see is the crowd and a net, oh, and hear Peter calling the score. Here Alan chats with Sue, Turvey's niece. She agrees to have a word with uncle, and the burden is lifted when the colonel agrees to withdraw.
Peter asks Mary to forgive him for "monopolising" her. She gives him an old fashioned look, and comments that since he went to America, he has changed

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263 (Aug 25th 1959)
Now in bed, Mrs Hill reminisces with Carole over the last time she had been in hospital, with Nurse Roberts. Mrs Hill had been, according to herself, very good at diagnosing other patient's problems. But her own is a mystery at the moment to Dr Simon Forrester: "I remember the first day she started," Mrs Hill tells him cheekily about Carole, "what kept you here so long?" But he does get as far as agreeing a dinner date with her.
Alan chats up Sue Campbell, inviting her to dinner.
Mary and Peter fall out, as he is very honest and admits he is uncertain of his feelings: "I loved Sally very much." His wife had died eighteen months ago.
Briggson has been charged for fraudulent conversion, and a policeman has to keep watch on his ward until he is well enough to be interviewed. Mrs Elsie Briggson comes to see her husband, and is given five minutes to chat to him.
A new restaurant is opening tonight in Oxbridge run by a friend of Dr Whitby. This is whither Alan and also Simon are bound. The sombre music makes it "more like a morgue," until Whitby puts on a boogie recording, and things perk up. But not for Carole, for Simon seems obsessed with staring at Alan and Sue, or more accurately Sue

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265 (Sept 1st 1959)

Mrs Hill's "selective delusions" are put down to her blood suger and a small nodule in her pancreas. Doctors observe as one of her turns is brought on, in a lengthy sequence.
Chris Anderson, back from honeymoon, is offered somewhat abruptly, a temporary position on de la Roux' firm. Jo Anderson is happily back on duty, now promoted to staff nurse.
Briggson's ulcer has "quietened down," so he may be discharged soon- to face police charges. His wife visits him.
A medical student, John Faulkner, phones Peter Harrison, but he is away, so de la Roux takes the call. Help is urgently needed for his eight month pregnant wife who has been diagnosed with polio. But she is 100 miles away and when he is told to go to a local hospital, Faulker drives her to Oxbridge himself. On the way she becomes more distraught, difficulties with her breathing, and in a studio road with phone box, Faulkner warns the hospital he is on his way...

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266 (Sept 4th 1959)

De la Roux argues with his colleagues Whittaker and Brooks over the proposed fertility clinic.
Sister Matthews prepares for Wendy Faulkner's arrival. Peter Harrison deals with her, they are friends: Wendy has to go into this fearful looking machine, the "latest thing" in technology, in essence a giant respirator, for her polio treatment.
Jo helps Chris tidy himself up a bit, before he accompanies de la Roux to examine Wendy. Mr Briggson also kindly helps Chris make himself more presentable.
De la Roux questions Wendy, who tries her best to breathe in the machine. Husband John comforts her. "The next 48 hours will be tricky."
Brooks is informed his application to adopt has been turned down. He confides in Whittaker, worried how he can break the bad news to his wife Susan

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268 (Sept 11th 1959)
After one false alarm over Wendy Faulkner's unborn baby, Mr Lloyd-Evans joins Peter Harrison in treating the nother-to-be. "I'm frightened," she cries, but reassurances are given. The birth should be soon and be fine.
Mrs Hill's operation will be this afternoon, now she has signed the form. She asks to see the porter George Potter, whom she had seen in the previous story. She also insists on seeing the surgeon beforehand, but relaxes under anaesthetic, for ever drowsily chatting away.
Simon Forrester tries to patch it up with Alan Dawson over their rivalry for Sue, "nice girl." But when he learns Alan is taking her out tonight, he phones Sue telling her Alan is too busy, to Alan's intense fury. Peter acts as peacemaker, and Simon "squares things up" eventually, resulting in an uneasy peace.
The opening of the new lab goes largely unremarked. Peter Harrison has to deliver a speech, but he is called suddenly away to Cornwall.
In Casualty, Dr Rennie examines Mrs Gibson, a returning patient. She's a sorry case with numerous aches, possibly caused by the poor housing conditions in which she lives with her husband. But she is muttering something about him trying to do away with her. Dr Forrester examines her and there is a strong suspicion of arsenic poisoning

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269 (Sept 15th 1959)

An excellent script by Rachel Grieve, a happy mix of medical drama and humour.
"Hello, er, Sue, it's Alan here." Dawson dates Sue, 8.30 tonight. It's time he got married, advises newly married Chris, who is looking forward to his night off with Jo.
However Mrs Garland goes into premature labour and her baby will require a blood transfusion, and of course Chris would love to help his new boss, de la Roux, wouldn't he? Chris phones Joe cancelling their night together and they have their first row. Impatiently Chris watches the transfusion, to over dramatic music. Mr Sam Garland visits his wife who is very depressed, "baby may die." De la Roux works out that Sam cannot be the father, so the reason for her worry is explicable. More dramatic music.
Dr Rennie receives confirmation that Theodora Gibson has tested positive for arsenic poisoning and she is admitted, "I don't care," she utters pathetically. Rennie's dilemma is whether he ought to inform the police.
Chris writes down a telegram which is in French, from Jacqueline to Alan Dawson. He doesn't understand it. She is coming "mardi." But Chris is too busy to be able to pass it on to Alan, who is full of beans as he leaves for his date with Sue. Jacqueline turns up at the hospital looking for him. Rennie, perhaps unkindly, escorts her to the pub where Alan is enjoying a quiet drink with Sue.
"There don't seem to be any complications this time!" Sue smiles at him. How wrong she is

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270 (Sept 18th 1959)

Sam is shocked when his wife tells him the baby is not his. Refusing to talk to Chris Anderson, he confronts de la Roux, who suggests Mrs Garland is quite naturally emotionally upset. Sam realises it is his wfe he needs to have a chat to. Together they go to see the baby.
Despite his long day, Chris enjoys a good laugh over Alan's discomforture with his two girlfriends. Jo interrupts the hilarity, bringing his late dinner to the hospital. Simon cashes in, by fixing a date with Sue. Jacqueline is introduced to Simon asking him for a date, as "he's free today," well, he was.
Mrs Hill is touring the patients, and lingers with the pathetic Mrs Gibson. Mr Gibson phones the hospital, but after Simon suggests he come to visit, he quickly rings off.
Wendy Faulkner goes into labour, husband John merely in the way

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385 (Oct 25th 1960)

Alan Dawson is in Ward 10 to check on Mrs Cunningham, Harrison to see Miss Anne Carson (Julia Foster), who is paralysed. He is confident she will make a full recovery, given time. She is desperate when she learns it is unlikely to be this side of Christmas.
Anne is a rival to Eileen Crawley for the hand of a boy called Martin. Eileen is constantly rowing with her mother, and after playing her "high brow music," the pair have another argument, Eileen walks out, but trips down the stairs. Ironically, she is placed in the bed next to Anne.
Alan calls in on his fiancee Audrey, who is in a private bed waiting for her sinuses to be washed out. Then he goes to interview three possible receptionists for his new private practice. Miss Whitsun is soon dismissed, Miss Shirley ffoulkes is far too forward, and finally there is the prim and efficient Miss Spinks. It is more a case of her interviewing Alan, and she talks herself into the post. His first patient is none other than the mayor, who seems a little like Robb Wilton (Malcolm Russell).
Eileen needs an operation, to be performed by RSM Miller, and she is wheeled away to the theatre

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386 (Oct 28th 1960)

Ann Carson is able to move her foot a little bit. She is wondering how Eileen's operation is progressing.
We watch Miller performing this operation. Eileen has peritonits. He finds a cyst which must have ruptured. "There's nothing to worry about," she is informed when she comes round.
Tom Barrow is very moody, demanding to see the almoner. Miss Nesbitt duly comes and has her head bitten off as Barrow thinks she has told his wife about his illness. She hasn't. Later when he has a bad coughing fit, he is ordered to have an Xray and a white cell count.
A curious discussion about the effects of noise is mixed in with staff plans for a hallowe'en party with "jolly japes" in the common room. Nurse Penny Foster chats with room mate Lorna Price as the latter makes a lantern. It seems someone has a crush on Barrow. Ah, that's the sort of gossip that makes for soap opera at its best

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387 (Nov 1st 1960)
Penny is writing in her diary about Hallowe'en.
The day had begun on the ward, with Anne Carson doing her leg exercises, still unconvinced she is ever going to get better. Dr John Faulkner manages to convince her otherwise. She is tetchy when her boyfriend Martin visits her, all on account of Eileen.
Alan Dawson has a brush with the ill mannered Tom Barrow, who has a troublesome cough, brought on by his collapsed lung. Later Nurse Lorna explains to Tom that she could not possibly have written to his wife, and Carole Young tells Lorna off for "gossiping" with him. Then Alan chats with his fiancee about her future career.
Barrow's Xrays are fine, but his latest worry is that his wife has come to visit him.
In the common room, the party gets into swing with the old bobbing apples in the water game. That is followed by a noisy crossdressing in which John Faulkner steps into Nurse Penny's nurse's uniform. When matron sees them, 'she' is summoned to report to her in her office next morning.
There's a nice moment with Alan Dawson and Peter Harrison speculating whether they ought to go into the common room, "there's a girl with nothing on!" Actually it is Nurse Penny, and she has Faulkner's clobber on. They bump into John in drag also.
An embarrassing scene in matron's office next day, but she wisely decrees the party is "best forgotten." She adds a nice aside confidentially to the two senior doctors

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388 (Nov 4th 1960)
Mrs Alison McPhail, Audrey's godmother, is travelling down from Edinburgh to give Alan the look over. He is wanting to buy his fiancee an engagement ring. Audrey takes her aunt to a fashion show, where we are shown two outfits, then later another two.
Eileen is depressed since Martin has visited her rival Anne, but not her.
Miss Nesbitt talks to Mrs Barrow, who is afraid he will be mad at her if he finds out she is in debt, having bought several household appliances on hire purchase. Ironically she adds, "I have't used any of them." Miss Nesbitt's offer to mediate with her husband is gratefully accepted.
In his consulting room, Alan asks Miss Spinks to buy some fillet steak for a meal for Audrey and her aunt. Miss Spinks suggests a cheaper rump steak, and despite his objections, buys the same. Then Alan interviews his patient, the strong minded Miss Faulkner (oddly one of the patients in the ward next to Eileen is called Mrs Faulkner). She listens to Alan's diagnosis, but then insists on a second opinion.
Ward librarian Mrs Crane faints after chatting with Eileen. She has to be admitted. Her main concern is that Buzz her cat is cared for.
Audrey and Alan fix a wedding date and Aunt Alison offers her niece a present, a wedding dress, one they had seen at the show

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389 (8 Nov 60)
It sounds like we are in a war film, though in fact it is only Guy Fawkes Night, as Sister Joan Phillips walks to her sister's digs. But Brownie Bevan is not there, nor has she been for a while, the sour landlady Mrs Grierson informing Joan that she is owed rent.
In fact Brownie has gone to Casualty looking for Joan. She has been acting 'on tour' and is now broke.
The pathetic Mrs Crane his told by Miss Mary Nesbitt that Buzz the cat is being well cared for by the RSPCA.
November 25th is the date set for the wedding. 110 guests are on the list! Alan learns why Tom Barrow has refused convalescence. He ticks off Mary for failing to talk him into it, but rescinds it when she tells him about how Mrs Barrow had left him on account of her stupidity over the HP. Tom does agree to let her visit him.
As Mrs Gregory goes on so long about her son Peter's dietary requirements, Joan has no time to get to the bank. So she borrows from the almoner's fund, and hands it to the landlady to pay the debt off. Thus Brownie has somewhere to stay, and the two of them have a sisterly chat, slightly barbed. Brownie is a bitter woman. But generous too, since she gives Joan a present of a silk scarf

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390 (Nov 11th 1960)
Nurse Carole enjoys a nice 'n' cosy chat with Anne, and the patient shows off how much her legs have improved. But she is less confident when Peter Harrison tells her that this afternoon at four o'clock she will have to get out of bed "on her own feet." She doesn't want boyfriend Martin to know about it yet.
Mrs Crane has been diagnosed with pernicious anaemia, and informs Dr Whittaker in no uncertain terms that she is still poorly. Chris Anderson suggests that she might have pelvic tb.
Sister Joan Phillips is to enjoy an afternoon off with Derek Bailey, but when she takes him to Brownie's flat, they find her unconscious. She needs a transfusion and Derek drives her to Casualty where he treats her himself. We watch in detail taking a blood sample. After an anxious wait, she is out of danger. Whittaker takes over, but is unable to provide any quick diagnosis.
Four o' clock sees Anne nervously getting out of her bed, as per orders. "How's that?" Despite her doubts, Harrison is reasonably confident she'll make a full recovery.
Whittaker chats with Chris Anderson about his future, advising him not to vacillate, but decide precisely what he wants in his career.
Karen Phipps- who's she? She has popped into Casualty, asking after Alan Dawson! (She'd been awfully friendly with him during the later part of 1958)

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391 (15 Nov 60)
Audrey takes a telephone call for Alan, but who is calling him?
Brownie is seen by Dr John Rennie who asks "a lot of questions." They discuss her medical history, her diet etc.
Audrey gives the talkative Mrs Crane an injection. The patient is very upset because her cat Buzz isn't allowed to visit her.
Alan returns the phone call. It is an ex girl friend, Karen Phipps, who is staying at The Royal Hotel, "surprise... I can't wait to see you!"
When Audrey finds out, she is not amused. A row leads to Alan admitting, "she turned me down!"
Nurse Carole is calming Tom Barrow, who is awaiting the visit of Lucy his wife.
Anne Carson receives some flowers from Martin but they row over his new dancing partner. She makes it up with Eileen.
In The Royal, John Rennie proposes to Carole, though it seems a little half hearted. She says she will think about it, as they are distracted by Alan chatting with Karen. He has forgotten to bring Audrey, as promised, she turns up and Karen abruptly departs.

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392 (18 Nov 60)
Head porter Potter gives Brownie some flowers, sent by her sister. He wishes her well. She asks if he can loan him £2. He hesitates but obliges. She puts the cash in a letter, which she asks Potter to post. He notices it is addressed to the local Floral Stores. Later Potter pushes her to the Xray department. She is nervous. Dr Dick Clark explains all the safety precautions, "it won't hurt you," this clearly being one of those episodes designed to reassure the viewer also.
Peter Harrison is querying with Ralph Whittaker whether there should be soundproofing in the new wing. The latter chairs the hospital committee meeting, on the agenda the equipment for the new wing. Harrison says his piece on soundproofing. Anderson, managing director of the building contractors, discusses what mght be effective. However proceedings are interrupted when Anderson collapses with a sharp pain in his back. The meeting has to be adjourned, as Whittaker decides the sick man must be admitted. Potter pushes him off to the private wing.
There is a slight problem. Anderson happens to be Alan Dawson's first private patient. He is away today, so his houseman Nigel Harcourt has a delicate problem. Potter suggests he talk with Alan's fiancee Audrey. "Dr Whittaker has appropriated him!" As Audrey is on Whittaker's firm, she kindly informs her boss, who immediately sets things right.
Dr Clark shows Whittaker Brownie's Xray.
Alan's wedding is only a week away. Audrey's aunt is kindly paying for their honeymoon in Madeira.There is only one snag. Alan will not accept such a kind gift

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393 (22 Nov 60)
Amberson needs to have his kidney stone removed- this afternoon, "no lunch I suppose." Alan Dawson circumvents any discussion about his fee. But it is hard to shift the stone so, decides Dawson, "we'll have to open him up."
Brownie is grumpy yet again, a very unsympathetic person, a puzzled Ralph Whittaker is seeking a second opinion.
"They've forgtten our bleep," he tells Peter Harrison. He is talking about facilities in the new wing, which the junior doctors are sceptical will ever be perfect.
Fosdick is a butcher, he has dislocated his shoulder yet again. Under anaesthetic it is righted. With almoner Miss Mary Nesbitt, he sorts out who could take over the running of his shop until he is better. He'd like his son to do so, but as he is only age 13, the almoner cannot agree to that.
Brownie starts spitting blood and faints. A transfusion sorts her out. She asks to see the almoner and claims to know her, though Mary denies knowing her.
Ralph and Peter wait for Alan so his stag party can start. Ralph gets tired of waiting, but Peter waits and talks to Mary before everyone turns up and the do begins

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394 (25th Nov 1960)
Carole is reading out the wedding invitation, which is this very day at 2.30.
8am- Audrey is awakened by Aunt Alison for breakfast in bed. "I can't eat all this!" Some of it is quietly tipped into a flower vase. She phones Alan up, he is still the worse for wear after the bachelor party. Miss Spinks his efficient secretary kindly sorts him and his friends out.
Audrey's sister Joanne answers a phone call. Bad news, their father is too unwell to come. Audrey mustn't know he is seriously ill, but who will give her away? Ralph Whittaker steps in to the breach, and de la Roux rehearses him on what he has to do during the service. Chris Anderson finds this funny.
Dr Rennie has to deal with a new admission, a diabetic. It makes him miss the service.
Joanne doesn't let on that their father is even worse as the wedding begins. Considering the cramped studio space, it is nicely done. It is followed by the reception, a toast to the happy couple from Peter Harrison, cutting the cake, cables from past friends of the series. One nice touch is Chris' present, which is a clock de la Roux had given to him on his wedding. De la Roux looks unimpressed. Joanne receives a telegram informing her that their father has died. It could almost be Armchair Theatre.
The story concludes with film of them driving off, Just Married

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396 (Dec 2nd 1960)

It is night, as Dr Rennie examines Wralford-Smith, who had recently walked into Casualty and is now unconscious. It turns out he is "a big noise" in some government department. To moody music, he is wheeled to Xray. Dr Rennie watches, as we watch the process. "They're very clear." The pictures indicate an aneurism. More moody music as he is returned to the ward. Later he is visited by Mr Benson He is so interfering, Smith sacks him.
In Reception, the return of Dr Paddy O'Meara! Potter pretends not to recognise him, but after a laugh, they have to admit there are "not many of the old ones left." He asks after Dr Forrester and Pat Roberts. "Everything's changed here."
Mary sorts out her dispute with the unlikeable Brownie- eight months ago Mary had first met actor Charles Wilson, Brownie evidently liked him too. Mr Brooks talks to Brownie and explains what will happen in the operation that is coming up. Then he bumps into Dr O'Meara, who is feeling rather lonely. He is bucked when Brooks suggests he is just the man to "liven up" nurses' lectures.
More moody music as Brownie is wheeled off. The camera follows her all her drowsy way. Then she blacks out. When she comes round, Brooks tells her it's "all over."
Paddy says farewell to Potter

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397 (6th Dec 1960)

To the background of rehearsals for the Christmas show, Brownie is complaining, as ever, to her sister Joan. She is feeling "lousy." When Joan joins the practice, Derek Bailey consoles her, as Carole sings To You With Love. Then the cast sing a jokey number about a male nurse. Later they try out Flex Your Muscles.
The new Mrs Dawson asks her husband if she should continue to be known professionally as Miss Blake. Alan seems too preoccupied composing a song for the show, according to him, last year he wowed them.
Wralford-Smith has his operation, at another, bigger, hospital. Dr Rennie and Dr Bailey watch. We see the preparation in some detail, before Mr Mozart the surgeon removes the aneurism, "absolutely terrific." This is rather heavy going, interspersed as it is with more of Brownie's depression.
However much more lighthearted is Paddy O'Meara's reunion meal with the Dawsons, which Carole also is at. They reminisce about the old times, and an idea is put forward for Paddy's future.

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399 (13th Dec 1960)

A pregnant Christine Baxter is admitted with bronchitis complications. Dr Rennie examines her, concerned her weak heart will be a problem. Her husband Tony is "in serious trouble," later admitting to her that he has lost his job. She tells him he must get it back.
Don Nolan starts as a Casualty Officer. Paddy O'Meara explains to him how he is going to liven up nurses' lectures. His plan to talk on witch doctors seems contentious.
Richard Wralford-Smith is recovering after his operation, and Rennie tests him to check if all is well. A lady calls Susan visits him. He calls her "darling." Later his wife pops in. She had seen Susan leaving. "I can't afford a scandal." Neither woman appears satisfied with him.
Paddy's lecture commences to frequent caustic interruptions from Rennie and Nolan. He talks of foxgloves, and produces a fearsome looking mask. However in the end the lecture is well received, and they all celebrate afterwards amicably with a drink.

Some poor editing in one scene with Paddy, as the cameras inadvertently show a snatch of Wralford Smith in bed. Later, as Paddy walks to his lecture, the camera loses track of him for a couple of seconds

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400 (16th Dec 1960)
No hint of celebration that this is episode number 400. However jolly music pervades the entire story.

Dr Chris Anderson nearly upsets a tin of paint in the new recreation room. Then he examines Christine Baxter, who has received an upsetting letter stating that her husband will not be given a reference. Her diet also depresses her. Husband Tony calls in later, and is told in no uncertain terms the truth. She hands him the letter from his ex-emplorer, "it's not very nice."
New Casualty Officer Don Nolan is shown the ropes by Derek Bailey and has a brush with Sister Edwards, who also gives a frosty reception to Dr Paddy O'Meara, who is whiling away the time, waiting to see Dr Whittaker. He takes a nap in the rest room and has an odd dream that he is back at his old job in Casualty, "I don't know how we ever managed to do without you." Not too much is made of the sequence, and it is a bit of fun.
When Paddy is told about Whittaker, he realises he is not his type, especially was their first encounter is with Paddy clowning around with a skeleton. There follows a more formal interview.
Don has his first crisis in Casualty. Old Mrs Harbottle comes in with severe abdominal pains. He consults Derek, then orders an Xray, to Sister Edwards' disapproval. However Paddy happens by and proves a godsend. He remembers the goodly lady from his spell here, and Don realises he has been hoodwinked when the old lady tells him it's her labour pains!

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401 (20th Dec 1960)

While Don is busy in Casualty, Derek is preparing forb the Christmas show. In the background rehearsals can be heard proceeding apace during this programme. We also see Chris & Co going through a mock operation.
Brownie has had complications and is moved to a side ward. "I hate all this." Her sister Joan pops in. Brownie admits she had borrowed £2 off Potter to send herself flowers. She is an awfully depressing character and it rubs off on Joan, who is upset about Derek. He hides some secret he hasn't told her. Dr Rennie changes Brownie's medicine.
As Don is introduced to Alan Dawson, the microphone needs adjusting. Don tells Alan he is unimpressed with the backwardness of Oxbridge Hospital. The casualty sister isn't impressed with Don's new broom methods. Owing to a misunderstanding, when Don treats a man with deep glass cuts sustained at an office party, Alan Dawson is the one summoned to perform the minor operation. Later however, the pair patch up their differences.
The show begins, Brownie listening in the distance. She can't resist going to have a peep. We wait for some mishap, but she returns safely to her room. However later we hear she has died.
Derek comforts the distraught Joan, who receives minor consolation when she has to care for a newborn baby in a touching closing scene

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402 (23rd Dec 1960)

In the opening, a porter is carrying a Christmas tree along the ocrridor, while Nurse Penny Foster brings some decorations. O Come All Ye Faithful is sung in the background.
Dr Powell examines Christine Baxter- she won't lose her baby. However she will have to rest in hospital over the holiday. She is allowed out of bed for a spell, but no helping with the decorations.
At home, Mrs Parry talks to Mary Mesbitt about Elsie and Sid's new baby. The latter has to phone Charles on Mrs Parry's phone, to break the bad news about Brownie. She forgets to 'switch' the phone, remembers later and returns to find Mrs Parry in agony- "hospital for Christmas." This might be no bad thing since her family haven't invited her for the festive season. Harrison informs her she has a broken thigh bone. At least she will provide company for Christine.
Richard Wralford-Smith has come out in spots. He is relieved to hear his wife Celia will be visiting him, only it is most unfortunate she bumps into the other woman, Susan. He has to choose between them. "What have you decided?" We hear the answer. That solves where he will be spending the holiday.

One gaffe from Whittaker, who, having discussed Mrs Baxter's case with Dr Powell, inadvertently then turns to Mrs Baxter, addressing her as "Mrs Powell!" She promptly corrects him
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405 (3rd Jan 1961)

Lipton, the student admitted after an accident, wants to get in touch with his girlfriend urgently, but won't tell Alan Dawson what kind of pills he has been taking. Alan's assistant Dr Sitje explains to Lipton about the dangers of drug addiction, and unless he reveals what he has been taking, he cannot be treated properly. By "oblique" methods, Lipton comes clean.
Paddy is dreaming of winning the pools, He recalls the case four years ago of Julie Belton who had a similar complaint to that of Christine Baxter. Tony Baxter visits his wife and insists she doesn't go through with the operation as "it's very dangerous." Chris and Paddy explain to him the dangers of not proceeding and Paddy tries his own oblique method to bring Christine round.
All these bills make Audrey Blake wonder whether they should seek for a cheaper place to live, but Alan is attached to the place. Miss Spinks could be one economy, but she is unwell at present and her sister Arcadia is filling in for her, she is equally insistent and dominant. Audrey's sister Joanne is feeling unwell, and scared of consulting any doctor. Audrey thinks she may have glandular fever and has her admitted.
The River Ox is at its highest since 1938. Chris' wife Jo has to stay with her mother, because of the floods

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406 (6th Jan 1961)
Several stories reach a climax in this well written episode by Jean Scott Rogers.

It starts as we glimpse through a window, the heavy rain falling outside.
After her vacillation, Mrs Baxter is nervously awaiting her heart operation, "the wisest possible thing." Her plans for the nursery are a helpful distraction, Chris Anderson, admiring them. Mr Powers chats to her, introducing Dr Needham the anaesthetist.
Audrey brings some books for her sister Joanna, "don't worry." The patient has heard about the recent death of Brownie, and it makes her nervous. Derek Bailey isn't convinced she has glandular fever, and a lab report suggests he is right, thus further tests will be necessary.
Chris' mother phones Chris, worried because Jo Anderson hasn't got back from the shops with their baby.
Mr Powers has to delay the operation- he is stuck with Nurse Foster in the lift. But eventually they are released, and Mrs Baxter goes under, Powers explaining procedures to Chris. In the middle of all this, Chris' mother phones again to say Jo is still not back.
Tony Baxter visits his wife after it is all over, relieved all is well. Chris is beginning to dread Jo has been caught up in the floods when Baxter mentions something about a pram being washed away... The end credits roll, as the rain keeps failing

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408 (13th Jan 1961)
In the opening titles, Paddy is chatting up a nurse. He is now at work in Casualty. He calls Peter Harrison "sir," much to both their amusement.
"They're both drowned." News has come in about Jo Anderson and her baby. Chris Anderson is dumb, Peter takes him off. He's the ideal man, Paddy declares, since Peter's own wife had died too. Later John Rennie offers to help Chris do what must be done, and finds a black tie for Chris, but is unfortunately called away to Casualty. Chris dreads seeing his mother, but Carole goes to her first, and helps tidy out Jo's things.
Joanne is still awaiting a definite prognosis. She is worried "something ghastly" is wrong and accuses Audrey her sister of evading telling the truth. Whittaker examines her. "I don't like the look of things," Audrey confides later to Paddy. Her enlarged liver is of most concern. A biopsy is ordered.
Rennie is needed as an anaesthetist for an operation on the Bishop of Oxbridge, who has had a fall during the floods.
Peter Harrison begins the operation on the bishop. Joanne's biopsy begins with a local anaesthetic.
In the pub afterwards, Paddy and John buy Chris a drink. It is still pouring outside. "Nothing seems real at all," Chris murmurs. But Paddy is full of his theory as to what is wrong with Joanne, and ignored, Chris storms out

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409 (17th Jan 1961)

Peter Harrison is comforting the grieving Chris Anderson as best he can.
How did you get through it?" Chris abruptly blurts out. For Peter's wife Sally had died suddenly a few years ago.
"Time, I suppose," Peter concludes reflectively in their frank exchange.
"I want to die too." Peter explains the catalyst that made his feelings change over time. It's a very long scene by today's standards, five minutes then two more as Chris is left alone to brood.
In Casualty, Paddy tries out his Welsh on Nolan, his very little Welsh. He is in ebullient mood, arranging with Derek Bailey to test out his theory on Joanne's illness. Surreptiously in the sluice, they check if he is right.
With burns on his arm, Professor Hippesley of St James' College Oxbridge is admitted by Dr Nolan to bed six in the ward to which Staff Nurse Carole Young has returned. She takes his particulars as he spouts poetry and chats her up. Paddy listens surprised.
Success in his diagnosis puts Paddy on top of the world, humming snatches of an Adam Faith hit.
Carole wonders if the professor might have problems with his sight.
Another in casualty is Jacky aged 11 who has diabetes. He has been brought in by a friend from next door, Gladys (Annette Whiteley). As the boy is very worried, she helps him sneak unnoticed out of the hospital.
"He'll be in a coma if he's not found."

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410 (20th Jan 1961)
Miss Mary Nesbitt is urgently tracking down the missing lad Jackie Grover. She does make contact Mrs Grover in a staff canteen. Paddy has already arranged for a bed in a side ward to be kept for him. Gladys is unwilling to reveal where Jackie is, though she does know. She claims she needs to ask permission from their gang leader Frankie. Despite Dr Nolan's protests, Mary allows the girl to go to get Frankie.
Dr Sitje is called in to treat the professor. He asks about the patient's eyesight, "am I going blind?" In turn the professor asks about Nurse Carole, "with an e." The scene is largely ruined by Dr Sitje twice needing the help of the prompter.
Mary is interviewing Mrs Grover, when Gladys bursts in, upset. She cannot find Frankie.
In a dark boat shed Frankie is in the gang's secret hideout. He finds Jackie unconscious. The scene is far too long, perhaps the intention is to make it more dramatic since we know Jackie will die unless treated but unfortunately the acting is so unconvincing, that any tension is evaporated. Gladys arrives with a policeman and Paddy, "we'll have to hurry." No, after a spate of excellent stories, this is not one of the more successful episodes, Mrs Grover's dud line summing it up, "after all, he's only a nipper."
Jackie is placed in a side ward, "it's touch and go." But he seems to be on the mend and his mum is allowed to see him briefly

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411 (24th Jan 1961)

The professor is chatting Carole up, unfortunately fluffing a crucial line. Mr King the opthalmologist examines both eyes, though unlike in the last story, it seems only one eye is faulty. "Nothing incurably wrong."
In the Royal Hotel, Miss April Sands, having been stood up by her fiance Ted, takes an overdose. To dramatic music, her prostrate form is discovered.
It so happens that in the hotel bar Chris is sharing a drink with Peter Harrison and Mr Whittaker. It's Chris' last day on the ward, future uncertain. The manager asks the doctors to come quickly. She is given injections then transferred to the Oxbridge in a critical condition. According to Audrey, she's going to be a "pet patient."
Paddy is giving Joanne injections, then Audrey tells her sister about applying for a part time post in casualty, "for a mere man," (her husband Alan that is).
In a dark room, more tests on the prof's eyes, "probably a pituitary tumour."
Peter encourages Chris to apply for the Thorassic vacancy, and buys them both a drink.
April comes round, and thanks the doctors

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412 (27th January 1961)
This episode could well have been titled A Night In The Women's Ward. To begin, Matron is updating the Night Sister on a busy day.
A new nurse Jill, 'Puss' to her friends, commences night duty for the first time, and is told the ward routine- lights out at 9pm!
Joanne Harvey is feeling "fine," and will leave tomorrow- "I can't wait to get out of here," next week she will be flying to Entebbe.
Another patient, Mrs Small, is driving the ward "mad," keeping everyone awake.
An 87 year old lady is peacefully dying, her anxious husband at her bedside.
April admits to Dr Whittaker, "I was a fool." He replies, "it's over now, and you're alive." He wants her to see a psychiatrist.
The dour Night Sister makes her first round, and advises the old lady's husband to take a rest.
11pm- Casualty ask for a coronary to be admitted so a bed is urgently prepared. Joanne's bed has to be moved. Dr Paddy O'Meara treats the new patient with morphine, and finds time to chat up Puss, "leave it all to O'Meara." To be close to his patient, he rests in the kitchen, and Puss finds time to do a makeshift bed for him in a wheelchair.
Several times, Mrs Small disturbs everyone. In a different way, the Night Sister upsets the ward sister with plenty of advice, giving her a hard time.
At the end of the duty, Puss thanks Paddy, "don't mention it." With so many distractions, no wonder so little sleep is had by patients!

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414 (3rd Feb 1961)

The prof is all bandaged up, worried because all his hair has gone. Carole listens patiently, then Dr Rennie explains the procedure, "the whole thing is quite pleasant." But the prof is scared he might not pull through.
Jolly music as Audrey is tidying up. Mr Dowley calls for a talk about the account at his shop. Very apologetically and obliquely, the matter is, er, discussed. Then she talks with April, "anything you want to tell me..." The chat is about men, and women. "It's too late now," April says, "he's married." It seems she is expecting a baby.
Chris Anderson is waiting to hear about The Chest Job, and Peter Harrison asks him for help in preparing a paper.
Crowther is in the ward because a ceiling fell on him, while he was lying in bed. Fractured pelvis. Peter examines him. Rest is needed.
In Dental Reception, John Rennie is anaethetist, with a very jolly dentist. "My chattering dulls the pain." First patient is Mr Jaffrey who is sick. He had recently drunk a beer without admitting this, "that could have killed you." Next patient Mrs Hooper panics. "She bit me!" complains Rennie.
The prof has his pre-med and tells Carole a joke. After the operation, he is returned to the ward.
Audrey discusses with Peter their money worries. But compared with Crowther these doctors are very well off!

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419 (21st Feb 1961)

Peter Harrison is very concerned Chris Anderson is overdoing it and might crack up. John Rennie confides to Peter that "that man scares the life out of me." He's referring to Harold de la Roux, though Peter's different perspective suggests he is "pure marshmallow underneath."
Pritchard is singing in his bed, to keep his spirits up. Dr Clay offers another opinion and calms the patient's fears that he might be off to the pearly gates, "it's only a cyst." It seems likely he got this from his beloved sheepdog.
An emergency admission needs de la Roux's immediate attention. To sombre music, the patient is wheeled in. It is Miss Sands back again. Her abortion has gone wrong. That brings on a diatribe from de la Roux on abortion.
Peter finally tackles Chris who loses his temper and despite Peter's protestations, Chris refuses to take a break. He has to deal with Mrs Pritchard who is arguing with her husband about his illness, they'd make a fine comedy duo only it turns to near tragedy when Mr Pritchard collapses.
As an ancient 78rpm record (from the 1920s!) revolves, Paddy's latest party gets into full swing. John and Carole fall out, he wants to chat, but what is the point? She is unsure, but they go off together

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420 (24th Feb 1961)

At the squash court, Paddy is nursing his hangover after the party. He is to play Ben (Neil Hallet) but the pair end up shifting chairs for the amateur dramatics rehearsal that evening.
In Casualty, Nurse Young is comforting Miss Joan Parrish, whose 60 year old widowed dad has suffered cracked ribs in a car accident. Chris Anderson examines the Xray ordered by Dr Nolan.
A second lady in casualty is hysterical. Mrs French screams, "I've cut a vein," and calls Nolan "a silly boy." She had slipped off a ladder and fallen on broken glass. Noisily, she is wheeled off for a few simple stitches. Then her husband turns up, even more obstreperous, though it all ends peacefully enough.
On the ward, Chris examines Parrish more carefully. There and then, he begins to treat the collapsed lung, which we watch in general detail, but none of the close ups that would be inflicted on us these days.
In the squash court for some reason, the staff read through the play: "there doesn't seem to be any story." The main line oft repeated is, "I just dunno!" Paddy wants to make a few improvements, maybe a song and a dance. But the problem is that the script was written by a relative of consultant Stephen Brooks

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727 (31st July 1964)
After her runaway marriage, Elsie Luke lies in hospital with her legs paralysed. As Mr Harrison is in Cornwall, Grant examines the X-rays with Louise Mahler, and crossly teaches her what to look for- the legs are only badly bruised.
Their heated discussion is interrupted by Barbara Dodge, who is after Guy Marhsall. As she flirts with Grant, they in turn are interrupted at a slightly unfortunate moment by matron. Barbara gets in touch with Guy by phone- he is in surgery but promises a lunchtime date at The Royal Hotel.
As tactfully as he can, Grant tries to persuade matron to delay her reforms, in particular the nursing rota. She is persuaded, and hospital secretary Mr Barrett is relieved.
Dr Lane Russell is advised to "give a whirl" with Nurse Davies, now that she has broken it off with Dr Large.
In her room in The Royal, Barbara is serenading Guy, or rather his photo with a cringeworthy medical ballad. She is interrupted by the bemused Guy in person. She breaks the good news to him that she is now divorced.
Giles Farmer sees his dad leave hospital, though they row again, over Louise.
Barrett thanks matron for postponing her reforms, but Sister McNab's letter threatening resignation is received, hardening matron's heart and changing her mind.

Note: a stray fly on the camera lens achieves semi-fame for about ten seconds!

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730 (11th August 1964 - the date on the Network dvd of 30th July 1964 is incorrect)

No room yet for runaway bride Mrs Luke at Stoke Mandeville. The delay is frustrating and upsetting for her.
Sister MacNab schemes with Sister Thomas about the new rota.
Giles and Les also chat, subject Les' holiday, would Giles like to come? Giles thinks up various excuses. His dad, Louise might be another. In fact he asks her about a holiday together.
Sexy Rexy chats Michaela up, Les listens on amused. Jane bumps into Rex and he is most evasive.
Injured in a chemical factory accident, a patient's fractured sternum is only symptomatic of a more serious problem. "Could be urgent." Leon Dorsey has to cut short his chat with de la Roux about the chairmanship of the medical committee, to operate as a matter of urgency, "windpipes before gullets."
Les gets one over, or thinks he does, on his former boss de la Roux who is at a loose end over lunch as Dorsey has left him. Les breaks with etiquette, sending him off to Casualty to examine a patient. He obliges and returns with the riposte, "any other cases you'd like me to look at...?"
"You've gone too far," Sister Duncan tells Sister MacNab. Their united front against the new matron is crumbling.
Sexy Rexy may be leaving the hospital with a trail of broken hearts, his latest dinner date is Michaela. But she has already planned with Jane to cut him down to size. Suddenly Rex finds himself surrounded with a bevy of five girls. "How very embarrassing," de la Roux comments from an adjacent table. But Rex has a shock for them, he says he may not be leaving Oxbridge after all.

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736 (1st Sept 1964)
Seaton is nervously awaiting his chest operation, which will be under local anaesthetic. He informs Giles Farmer that he has obtained a job out East, but is worried he might not pass the medical.
Giles and Louise are discussing Sir John's visit. He has to give permission for their marriage. Giles is having second thoughts about going off with Les Large on holiday.
The thoracotomy begins under Leon Dorsey, Seaton is sweating profusely.
Louise has dined with Sir John. Now Barbara Dodge is chatting with him, "I just adore dedicated people." She's a really overbearing character.
The anxious Giles is phoned by Louise- he must wait until 5 o'clock. Sir John will be meeting him then. Unfortunately Giles is called away by Mr Grant. At last he gets away, and briefly meets Sir John. Giles is surprised Sir John has somehow talked to Giles' dad. It is clear that Sir John expects Louise to eventually return to her homeland. "It won't be easy," he warns them, the issue is their mixed marriage, though this is not gone over in any plodding way.
Les asks Michaela for a date, but is turned down. He is soon busy admitting a baby with a collapsed intestine.
Barbara has lured Guy Adams to her room. he warns that he is on call, but they settle down to drinks, "you're good for me baby." But urgent phone for Guy, he has to attend to the child. "Oh Guy you can't leave me tonight." She tells him to get out and stay out , but Guy is too busy dashing to the theatre, leaving behind him a trail of his discarded clothing

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737 (4th Sept 1964)
Casualty Officer Les Large refers a menigitis patient to Dr Lane Russell.
"Louise, we've got to have a talk," thus Giles Farmer, and they fix a date for eight tonight.
In the bar, de la Roux and Dorsey discuss Wallace, who has recently retired- he'd been in the series since 1958, and in fact continued to appear until the very end. The former is determined that Grant is not elected the new chairman. But in his view other candidates are also unsuitable, "you'll have to stand yourself!" The pair are dodging Mrs Dodge, who is discussing Guy Marshall with her confidente Lydia.
Robert Seaton is in recovery mode. His mother visits. She'd told Ruth his wife not to come. She is ambitious for her son to take his new job out East. Lane Russell however warns her that such a climate would be very unsuitable for him. In fact he later tells Seaton exactly that.
The meningitis patient is delirious. Giles tends him, worried he'll be late seeing Louise.
Les has won a fiver on a horse and takes Michaela out. He has rowed with Giles over Louise's suitability. Louise meets Giles, telling him that her career, her whole future lies in Africa. Like an obedient puppy, he says he'll go with her.
Guy is waiting for Barbara Dodge in the bar. After a delay, she comes down, but finds him chatting with Michaela. She returns to her room. She writes a note to Guy. She takes some tablets.
Note- no on screen cast list at the end, since the story time has slightly overrun

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742 (22nd Sept 1964)

Hutton- no change. Doctors are unsure what is wrong with him. He can hardly talk. What he needs is complete peace and quiet.
Grant takes advice from retired consultant Rospin about Leon Dorsey's condition. A tumour seems the most likely prognosis.
Price- he has had his operation and is itching to return to work. His wife phones for news.
Sister Ransome lectures her nurses on the need to study properly for their exams. Nurse Beattie she tells off, for not allowing Mrs Price to see her husband. Then a nurse drops an examinatiobn tube in the ward disturbing Mr Hutton. The spasms decide the doctors on a tracheotomy.
Jane Beattie apologises to Mrs Price who is reunited with her husband. He tells why he is worried. He had borrowed union funds to buy her a present, "I wasn't stealing." The bad news is that the union now has the books in their keeping and will discover money is missing.
Dorsey has a shouting match with Grant over the latter's interference. But he knows he is ill, and eventually accepts he needs to be examined.
Jane has realised that her work has been affected and that she must forget Lane-Russell. As the nurses go out for a night at the cinema, she bumps into him, smiles sweetly and all those resolves melt away

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744 (29th Sept 1964)

Grant insists Dorsey stop work, advice that is ignored. An operation will probably mean the loss of hearing in one ear.
Potter the porter sympathises with Dr Lester Large, who dines with Michaela. "This business will be the end of me." His 'victim' Lena Hyde is being waited on hand and foot in her private room, she has a penicillin allergy, so Mr Marshall has to treat her accordingly. Potter brings her a tv set, compliments of her boss Sir Gerald Frobisher. Flowers galore. Les tries to apologise to her and they talk over "the business." She still cannot recall what happened.
Marshall treats a young lad Billy who has blown off two of his fingers with a home made firework. His dad was also injured. "Some sort of mystery there."
Michaela is furious as Les has returned from his chat with Lena, declaring she is "absolutely charming." Potter visits Lena once more, then Sir Gerald, prospective MP shows up. He advises her to make a claim against Les.
Mr Price is very very nervous. He has a visitor, 'brother' Jim Dewhurst, who advises, "you're in trouble, Price." Price becomes distressed and Jim tries to calm him telling him he has covered up for him, "it's OK."
Les talks over his worries with Barrett, hospital administrator.
Leon Dorsey has at last realised that it would be utterly wrong for him to operate on a patient...

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745 (2nd Oct 1964)

Leon Dorsey is cracking up in his private ward, for there is too much of a din. Eleanor is reassured by Eric Arnott, who is to perform the operation, "I've got to remove the inner ear." Sounds nasty. Leon will have to learn to balance all over again.
Les is highly on edge in Casualty, worried about the aftermath of the accident. Dr Gittings does not pour oil on his troubled waters. Giles Farmer has returned from his holiday in Wales, to join men's surgical. He is tired and irritable also, after a long delayed journey home, and doesn't make the best of starts with Sister Ransome. He is briefed on patients by Mr Marshall, and later is reunited with Louise, promising her that he is prepared to go to Africa with her.
Dorsey must resign his chairmanship, and Barrett "plots" who should replace him.
Norman Hunter is doing "very well." "I nearly copped it." Lane Russell gives a mini lecture on tetanus, and the need for protection against it. Norman's mother tries to persuade her son to leave the job where the trouble started, on the land, but his heart is set on staying.
Nurse Beattie composes a letter to her 'sister' nearly all about Lane Russell.
"When shall we announce the engagement?" Louise asks Giles. It will, they have to agree, be a very long one.
Dorsey's operation begins, his wife waits anxiously

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747 (9th Oct 1964)

Mr Cartwright is helping clear the dishes on the ward, to make himself useful.
Giles Farmer puts his foot in it with Sister Ransome once again. Then his boss Marshall. They talk to young Billy Cartwright about his accident, "it was my fault." Later Billy bids a temporary goodbye to his father, who is being discharged.
Dorsey is recuperating, but it's "torture to move my eyes." It will take weeks, maybe even years, for him to get back his balance.
Marshall discusses with his foster father, Barbara Dodge's gift of £20,000 to the hospital. Then the more important question of Marshall's future."This must be your decision." Dad offers sound advice over possible marriage.
In Casualty, Les treats Mr Bamjee who is "not well." The Indian's English isn't succinct enough to explain more. Booth examines him, suggesting he is suffering from some form of neuritis. Lousie Mahler also looks at him, and declares it is Beriberi.
The physiotherapist starts work with Dorsey, who becomes very impatient. She leaves him some exercises.
Jane Beattie is happy her exam is now over. She's invited to a surprise party to celebrate the engagement of Louise and Giles

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749 (16th Oct 1964)

A patient with acute abdominal pains, Mr Preston, is seen in Casualty by Dr Booth. Quickly he calls in first Lester Large, then Marshall and Drummond, "he's pretty bad."
Billy Cartwright is improving. His dad has given him a toy gun. His mum pays a visit, a surprise since she is supposed to be dead. Marshall attempts to calm her since she demands to take Billy away. She claims she has custody of him, her ex-husband "kidnapped him."
Matron is at odds with Barrett over Mrs Dodge's gift. Dr Chalmers vainly attempts to find some common ground.
Unfeelingly, Charlie Booth taunts Les over Lena, who turns up needing a new dressing for her hand. Les does the business, and a little unwisely asks her for a date, but she says she is too busy helping Frobisher, who has just lost the Oxbridge South election. Her headaches are a real concern. The scene ends when Frobisher turns up.
It turns out that matron wants a simming pool for the nurses, while Barrett wants the money to spend on patients' welfare, tvs etc. He is shot down over his plans for the new nurses' home too.
Billy is not too keen on being taken away by his mum. 'Uncle Joe,' her friend is the stumbling block. She insists on signing a discharge form against all advice. Barrett is summoned from his argumentative meeting to deal with the angry Mrs Cartwright and her distraught son

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751 (Oct 23rd 1964)
Suicidal describes Leon Dorsey's current mood. When Grant discovers his bed empty and the window wide open, and a note to his wife Eleanor, alarms ring, but the situation has thankfully been miscontrued, "you didn't really think..." Grant suggests Leon withdraw his resignation from the committee as Dr Chalmers who has taken over is "an ignorant busybody." Said doctor interrupts and to Grant and Arnott's amazement, pours her patient a glass of champagne. She wants his advice over the best use of Mrs Dodge's money. She scotches Grant's notion of a 'locum' to head the committee until Leon is fit enough to take over, a temporary man in charge like as Grant suggests, himnself, is definitely not right.
Sister Ransome has hard words with Nurse Jane Beattie about her conduct, "your private life is becoming the subject of gossip and giggles."
Sister Ransome is also approached by matron over proposed changes to the nurses' shifts. While nurses would appreciate the changes, ward sisters would certainly not. Sister MacNab is one against this scheme. Barrett advises matron not to rush through too much at once. He calls her repeatedly Mrs P - Mrs Pankhurst- and she slaps his face, immediately regrets it, that clears the air. He takes her out to lunch.
£196 6s 8d is the bill Les Large has been sent for Lena's car that he damaged. He hasn't got the funds. Lena has been brought in to hospital again, by Frobisher, since her head is "splitting." Lane Russell examines her. This doctor also gives Guy Marshall advice over taking the job offered to him in Texas.
Les hovers on the ward where Lena lies, and the brusque Grant hardly provides any relief for his worries

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752 (Oct 27th 1964)
Though she is still suffering those headaches, Lena is a lot more perky. Frobisher visits to tell her that he has to go abroad shortly, and kisses her goodbye.
Lester Large has his own headache, as he has just received notification of police prosecution. Michaela suggests they look harder for an eyewitness.
Frobisher confronts poor Les, Michaela attempts to listen in outside the door, but "bit of a twit" Peter Bacon interrupts her. The conversation seems to be something about not making a pass at a patient.
Jane Beattie is anxiously awaiting her exam result: "I made an awful mess of the practical." But thank goodness- she's passed.
Matron has a bite to eat with her old friend Sister Ransome. "Most of the older sisters disapprove of anything new." Sister Ransome suggests a more conciliatory approach might be better. "It won't work," is Sister Macnab's view of the new rota, while Sister Doughty agrees that it will be "hectic."
Mrs Amanda Brown, a widow, comes into casualty after a bad fainting fit. She is a journalist on the Oxbridge Examiner. Les sends for Dr Mahler, and Lane Russell then examines her. The latter congratulates Jane on her promotion, "we must celebrate."
Les informs Lena that her EEG was satisfactory, and she makes her peace with him. But he explains that the charges mean he might be sent to prison. "Supposing there was a witness..." she offers, as they hold hands

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753 (Oct 30th 1964)

Lena chats with new arrival Amanda Brown, who is feeling guilty about lying in bed doing nothing. They swap stories, mostly sad.
Lane Russell informs Lena that she had been suffering from nothing worse than flu, symptoms exacerbated by her accident. Then he examines Amanda, who is worried they still don't know what's wrong with her.
Dr Chalmers asks Guy Marshall about Mrs Dodge and her gift, "I want to know what the woman's like." As he is leaving, what is his candid opinion?
Leon Dorsey goes walkies, surprising Grant. The latter is fed up with Dr Chalmers, "my will be done, she cries." He is also very dubious about Lena only having had flu, "I'll eat my hat."
Leon discussed the gift with Dr Chalmers. She is thinking of a good old compromise, instead of a large project, she is thinking of small amounts to each of the factions. "I leave Grant to you," she smiles at Leon.
Grant sees Lena, and has to admit he is satisfied. Lane Russell also asks him his opinion on Amanda Brown. He is going off duty for a drink with newly promoted Charlie Booth and Guy Marshall, when they interrupt a surly patient, who, tired of waiting in casualty for so long, attacks Nurse Pat Lyle

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754 Nov 3rd 1964
(The distressing conclusion to the last story is oddly not continued.)
Sister McNab is very worked up over the new shift system. She is impervious to even Lane Russell's charms, "how I am expected..."
Guy Marshall is saying his farewells, invited staff to his leaving party.
Lena discusses young Les with Amanda Brown. Amanda reveals her husband had died in a plane crash in Cyprus.
Grant is decidedly not pleased with the compromise over Mrs Dodge's gift. "This is intolerable," he complains when he has to wait for the overburdened Sister McNab. Things only get worse when Amanda states that she had told Sister about her chest pains. Sister denies this. The path lab report says that Amanda has a viral pneumonia.
Michaela tries to console the worried Les. She tells him his 'girl friend' is being discharged today. Les is busy admitting a new patient, the extrovert Springer who has jaundice.
Guy bids Sister Ransome goodbye. She at least is trying to make the rota work.
Amanda apologises to Sister McNab, admitting it might not have been to her that she mentioned the pains in her chest.
Lena goes to Casualty to say goodbye to Les. She explains that she has told police, against Les' wishes, that she remembers how the accident occurred. "It is true." It turns out she really has recalled what happened- at long last. He offers her a grateful kiss on the lips.
Giles and Louise kiss too, as he places an engagement ring on her finger. "They're real rubies," he tells her proudly.
Leon Dorsey is keen to get back to work, but Dr Arnott insists he wait.
A phone call for Guy comes too late. He has left. It is Mrs Dodge. She says she will meet him at the airport
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755 (Nov 6th 1964)
An oxygen tent is wheeled in for Amanda Brown, "she's blue, short of breath and delirious."
Sister McNab falls out with Lane Russell over the new rota. She fixes a meeting with other sisters to discuss the intolerable situation.
Dr Tabitha Chalmers, sipping beer, strongly advises Leon Dorsey to go on a cruise. He is begging her to stay on as chairman of the committee. Though she is unwilling, she agrees, as long as he takes that holiday.
Lena and Gerald enjoy a drink. She can't go back to work for him as yet. She calls to visit Amanda, who is too ill to be seen. However Les catches up with her and asks to see her that evening.
Les comforts Nurse Pat Lyle after her ordeal with the patient who went beserk, "it wasn't very nice."
The cheerful Mr Springer has his operation, his main concern is about laying off bets as he's a bookie. Though he explains his problem to SIster Ransome, she doesn't quite comprehend.
Leon Dorsey ticks off Bacon for his "idiocy." The latter's advances to Pat Lyle are hardly welcomed.
At The Royal, Les waits for Lena, but she arrives with Gerald. He leaves.
Thunder is rumbling in an incredibly quiet Casualty department. Nurse Pat Lyle, all alone, is attacked for a second time...

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756 (Nov 10th 1964)
Nurse Pat Lyle screams as this masked man approaches her in Casualty. In the nick of time, Les Large intervenes and it turns out to be only the thoughtless Dr Bacon, attempting a tasteless practical joke.
"You're an idiot," is Bacon's retort to Les, who lectures the real fathead.
Louise admits to Giles that she has lost their engagement ring. Giles looks for ways to buy a replacement.
The three ward sisters exchange gossip, and two of them are basically supportive of the new shift system... with reservations. Sister Ransome later gives matron suggested modifications. Only Sister Macnab is opposed, and lets matron know it.
Les admits it's "all over" for him with Lena. He says he has given up women for good. Or has he?
Springer has a good racing tip for Les. Fluff to win. He phones Ken his deputy to make sure all the bets on this favourite are laid off.
Jane has a brief chat with Lane Russell, who is hardly what you'd call responsive.
Amanda Brown is recovering and receives a visitor, Maureen, a work colleague. But Sister Macnab has notice that this patient seems to forgot things- has she amnesia?
Springer is very worried. Ken hasn't laid off the bets sufficiently. He listens to the race on the radio, desperate for Fluff not to win. Les, and Giles too are listening elsewhere, and cheer when Fluff romps home

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757 (Nov 13th 1964)
In the hospital grounds, Giles falls off his bike. He gives Louise a replacement ring, paid on the strength of his £50 winnings on Fluff. Howover since she disapproves of gambling, she hands the ring back with some hard words. Giles then has to soothe Springer who as the bookie, has lost a fortune on Fluff, "ten thousand nicker" to be precise.
Les stands to get £200 from Fluff. However the newspapers contain startling news, which we are not told. But it is clear that Fluff was disqualified.
A new patient in casualty is Prentiss, a rugby player with stomach pains. Les eventually sends him home.
Bacon tries to chat up Nurse Michaela in his smarmy way, asking her to the hospital dance. However Staff Nurse Beattie tells her off for timewasting.
Amanda is a lot better and can be discharged. In private she asks Dr Lane Russell about the dance, but he warns her she must recuperate. Jane Beattie is also asked to the dance, by Dr Gittings, embarrasingly Michaela interrupts their exchange.
Les' finances are still in a mess. but he invites Michaela to the dance. She however informs him that Bacon has already asked her.
Giles apologises to Louise, but she regrets in her turn having been so unresponsive. However Giles cannot now give her the ring, since he had to return it. She is very concerned about the news of revolution in her country

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758 (Nov 17th 1964)
As with the previous episode, this begins with an outdoor scene, Louise telling Les about the revolution in her native land. Then Les joins Giles, who is treating a patient who has fallen off scaffolding. Les is worked up that he had been so distracted that he had failed to spot that Prentiss had appendicitis.
Dr Gittings is placed on casualty duty and so is unable to take Jane Beattie to the dance.
Here, Prentiss is looking distinctly unwell. Why Les hasn't taken urgent action is a mystery. Instead Les is drinking his sorrows away. Lane Russell is tempted to dance with Jane, but resists. However fate springs them together anyway. The disqualified horse Fluff is the centre of conversation, until matron finally notices that Prentiss has crumpled up. "Fortunately there is a doctor in the house."
In Casualty, Gittings prepares for the emergency. He has to summon Dr Booth away from the dancing.
At the dance, Louise is ecstatic because her ring has been found. She gets another pleasant surprise when her brother John's friend turns up, with news of the revolution. It seems John might be the new man in charge.
Amid solemn music, the appendectomy begins. "Gangrenous."
Amanda Brown turns up at the dance with her friend Maureen. Lane Russell has to turn away from Jane to firmly escort Amanda home. Jane is left to reprimand Les for not dating Michaela

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759 (Nov 20th 1964)

After Prentiss' operation, he is examined by Booth and Farmer, alongside his GP, Dr Hicks. Charles Booth is apologetic for not doing a better job, but it is Les Large who comes in for the GP's reprimand, for not spotting the appendicitis. However they nearly part amicably, though not quite. From now on, Les will admit any patient over whom there are any doubts!
A new patient is Simmons (William Sylvester). He is ticked off by Grant for not getting his heart trouble seen to sooner. He's "one of the stubborn ones." He persuades Malayan nurse 'Gold Dust' to do a little job for him, fetching him a bottle of drink.
Michaela gives Dr Bacon the brush off, but he somehow brings her round.
On account of the revolution, Louise has to break her dinner date with Giles Farmer, to dine with M'Taba. He presses her to return home to work in hospital there, "casualties have been heavy." Her brother John is new Prime Minister.
Sister McNab has yet another moan to matron about the new rota. In reply, matron offers her observation on the sister's own practices.
Finally Giles has a meal with Louise. He is frankly jealous. Though they make up, the mood darkens when she tells him she must travel up to London, alone

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760 (Nov 24th 1964)

Yet more moaning from Sister MacNab. She takes Grant and Lane Russell on their ward round, the latter arranging to meet up with Jane Beattie at Mario's that evening. Then the two doctors puzzle over Sister Doughty's notes on the rota, before Grant decides before seeing 'The Charmer' Simmons, "I propose to outcharm him!" It's his dubious way of getting Simmons to agree to undergoing surgery. Simmons however is hardly listening, for he thinks he might have found himself a new model in the shape of the Malayan nurse.
Dr Hicks has a more amicable chat with Les Large, the pair fix to meet at Mario's to discuss a proposition.
Then Les pores over his feeble finances with Giles, who is similarly impoverished.
At Mario's, Rex Lane Russell meets Jane, while Dr Hicks meets Les. It's odd that Rex takes Jane to Amanda Brown's, where Jane soon feels left out with only Maureen as company. When Maureen's pal Fred shows up, Jane is even more isolated.
Les is feeling pleasantly surprised. "Would you like another job?" asks Dr Hicks. He needs a stand-in at his surgery three nights a week.
Giles and Louise help Les celebrate his extra £12 a week. The three sisters examine their new accommodation, but are put off when they hear strange noises...

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Shadow of a Clown (October 11th 1966)
With William Wilde as Dr Brook and John Wood as Dr Squires.

A shifty looking man (Bernard Bresslaw) on the fifth floor of a department store. He exits via the fire escape and when he bumps into Mr Crombie the manager climbing up, his exit is even quicker, for he topples forty feet to the ground. At the very least doctors say he has a broken clavicle, for such a heavy man that seems improbable in itself. "Are you in any pain?" the doctor in Casualty asks him, even I could think up a better line than that.
Mr Crombie the eyewitness does not recognise this man who cannot even remember his own name since he has amnesia. So he is christened John Smith, "a fascinating case." He gives no reaction to anything, except when he sees Crombie again. "Who's the clown?" Smith asks, the one he sometimes sees in his room. Noone else sees him, Smith is going bonkers. Or is it me?
Dr Brook pores over what he can find out about the man. A squash ball in his pocket, some signs of burns to his hands. Then it becomes evident he was not scared of Crombie, only the fact that he was lighting a fag, Smith is scared of fire. Like Dr Brook, Dr Squires is fascinated by the case. However viewers like myself are less involved, for the old quick fire bustle of hospital life that was EW10 has disappeared in favour of the case study of one patient, making it more akin to a cheap Sunday play. It may or may not be a good study of amnesia.
A police photo in the paper is seen by Curly who is able to say the man is Alf 'Battler' Beaumont, who had shown in Curly's time, great potential as a prizefighter. Curly knows he'd "just dropped out of sight" after a knockout.
Who's the clown? From Squires' drawing of Alf's description, he's identified as Tartoli, Alf's "only real friend." He had died in a fire. However in our view of the clown, he's actually played by Bresslaw.
Alf flips it, wields an axe, the script has flipped it as well, far too unconvincing and over dramatic.
Hypnosis is Squires' solution. If you haven't been put under, you can hear Alf's exceptionally varied life story with boxing flashbacks, delirium, yes it is Armchair Theatre! But nothing like the operating theatre in EW10, this is a tale of Alf's hate for his new manager, and arson. "I didn't kill him, did I?" Yet somebody had killed EW10. "It's all over," thanks goodness, yet how sad that this long running serial ended in such a way. Alf faces a bleak future, but a sudden ray of light breaks through when we find out the manager he thought he'd killed is still alive, unlike EW10

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Call Oxbridge 2000 1.1 (September 24th 1961)
According to the travelogue introduction, Oxbridge is a city of 24,000 inhabitants, though the pictures suggest a much busier place! Expansion means that Dr Richard Graham MRCS, LRPP is overworked, and he has taken on an assistant, his nephew Dr John Rennie, who has just left Oxbridge Hospital. Another link with Emergency- Ward 10 is the family discussing the merits or demerits of the new hospital wing (see programme 461 EW10).

Dr Rennie is almost late for his first surgery, delayed by Steve, the irritating son of the house.
First patient has shingles. The two doctors are together for this, but Graham is called away to attend an emergency so Rennie is left to flounder, as a fly creeps over the camera. His first proper patient is the obstreperous Fred, in a hurry. Then Mrs Harrington, warts, then the attractive Miss Mansell who is looking after Bobby who has swallowed a ring. The doctor drives her to Casualty, I can't see that happening today!
In between patients, we get a good impression of the family Rennie is living with- including a daily and an aupair, as well as the hyperactive Steve. "I must rush," hardly time for any lunch, that gives a good impression of the doctor's existence. Afternoon visits merge into evening surgery when Rennie has a "dust up" with his uncle over examining a patient, the older wiser doctor knowing that time is against him, but also calling John Rennie "Steve" in error!
But "fate steps in," as John relaxes that evening with the attractive Miss Cynthia Mansell. She calls him "a brute" though his admiration can never subside. But Dr Bailey- from EW10- pops by to tell them Bobby is fine, returning the ring, and romance collapses.
It should be the finish, but of course there's a late night emergency, "I'll be right over."
"I hope you're going to like it with us." A fine opener for this series
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TV Times No 208 contained Tessa Diamond's article on the main characters in the series as at Oct 1959.
Simon Forrester (played by Frederick Bartman) followed his father's footsteps, reading medicine at Cambridge. He switched from surgery to medicine and was promoted to Registrar under Dr Whittaker. His French mother remarried, and his sister Emma lives with her in London. In October 1958 he briefly returned to his teaching college, but came back next July. A year later he was off again, chasing after Nurse Birley "to America." He did briefly return for a month in October 1962.
Australian Alan Dawson (Charles Tingwell) had an explosive relationship with Forrester in the early days, perhaps partly due to Dawson having a chip on his shoulder "the size of the Empire State building." He also clashed with Forrester over their girl friends: during the first half of 1958, Alan had an affair with a radiographer named June Jefferson, before becoming entangled with a French lady in Paris. He settled down in November 1960 marrying Audrey Blake. He had a hard struggle earlier in life but by 1959 had risen to Registrar. He left the series in December 1962.
Nurse Carole Young (Jill Browne)- yes, she started in nursing mostly to meet the opposite sex, and to get away from her unhappy home where her divorced mother had remarried. After her stepfather had had a heart attack she left Oxbridge in April 1958 to be with her mum, but returned in May 1959 and became specially close to new casualty officer John Rennie. She finally disappeared from the series in August 1964. She had first landed the role when producer Antony Keary was watching his wife Ilona Ference in a BBC programme Family Service Units. Jill Browne was playing her daughter.
In August 1959 Nurse Jo Buckley (Barbara Clegg) became Jo Anderson married Chris, whose best man was Simon Forrester, and she was given away by Dr Peter Harrison, with bridesmaids Carole Young and Nurse O'Keefe. Brought up in an orphanage, she and her baby were to tragically die in floods in Jan 1961. It is said that three schoolgirl fans of Jo Buckley would turn up outside rehearsal rooms during spring 1959, and clean Barbara Clegg's car!
Peter Harrison (Peter Howell), orthopedic registrar, also supervises the Polio Unit. Tragedy struck in his life when his wife Sally died in a car accident, and, to enable him to continue his career, their small baby Daniel had to be cared for by his mother. His first appearance in the series was 1958, and he continued regularly but intermittently throughout the run of the programme, rising to the position of orthopaedic consultant.

A few further titbits on other characters, all of whom were given star billing for some or all of their sojourn in EW 10:
Chris Anderson (played by Desmond Carrington) did have a few tiny parts in the early episodes in February 1957. But his long stay on the hospital staff really began in October 1958, and was billed as a star from Spring 1959. He continued in EW10 until June 1964.
Mary Stevenson (Iris Russell) starred in the first story as a nurse, by October 1958 she had worked her way up to sister, often needing to discipline Nurse Young. This "irritable Scots sister" left in autumn 1959 after "an emotional upheaval" with Peter Harrison, going to Africa. She worked with Harold de la Roux for a period, then in June 1964 returned to Oxbridge, when she was appointed matron, one of a new breed of younger matrons, in which capacity she made intermittent appearances, including the final programme in 1967.
Dr O'Meara (Glyn Owen) was one of the most popular characters starting from the first story. He disappeared, allegedly also to Africa in 1958, but returned in December 1960 for about five months.
Penny Foster (Margo Andrew) first appeared as a nurse in December 1959 and became a favourite until she left in January 1961. At first strong willed, unlikely to make the grade, it was later admitted, "she's come on ever so well."
Audrey Blake (Jane Downs) made her bow in January 1960, and was given a starring credit that May. Her marriage on November 25th 1960 to Alan Dawson, was a highlight of the year. She retired from the series in July 1961, making only a brief return the following June, and again on Christmas Day 1962 for the panto.
Dr Rennie (Richard Thorp) made his entrance in September 1959, and in August 1960 was billed as one of the stars. However the Equity strike at the end of 1961 saw him disappear.
Dr Ralph Bailey (Brian Nissen) made his bow in April 1960, and after a long apprenticeship he was named as one of the stars from May 1961. He left at the end of October 1961, becoming a familar face as a Southern Television announcer.
Dr Don Nolan (Ray Barrett) joined Oxbridge in December 1960, and was made a star in June 1961. His last appearance, like Dr Bailey's, was at the end of October 1961.

TV Times marked the return of the series in May 1962 with some background on a few of the characters:
The Registrar is Dr Frances Whitney (Paula Byrne). In Anaesthetics can be found Dr Nick Williams (David Butler). The Resident Surgical Officer is newly appointed: Mr Andrew Shaw (John Line). Another new appointment is 32 year old Mr David Maclean (William Dysart), working under Alan Dawson.
Rupert Marsden (Ian Colin). After the Equity dispute was settled, this new character was introduced in May 1962, but he only lasted until that September.
Richard Moone (John Alderton in his first tv role), made his debut in the series in one episode, #533 on September 18th 1962, as a doctor applying for a post at Oxbridge. He became a regular for a year in the series from the following month.
Later no actor was given star billing. Some other main characters were:
Dr Lester Large (played by John Carlisle) was first seen in #533 (Sept 18th 1962). In the episode on Dec 22nd 1964 he married Nurse Michaela Davies. In episode #961 Surgeon Heal Thyself on December 8th 1966 "tragedy" struck (Does anyone recall if this was the death of his wife?). He starred in the final story #990.
Dr Giles Farmer (played by John White) joined Oxbridge towards the end of 1963 and stayed for two years. Nicknamed Jumbo on account of his small stature. Aside from his irritating father's appearances initially as a patient, he is best remembered for his falling with love with career doctor Louise Mahler (played by Joan Hooley), leading to the famous first, an inter-racial screen kiss, it was rather pompously called. Dr Mahler had joined the staff in March 1964, the kiss was in that July, and it took until December that year before their relationship was finally resolved.
Guy Marshall (Tom Adams), hearthrob first surfaced in #709 in May 1964 but left in episode 754 (November 3rd 1964).
New house physician Dr Brook (William Wilde) started in #848 on Sept 28th 1965. He continued until the end of the series.

My own favourite was perhaps John Barron who played the brusque Dr Harold de La Roux. First introduced to us in August 1959, he later became a consultant, His appearances became more sporadic until he left in February 1963. However thankfully he did return briefly from May until September 1964. His neurotic wife Maggie played by Kathleen Byron provided some memorable storylines starting in November 1959, until June 1960. She returned for two very short spells during March 1961, then again during February 1963.
This list would not be complete without Douglas Ives as Potter the friendly head porter often seen in reception. It's hard to say exactly which early stories he was in, but he was in many of them (see cast lists), but after episode 146, he definitely made appearances in: 154, 161, 178, 179, 181, 186, 193, 231, 254, 267, 290-4, 296, 299, 300, 304, 320, 334, 338, 383 (it was noted that he had up to this point appeared in over 180 episodes), 392, 396, 461, 491, 649, 659, 660, 665, 697, 719, 723, 724, 726, 744, 754, 768, and lastly 769
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The Newcomers (1965-1969, BBC)

"The story of a London family adapting to life in a country town."
One of the BBC's regular efforts to create a successful soap opera, this one depicted the relocation of Ellis Cooper's business. Some famous names appeared, including Wendy Richard.
Only a few episodes hace survived the spirit of Wiping that afflicted the era, including:

166 (May 5th 1967)
Mary Penrose (Megs Jenkins) assures her father-in-law Jacob (George Woodbridge) that after all his kindness towards Pru, he's welcome to stay with them as long as he likes, but he then goes missing. Has her nagging driven him away?
At Eden Brothers, Ellis Cooper (Alan Browning) has returned from a business trip, only to find Harrison has been upsetting everyone in his efficiency drive with bright "new ideas." Bert (Robert Brown) offers to pack it in. Privately Ellis admits to his wife that he's worried also.
Janet and Philip Cooper (Jeremy Bulloch) worry about breaking the news of their engagement, even considering elopment. It's "like having a tooth out." Mind you, dad has wind of it, "he could do a lot worse."
Herbert Button (JG Devlin) and Charles Penrose go in search of dad, first stop the pub! But a search is organised since "it's getting dark." But by 2am no news.
A jaded Button faces the wrath of an old mate who wants his money back. At point of gun, money changes hands.
Next morning a policeman brings the sad news of Jacob's demise, found dead in a train bound for Leeds, presumably making for Harry and Marge with whom he had lived. His will provides a shock for Mary and Charlie, since he had left "the blessed lot" to Harry and Marge. Apparently, on reflection, they find it quite funny

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CROSSROADS (ATV)
If you're a glutton for punishment, quite a lot of surviving episodes are available on dvd from the usual outlets. Though most of the stories were made in the creaky ATV sets, limited location shooting was done as far away as Paris in 1965, and Spain in 1966. Famous names crept in too, Ken Dodd was announced for Wed March 16th 1966, playing a motel guest, who has been starring in a run in the panto Humpty Dumpty, bidding Meg goodbye: "I play the scene straight... but I can't resist going off into comedy." To celebrate the 400th programme in May 1966, Noele Gordon, Sue Nicholls, Roger Tonge and Joseph Morris flew from Birmingham to Glasgow, Carlisle, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol, to meet viewers in local tv studios, including one real life 'Mrs Richardson.' Each of these then attended a 500th programme celebration dinner in September 1966 at the ATV studios

496 (1966)- Meg: "Stop making a melodrama out of everything." Surely not! A romantic lake at night, but not so for Derek who is searching for his wife. Not so romantic either, is Bill's brusque proposal to Marilyn, "I'm not leaving here till you promise to marry me." But she's just being "a tease." "You need someone to look after you," Meg tells Jimmy (Hanley), not proposing, but she agrees to be Jimmy's mural The Spirit of the Midlands
497 - Of Marilyn: "you're pretty high on their hit parade." Miss Tatem's dog is found guilty of molesting sheep, but she solves her problem by deciding to move to Portsmouth, with Sandy as company.
1182 (1969) - There's a lot more overacting and muffed lines now, especially in part one, and even old hand Jack Haig as Archie isn't immune. Part two improves with Meg's appearance- she's laid low with an inexplicable "ringing in her ears." With Archie attempting to mastermind renovations, it's chaos at the motel! Caroline's dad Tiger (John Gatrell), who's searching for his daughter who's run away with Terry, sums it all up- "is this a madhouse?" he asks
1754 (July 1972) - "It's awful about Sandy." Keep hoping, says Amy Turtle. "Noone's exactly cheerful today." There's some location shooting at Coventry Cathedral to enhance the sense of worry over the unconscious Sandy. Poor Meg waits anxiously in the hospital. Dr Bill Ryan encourages, "don't give up hope." But Liz has to tell Meg she can't stand ill people, not exactly a comfort
1759 (August 1972) - Tish is engaged to Ted. Amy Turtle is asked to return to the motel. A depressed Meg revives a little as Sandy stirs. "There's no feeling in my legs." In Coventry Cathedral Timothy Hunter (Derek Farr) reminisces with her over the war years and Sandy's accident. Scenes as she walks through the new cathedral, if this had been a quiz question, you'd never guess this was Crossroads. About Religion maybe? An organ plays over the end titles
1895 (March 1973) - David: "Rosemary, what's wrong?" It's cancer, "I'd rather live in ignorance." More serious issues when an argument centres on abortion. "Feelings, lad," are the winning point for me, as these two contemporary issues are dealt with quite well. To romance, and all Hugh Mortimer can offer Meg according to his rivals is "money, charm, position." But Meg has to be realistic, "it's over Hugh, we've just been daydreaming." But Hugh prolongs the dream
2301 (March 1975) - Meg and Hugh are both jittery as their big day dawns, "blimey you look very grim!" Only a flash of the registry office ceremony then the second part of the programme is given over entirely to the service at the "cathedral" lead by the canon (Edwin Richfield), plus a choir and cast of hundreds. It ends with a smiling Meg and Hugh posing outside
2302 - Back from America, Diane misses the wedding. At the Droitwich Hotel, there's almost a big cast for the happy reception. Stephanie de Sykes sings We'll Find Our Day, and Larry Grayson chauffeurs away the happy couple
2602 (August 1976)- Scandal as Sir Hector books the motel, but on what basis? Glenda hitches a lift on a lorry- "get an ambulance..."
3235 (Dec 79)- Christmas, but no festive spirit from Uncle Reg to Nurse Leonard who wants to date Alison. Meg and Jill go off to church, then a festive party with Meg singing a jolly seasonal song
(March 24th 1981)- "The motel would grind to a halt without you." This to Meg. The main action is a court case in which Arthur is accused of an assault in the motel
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WEAVERS GREEN (Anglia)
After the network approved a pilot, shooting commenced on February 21st 1966. This was an East Anglian saga of country vet Alan Armstrong (Grant Taylor) and his younger partner Geoffrey Toms (Eric Flynn). Armstrong is married to Dorothy, 'Dotty' (Megs Jenkins) and they have two children, Mick is training to be a vet at Cambridge, and Tim, currently at boarding school. Toms has married ex-deb Celia (Georgina Ward), and has moved to Weavers Green to try and get his wayward wife into a more mature attitude to life. Other regulars included Mrs Vincent, Dotty's daily, and her husband, cowman Bert, Daniel Jessop (John Glyn-Jones) the local poacher and Sam Moneypenny the village bobby. Well known actors in several stories included Susan George as Belinda Fielding, Edward Underdown as Bobby Brent, Michael Gough as Felix Cutler, Sheila Fearn as Sue Patterson, Dennis Waterman as Will Akers, Wendy Richard as Jean and Maurice Kaufmann as Derek Swan.
Nice quote from the stars when the initial run of the series was extended over the summer months: "already we are being called upon by enthusiastic strangers to give advice on their pets. I dare not think what it will be like in a year or so from now..." however the series never lasted that long. In fact only weeks after this extension was announced, Anglia warned that the series would be ending in September because the weekend edition of this serial could not be allocated a network time.
Creators were Peter and Betty Lambda who also scripted the first 30 episodes. Ian Kennedy-Martin took over as script editor from Episode 31, which depicted a disastrous fire at Jack Royston's farm. Ian stated, "we are all working doubly hard in the hope that audiences will get even bigger and the serial will run for four years at least." This particular episode was taped on midsummer day and night, and Eric Flynn said that it was the longest day he ever worked through.

All 48 episodes survive, time they came out on dvd.
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7th April 1966
22 June 18th 1966
48 September 23rd 1966
Mr Frederick Dyson from Huddersfield won a newspaper prize of a trip to the Anglia studios for correctly predicting the story line for this final episode.

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1 (7th April 1966)
A-speeding along a country lane, this car gives a sudden screech of brakes. "Holly where are you?" cries Hazel. Weavers Green 72- the vet's surgery- Dr Armstrong is summoned to the scene where Hazel is berating the motorist Derek Swan. An injection eases the dog's pain and back in the surgery, x-rays are taken of the right femur. Hazel is comforted at the pub by the apologetic Swan, but she's really worried how her son Colin will react. She meets him off the school bus, and his reaction is sadly rather unconvincingly acted.
A separate sequence shows Armstrong's colleague Geoffrey Toms, who has been TB testing and has then called at an "amateur's" farm, where Langley's pigs are dying. "Will I lose any more?" he asks the vet anxiously. He's so upset he blames anyone and everyone.
Back at the surgery, young Milly is given a chance to help out: "not much pay, only three pounds ten," explains Dotty. Milly gets a tour and sees the slowly recovering Holly.
Colin cycles (on a girl's bike!) to be reunited with his pet, and Dr Armstrong explains to him that she has broken a leg which will be set in plaster, though it's possible that because she's been so shaken up, there may be other internal injuries......

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22 (June 18th 1966)

A-cycling slowly is Toms, on his way to see the vicar's cat who has had a litter of kittens. "All perfectly healthy," he pronounces. The two men enjoy a drink together, the vicar chuntering on about Arabella his wife, who is away, talking obliquely to the vet, who isn't drawn on his own problems.
Mrs Nash is interviewed on tv, about how Buster her mongrel dog was given away to a man as a pet, but he then sold it to an animal lab. Mrs Armstrong had seen Perkins, who is interviewed to no great effect.
Young Colin Westcott plays truant, and bumps into Mrs Toms. She gives him a ride in her sports car.
Jimmy is thinking of selling his farm, Jack Royston scents a bargain when Jimmy seeks his advice. "What would you do?" Jimmy asks. But Jack is honest enough to reveal the true value of the farm.
Colin is taken by Mrs Toms to the museum, "looks like a prison." He tells her he'd like to become a vet. He begins to cry, not very convincingly.
Scene at the pub, with a few genooine Norfolk accents. A cricket team is being made up. Westcott meets some of the locals, admitting he is not sure whether his family will settle here.
Colin is dropped off and Mrs Toms speeds off down a narrow lane. Crash! Her car explodes in flames

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48 (September 1966) - final episode

A-racin' through the churchyard, be Miss Anastasia Patridge, with the startlin' noos that Samantha Dinwiddy has suddenly left the village for Scarborough. First to be treated to the information is old Daniel who's very pleased the old witch has gone.
Then there was this "nasty scene between Geoffrey and myself," recounts Jack, "just after the cricket match." It's all over Geoffrey Toms' wife Celia who Jack's getting a bit too fond of. Dr Armstrong acts as peacemaker and encourages Jack to explore the possibilities of test tube farming. (Well it must be better than an affair with Celia.)
Celia attempts to patch things up with Geoffrey: "I want to stay here with you," she urges, even though her secretarial business has not flourished. It's not an entirely amicable parting.
Arriving in his Rolls Royce, Bernard Haig brings an unusual patient, Cleo the leopard with her bad paw- "I picked her up in Africa."
Preparations are now complete for the return of the recuperating Dotty Armstrong. "She's a-comin'," cries Daniel. She's "still a bit weak," and is given a helpful resume by husband Alan of the series of late- "The Dinwiddys were killing dogs, Daniel was in jail, Geoffrey was furious with Royston, Maggie not knowing what had hit her, Milly was crying...." And PC Moneypenny has been like "that French detective Markwit" and sorted out Alan's problem, for now "the major charge has been dropped." So it all ends happily!
We leave them, with Dotty meeting Bernard, approving of him as a partner for Mick (Kate O'Mara) and Celia and Geoffrey are thrashing out their childlessness

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The Forsyte Saga
BBC's elegant but rambling 1967 period soap opera with Kenneth More, Nyree Dawn Porter and Susan Hampshire. Eric Porter was the constant star through the entire series, though for stealing the show, my award for a minor role goes to George Benson as the Marquis of Shropshire.
1. A Family Festival - "Oily bounder" Monty marries the "spendiferous" Winifred, whilst Jo ponders an ugly divorce
2. A Family Scandal - Jo realises he's "a parasite," and Soames first encounters the enchanting Irene
3. The Pursuit of Happiness - Frances dies, Juley finds a dog but Soames nearly loses Irene, though she finally consents to marriage, with one condition
4. Dinner at Swithin's - Jo's daughter June is happily engaged to Bosinney, but Irene is now very lukewarm towards Soames
5. The Man of Property - Soames gets Bosinney to design his house at Robin Hill and Jo is reconciled to his dad on the death of Aunt Ann
6. Decisions - Collapse of Soames' marriage, with all the better effect for focussing on this one storyline without so many subplots
7. Into the Dark - Irene hides in a small hotel, Soames though enjoys a triumph in the courts over Bosinney, who suddenly dies
8. Indian Summer of a Forsyte - Happy times at Robin Hill as Uncle Jolyon enjoys reconciliation with Irene. A fine gentle interlude
9. In Chancery - "A blessing" when Helene dies, according to her doctor. "Bounder" Monty leaves for a new life, while Soames ponders marriage
10. The Challenge - In court Winifred's divorce commences. Holly falls for "rotter" Val. Irene hides from Soames in Paris, and meets Jo there
11. In the Web - Are Jo and Irene, in modern parlance, an item? Soames believes so, and sues for divorce. Monty returns in poverty to Winifred
12. Birth of a Forsyte - Soames and Irene divorced, leading to marriages: Soames and Annette, Jo and Irene, then of course two babies are born
13. Encounter - Suddenly it's 1918, the two 'babies' Fleur and Jon secretly are in love, but casting a shadow are their feuding families
14. Conflict - Despite a rival in Michael, 'Cautious Cuthbert', Fleur's love for Jon only deepens as it takes for ever for her to learn of the family skeleton
15. To Let- In the worst moment of the series, almost comic, Jon, after an age, also learns all. Soames and Irene face up as Jon calls off the engagement
16. A Family Wedding - Fleur's marriage on the bounce to nice Michael, but soon she's toying with an affair with his best friend, Wilfrid, a poet
17. The White Monkey - Soames blows a balloon with his business about to burst. He gives Fleur a painting, while a painter discovers a new model
18. Afternoon of a Dryad - The series was gently fading as Wilfrid escapes to "Jericho," and Soames buys a nude
19. No Retreat - Fleur: "There's nothing wrong now except my own nature," as she gives birth. Soames resigns at a stormy shareholders' meeting
20. A Silent Wooing - In Carolina woods, Jon falls in love. Soames calls Fleur's enemy Marjorie a "traitress," and thus Fleur faces a libel suit
21. Action for Libel - "Fuss about nothing," as Soames attempts to cunningly rebuff Marjorie's action for libel, but Fleur is pretty shrewd too
22. The Silver Spoon - Under brilliant persistent questioning in court from Sir James, Marjorie has to yield, but the Mont's victory is hollow
23. Strike - Upper classes at play in the 1926 strike, perhaps the making of Fleur, though has her love for Jon revived? Soames has silent sight of Irene
24. Afternoon at Ascot - Lunchtime with Jon and Anne and then a box at the races as old memories and love revive
25. Portrait of Fleur - Restless, Fleur starts a rest home and has her portrait painted
26. Swan Song - No longer a butterfly, Fleur's "look back" with Jon is partly ended by Irene and partly by her carelessness, in which her father is felled
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Note- Cast lists include the name of the character played by the actor/actress as on their first appearance noted by me.
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1 (Feb 19th 1957) - Iris Russell (Nurse Mary Stevenson) Rosemary Miller (Probationary Nurse Pat Roberts), Jill Browne (Probationary Nurse Carole Young), also Glyn Owen (Dr O'Mera), and Charles Tingwell (Alan Dawson). Appearing as well was Douglas Ives (George Potter, the head porter) who stated, "I was in the very first scene of the series." TAM rated 1,834,000 homes watched this programme. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary.
2 (Feb 22nd 1957) - Also, as a patient was Carmel McSharry (Mrs Wilson) the distraught mother of an injured boy.
3 (Feb 26th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Iris Russell, Glyn Owen, Frederick Bartman (Simon Forrester), Douglas Ives, Aline Waites (Nurse Edwards), Alexander Beaumont (Mr Wilson) and Carmel McSharry. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
4 (Mar 1st 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives, Aline Waites, Alexander Beaumont, Carmel McSharry and Dandy Nichols (Mrs Hill). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary.
5 (March 5th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Iris Russell, Charles Tingwell, John Brooking (Mr Brooks, senior consultant) and Julie Webb (Susan Brooks). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
6 (Mar 8th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Elizabeth Kentish (Sister Cowley), Glyn Owen, Frederick Bartman, Douglas Ives and Dandy Nichols. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary.
7 (now on Monday, March 11th 1957, 7pm): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives and John Brooking. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
8 (Mar 15th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives and Julie Webb. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary.
11 (Mar 25th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
12 (Mar 29th 1957): with same main cast of 6. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary.
13 (April 1st 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Douglas Ives, and Charles Houston (Reg Lever). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan (who had been floor manager on episodes 2,4,6 and 8)
14 (April 5th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Frederick Bartman, Charles Tingwell and Douglas Ives. Also appearing though not credited in TV Times was Ruth Kettlewell (Mrs Hackett). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
15 (Apr 8th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives and Dandy Nichols. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
16 (Apr 12th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives, Peter Howell (Peter Cunningham), and Ruth Kettlewell. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
17 (Apr 15th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives and Dandy Nichols. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
18 (Apr 18th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Antony Keary.
21 (Apr 29th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Hazel Adair. Director: Rex Firkin.
22 (May 3rd 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Hazel Adair. Director: Christopher Morahan.
25 (May 13th 1957): with same main cast of 6. Script: Hazel Adair. Director: Rex Firkin.
26 (May 17th 1957): with same main cast of 6. Script: Hazel Adair. Director: Christopher Morahan.
29 (May 27th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
30 (May 31st 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan.
31 (June 3rd 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Hazel Adair. Director: Rex Firkin.
32 (June 7th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Hazel Adair. Director: Antony Keary. This episode was tenth in the Nielsen TV ratings for June 1957.
33 (Whit Monday June 10th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Though not credited in TV Times, singer Diana Day appeared as a casualty. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
34 (June 14th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Also Diana Day. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary.
35 (now on Tuesdays 7.30pm, June 18th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Also Diana Day. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
36 (now on Fridays 7.30pm, June 21st 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Antony Keary.
37 (June 25th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Hazel Adair. Director: John Dinsdale.
38 (June 28th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Hazel Adair. Director: Antony Keary.
39 (July 2nd 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
40 (July 5th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Douglas Ives. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary.
41 (July 9th 1957): with Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Glyn Owen, Charles Tingwell. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan.
The cast lists from now until episode 100 are the same in TV Times for each story, then there are slight variations noted until the first major change with a new cast list in April 1958.
TV Times itself admitted the cast did have holiday breaks, so without seeing these 'live' stories it will not be possible to be certain of the exact cast for a particular episode in this era. Also one suspects the patients were not credited, probably because the show went out live. So the episodes from now until episode 123 all have allegedly the same 5 in the cast.
42 (July 12th 1957): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Antony Keary.
43 (July 16th 1957): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
44 (July 19th 1957): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
47 (July 30th 1957): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
48 (August 2nd 1957): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
49 (Aug 6th 1957): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan.
50 (Aug 9th 1957): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin. TV Times celebrated the fiftieth show with a double page spread. The cast celebrated with a party!
51 (Aug 13th 1957): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
52 (Aug 16th 1957): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
53 (Aug 20th 1957): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
54 (Aug 23rd 1957): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Antony Keary.
57 (Sept 3rd 1957): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
58 (Sept 6th 1957): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan.
59 (Sept 10th 1957): Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
60 (Sept 13th 1957): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary.
61 (Sept 17th 1957): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
62 (Sept 20th 1957): Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Antony Keary.
63 (Sept 24th 1957): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
64 (Sept 27th 1957): Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Christopher Morahan.
67 (Oct 8th 1957): Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Rex Firkin.
68 (Oct 11th 1957): Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Antony Keary.
71 (Oct 22nd 1957): Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Christopher Morahan.
72 (Oct 25th 1957): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
73 (Oct 29th 1957): Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Christopher Morahan.
74 (Nov 1st 1957): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary.
81 (Nov 26th 1957): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
82 (Nov 29th 1957): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin
83 (Dec 3rd 1957): Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Christopher Morahan.
84 (Dec 6th 1957): Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Rex Firkin.
During this month's storyline, one patient was seen in a diabetic coma.
89 (Dec 24th 1957): Script: not known. Director: Rex Firkin. TV Times celebrated the Christmas edition with a picture of head porter Potter (who had not been credited in the magazine for half a year, but is still clearly in the series!). Douglas Ives, who played Potter, later said, "For three years I appeared regularly." This TV Times also showed a picture of matron, played by Enid Lindsey, who joined the cast around June 1957, and another of patient Mrs Good played by Peggyann Clifford.
Some of the EW10 cast also participated in the Boxing Day 1957 special 'A Santa for Christmas' in which they were filmed at Belgrave Hospital for Children Kensington.
90 (Dec 27th 1957): Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Christopher Morahan.
93 (Jan 7th 1958): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan.
94 (Jan 10th 1958): Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
95 (Jan 14th 1958): Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Christopher Morahan. This episode got a Nielsen rate of 70% of viewers
96 (Jan 17th 1958): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Antony Keary.
97 (Jan 21st 1958): Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
98 (Jan 24th 1958): Script: Jane Scott Rogers. Director: Antony Keary.
99 (Jan 28th 1958): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
100 (Jan 31st 1958): Apart from the five stars, the cast also included John Paul (RSO Hughes). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary
101 (Feb 4th 1958): Cast as Jan 31st 1958. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Christopher Morahan.
102 (Feb 7th 1958): Cast as Jan 31st 1958. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Rex Firkin.
103 (Feb 11th 1958): Cast as Jan 31st 1958. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
104 (Feb 14th 1958): Cast as Jan 31st 1958. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
105 (Feb 18th 1958): Cast as Jan 31st 1958. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Antony Keary
106 (Feb 21st 1958): Cast as Jan 31st 1958. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
In this period actress Valerie Kirkbright was a regular for a while as Nurse Reece, though not credited in TV Times.
107 (Feb 25th 1958): Cast as Jan 31st 1958. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
108 (Feb 28th 1958): Cast as Jan 31st 1958. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Christopher Morahan.
109 (Mar 4th 1958): Cast as Jan 31st 1958. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
110 (Mar 7th 1958): Cast as Jan 31st 1958. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Antony Keary
111 (Mar 11th 1958): Cast now: Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Frederick Bartman, Charles Tingwell, John Paul, and Peter Howell (Dr Harrison). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan.
112 (Mar 14th 1958): Cast as Mar 11th 1958. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
113 (Mar 18th 1958): Cast as Mar 11th 1958. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
114 (Mar 21st 1958): Cast as Mar 11th 1958. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
115 (Mar 25th 1958): Cast as Mar 11th 1958. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: (?) Antony Keary.
116 (Mar 28th 1958): Cast as Mar 11th 1958. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
117 (April 1st 1958): Cast now: Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Frederick Bartman, Charles Tingwell, John Paul, and Peter Howell. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Rex Firkin.
118 (Apr 4th 1958): Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Frederick Bartman, Charles Tingwell, John Paul, and Peter Howell. Script: Jean Scott-Rogers. Director: Christopher Morahan.
Notes
Original cast member Glyn Owen left the cast during April 1958. He did return in December 1960.
It was about this time that Alan Dawson had an affair with radiographer June Jefferson, played by actress Patricia Salonika, though she is not credited in TV Times.
119 (Apr 8th 1958): Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Frederick Bartman, Charles Tingwell, John Paul, and Peter Howell. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
120 (Apr 11th 1958): same cast of 7. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: (probably) Antony Keary.
123 (Apr 22nd 1958): Cast: Rosemary Miller, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Charles Tingwell, John Paul, and Peter Howell. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan.
124 (Apr 25th 1958): Cast as for Apr 22nd. Script: Rachel Grieve.
127 (May 6th 1958): Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
128 (May 9th 1958): Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan
129 (May 13th 1958): Cast as for Apr 22nd. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
Note: Though Iris Russell wasn't billed in TV Times, it is noted that she was appearing in May 1958, along with her cousin Maihri Russell, who played Jenny Stevenson, her sister.
130 (May 16th 1958): Cast as for Apr 22nd. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: not known.
131 (May 20th 1958): Cast as for Apr 22nd. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
132 (May 23rd 1958): Cast as for Apr 22nd. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
133 (May 27th 1958): same cast as Apr 22nd. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
134 (May 30th 1958): same cast as Apr 22nd. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
137 (June 10th 1958): same cast as Apr 22nd. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Antony Keary.
138 (June 13th 1958): same cast as Apr 22nd. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
141 (June 24th 1958): same cast as Apr 22nd. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan
142 (June 27th 1958): same cast as Apr 22nd. Script: Peter Yeldham. Director: Cecil Petty

143 (July 1st 1958): Starring Rosemary Miller, Frederick Bartman, and Charles Tingwell, with John Paul, Norah Gorsen, Shaun O'Riordan (Jake O'Dowd) and Nicholas Meredith (Major Burt). Script: Peter Yeldham. Director: Christopher Morahan

144 (July 4th 1958): Starring Rosemary Miller, Frederick Bartman, and Charles Tingwell, with John Paul, Norah Gorsen, Shaun O'Riordan, John Brooking, and Walter Horsbrugh (Supt Wallace). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Anthony Keary?
145 (July 8th 1958, 8pm): Starring Rosemary Miller, Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also with: John Paul, Norah Gorsen (Nurse Ann Guthridge- she was intended to replace the leaving stars), Barbara Clegg (Nurse Jo Buckley), Shaun O'Riordan, and Nicholas Meredith. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
146 (July 11th 1958): with Rosemary Miller, Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also John Paul, Norah Gorsen, Michael Duffield (George Henderson), and these who had certainly been in earlier stories: Enid Lindsey (Matron), Douglas Ives. Script: Peter Yeldham. Director: Christopher Morahan.

Summer 1958 saw a fall out among the cast, resulting in changes. TV Times diplomatically explained that Rosemary Miller and Jill Browne "are leaving for professional as well as private reasons." One disappointed viewer wrote, "I regret the departure of Pat and Carole." Rosemary Miller as Pat Roberts on whom the series had originally centred, left for good, while Jill Browne as Carole Young disappeared for a year. Antony Keary hit on a good excuse, "there is a clear professional reason why Nurse Roberts, who is in her second year, might leave a hospital. After this training period she can take up a specialised course of work."
153 (Aug 5th 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Shaun O'Riordan, Mackenzie Ward (Professor Beverley), Yvette Wyatt (Staff Nurse Phillips), Marianne Brauns (Nini Matt), Edward Cast (Dr Crichton), Ann Sears (Staff Nurse Morley), and Lisalott Goettinger (Mrs Matt). Script: Peter Yeldham. Director: Christopher Morahan.
154 (Aug 8th 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Peter Howell, Enid Lindsey, Kenneth Watson (Senior house officer Graham), Bryan Coleman (Dr Garnett-Avory), Rosalind Knight (Nurse Johns), Douglas Ives, and Vic Wise (Jimmy Hogan). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
155 (Aug 12th 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Peter Howell, Enid Lindsey, John Brooking, Norah Gorsen, Mackenzie Ward, Kenneth Watson, Yvette Wyatt, Marianne Brauns, and Shaun O'Riordan. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
156 (Aug 15th 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Peter Howell, Norah Gorsen, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, and Marianne Brauns. Script: Peter Yeldham. Director: Leonard Brett.
157 (Aug 19th 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Enid Lindsey, John Brooking, Liam Gaffney (Nolan), Marianne Brauns, Shaun O'Riordan. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
158 (Aug 22nd 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Peter Howell, Enid Lindsey, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, Liam Gaffney, and Shaun O'Riordan. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Leonard Brett.
165 (Sept 16th 1958, now back in its most familiar slot of 7.30pm): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, Mary Wylie (Nurse Dixon), Carmel McSharry (Mrs Ford- she had been in an early EW10 story as a different character), Beckett Bould (Mr Birley), Erica Houen (Karen Phipps), and Violet Gould (Madame Lili). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Christopher Morahan.
166 (Sept 19th 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Kenneth Watson, Beckett Bould, Gabrielle Daye (Mrs Abbott), Barbara New (Mrs Clarke), and Ian Hendry (Mr Clarke, a patient suffering from polio). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: not known but likely to be Antony Keary.
167 (Sept 23rd 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Peter Howell, Ann Sears, Gillian Owen (Emma Forrester), Victor Platt (Ted Sinker) Valerie White (Dr Weston) Barbara New and Ian Hendry. Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Christopher Morahan.
168 (Sept 26th 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Beckett Bould, Yvette Wyatt, Gabrielle Daye, Valerie White, Mary Steele (Clare Merrall), and Geoffrey Adams (Dr Darren). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: not known but probably Antony Keary.
169 (Sept 30th 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Beckett Bould, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Adams, Kenneth Watson, Geoffrey Adams, Yvette Wyatt, Victor Platt, Alex Scott ('Ham' Randall), and Carmel McSharry. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: not known but probably A Keary.
170 (Oct 3rd 1958): with Frederick Bartman and Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Peter Howell, Jerold Wells (Mr Bowles), Gabrielle Daye, Victor Platt, Valerie White, Barbara New and Ian Hendry. Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Christopher Morahan.
Note- Frederick Bartman as Simon Forrester left the cast, in the story line he returned to his teaching college.
173 (Oct 14th 1958): with Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Kenneth Watson, Iris Russell (now Sister Stephenson, she had been in the very first stories as a nurse), Victor Platt, James Ottaway (Dr Pennington), Desmond Carrington (Chris Anderson), Kerry Marsh (Nurse O'Keefe). Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Christopher Morahan.
174 (Oct 17th 1958): with Charles Tingwell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Peter Howell, Ann Sears, Mary Steele, Ian Hendry, Barbara New, Victor Platt, and Desmond Carrington. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
175 (Oct 21st 1958): with Charles Tingwell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, Mary Steele, Iris Russell, Geoffrey Adams, Victor Platt, and Kerry Marsh. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
176 (Oct 24th 1958): with Charles Tingwell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, Desmond Carrington, Iris Russell, Ian Hendry, and Marianne Brauns. Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Antony Keary(?)
177 (Oct 28th 1958): with Charles Tingwell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Desmond Carrington, John Brooking, John Miller (Dr Gardner), Victor Platt, Ian Hendry, Josephine Stuart (Sylvia Grenfell) and James Ottaway. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
178 (Oct 31st 1958): with Charles Tingwell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Kanneth Watson, Ann Sears, Douglas Ives, Yvette Wyatt, Marianne Brauns, Desmond Carrington, and Josephine Stuart. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
179 (Nov 4th 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Douglas Ives, Ian Hendry, John Brooking, and Erica Houen. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: probably Antony Keary.
180 (Nov 7th 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Desmond Carrington, Norah Gorsen, Ian Hendry, Josephine Stuart (Sylvia Grenfell), Marianne Brauns, and Jean Aubrey (Nurse Judy Wayne)- unusually, she had appeared in the feature film of EW10 as this nurse before making her appearance on tv. Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Cecil Petty.
181 (Nov 11th 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Norah Gorsen, Barbara Clegg, Desmond Carrington, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, Nita Moyce (Sister Day), Marianne Brauns, Douglas Ives and Erica Houen. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
182 (Nov 14th 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Norah Gorsen, Barbara Clegg, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, Josephine Stuart, Enid Lindsey, Jean Aubrey, Beatrix Mackey (Mrs Grenfell), Andre Maranne (Marcel Jacquin), and Frank Sieman (Tom Barnes). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Cecil Petty.
183 (Nov 18th 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, Desmond Carrington, Marianne Brauns, Josephine Stuart, Nita Moyce, Andre Maranne, and Frank Sieman. Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Rex Firkin.
184 (Nov 21st 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Erica Houen, Josephine Stuart, Nita Moyce, Andre Maranne, Frank Sieman, and Beatrix Mackey. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty. 185 (Nov 25th 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Desmond Carrington, Ann Sears, Douglas Ives, and Jean Aubrey. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
186 (Nov 28th 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Desmond Carrington, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, Victor Platt, James Ottaway, Frank Sieman and Josephine Stuart. Script: Margot Boyd. Director: Cecil Petty.
187 (Dec 2nd 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Desmond Carrington, Kenneth Watson, Enid Lindsey, Dandy Nichols and Robert Macleod (Dr Whittaker). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan. Note: Robert Macleod had originally played a brain surgeon visiting Oxbridge. The producer decided he was ideal for the part of stern Dr Whittaker and so Robert played this new role with rimless spectacles, to hide his change of identity
188 (Dec 5th 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, Dandy Nichols Douglas Ives, Shaun O'Riordan, Erica Houen, and Jean Aubrey. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Antony Keary (probably).
193 (Dec 23rd 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Douglas Ives, John Brooking, Erica Houen, Jean Aubrey, Shaun O'Riordan, Owen Holder (Philip Carter), and David Butler (Dr Nick Williams) NB in 1963 Butler also wrote some scripts for the series. This Script: Margot Bennett. Director: probably A Keary.
194 (Dec 26th 1958): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Barbara Clegg, Norah Gorsen, Desmond Carrington, Kenneth Watson, Ann Sears, Nita Moyce, and Kerry Marsh. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: probably A Keary.
195 (Dec 30th 1958) with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell, Peter Howell and Barbara Clegg. Also Desmond Carrington, Jean Aubrey, John Brooking, Julie Webb, Erica Houen, Owen Holder, Kerry Marsh, and Nancy Roberts (Winnie Gale). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Christopher Morahan.
196 (Jan 2nd 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell, Peter Howell and Barbara Clegg. Also Desmond Carrington, Jean Aubrey, Erica Houen, Shaun O'Riordan, William Hodge (Captain Kennedy), and Yvette Wyatt. Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Antony Keary?
197 (Jan 6th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell, Peter Howell and Barbara Clegg. Also Jean Aubrey, Enid Lindsey, Kerry Marsh, Shaun O'Riordan, William Hodge, Hugh Cross (Emmett Cass), and Nancy Roberts. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Leonard Brett.
198 (Jan 9th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell, Peter Howell and Barbara Clegg. Also Desmond Carrington, Enid Lindsey, Kerry Marsh, William Hodge, Hugh Cross, and Eleanore Bryan (Lucy Stoker). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Hugh Rennie.
200 (Jan 16th 1959): with Charles Tingwell and Barbara Clegg. Also Desmond Carrington, Jean Aubrey, Ann Sears, Shaun O'Riordan, John Carson (Donald Latimer), Robert Macleod, Iris Russell, and Peter Howell. Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Christopher Morahan.
201 (Jan 20th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell, Peter Howell, and Barbara Clegg. Also John Brooking, Julie Webb, Robert MacLeod, Mairhi Russell (Jenny Stevenson), Hugh Cross, and Noel Hood (Mrs Anderson). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Hugh Rennie.
202 (Jan 23rd 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Iris Russell, Peter Howell, and Barbara Clegg. Also Desmond Carrington, Enid Lindsey, John Brooking, Julie Webb, Robert MacLeod, Noel Hood, and Kerry Marsh. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
203 (Jan 27th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, and Barbara Clegg. Also Desmond Carrington, John Carson, John Brooking, Julie Webb, Noel Hood, Kerry Marsh, Monica MacLeod (Sister Walker), and Anna Turner (Night Sister later named as Sister Brinsley). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Christopher Morahan.
204 (Jan 30th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg and Albert Finney (starring role as Tom Fletcher). Also Desmond Carrington, John Carson, Noel Hood, Monica MacLeod, Janet Barrow (Mrs Bluett) and Diane Aubrey (Elizabeth Fletcher- a patient who died after a few stories. Nevertheless Diane re-appeared in the series in two further parts, see #420 and #587). Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Hugh Rennie.
205 (Feb 3rd 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, and Robert Macleod, Kerry Marsh, John Brooking, Julie Webb, Diane Aubrey, Sydney Arnold (Richard Sainsbury), and Hilda Sennimore (sic Bessie Sainsbury). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Cecil Petty.
206 (Feb 6th 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg and Albert Finney. With Desmond Carrington, John Brooking, Julie Webb, Diane Aubrey, Sydney Arnold, and Gene Anderson (Sister Shelley). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Christopher Morahan.
209 (Feb 17th 1959) This episode scored on the National TAM viewing ratings, a figure of 4,772,000 homes.
211 (Feb 24th 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, and Desmond Carrington. Also John Carson, Jean Aubrey, Anne Blake (Mrs Marsh), John Flexman (Paul Davies), Joe Melia (Bernie Lewis), Moira Redmond (patient Raine Travers), Brian Worth (Geoffrey Gray) and William Sherwood (Mr Carstairs). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Hugh Rennie.
212 (Feb 27th 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, and Desmond Carrington. With Jean Aubrey, Anne Blake, Moira Redmond, Brian Worth and Nita Moyce. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Hugh Rennie. Synopsis: Donald tries to take Jo away from Chris.
213 (Mar 3rd 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, and Desmond Carrington. With Jean Aubrey, John Carson, Gene Anderson, Philip Latham (RSO Barnett), John Flexman, Moira Redmond, William Sherwood, Anne Blake, and Harriette Johns (Mrs Barnett). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
214 (Mar 6th 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, and Desmond Carrington. With Gene Anderson, Kerry Marsh, John Brooking, Philip Latham, John Flexman, Moira Redmond, and Brian Worth. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
215 (Mar 10th 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, and Desmond Carrington. Also with Jean Aubrey, Gene Anderson, John Brooking, John Richmond (Dr Duncan), John Flexman, AJ Brown (Harry Wright), Harriette Johns, David Langford (Brian Reid), and Geoffrey Wearing (Mr Reid). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Christopher Morahan.
216 (Mar 13th 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, and Desmond Carrington. Also with John Carson, Jean Aubrey, John Brooking, Philip Latham, John Richmond, AJ Brown, Margery Weston (Amy Snaith), Harriette Johns, and David Langford. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Christopher Morahan.
217 (Mar 17th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also Jean Aubrey, John Carson, Gene Anderson, Shaun O'Riordan, John Miller, John Richmond, David Langford, Geoffrey Wearing, Brenda Cowling (Mrs Reid), George Roderick (Mr Haines), and Noel Dyson (Mrs Haines). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Hugh Rennie.
218 (Mar 20th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also Kerry Marsh, John Carson, Gene Anderson, John Richmond, David Langford, Brenda Cowling, Noel Dyson, AJ Brown and Katherine Parr (Joan Stringer). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Hugh Rennie.
219 (March 24th 1959): Jill Browne returned after her long absence.
221 (March 31st 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also Jean Aubrey (Julie Wayne), Kerry Marsh, John Carson, Shaun O'Riordan, Gene Anderson, Nancy Roberts, Margaret Gordon (Miss Grant), Patricia Healey (Katy England), and Sam Kydd (Rocky). Frederick Bartman, absent since the previous October, rejoined the cast, I believe it was for this story. Director: Cecil Petty.
222 (April 3rd 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Rest of cast not known. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Cecil Petty.

226 (April 17th 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Carson, Shaun O'Riordan, Walter Horsbrugh, Lockwood West, Robert Macleod, and John Gabriel (Jack Finney). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Hugh Rennie.
227 (April 21st 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also Robert Macleod, Shirley Thieman (Staff Nurse Craigie), Renee Bourne Webb (Sister Grey), James Raglan (Joseph Winnery), Cavan Malone (Harry Granger), Michael Newell (Derek Jones), and Eric Francis (Rackman). Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Leonard Brett.
228 (April 24th 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Carson, Shaun O'Riordan, Lockwood West (Mr Cleveden-Sykes), Frederick Leister (John Handon- later in #408 this actor is promoted to a Bishop!), John Gabriel, Cavan Malone, and Michael Newell. Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Leonard Brett (his last directing as he died suddenly next month).
231 (May 5th 1959) with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Carson, Philip Latham, Douglas Ives, Walter Horsbrugh, Robert Macleod, Shirley Thieman, Lockwood West, Richard Waring (Jeremy Cleveden-Sykes), Frederick Leister, and Donald Tandy (Mr Ferens). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Hugh Rennie.
232 (May 8th 1959, seen in 3,854,000 homes according to TAM) with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Carson, Philip Latham, Lockwood West, Richard Waring, Frederick Leister, James Raglan, and Donald Tandy. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Hugh Rennie.
233 (May 12th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Carson, Philip Latham, Robert Macleod James Raglan, Shirley Thieman, Jan Holden (Caroline Derby), Shaun O'Riordan, and Soraya Rafat (Shakuntalah Varmi). Script: Margo Bennett. Director: Cecil Petty.
234 (May 15th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also Shirley Thieman, Robert Macleod, Kerry Marsh, Harriette Johns, Noel Hood, and Soraya Rafat. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
235 (May 19th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also Geoffrey Adams, Kerry Marsh, Jan Holden, James Carroll (David Willis), Jeanette Jacobs (Dinah Lowe), Peter Bartlett (Rodney Lowe), and Soraya Rafat. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Christopher Morahan.
236 (May 22nd 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Carson, Robert Macleod (Dr Whittaker), Shirley Thieman, Kerry Marsh, Jan Holden, Soraya Rafat, James Carroll, and Anthony Wilson Peter White). Script: Margot Bennett. Director: Christopher Morahan.
237 (May 26th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also Enid Lindsey, Philip Latham, Geoffrey Denton (Dr Hinchcliffe), Shirley Thieman, Monica MacLeod, Jeanette Jacobs, Peter Bartlett, Soraya Rafat, and Elizabeth Chambers (Nurse Rogers). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Michael Redington.
238 (May 29th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Carson, Philip Latham, Jeanette Jacobs, Jan Holden, James Carroll, and Anthony Wilson (Peter White). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Michael Redington.
241 (June 9th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also Shaun O'Riordan, Geoffrey Adams, John Forrest (Charles Wood), Charmian Eyre (Martgaret Saunders), David Steuart (Mr MacFee), Molly Lumley (Mrs MacFee), Stanley van Beers (Walter Lawson), Megan Latimer (Ena Lawson), and Paul Taylor (Rupert Lawson). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
242 (June 12th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also Shaun O'Riordan, Kerry Marsh, Charmian Eyre, Elsie Wagstaff (Mrs Saunders), Paul Taylor, Stanley van Beers, Pat Sandys (Theatre Sister), and Anthony Woodruff (Peter Garrett). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin.
243 (June 16th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Carson, John Miller, Charmian Eyre, Elsie Wagstaff, Anthony Woodruff, Raymond Mason (Mr Fortune), and Frank Pemberton. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Cecil Petty.
244 (June 19th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Carson, Kerry Marsh, Charmian Eyre, Elsie Wagstaff, and Raymond Mason. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Cecil Petty.
247 (June 30th 1959): with Peter Howell, Also John Carson, Shirley Thieman, Geoffrey Denton, Raymond Mason (Mr Fortune), Judith Fellows (Mrs Fortune), Maxine Holden (Mary Cunnngham), Arthur Lawrence (Toby le Strange), and Terence Knapp (Dr O'Reilly). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Peter Sasdy.
249 (July 7th 1959): with Barbara Clegg, Frederick Bartman, Desmond Carrington and Peter Howell. Also John Carson (this was his final appearance as Dr Lattimer), Philip Latham, Kerry Marsh, Arthur Lawrence, Raymond Mason, Gene Anderson and Terence Knapp. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
250 (July 10th 1959): with Barbara Clegg, Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, Iris Russell, Desmond Carrington and Peter Howell. Also John Brooking, Philip Latham and Shirley Thieman. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin
251 (July 14th 1959)- this may possibly be episode 252 or 253: with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Iris Russell, and Peter Howell. Also Rashid Karapiet (Sheik Saumail), Shirley Thieman, Terence Brook, Arthur Lawrence, John Forrest, Gordon Phillott (Tom Grimes), Edmund Ojero (Retainer), and Mollie Maureen (Mrs Baker). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Hugh Rennie.
254 (July 24th 1959): with Barbara Clegg, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Iris Russell, and Desmond Carrington. Also Enid Lindsey, Bryan Pringle (Bill Whitby), Douglas Ives, Jocelyn Britton (Ruby Ellis), Raymond Mason, Felicity Ross (Joy Bates), and Brian Murray (Joe Masters). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: John Nelson Burton.
255 (July 28th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Iris Russell, and Peter Howell. Also John Forrest, Shirley Thieman, Philip Ray (Mr Hadden, the padre) Bryan Pringle, Kenneth Mackintosh (Dr McAlpine), Sonia Graham (Mrs Delphine Cutler), Alexander Archdale (Col Turvey), and Norman Bird (Policeman). Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Peter Sasdy.
260 (Aug 14th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, Desmond Carrington, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, and Peter Howell. Also Kerry Marsh, Philip Ray, Noel Hood, Nita Moyce, Betty Henderson (Night Sister), Colin Douglas (Archie Briggson), David Williams (Sergeant Horner), and Donald Churchill (Jim Ellis). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty. This episode showed the marriage of Jo Buckley and Chris Anderson.
261 (Aug 18th 1959 now at 8pm): with Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, and Iris Russell. Also John Barron (Harold de la Roux), Alexander Archdale, Colin Douglas, John Forrest, and Brian Murray. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Peter Sasdy.
262 (Aug 21st 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also John Barron, Kenneth Mackintosh, Alexander Archdale, Brian Murray, Maureen Beck (Sue Campbell, Col Turvey's granddaughter, a nurse from Winchester visiting him. She is transferred to Oxbridge for a while), Joan Phillips (Mrs Masters) and Dandy Nicholls (returning as Mrs Hill, the character she'd played in early stories- see #4). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Peter Sasdy.
263 (Aug 25th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Colin Douglas, Dandy Nicholls, Maureen Beck, David Williams (Sgt Horner), and Bryan Pringle. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: John Nelson Burton.
264 (Aug 28th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Iris Russell and Peter Howell. Also Alexander Archdale, Colin Douglas, Dandy Nicholls, John Forrest (Charles Wood), and Robert MacLeod (Dr Whittaker). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Nelson Burton.
265 (Sept 1st 1959): with Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg, and Desmond Carrington. Also Colin Douglas, Pauline Winter (Mrs Briggson), Dandy Nicholls, John Barron, Robert MacLeod, Wendy Hutchinson (Wendy Faulkner, she is suffering from polio), and Stephen Hancock (John Faulkner). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Rex Firkin.
266 (Sept 4th 1959): with Barbara Clegg, Desmond Carrington and Peter Howell. Also Colin Douglas, Robert MacLeod, John Barron, John Brooking, Wendy Hutchinson, and Stephen Hancock. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
267 (Sept 8th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg, and Peter Howell. Also Colin Douglas, Maureen Beck, Dandy Nicholls, Douglas Ives, Wendy Hutchinson, and Stephen Hancock. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Cecil Petty.
268 (Sept 11th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, and Peter Howell. Also Dandy Nicholls, Dudley Jones (Lloyd Evans), Margo Cunningham (Ethel Gibson- according to the storyline, she had been in the series previously), Wendy Hutchinson, and Stephen Hancock. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Cecil Petty.
269 (Sept 15th 1959 now back to the familiar 7.30pm start): with Charles Tingwell, Desmond Carrington and Barbara Clegg. Also John Barron, Maureen Beck, Margo Cunningham, Richard Thorp (Dr Rennie), Denise Seper - note the on screen titles have 'Betty le Beau' (Jacqueline Sablon), and Barbara Mitchell (Mrs Garland). Uncredited: Norman Mitchell (as Mr Sam Garland) Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Nelson Burton.
270 (Sept 18th 1959): with Frederick Bartman, Desmond Carrington, Barbara Clegg, and Peter Howell. Also John Barron, Margo Cunningham, Denise Seper, Dandy Nicholls, Barbara Mitchell, Wendy Hutchinson, and Stephen Hancock. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: John Nelson Burton.
271 (Sept 22nd 1959): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, and Peter Howell. Also John Barron, Margo Cunningham, Richard Thorp, Dandy Nicholls, Trevor Reid (Insp Gort), Wendy Hutchinson, and David Lawton (Nick Hardy). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Rex Firkin.
272 (Sept 25th 1959): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, and Barbara Clegg. Also Margo Cunningham, Richard Thorp, Fred McNaughton (Mr Gibson), Wendy Hutchinson, and Stephen Hancock. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Rex Firkin. After this programme, Rex Firkin replaced Antony Keary as producer, Keary had been with the series since it had started.
273 (Sept 29th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, and Desmond Carrington Also John Barron, Kenneth Mackintosh, Edith Sharpe (Assistant Matron), John Miller, Maureen Beck, Joan Hickson (Miss Knowles), Tsai Chin (Bun-Mee), and William Young (Alec Bannister). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Cecil Petty.
274 (Oct 2nd 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Barbara Clegg, Desmond Carrington, and Peter Howell. Also Richard Thorp, Margo Cunningham, Wendy Hutchinson, John Barron, Edith Sharpe, William Young, Tsai Chin, and Berry Cooke (Alice Knox). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Cecil Petty.
275 (Oct 6th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, and Frederick Bartman. Also Richard Thorp, John Barron, John Brooking, Maureen Beck, Julie Webb (Susan Brooks), and Brian Hedley (Tom Fisk). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Peter Sasdy.
276 (Oct 9th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also Richard Thorp, John Barron, Robert MacLeod, and Julie Webb. Script: Tessa Diamond. Director: Peter Sasdy.
277 (Oct 13th 1959): with Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Brooking, Kerry Marsh, Douglas Muir (Sam Hasernan), Alan Haywood (Paul Preston), Robert MacLeod, and Tony Quinn (Bill White). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: not stated, probably Rex Firkin.
278 (Oct 16th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Barbara Clegg and Desmond Carrington. Also John Brooking, Alan Haywood, Julie Webb, and Maureen Beck. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: probably Rex Firkin.
279 (Oct 20th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman and Peter Howell. Also Robert MacLeod, Wendy Hutchinson, Stephen Hancock, Pauline Preney (Mrs Matthews) John Brooking, Julie Webb, Kerry Marsh, and Elsie Arnold (?). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
280 (Oct 23rd 1959): with Jill Browne, Barbara Clegg, Frederick Bartman and Peter Howell. Also John Barron, Richard Thorp, Robert MacLeod, Wendy Hutchinson, Stephen Hancock, Alan Haywood, John Brooking, Julie Webb, and Anna Turner. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Cecil Petty.
281 (Oct 27th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Barbara Clegg, Frederick Bartman and Peter Howell. Also John Barron, Richard Thorp, Maureen Beck, Wendy Hutchinson, Alan Haywood, Frank Burden (Brigadier Dickens) and Anna Turner. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Peter Sasdy.
282 (Oct 30th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, and Jill Browne. Also Richard Thorp, Manning Wilson (?) Julie Webb, John Brooking, Robert MacLeod Frank Burden and Anna Turner. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Peter Sasdy.
283 (Nov 3rd 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Barbara Clegg, Frederick Bartman and Peter Howell. Also John Barron, Richard Thorp, Wendy Hutchinson, Stephen Hancock, Frabk Burden, Anne Ford (?) Script: Michael Ashe. Director: probably Rex Firkin.
284 (Nov 6th 1959): with Jill Browne, Barbara Clegg, Frederick Bartman and Peter Howell. Also John Barron, John Brooking, Julie Webb, Elsa Arnold, Wendy Hutchinson, Kerry Marsh Anne Ford, and Robert MacLeod Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: probably Rex Firkin.
285 (Nov 10th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Barbara Clegg, and Peter Howell. Also John Barron, Richard Thorp, Wendy Hutchinson, Stephen Hancock, Nigel Lambert (Pringle), Kathleen Byron (Mrs de la Roux), Ewen MacDuff(?) John Slavid (Mr Crawshaw), and James Donnelly (?) Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Cecil Petty.
286 (Nov 13th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, and Barbara Clegg. Also Desmond Carrington, plus Richard Thorp, Kerry Marsh, Wendy Hutchinson, Stephen Hancock, (Miss Dennis) Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Cecil Petty.
287 (Nov 17th 1959): with Charles Tingwell, and Jill Browne. Also John Barron, Kathleen Byron, John Brooking, Frank Burden, Charles Morgan (Peter French), Richard Thorp, Stephen Hancock, plus Yvette Wyatt and David Butler -both returning after a years absence. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Peter Sasdy.
TV Times explained Charles Tingwell would be away from the series for a while, as he was making a film in which he played an airline pilot (The film must have been Cone of Silence).
288 (Nov 20th 1959): with Frederick Bartman, Barbara Clegg, and Peter Howell. Also John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Wendy Hutchinson, John Brooking, Julie Webb, Charles Morgan and Yvette Wyatt. Script: Diane Morgan. Director: Peter Sasdy.
289 (Nov 24th 1959): with Frederick Bartman, and Jill Browne. Also John Brooking, Julie Webb, Charles Morgan, Ronnie Hill (James Hocking, a pathologist), Sidney Monckton (Frank Birkett) and Joy Webster (Deborah Knox-Naismith). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
290 (Nov 27th 1959): with Barbara Clegg, and Peter Howell. Also John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Wendy Hutchinson, Stephen Hancock, Douglas Ives, Robert MacLeod Kerry Marsh, and (Miss Dennis) Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: probably Rex Firkin.
291 (Dec 1st 1959): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, Barbara Clegg, and Peter Howell. Also Douglas Ives, Charles Morgan, Errol MacKinnon (Arthur Voss), Sidney Monckton, Judy Cxxxx (Jennifer Sheehan), Ronnie Hill, and John xxx (Mr Sheehan). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
292 (Dec 4th 1959): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, and Peter Howell. Also Kathleen Byron, Douglas Ives, Richard Thorp, Ewan xxx (Dr Rhodes), John Brooking, Julie Webb and Jerry Stovin (Carter Franklyn). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Cecil Petty.
293 (Dec 8th 1959): with Frederick Bartman, and Jill Browne. Also Douglas Ives, Jerry Stovin, Jennifer Tafler (Marlene Woolley), Brian O'xxx (Martin Hallett), Margo Andrew (Penny Foster), Mary Webster (Jill Reed), Ronnie Hill, and Nan xxx (Sister Spragge). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Peter Sasdy.
294 (Dec 11th 1959): with Barbara Clegg and Peter Howell. Also Douglas Ives, Jerry Stovin, Stephen Hancock, Nan ... -Sister Spragge. Olive Sloane (Mrs Woolley), Margo Andrew, Mary Webster, John Barrie (Sgt Woolley), and Margaret xxx (Mrs Binns). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Peter Sasdy.
295 (Dec 15th 1959): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne and Barbara Clegg. Also Richard Thorp, Margo Andrew, Jennifer Tafler, Olive Sloane, John Barrie, Ronnie Hill, David Butler,and Dorothy Smith (Sister Macnab). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
296 (Dec 18th 1959): with Frederick Bartman, Peter Howell and Barbara Clegg. Also Desmond Carrington With Mary Webster, Jerry Stovin, Douglas Ives, Vanda Godsell (Mrs Rendell), Honora Burke (Mrs Lane), and John Barrie. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
297 (Dec 22nd 1959): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, Peter Howell and Barbara Clegg. Also Desmond Carrington With John Barron, Margo Andrew, Jerry Stovin, Jennifer Tafler, Joan Newell (Mrs Wilkins), and Honora Burke. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Cecil Petty.
298 (Dec 25th 1959, this programme only scheduled for 7.45pm): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, and Barbara Clegg. Also John Barron, John Brooking, Enid Lindsey, Margo Andrew, Mary Webster, Honora Burke, and Joan Newell. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Cecil Petty.
299 (Dec 29th 1959): with Peter Howell. Also Richard Thorp, Margo Andrew, Mary Webster, Douglas Ives, Edith Savil (Home Sister), Fiona Duncan (Gillian Fletcher), Ian Ainsley (Denis Brunton), Honora Burke, and Vi Stevens. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: probably Rex Firkin.
300 (Jan 1st 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, Barbara Clegg. Peter Howell. Also Stephen Hancock, Jerry Stovin, Richard Thorp, John Barron, Walter Horsbrugh, Douglas Ives, Ronnie Hill, Kerry Marsh, Yvette Wyatt, Maureen Beck, and Denise Hirst (Staff Nurse Gordon). Script: Rachel Grieve, Jean Scott Rogers, Michael Ashe and Diana Morgan. Director: probably Rex Firkin.
This special three hundredth story was "virtually a revue," an entertainment by the staff. TV Times revealed that to date 557 actors and actresses had had speaking parts to date, and that there had been eleven directors. One person to miss this special programme was original creator Tessa Diamond- it was reported she was in South Africa, having been ordered a complete rest by her own doctor.
301 (Jan 5th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Peter Howell. Also Jerry Stovin, John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Margo Andrew, Jennifer Tafler, Ian Ainsley, and Fiona Duncan. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Peter Sasdy.
302 (Jan 8th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also John Barron, Joan Newell, Mary Webster, Fiona Duncan, and Betty le Beau (Jacqueline Sablon, a French girl Simon Forrester has picked up in Paris). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Peter Sasdy.
303 (Jan 12th 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Peter Howell. Also Margo Andrew, Ian Ainsley, Fiona Duncan, Mary Webster, Robert MacLeod, James Land (Bobby Took), Alan McClelland (Francis Took), Honora Burke, and Joan Matheson (Sister Rhys). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
304 (Jan 15th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman. Also Richard Thorpe, Douglas Ives, James Land, Alan McClelland, and Joan Matheson. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
305 (Jan 19th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne. Also Jane Downs (Audrey Blake) Richard Thorpe, Ian Ainsley, Fiona Duncan, Ann Tirard Pauline Letts (Sandham), Dorothy Smith (Sister McNab), Shirley Lawrence (Netley), Robin Gammell (Dingle), and Jerry Stovin. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Cecil Petty.
306 (Jan 22nd 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also Mary Webster, Jane Downs, John Brooking, Fiona Duncan, James Land, Ian Ainsley Alan McClelland, and Hedger Walker (Patholgist). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Cecil Petty.
307 (Jan 26th 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also Peter Howell. And Fiona Duncan, Margo Andrew, James Land, Stephen Hancock, Wendy Hutchinson, Roderick Lovell (Mr Powers), and Joan Matheson. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Peter Sasdy.
308 (Jan 29th 1960): with Frederick Bartman. And Jane Downs, James Land, John Brooking, Margo Andrew, Mary Webster, Joan Matheson, and Ian Ainsley. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Peter Sasdy.
309 (Feb 2nd 1960): with Jill Browne. And Jerry Stovin, Kathleen Byron, Walter Horsbrugh, Pauline Letts, Doreen Keogh, Amy Dalby (Mrs Watson), and Margo Andrew, Ian Ainsley. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
310 (Feb 5th 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. And John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Richard Thorpe, Mary Webster, Kerry Marsh, James Land, Margaret ... (Mrs Daisy Took), Alastair Speed (Harry Barton), and Cavan ... (Tony Aight). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
311 (Feb 9th 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. And Jerry Stovin, Jane Downs, Allan McClelland, Anna Turner, Amy Dalby, Michael Bates (Joe Watson), Kathleen Michael (Alice Watson), Gerard Heinz(), and William Sherwood- he'd played the character Mr Carstairs back in Feb 1959. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Phil Brown.
312 (Feb 12th 1960): with Frederick Bartman. Also: Jerry Stovin, John Brooking, Julie Webb, Jane Downs, Joan Matheson, Allan McClelland, Margaret Denyer (), James Land, Gerard Heinz, and Richard Vernon (Forrester). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Phil Brown.
313 (Feb 16th 1960): with Jill Browne. Also: Richard Thorp, John Barron, Robert MacLeod, Jerry Stovin, Amy Dalby, Michael Bates, Alastair Speed, Mary Law (Anne Franklyn), Martin Lewis (Watson), Gretchen Franklin (Mrs Parkin), John Kelly (Mr Mulvaney) and Josephine Stuart. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: probably Rex Firkin.
314 (Feb 19th 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also: Richard Thorp, John Barron, Alastair Speed, David Lawton, John Miller, ... (Deputy Superintendent), and ... (Charles Hignett). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: probably Rex Firkin.
315 (Feb 23rd 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Jerry Stovin, Mary Law, Dorothy Smith, Beatrice Kane (Sister Mills), Louisa Vaughan (), Amy Dalby, Kathleen Michael, Alastair Speed, and Ann Zane (Mary Newton). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Peter Sasdy.
316 (Feb 26th 1960): with Frederick Bartman. Also: John Barron, John Brooking, Jane Downs, Dorothy Gordon (Joanne Blake, sister of Audrey), Margo Andrew, Kerry Marsh, Anthony ... (Chaplain), Janet Barrow (Miss Horne, previously in 204 as a different person), Dorothy Smith, and Ann Zane. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Peter Sasdy.
317 (Mar 1st 1960): with Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Richard Thorp, Jane Downs, Kerry Marsh, Alastair Speed, Dorothy Smith, Beatrice Kane, and Janet Barrow. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
318 (Mar 4th 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Richard Thorp, Jerry Stovin, Mary Webster, Walter Horsbrugh, Alastair Speed, and Pauline Letts. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
319 (Mar 8th 1960): with Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Richard Thorp, Robert MacLeod, Joan Matheson, Martin Lewis, Kathleen Michael, Michael Bates, Alastair Speed, John Miller, and Barbara Archer (Susan Clay, Mrs de la Roux's helper, a kleptomaniac). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: James Ferman.
320 (Mar 11th 1960): with Jerry Stovin, Mary Law, Gretchen Franklin, Robert MacLeod, Kerry Marsh, Douglas Ives, and Annabelle ...(Sister). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin (probably).
321 (Mar 15th 1960): with Jill Browne. Also: Richard Thorp, Michael Bates, Kathleen Michael, Robert MacLeod, Joan Matheson, Mary Webster, Margo Andrew, Alastair Speed, Arnold Bell (Mr Barton), Joan ... (Mrs Syme), and Mary Hignett (Mrs Marjorie Chapman). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Peter Sasdy.
322 (Mar 18th 1960): with Jill Browne. Also: Richard Thorp, Michael Bates, Kathleen Michael, Robert MacLeod, Barbara Archer, Gillian ... (Staff Nurse Brewer), Alastair Speed, John Forbes... (Dr Edward Willis), Mary ... (Edna Pirbeck), Mary Hignett, and Olive... (Anne Clay). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Peter Sasdy.
323 (Mar 22nd 1960): with Jill Browne. Also: Richard Thorp, Robert MacLeod, John Brooking, Jane Downs, Joan Matheson, Julie Webb, Arnold Bell, Alastair Speed, Dorothy Gordon, Mary Hignett and Maureen Moore (Nurse White). Note: in real life Maureen Moore went on to marry Richard Thorp.) Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
324 (Mar 25th 1960): with Frederick Bartman. Also: John Barron, Richard Thorp, Jane Downs, Margo Andrew, Joan Matheson, Dorothy Gordon, Maureen Moore, Michael Martin (Alec Hammond), and Charles Lamb (Mr Hubble). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott. Note: Bartman returned to the cast after a three week break, even though his leg was in plaster. He had cracked a bone above his ankle while on a skiing holiday in Switzerland.
325 (Mar 29th 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also: Richard Thorp, Jane Downs, John Brooking, Kerry Marsh, Mary Hignett, Alastair Speed, Keith Banks (Dr Carpenter), David Nettheim (Dr John MacDermot). Alexander Dore (Police sergeant), Amelia Bayntun (Mrs Ethel Oakley) and Jackie Moran who was currently singing nightly with her guitar at a restaurant in Beauchamp Place off Brompton Road (Jean Oakley- "swathed in bandages"). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: James Ferman.
326 (Apr 1st 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Jane Downs, Kerry Marsh, Margo Andrew, Maureen Moore, Mary Hignett, Alastair Speed, Cicely Hullett (Sister Crawford), Jackie Moran, and Amelia Bayntun. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: James Ferman.
327 (Apr 5th 1960): with Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Jane Downs, Richard Thorp, Jerry Stovin, Rex Graham (Frederick Newton), David Nettheim, Cicely Hullett, John G Heller (George Hamilton Blair), Penelope Parry (Theatre sister), and Pat Durkin (Policeman). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Peter Sasdy.
328 (Apr 8th 1960): with Frederick Bartman. Also: John Barron, Jane Downs, Ann Zane, Rex Graham, Jackie Moran, Amelia Bayntun, Cicely Hullett, and John G Heller. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Peter Sasdy.
329 (Apr 12th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Richard Thorp, Joan Matheson, Robert MacLeod, Jerry Stovin, Cicely Hullett, and Edward Burnham (Dr Danvers White). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Cooper.
330 (Apr 15th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also: Jerry Stovin, Richard Thorp, Jane Downs, David Nettheim, Kerry Marsh, Jackie Moran, Rex Graham, and Ann Zane. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: John Cooper.
331 (Apr 19th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne. Also: Richard Thorp, Robert MacLeod, Walter Horsbrugh, Margo Andrew, Kerry Marsh, Joan Matheson, Maureen Moore, John Dearth (James MacLeod), and Annika Wills (Clarissa Wallace). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: James Ferman.
332 (Apr 22nd 1960): with Frederick Bartman. Also: John Barron, Richard Thorp, Jerry Stovin, Robert MacLeod, Kerry Marsh, Maureen Moore, John Dearth Jackie Moran, and Brian Nissen (Dr Ralph Bailey). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: James Ferman.
333 (Apr 26th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Kerry Marsh, Cicely Hullett, David Butler, Edward Burnham, Cecil Brock (Patrick O'Sullivan), Laidman Browne (Mr Jackson), and Elsie Wagstaff (Miss Digby-in #243 she had played a different person). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Peter Sasdy.
334 (Apr 29th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne. Also: Enid Lindsey, Douglas Ives, David Butler, Kerry Marsh, Cicely Hullett, Cecil Brock, Laidman Browne, and Elsie Wagstaff. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Peter Sasdy.
335 (May 3rd 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne. Also: Enid Lindsey, Margo Andrew, John Brooking, Kerry Marsh, Cicely Hullett, Gillian Muir (Staff Nurse Brewer), Jacqueline Moran, Maya Koumani (Dunstan), and Edna Petrie (Page, a ward maid). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
336 (May 6th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman. Also: John Barron, Richard Thorp, Kerry Marsh, Yvette Wyatt, Cicely Hullett, Frederick Peisley (Edward Cathcart), Elsie Wagstaff, and Cecil Brock. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
337 (May 10th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, and Jill Browne. Also: Robert MacLeod, Brian Nissen, Joan Matheson, Cicely Hullett, Frederick Peisley, Elsie Wagstaff, Philip Ray, (?) Jean Aubrey (Sister), Erik Chitty (Ignatius Small), and Ian ... (Dominic Grant). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: James Ferman.
338 (May 13th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, and Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Jane Downs, Richard Thorp, John Brooking, Enid Lindsey, Douglas Ives, Robert MacLeod, Brian Nissen, Joan Matheson, Laidman Browne, and Erik Chitty. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: James Ferman.
339 (May 17th 1960): with Frederick Bartman, and Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Richard Thorp, Maureen Moore, Valerie Gearon (Lewis), Cicely Hullett, Elsie Wagstaff, Kerry Marsh, Annika Wills, and Betty Cooper (Miss Roberts). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Rex Firkin.
340 (May 20th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman. Also: Jane Downs, John Brooking, Robert... (Wilson) Yvette Wyatt, HM Beaufoy Milton (Henry Smith), Larry ... (Stag Stanley), Martin ... (Bill Hankin), and Jonathan ... (Leonard Hankin). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Rex Firkin.
341 (May 24th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne and (now given star status) Jane Downs. Also: John Barron, Richard Thorp, John Brooking, Elsie Wagstaff, Frederick Peisley, Edward Burnham, Erik Chitty, Roderick ... (Mr Bridges), and Annette ... (Miss Penrose). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Cooper.
342 (May 27th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne and Jane Downs. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Enid Lindsey, John Brooking, David Butler, Yvette Wyatt, Margo Andrew, Erik Chitty, and Betty Cooper. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: John Cooper.
343 (May 31st 1960): with Frederick Bartman and Jane Downs. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Judith Furse (Octavia Spriggs) Brian Nissen, Valerie Gearon, Barbara Archer, Cicely Hullett, Margaret Elliot (Staff Nurse Withers), Jane Tann (Mrs Popplewell), and Betty Cooper. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: James Ferman.
344 (June 3rd 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman and Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Erik Chitty, Judith Furse, Barbara Archer, and Ronald ... (Dr Jimmie Dickson). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
345 (June 7th 1960): with Jill Browne and Jane Downs. Also: Brian Nissen, Margaret Elliot, John Kelly, John Morris (Mr Barraclough), Elizabeth James (Mrs Barraclough), Noel Dryden (Dr Napper), Langton Jones (Jimmy Driver), Junia Crawford (Nurse), and Richard Merson (Ambulance Man). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Peter Sasdy.
346 (June 10th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman and Jane Downs. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, John Brooking, Barbara Archer, Anne Zane, Betty Cooper, Cicely Hullett, Elizabeth Shepherd (Nurse Virginia Birley), Sheila Doughty (Mrs Rayner) and Robert Checksfield (Angus de la Roux). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Peter Sasdy.
347 (June 14th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman and Jill Browne. Also: Richard Thorp, Brian Nissen, Judith Furse, Erik Chitty, Elizabeth Shepherd, Barbara ... (Sister Pyatt), Miranda Connell (Nurse Pat Dimble), John W... (George Jimpson), and Howard Pays (Jim Dobson). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
348 (June 17th 1960): with Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne and Jane Downs. Also: Richard Thorp, Brian Nissen, Erik Chitty, Valerie Gearon, Judith Furse, Elizabeth Shepherd, Yvette Wyatt, Patricia L... (Theatre sister), and Margaret Withers (Mrs Pomfret). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Cooper.
349 (June 21st 1960): with Charles Tingwell and Jane Downs. Also: Richard Thorp, John Brooking, Margo Andrew, Erik Chitty, Cicely Hullett, Yvette Wyatt, James Copeland (Cyril Simpson), John Warwick (Rev Humphrey Pomfret), and Margaret Withers. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: James Ferman.
350 (June 24th 1960): with Charles Tingwell and Frederick Bartman. Also: Richard Thorp, Brian Nissen, Kerry Marsh, Elizabeth Shepherd, James Copeland, Rodney Burke (Jeremy Seymour), Jocelyn James (June Seymour), Jeremy Longhurst (Kit Simpson), and Stephanie Voss (Nurse Mary Pratt). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: James Ferman.
351 (June 28th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman and Jane Downs. Also: Desmond Carrington, Richard Thorp, Robert MacLeod, Joan Matheson, Cicely Hullett, Margaret Withers, Elizabeth Shepherd, Rodney Burke, and Gladys Dawson (Mann). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Peter Sasdy.
352 (July 1st 1960): with Jane Downs. Also: Brian Nissen, Yvette Wyatt, Peter Hobbes (Mr Rayner), David Brierley (Ted Carr), Gillian Eddison (Dental Nurse), Michael Crawford (Brian Kennedy), Gillian Goodman (Linda Dawkins), Prudence Hyams (Mrs Heath), Fred Ferris (Mr Griffiths), and Olga Dickie (Mrs Dawkins). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Peter Sasdy.
353 (July 5th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, and Jane Downs. Also: Richard Thorp, Desmond Carrington, Robert MacLeod, Joan Matheson, James Copeland, Jeremy Longhurst, and Christopher Beeny (Nicholas Rhys). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: James Ferman.
354 (July 8th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, and Frederick Bartman. Also: Brian Nissen, Kerry Marsh, Elizabeth Shepherd (who appeared on the front cover of TV Times that week, alongside Frederick Bartman), Rodney Burke, James Copeland, Jeremy Longhurst, Tonie MacMillan (Thel Simpson), Stephanie Voss, and Jack Howarth (Bertie Walsall). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: James Ferman.
355 (July 12th 1960) With Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, and Jane Downs. Also: Richard Thorp, Brian Nissen, Elizabeth Shepherd, Philip Ray, Robert MacLeod, Joan Matheson, Roderick Lovell, Erik Chitty, Rodney Burke and John Dunbar (Dr Webster). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Cooper.
356 (July 15th 1960) With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, and Jane Downs. Also: Richard Thorp, Philip Ray, Yvette Wyatt, David Brierley, Brenda Saunders (Mrs Smith), and Eddie Malin (Mr Hunt). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: John Cooper.
357 (July 19th 1960): with Frederick Bartman. Also: Richard Thorp, Brian Nissen, Robert MacLeod, Elizabeth Shepherd, Marla Landi (Aurora Chase), Tony Tanner (Jimmy Conners), Rex Garner (Julian Wedderburn-Lane, a theatrical agent), Endre Muller (Howard B Schloer), Peggy Simpson (Sister Demayne) and Joe Robinson (Dale Brookwood). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Peter Sasdy. Note: Marla Landi played a flashy film star, taken ill on set. She has eye trouble, but also causes trouble among the male staff, turning the heads of the young houseman as well as the middle aged consultant.
358 (July 22nd 1960): with Jill Browne and Frederick Bartman. Also: Desmond Carrington, Elizabeth Shepherd, Simon Lack (Mr Lawrence Harper), Edith Sharpe, Margaret Withers, Jeremy Longhurst, John Downing (Hamish Lindsey), Jill Booty (Joan Lawson), and Colin Campbell (Michael Pomfret). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Peter Sasdy.
359 (July 26th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, and Jane Downs. Also: Desmond Carrington, Elizabeth Shepherd, Yvette Wyatt, Gillian Muir, John Downing, Jill Booty, Nancy Mitchell (Mrs Murdoch), Maurice Hedley (Colonel Bretherton), and Joan Ingram (Lady Smith). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Rex Firkin.
360 (July 29th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Frederick Bartman, Jill Browne, and Jane Downs. Also: Desmond Carrington, Elizabeth Shepherd, Gillian Muir, John Downing, Jill Booty, Nancy Mitchell, Maurice Hedley, and John Baker (Man in shop). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Rex Firkin.
Note: Frederick Bartman left the series after this programme. (He'd already left once before in October 1958.) But he did return again in October 1962.
361 (Aug 2nd 1960): with Jane Downs. Now with Richard Thorp in a starring part. Also: Robert MacLeod, Yvette Wyatt, Maurice Hedley, John Barrie (as Mr Miller- at the end of 1959 he'd played a different part), Gwenda Ewen (Catherine Frazer), and Vivian Pickles (Nurse Greer). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: James Ferman.
362 (Aug 5th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs. and Richard Thorp. Also: Desmond Carrington, Robert MacLeod, Jill Tracey (Margery Lomax), Viola Keats (Mrs Lomax), Cicely Hullett, Maureen Moore, John Barrie, Gwenda Ewen, and Kerry Marsh. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: James Ferman.
The first romance between members of the cast occurred in 1960 when Richard Thorp, who played John Rennie, married Maureen Moore who was Nurse White. Ironically producer Rex Firkin allegedly told them, "there'll be no flirting in the programme." In fact, the scripts "decreed that Maureen will flirt with everyone except Richard!" Firkin explained, "Maureen gives the impression of being a butterfly."
363 (Aug 9th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, and Jill Browne and Richard Thorp. Also: Robert MacLeod, Mary Mackenzie (Pauline Brent), Jill Tracey, Gwenda Ewen, Kerry Marsh and Bunny May (Jim Harper). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
364 (Aug 12th 1960): with Jill Browne and Richard Thorp. Also: Desmond Carrington, Brian Nissen, Robert MacLeod, John Krooking, Kerry Marsh, and Maureen Moore. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Cooper.
365 (August 16th 1960) With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs and Richard Thorp. Also: John Barrie (RSO Miller), Kerry Marsh, John Brooking, Mary Mackenzie (Pauline Brent), Bunny May (Jim Harper), Viola Keats (Mrs Lomax), David Cole (Gupta Upidore Travancore Sitje) and Enid Lindsey. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Rex Firkin.
366 (August 19th 1960) With Charles Tingwell and Jane Downs. Also: John Barrie, Desmond Carrington, Kerry Marsh, Robert MacLeod, John Brooking, Mary Mackenzie, Bunny May, Viola Keats, Maureen Moore, and Patrick Connor (Mr Harper). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Rex Firkin.
367 (August 23rd 1960) With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs and Richard Thorp. Also: John Brooking, David Cole, George Howe (Mr Richardson), Coral Atkins (Marlene Jones, a bride), Harvey Ashby (Mr Pringle), and Roderick Cook (Mick). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: James Ferman. Note: Coral Atkins appeared wearing a Baby Doll wedding dress
368 (August 26th 1960) With Jill Browne and Richard Thorp. Also: Kerry Marsh, Mary Hinton (Mrs Rennie), David Cole, Joan Matheson, Harvey Ashby, Henry Vidon (Vyvyan Lacey), and Gwenda Ewen (Catherine Frazer). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: James Ferman.
369 (August 30th 1960) With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs and Richard Thorp. Also: John Barrie, Desmond Carrington, Mary Mackenzie, Erik Chitty, John Brooking, Henry Vidon, and Mike Hall (Guy Finnay). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
370 (September 2nd 1960) With Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs and Richard Thorp. Also: John Barrie, Brian Nissen, Walter Horsbrugh, Geoffrey Adams (pathologist, earlier in 1958 named as Dr Darren), and John Wood (George Beringer). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Cooper.
371 (September 6th 1960) With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs and Richard Thorp. Also: Desmond Carrington, David Cole, Gillian Muir (Staff Nurse Brewer), Kerry Marsh, Michael Bilton (George Beringer), Ann Way (Phyllis Fielding), John Longden (J Maxwell Rennie), and Ann Patrick (Staff Nurse Brown). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Rex Firkin.
372 (September 9th 1960) With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, and Richard Thorp. Also: Desmond Carrington, Walter Horsbrugh, Michael Bilton, Ann Way, John Longden, Frank Shelley (Dr Moon), and David Butler (Nick Williams). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Rex Firkin.
Producer Rex Firkin left the series after this programme, the new producer was Hugh Rennie.
373 (September 13th 1960) With Jane Downs. Also: John Barrie, Desmond Carrington, Peter Howell, Brian Nissen, Ann Way, Hal Dyer (Eunice Harrison), Neil Wilson (Jim, ambulance driver), Edmond Bennett (Sam, his co-driver), and Thomas Heathcote (Mr Mackie). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: James Ferman.
374 (September 16th 1960) With Charles Tingwell, Richard Thorp, Jill Browne and Jane Downs. Also: John Barrie, Peter Howell, Mary Hinton, John Longden, Robert MacLeod, Thomas Heathcote, Brian Hankins (William Denton), Alan Browning (Norman Early) and Sheila Wynn (Sister in polio unit). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: James Ferman.
375 (September 20th 1960) With Charles Tingwell, Richard Thorp, Jill Browne and Jane Downs. Also: Peter Howell, Brian Nissen, John Longden, Yvette Wyatt, Thomas Heathcote, Alan Browning, and Margo Andrew. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: John Cooper.
376 (September 23rd 1960) With Jill Browne and Richard Thorp. Also: Peter Howell, John Longden, Yvette Wyatt, Thomas Heathcote, Ann Way, and Michael Bilton. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
377 (September 27th 1960) With Charles Tingwell and Jane Downs. Also: John Barrie, Desmond Carrington, Peter Howell, John Longden, Hal Dyer, Alan Browning, Murray Hayne (Nigel S Harcourt), and Edward Harvey (Radiologist later identified as Dr Clarke). Script: Rachel Grieve.
378 (September 30th 1960) With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Richard Thorp and Jane Downs. Also: John Barrie, Mary Hinton, John Longden, Alan Browning, Murray Hayne, Yvette Wyatt, Robert MacLeod, and Tommy Godfrey (Ernest Begg). Script: Diana Morgan.
381 (October 11th 1960) With Jane Downs. Also: John Barrie, Desmond Carrington, Robert Macleod, Brian Nissen, Rory MacDermot (Ronald Thornton), Dorothy Smith, Edgar Wreford (Dr Cooper), and Anne Jameson (Daisy Milne). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Cooper.
382 (October 14th 1960) With Jill Browne. Also: John Barrie, Desmond Carrington, John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Beatrice Kane, Ann Zane (Mrs Newton), Marjorie Lawrence (Pat Thornton), Rory MacDermot, Anne Jameson, William Forbes (Mr Spettigue), and Louise Dunn (Nurse Lorna Price). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
383 (Oct 18th 1960): Douglas Ives (as Potter the porter) returned to the cast after an absence of five months (last appearance in #338).
385 (Oct 25th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs and also Peter Howell, John Barrie, Cicely Hullett, Julia Foster (Anne Carson), Katy Wild (Eileen Crawley), Vera Lennox (Mrs Crawley), Carole Ann Ford (Miss ffoulkes), Patricia Haines (Miss Spinks), and Malcolm Russell (Mr Amberson). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Hugh Rennie.
386 (Oct 28th 1960): with Margo Andrew, John Barrie, Julia Foster, Stephen Hancock, Murray Hayne, Katy Wild, Louise Dunn (Lorna Price), David Rose (Tom Barrow), and Ann Firbank (Miss Mary Nesbitt). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Hugh Rennie.
387 (Nov 1st 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs. Also: Desmond Carrington, Peter Howell, Margo Andrew, Stephen Hancock, Enid Lindsey, Louise Dunn, and Sean Barrett (Martin Cole). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
388 (Nov 4th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs. Also: Margo Andrew, Ann Firbank, Katy Wild, Patricia Haines, Janet Joy (Miss Faulkner), Eileen Devlin (Mrs MacPhail), Terence Soall (Mr Palgrave), Lucy Griffiths (Mrs Crane), and Susan Lyall Grant (Lily Barrow). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
389 (Nov 8th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs. Also: Brian Nissen, Yvette Wyatt, Christine Lander (Mrs Grierson), Shelagh Fraser (Brownie Bevan), Ann Firbank, David Rose, Olwen Brookes (Mrs Gregory), and Anthony Woodruff (Chaplain). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: James Ferman.
390 (Nov 11th 1960): with Jill Browne, Jane Downs. Also: Peter Howell, Desmond Carrington, Julia Foster, Lucy Griffiths, Robert Macleod, Brian Nissen, Yvette Wyatt, and Shelagh Fraser. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: James Ferman.
391 (Nov 15th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs and Richard Thorp. Also: Margo Andrew, David Rose, Susan Lyall Grant, Julia Foster, Katy Wild, Sean Barrett, Lucy Griffiths, Erica Houen- not seen since the end of 1958, and Shelagh Fraser. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
392 (Nov 18th 1960): with Jane Downs. Also: Peter Howell, Robert MacLeod, Shelagh Fraser Murray Hayne, Douglas Ives, Malcolm Russell, Edward Harvey, Rosemary Dorken (Sister Maddock), and Tracy Reed (Primrose Ainley). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: John Cooper.
393 (Nov 22nd 1960): with Charles Tingwell, and Jill Browne. Also: Peter Howell, Robert MacLeod, Shelagh Fraser, Donald Bissett (Mr Benson), Stephen Hancock, Alister Williamson (Dr Rospin), Ann Firbank, and Malcolm Russell, Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
394 (Nov 25th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs, Richard Thorp, and Jill Browne. Also: Peter Howell, Desmond Carrington, Robert MacLeod, John Brooking, Dorothy Gordon, Eileen Devlin, Anthony Woodruff, Louise Dunn, and Patricia Haines. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: James Ferman.
395 (Nov 29th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs and and Richard Thorp. Also: Peter Howell, Brian Nissen, Peggyann Clifford (Miss Chapham- she had appeared as a different character in an earlier programme, #89), Ann Firbank, Julia Foster, James Dyrenforth (Professor Broom), Bessie Love (Mrs Broom), and Brian Oulton (RW Smith). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: James Ferman.
396 (Dec 2nd 1960): with Richard Thorp. Also: Edward Harvey, Shelagh Fraser, Douglas Ives, Ann Firbank, Margo Andrew, John Brooking, Donald Bissett, and Brian Oulton. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
397 (Dec 6th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs and Richard Thorp. Also: Glyn Owen. And: Yvette Wyatt, Shelagh Fraser, Ronnie Hill, Brian Nissen, Brian Oulton, Gerard Heinz (Mr Mozart), and Roderick Griifth (Naunton-Owen). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
398 (Dec 9th 1960): with Jill Browne, Richard Thorp, and Desmond Carrington (now back again with star status). And: Yvette Wyatt, Shelagh Fraser, Lola Brooks (Christine Baxter), David Webb (Tony Baxter), Brian Nissen, Robert MacLeod, and Elizabeth Ashley (Celia Wralford-Smith). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
399 (Dec 13th 1960): with Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Richard Thorp, and Desmond Carrington. And: Ray Barrett (Don Nolan), Lola Brooks, David Webb, Brian Oulton, Margo Andrew, Naomi Chance (Susan Harrap). and Elizabeth Ashley. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
400 (Dec 16th 1960): with Glyn Owen, and Desmond Carrington. And: Brian Nissen, Ray Barrett, Lola Brooks, Margo Andrew, Vivian Pickles (Casualty Sister named in the programme as Sister Edwards- earlier she had been Nurse Greer), Virginia Clay (Mrs Harbottle), and David Webb. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: James Ferman.
401 (Dec 20th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Richard Thorp, and Desmond Carrington. And: Yvette Wyatt, Ray Barrett, Shelagh Fraser, Brian Nissen, Ronnie Hill, Vivian Pickles, and Douglas Livingstone (Jeremy Scrope). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: James Ferman.
402 (Dec 23rd 1960): with Peter Howell. And: Margo Andrew, Lola Brooks, Roderick Lovell, Barbara Leake (Mrs Parry), Ann Firbank, Robert MacLeod, Brian Oulton, Elizabeth Ashley, and Naomi Chance. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: John Cooper.

403 (Dec 27th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs, Jill Browne, Peter Howell and Glynn Owen. And: Lola Brooks, David Webb, Lewis Wilson (Frank Cattermole), Linda Bathurst (Zoe Faith), Ray Barrett, Henley Thomas (Sandy Lipton), and Louise Dunn. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.

404 (Dec 30th 1960): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Peter Howell and Richard Thorp. And: David Butler, Barbara Leake, Yvette Wyatt, Henley Thomas, Roderick Lovell, Lola Brooks, Murray Hayne, and Enid Lindsay. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
405 (Jan 3rd 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs, Glyn Owen, and Desmond Carrington. And: David Cole ('Guts' Sitje) Louise Dunn, Lola Brooks, Dorothy Gordon, David Webb, Henley Thomas, and Eileen Atkins (Miss Ariane Spinks). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
406 (Jan 6th 1961): with Jane Downs, and Desmond Carrington. And: Brian Nissen, Lola Brooks, Margo Andrew, Dorothy Gordon, David Webb, Roderick Lovell (Mr Powers), Rosemary Dorken, and Anthony Viccars (Der Needham). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Hugh Rennie.
408 (Jan 13th 1961): with Jill Browne, Jane Downs, Peter Howell, Richard Thorp, Glyn Owen, and Desmond Carrington. And: Robert MacLeod, David Butler, Dorothy Gordon, Frederick Leister (Bishop of Oxbridge), and Noel Hood- not seen since 1959,. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Cooper.
409 (Jan 17th 1961): with Jill Browne, Peter Howell, and Glyn Owen. Also: Yvette Wyatt, Ray Barrett, Dorothy Gordon, John Flint (Professor Hippesley), James Ray (Jackie Grover), Annette Whiteley (Gladys Plater), and Vivian Pickles. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
410 (Jan 20th 1961): with Glyn Owen. And: Brian Nissen, Ray Barrett, David Cole, Louise Dunn, Ann Firbank, John Flint, James Ray, Annette Whiteley, Betty England (Mrs Grover), and Kevin Fraser (Frankie). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
411 (Jan 24th 1961): with Jill Browne, Jane Downs, Peter Howell, and Glyn Owen. And: Robert MacLeod, David Cole, Dorothy Gordon, John Flint, Anna Cropper (April Sands), John Kidd (Mr King), and Trevor Reid (Mr Baker). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Hugh Rennie.
412 (Jan 27th 1961): with Jane Downs, and Glyn Owen. And: Robert MacLeod, Dorothy Gordon, Enid Lindsey, Anna Turner, Anna Cropper (April Sands), Dorothy Summers (Mrs Small), Anne Brooks (Nurse Craig), and Felicity Young (Nurse Gegg). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Hugh Rennie.
413 (January 31st 1961): With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Peter Howell, Jane Downs and Richard Thorp. Also: Dorothy Gordon, John Flint, Dorothy Batley (Mrs Hippesley), Anna Cropper, Bridget Armstrong (Nurse Protheroe), John Ringham (George Stuart), Gerald Holmes (Francis Howard), and Tim Parkes (Edward Sedgewick). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
414 (Feb 3rd 1961): with Jane Downs, Desmond Carrington, Richard Thorp, and Peter Howell. And: John Barron, John Flint, Anna Cropper, Beckett Bould (Tim Crowther), John Boxer (Mr Morfett), Meadows White (Mr Dowling), Norman Mitchell (Colin Jaffrey), and Julie Milton (Marian Hooper). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
415 (Feb 7th 1961) With Jill Browne, Peter Howell and Jane Downs. Also: Yvette Wyatt, Hal Dyer, Ann Firbank (Miss Nesbitt), John Flint, Anna Cropper, Beckett Bould, Anthony Dawes (Mr Harker) and Clare Kelly (Irene Hardcastle). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Vivian Matalon.
416 (Feb 10th 1961): with Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Desmond Carrington, and Richard Thorp. And: Robert MacLeod, John Flint, Anthony Oliver (Iorwerth Pritchard), Mary Jones (Myfanwy Pritchard), Diana Coupland (Mrs Banks), and Anne Robson (Staff Nurse Hutton). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Vivian Matalon.
417 (Feb 14th 1961): with Glyn Owen, Peter Howell, Desmond Carrington, and Richard Thorp. And: Robert MacLeod, Ray Barrett, Anthony Oliver, Elisabeth Murray (Nurse Mary Cole), Sally Layng (Sue Cornish), Vanessa Thornton (Mrs Hare), and Antonia Moss ('Tricia' Hare). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
418 (Feb 17th 1961): with Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Peter Howell, and Desmond Carrington. And: John Flint, Anthony Oliver, Beckett Bould, Sally Layng, Keith Marsh (Mr Harding), Andrew Downie (Mr Macintyre), and Benedicta Leigh (Sister Davies). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
419 (Feb 21st 1961): with Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Peter Howell, Richard Thorp, and Desmond Carrington. And: John Barron, Anthony Oliver, Mary Jones, Anna Cropper, Rosemary Dorken, Beatrice Kane, Richard Mathews (Mr Curtis), and Dorothea Phillips (Mrs Grimston). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
420 (Feb 24th 1961): with Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, and Desmond Carrington. And: Ray Barrett, Frederick Piper (Martin Parrish), Patricia Plunkett (Joan Parrish), Donald McKillop (Cedric Hunter), Diane Aubrey (Mary Sim, in #204 as a different character), Neil Hallett (Ben Bingle), Janet Davies (Anne French), and David King (Desmond French). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
421 (Feb 28th 1961): with Peter Howell, and Desmond Carrington. And: Anthony Oliver, Mary Jones, Frederick Piper, Patricia Plunkett, Rosemary Dorken, David Butler, Richard Mathews, and Diane Aubrey. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Vivian Matalon.
425 (Mar 14th 1961): with Glyn Owen and Peter Howell. And: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Ray Barrett, Anthony Oliver, Frederick Piper, Julia Arnall (Helge Short), Grace Arnold (Mrs Hancock), Felicity Young, and Elisabeth Murray. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Hugh Rennie.
426 (Mar 17th 1961): with Jill Browne, Richard Thorp, Desmond Carrington and Peter Howell. And: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Ray Barrett, Angus Neil (Neill MacDonald), Julia Arnall, and Michael Harding (Tom Short). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Hugh Rennie.
427 (Mar 21st 1961) With Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, and Desmond Carrington. Also: Ray Barrett, Brian Nissen, Kathleen Byron, Beckett Bould, Grace Arnold, Yvette Wyatt, Felicity Young and Jaqueline Harrison (Casualty Nurse). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Vivian Matalon.
428 (Mar 24th 1961) With Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Desmond Carrington and Richard Thorp. Also: John Barron, Ray Barrett, Kathleen Byron, Julia Arnall, David Ritch (Fred Saunders), Anne Brooks, Ann Martin (Nurse Black), Danvers Walker (Chalfont Brooks), and Dorothy Edwards (Mrs Ellis). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Vivian Matalon.
431 (Apr 4th 1961): with Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, and Peter Howell. And: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Desmond Llewelyn (Fergus de la Roux), Brian Nissen, Yvette Wyatt, Pauline Taylor (Nurse Francis), Peter Gray (David Marriner), Julian Forbes (Leslie Parsons), and Norman Shelley (George Halstead). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
432 (Apr 7th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Richard Thorp, and Desmond Carrington. And: Kathleen Byron, Ray Barrett, Brian Nissen, Anne Brooks, Patrick Connor (Jim Reynolds), Maureen Pryor (Pat Reynolds), John Gray (Ian Reynolds), and Basil Moss (Keith Adam). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
435 (Apr 18th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, and Glyn Owen. And: Ray Barrett, Brian Nissen, Stephen Hancock, Patrick Connor, Maureen Pryor, John Gray, Basil Moss, Laidlaw Dalling (Timothy Harker), and Stafford Byrne (Mr Murray). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
436 (Apr 21st 1961): with Jill Browne, Glyn Owen, Richard Thorp, and Desmond Carrington. And: Kathleen Byron, Desmond Llewelyn, John Longden (J Maxwell Rennie), Annette Kerr (Miss Pearson), Felicity Young, John Miller, and Julia Foster (in #385 she had first appeared as patient Anne Carson with a spinal injury. Now she was applying to train as a nurse). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
441 (May 9th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs, Richard Thorp, and Desmond Carrington. And: Dorothy Smith, Anne Brooks, Bridget Armstrong (Nurse Protheroe), Basil Moss, Fern Warner (Claire Stephens), and Terence Edmond (Trevor Justine). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson. New producer now: John Cooper.
442 (May 12th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs, Richard Thorp, and Brian Nissen (now with star status). And: Robert MacLeod, David Butler, Stafford Byrne (Mr Murray), Anne Brooks, Joan Frank (Mrs Trimble), Basil Moss, and Graham Crowden (Mr Drummond). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
445 (May 23rd 1961): Synopsis: this showed Nurse Carson staring her preliminary nursing training. With Charles Tingwell, Richard Thorp, and Desmond Carrington. And: David Butler, Margaret Elliot, June Peterson (Sister Tutor), Anne Brooks, Julia Foster, Edwina Rendell (Nuse MacKay), Joan Frank, and Basil Moss, Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Vivian Matalon.
446 (May 26th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Brian Nissen. And: Ray Barrett, Joan Carol (Night sister), Ann Walford (Rosamund Bailey), Colette Wilde (Mrs Bryan), Janet Bruce (Miss Ashton), Diana Kennedy (Myra Lennard), Colin Pinney (Maitre d'hotel), Eileen Atkins and Erica Rogers (Amanda Ffrench-Thompson). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Vivian Matalon.
447 (May 30th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Richard Thorp and Brian Nissen. And: David Butler, Anne Brooks, Felicity Young, Alister Williamson, Colette Wilde (Mrs Bryan), and Janet Bruce. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
448 (June 2nd 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Brian Nissen and Ray Barrett (now with star billing). And: Robert MacLeod, Joan Matheson, Felicity Young, June Peterson, Julia Foster, Edwina Rendell, Colette Wilde (Mrs Bryan), and Basil Moss. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
449 (June 6th 1961): with Charles Tingwell and Brian Nissen. Plus: Robert MacLeod, Joan Matheson, David Butler, Felicity Young, Joan Frank, Richard Burrell (Bill Dunbar), and Faith Nichols (Phyllis Leyshon). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Dinah Thetford.
450 (June 9th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Ray Barrett. David Butler, Anne Brooks, Felicity Young, Colette Wilde, Garfield Morgan (Frank Bryan), Richard Burrell, and Janet Bruce. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Dinah Thetford.
451 (June 13th 1961): with Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Jane Downs, Richard Thorp, Brian Nissen and Ray Barrett. With: Anne Brooks, Kerry Marsh, Colette Wilde, Garfield Morgan, Richard Burrell, and Simon Prebble (Kenneth Dunbar). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Vivian Matalon.
452 (June 16th 1961): with Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Jane Downs, Richard Thorp, and Ray Barrett. And: David Butler, Anne Brooks, Kerry Marsh, Colette Wilde, Garfield Morgan, Janet Bruce, Noel Coleman (Prof Ribblesdale), and Barbara Young (Maida Crosby). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Vivian Matalon.
453 (June 20th 1961): with Desmond Carrington, Jane Downs, Richard Thorp, and Ray Barrett. Plus David Butler, Anne Brooks, Kerry Marsh, Richard Burrell, Simon Prebble, Jamie Barnes (Martin Danks), and Margery Mason (Lillie Danks). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
454 (June 23rd 1961): with Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, and Brian Nissen. Robert MacLeod, Dorothy Smith, William Job (Sam Barton), Jamie Barnes, Angela Gouglas (Yvonne Carpenter), and Anne Leon (Mrs Searle). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
455 (June 27th 1961): with Jill Browne, Jane Downs and Ray Barrett. Robert MacLeod, Kerry Marsh, Joan Matheson, William Job, Susan Stranks (Melanie Barton), Gabriel Woolf (Robert Emery, "unpopular and unpleasant"), Jamie Barnes, and Frank Singuineau (George Nathaniel Wilberforce Lewis). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
456 (June 30th 1961): with Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Ray Barrett. Also David Butler, Anne Brooks, William Job, Susan Stranks, Gabriel Woolf, Jamie Barnes, Margery Mason, Angela Douglas, and Maureen Dormer (Diana Lucan). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
457 (July 4th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs, Desmond Carrington and Ray Barrett. Also Kerry Marsh, William Job, Gabriel Woolf, Margaret Elliot, Anne Leon, Lindsay Scott-Patton (James Searle), and Maureen Dormer (Diana Lucan). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Vivian Matalon.
458 (July 7th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Brian Nissen. Also William Job, Gabriel Woolf, Anne Leon, Lindsay Scott-Patton, Frank Singuineau, Ann Walford, and Peter Lloyd (Radio commentator). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Vivian Matalon.
459 (July 11th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Brian Nissen and Ray Barrett. Also Kerry Marsh, Ann Walford, Susan Stranks, Frank Atkinson (Mr Duffy) and Alan Howard (Colin Mower). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
460 (July 14th 1961): with Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, and Ray Barrett. Also Kerry Marsh, Gabriel Woolf, William Job, Jean Trend (Staff Nurse, later Nurse Webb), Beckett Bould, Lindsay Scott-Patton, Anne Leon, and Alan Howard. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
461 (July 18th 1961) Storyline: the opening of the new accident wing. Set designer Lewis Logan created this new wing in the studio. The biggest ever cast of 22 was assembled for this episode. These included the stars Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Richard Thorp, Brian Nissen and Ray Barrett. Also with Robert MacLeod, John Barron, David Butler, Walter Horsbrugh, Gabriel Woolf, William Job, Enid Lindsey, Joan Matheson, Kerry Marsh, Douglas Ives, Ann Walford, Susan Stranks, Erik Chitty, Ian Rossiter (Charles York), and Malcolm Russell (Mayor of Oxbridge, formerly Mr Amberson). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
462 (July 21st 1961): with Jane Downs, and Ray Barrett. Also William Job, Jean Trend, Anne Brooks, Colette Wilde, Roy Purcell (John Forbes), Julia Jones (Margaret Jones), and Elsie Arnold (Ellen Miller). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
463 (July 25th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, and Brian Nissen. Also Gabriel Woolf, Dorothy Smith, Anna Turner, Lindsay Scott-Patton, Elsie Arnold, Roy Purcell, Jamie Barnes, and Angela Douglas. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Vivian Matalon.
464 (July 28th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Desmond Carrington, and Richard Thorp. Also Kerry Marsh, Gabriel Woolf, David Butler, Anne Brooks, Jennie Heslewood (Nurse Vane), Carmen Silvera (Sister Robins), Jamie Barnes, Elsie Arnold, Susan Stranks, Margery Mason and Angela Douglas. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Vivian Matalon.
465 (Aug 1st 1961): with Desmond Carrington, Richard Thorp, Ray Barrett and Brian Nissen. Also Gabriel Woolf, William Job, David Butler, Anne Brooks, Elsie Arnold, Susan Stranks, and Eric Dodson (Gordon Cray). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Quentin Lawrence.
466 (Aug 4th 1961): with Charles Tingwell and Desmond Carrington. Also William Job, David Butler, Anne Brooks, Anna Turner, Roy Purcell, Elsie Arnold, Susan Stranks, Stuart Saunders (Roger Grace), and June Shaw (Janice Grace). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Quentin Lawrence.
467 (Aug 8th 1961): with Richard Thorp and Ray Barrett. Also Kerry Marsh, Gabriel Woolf, Harry Shacklock (Alec Smith), Brenda Cowling (Mrs Smith), David Lander (Senor Maximilian Lopez), Richard Coe (Rupert Blythe-Maddingley), Doel Luscombe (Police sergeant), Anna Burden (Miss Tennant), Mollie Maureen (Mrs O'Connor- over two years earlier she had been Mrs Baker!), and Douglas Livingstone (Harry Beasley). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
468 (Aug 11th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Desmond Carrington and Ray Barrett. Also Kerry Marsh, Gabriel Woolf, William Job, Dorothy Smith, Felicity Young, John Horsley (Dr Misselden), Roy Purcell, Harry Shacklock, Stuart Saunders, June Shaw, and Beckett Bould. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Bill Stewart.
469 (Aug 15th 1961): with Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Richard Thorp and Ray Barrett. Also William Job, Simone Lovell (Nurse Tressider- unusually, an unpopular nurse, "a real bitter mischief maker"), Roy Purcell, Elsie Arnold, Harry Shacklock, Stuart Saunders, June Shaw, Kim Tracey (Charlotte Lee), and Edina Ronay (Veronica Hailey). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Bill Stewart.
470 (Aug 18th 1961): with Charles Tingwell. Also Kerry Marsh, Gabriel Woolf, David Butler, and Anne Brooks. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
473 (Aug 29th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Richard Thorp, Ray Barrett and Brian Nissen. Also Robert MacLeod, Gabriel Woolf, William Job, Joan Matheson, Enid Lindsey, Tony Garnett (Ronald Jackson), Philip Garston-Jones (Mr Wentworth), and Christopher Beeny (Nicholas Rhys). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Vivian Matalon.
474 (Sept 1st 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Ray Barrett and Brian Nissen. Also Robert MacLeod, Kerry Marsh, Gabriel Woolf, William Job, David Butler, Robert James (Pathologist), Natalie Jordan (Mrs Brinton), and Pamela Barrie (Mary Clark). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Vivian Matalon.
475 (Sept 5th 1961): with Ray Barrett and Brian Nissen. Also Robert MacLeod, Kerry Marsh, Gabriel Woolf, William Job, Joan Matheson, Simone Lovell, Roy Purcell, Stuart Saunders, June Shaw, and Tony Garnett. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Dinah Thetford.
476 (Sept 8th 1961): with Richard Thorp and Ray Barrett. Also William Job, Clifton Jones (Jeremiah Sanders), Paula Byrne (Frances Whitney), Felicity Young, Roy Purcell, Anne Ridler (Rosemary Forbes), Stuart Saunders, June Shaw, George Roderick (The Great Moroni), Nuriel Zillah (Lady Eulalie), and Joan Geary (Mrs Vereker). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Dinah Thetford. Note: Richard Thorp left the series, having been a regular for two years, to star in the spin off Calling Oxbridge 2000 in which he continued to play Dr Rennie.
477 (Sept 12th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Brian Nissen, plus Robert MacLeod now with star billing. Also Kerry Marsh, Gabriel Woolf, David Butler, Anne Brooks, Walter Horsbrugh, Susan Stranks, Tony Garnett, George Roderick (The Great Moroni), and Lucinda Curtis (Jay Clinton). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
478 (Sept 15th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Brian Nissen. Also Gabriel Woolf, Dorothy Smith, Simone Lovell, Susan Stranks, Tony Garnett, Lucinda Curtis and Harvey Ashby (Michael Graves). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
479 (Sept 19th 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Ray Barrett and Robert MacLeod. Also William Job, Paula Byrne, Clifton Jones, Susan Stranks, George Roderick, Tony Garnett, Harvey Ashby, and Joan Phillips (Mrs Graves, in #262 she played Mrs Masters). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Vivian Matalon.
480 (Sept 22nd 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Ray Barrett and Robert MacLeod. Also Gabriel Woolf, William Job, David Butler, Paula Byrne, Susan Stranks, Felicity Young, George Roderick, and Lucinda Curtis. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Vivian Matalon.
481 (Sept 26th 1961): with Ray Barrett and Robert MacLeod. Also Kerry Marsh, Gabriel Woolf, William Job, David Butler, Clifton Jones, Anne Brooks, Simone Lovell, Felicity Young, George Roderick, Muriel Zillah, Lucinda Curtis, Peter Grogatt (Reporter), and Valerie Croft (Gwen Lloyd). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Dinah Thetford.
482 (Sept 29th 1961): with Ray Barrett and Robert MacLeod. Also Kerry Marsh, Gabriel Woolf, William Job, Paula Byrne, Susan Stranks, Felicity Young, Lucinda Curtis, Valerie Croft, Stuart Saunders (now as Inspector Grace) and Hugh Futcher (Ron Clark). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Dinah Thetford.
487 (October 17th 1961) With Desmond Carrington and Ray Barrett. Also: John Barron, David Butler, Beatrice Kane, Richard Wakeley (Henry Bannerman, a younger house anaesthetist), Ian Fairbairn (George Chaytor), Lyn Ashley (Pat Eaton), Nicholas Hawtry (Hugh Eaton), Anne Padwick (Mrs Stevens), Christopher Banks (Mr Stevens), Ann Tempest (Mrs Grimshaw) and George Little (Mr Grimshaw). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
488 (Oct 20th 1961) With Robert MacLeod and Brian Nissen. Also: Kerry Marsh, Paula Byrne, Clifton Jones, Ian Curry (Rev Edward Hardy), Anna Turner, Jo Crawford (Nurse Bryan), John Lee (Mark Dene), Annette Carell (Elaine Carr), Margaretta Scott (Miss Davies), Edward Higgins (Mr Mortlock), Ricky Felgate (Police Constable) and Richard Pescud (Ambulance attendant). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Dinah Thetford.
491 (Oct 31st 1961): with Charles Tingwell, Desmond Carrington, Ray Barrett and Brian Nissen. Also Paula Byrne, Clifton Jones, Anna Turner, Jo Crawford, Douglas Ives, Anthony Oliver (previously he had been a patient, see #425), Erik Chitty (another returnee, see #337), Annette Carell, and Margaretta Scott. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson. Note: TV Times noted this was Douglas Ives' first appearance in the programme "since the end of June," though actually it was mid July.
492 (Nov 3rd 1961): with Charles Tingwell, and Jill Browne. Also David Butler, Alan White (Dick Vernon), Graham McPherson (James Legge), Peter Elliott (Frederick Tare) Damaris Hayman (Monica Tare), Alison Fraser (Susan Tare), and Peter Gilmore (Policeman). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: John Cooper.
493 (Nov 7th 1961) With Desmond Carrington, Robert MacLeod, Ray Barrett and Brian Nissen. Also: Kerry Marsh, Anne Brooks, Margo Jenkins (Nurse Lewis-Jones), Susan Stranks, Anthony Oliver, Eric Chitty, Annette Carell, Margaret Anketell (Allie Kintyre) and Norah Blaney (Mrs Roper). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Bill Stewart.
494 (Nov 10th 1961) With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Robert MacLeod, Ray Barrett and Brian Nissen. Also: Kerry Marsh, Paula Byrne, Susan Stranks, Anthony Oliver, Eric Chitty, Annette Carell, Margaret Anketell and Norah Blaney. Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Bill Stewart.
This was the final programme as the series was brought to an enforced end, due to an Equity strike. It was an odd coincidence that this break proved to be at almost exactly the half way mark of the series.

However with the long strike settled, the series resumed, same times, Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm:
495 (May 8th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also David Butler, Paula Byrne, Clifton Jones, Anne Brooks, Dorothy Smith, Anna Turner, Walter Horsbrugh, Richard Wakeley, Anthony Oliver, Aubrey Richards (Caradoc Barkway-Jones), John Rolfe (Paul Wright), Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Madge Wright), and Tom Mulliss (Fire Inspector). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper?
496 (May 11th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also David Butler, Paula Byrne, Clifton Jones, Dorothy Smith, Anna Turner, Walter Horsbrugh, John Line (Andrew Shaw), Richard Wakeley, Anthony Oliver, Aubrey Richards, John Rolfe, and Patsy Smart (Mrs Yardley). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson
499 (May 22nd 1962): with Charles Tingwell and Desmond Carrington. Also Clifton Jones, John Line, Dorothy Smith, Anne Brooks, Richard Longman (Dr Hammond), Anthony Oliver, Aubrey Richards, John Rolfe, Rodney Bewes (Roger Mayne), Marjorie Somerville (Mrs Mayne), and Tommy Godfrey (Tom Harris- in #378 as a different character). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Vivian Matalon.
500 (May 25th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin (Rupert Marsden). Also Clifton Jones, David Butler, Kerry Marsh, Paula Byrne, Enid Lindsey, Anne Brooks, Jean Trend, William Dysart (David MacLean), Richard Bidlake (Dr Edward Bryan) Robert Sansom (Deputy Supt), Robert Scroggins (Jimmy Sales), Tommy Godfrey, Paul Farrell (Tommy Flynn) Hilda Fenemore (Mary Harper), John Murray Scott (Priest), John Walters (Policeman), and Richard Mayes (Factory manager). Script: Michael Ashe. Director: Vivian Matalon.
501 (May 29th 1962): with Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also Kerry Marsh, Paula Byrne, Anthony Oliver, Aubrey Richards, Patsy Smart, Robert Scroggins, Philip Stone (Mr Sales) Vivienne Burgess (Mrs Sales), Benedicta Leigh and Robert MacDermot (Radio Announcer). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
502 (June 1st 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also Kerry Marsh, David Butler, Richard Bidlake, Dorothy Smith, Anthony Oliver, Aubrey Richards, Patsy Smart, and Robert Scroggins. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
503 (June 5th 1962): In this story were David Butler, John Line, Anne Brooks, Aubrey Richards, Hilda Fenemore, Geraldine Gwyther (Sister Talbot), .. (Mr Moon), .. (Henry Bannerman), .. (Mr Yardley), Patsy Smart, Richard Bidlake, Robert Scroggins, and Vivienne Burgess. Script: not known. Director: Dinah Thetford.
504 (June 8th 1962): In this story were Paula Byrne, Clifton Jones, Geraldine Gwyther, Anthony Oliver, Aubrey Richards, Patsy Smart, Robin Ford (Jerry White), Peter Hoar (Sandy Granger), Katharine Page (Peggy Granger), Robert Scroggins, and Denise Coffey (Nurse). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Dinah Thetford.
505 (June 12th 1962): with Charles Tingwell and Ian Colin. Also: Kerry Marsh, Paula Byrne, Clifton Jones, Dorothy Smith, William Dysart, Ann Dickins (Nurse Todd), Robin Ford, Sylvia Davies (Dawn Davis), Maurice Travers (Lennie Powers), Terence Holland (Reg Bell), Peter Hoar, and Katharine Page, Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Cooper.
506 (June 15th 1962): with Charles Tingwell and Ian Colin. Also: David Butler, Kerry Marsh, John Line, Richard Bidlake, Dorothy Smith, William Dysart, Alvys Maben (Olivia Marsden), Patsy Smart, Sylvia Davies, Maurice Travers, Margaret Carlisle (Mrs Davies) and Terence Holland. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: John Cooper.
507 (June 19th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne and Ian Colin. Also: Paula Byrne, John Line, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, William Dysart, Patsy Smart, Sylvia Davies, Maurice Travers, and Walter Glennie (Paul Davis). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
508 (June 22nd 1962): with Jill Browne and Ian Colin. Also: John Line, Clifton Jones (Jeremiah Sanders), Richard Bidlake, William Dysart, Ann Dickins, Terence Holland, Sylvia Davies, Walter Glennie, John Sharp (Dudley Bishop) and Harold Lang (Wilfred Adams). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
509 (June 26th 1962): with Charles Tingwell and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Barron, Paula Byrne, Dorothy Smith, Anna Turner, Ian Fairbairn, Beatrice Kane, Noel Hood- not seen for over a year, Harold Lang, John Sharp, Jean Alexander (Mrs Nicholls), and Aidan Turner (Mr Nicholls). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Dinah Thetford
510 (June 29th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jane Downs, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin. Also: John Barron, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, Anna Turner, Colette Dunne (Nurse, later called Nurse Pat Lyle), Patsy Smart, Jean Alexander, and Barbara Leake (Mrs Beeching, in #402 she had been Mrs Parry). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Dinah Thetford
513 (July 10th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Anna Turner, Enid Lindsey, Isobel Black (Lucy Marsden), Brian Wright (Hugh Graves), Sydney .. (Ernest Welling), Barbara Leake. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
514 (July 13th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin. Also: Alvys Maben, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, Isobel Black, Barbara Leake, Eric Francis (Mr Beeching), Brian Weske (Mr Parkin), and Charlotte Selwyn (Telephone operator). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
515 (July 17th 1962): with Desmond Carrington. John Line, Paula Byrne, Richard Bidlake, Dorothy Smith, Jean Trend, Isobel Black, Thomas Gallagher (Josef Andrenian) Brenda Kaye (Anthea Gough), Stuart Saunders Inspector Saunders, in #482 he'd been Insp Grace!), Brian Wright and Frederick Farley (Denis Graves). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: John Cooper.
516 (July 20th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. John Line, Paula Byrne, Richard Bidlake, Kerry Marsh, Isobel Black, Thomas Gallagher, Barbara Leake, Eric Francis, and Brenda Kaye. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
517 (July 24th 1962) With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, and Ian Colin. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Benedicta Leigh (Night Sister), Thomas Gallagher (Mr Andrenian), Sidney Vivian (Bill Yardley), Barbara Leake (Mrs Beeching), Conrad Monk (Douglas Beeching), Brian Wright (Hugh Graves), and Frederick Farley (Mr Graves). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Bill Stewart.
518 (July 27th 1962) With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, Walter Horsbrugh, Edith Sharpe (Assistant Matron), Benedicta Leigh, Barbara Leake, Frederick Farley. Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Bill Stewart.
519 (July 31st 1962): with Jill Browne and Ian Colin. John Line, Paula Byrne, Richard Bidlake, Kerry Marsh, Dorothy Smith, Edith Sharpe, Barbara Leake, Elizabeth Saunders (Amanda Beeching), Simon Lack (Captain Miller- in #358 he'd been a different character), Gerald Harper (Captain French), and Irene Prador (Mrs Snell). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
520 (Aug 3rd 1962): with Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin. Alvys Mahen (Olivia Marsden), John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Roberta Maxwell (Nurse Merritt), Simon Lack, Gerald Harper, Isobel Black, June Sylvaine (Jenny Shaw) and Jacky Allouis (Delia). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
521 (Aug 7th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, and Desmond Carrington. Plus Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, Barbara Leake, Roberta Maxwell, Simon Lack, Gerald Harper, Isobel Black, Jacky Allouis, Robert Lanksheer (Mr Wolfrey), and Paul Bacon (Mr Parker). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Dinah Thetford.
522 (Aug 10th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin. Also: John Line, Kerry Marsh, Jean Trend, Simon Lack, June Sylvaine, John Marquand (Walter Bridgman), Bee Duffell (Miss Pettifer), Gay Cameron (Mrs King), and Jean Hardwicke (Miss Cartwright). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Dinah Thetford.
525 (Aug 21st 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin. Also: Alvys Maben, Paula Byrne, Jeremy Burnham (Tom Whitney), Isobel Black, Douglas Ditta (Sean Veysey), Anthony Gardner (Desmond Bromilow), William Morice (Mike), Richard McNeff (Mr Jilkes), and Pamela Hewes (Mrs Jilkes). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Vivian Matalon.
526 (Aug 24th 1962): with Jill Browne, and Ian Colin. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Richard Bidlake, Margaret Elliott (now promoted to Sister Withers), Kerry Marsh, Jeremy Burnham, Delia Corrie (Angela Macgregor), John Carlin (Angus MacGregor), Richard McNeff, and Amanda Coxell (Doreen Jilkes). Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Vivian Matalon.
527 (Aug 28th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, and Desmond Carrington. Also: Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, David Butler, Jeremy Burnham, June Sylvaine, Delia Corrie, Richard McNeff, Patrick Newell (Dr Drew), and David Browning (Sgt Wetherby). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Philip Dale.
528 (Aug 31st 1962): with Charles Tingwell, and Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, Ian Fairbairn, Jeremy Burnham, Richard McNeff, Pamela Hewes, Nancy Nevinson (Mrs Ricardo), and Topsy Jane (Mavis Wayne). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Philip Dale.
529 (Sept 4th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin. Also: Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, Anna Turner, Patrick Newell, Jeremy Burnham, Isobel Black, Delia Corrie, John Carlin, Nancy Nevinson, and Topsy Jane. Script: Rachel Grieve. Director: Bill Stewart.
530 (Sept 7th 1962): with Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Richard Bidlake, Patrick Newell, Alan Curtis (Dr Truscott), Jeremy Burnham, Isobel Black, June Sylvaine, Delia Corrie, and John Carlin. Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Bill Stewart.
531 (Sept 11th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Peter Howell, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Enid Lindsey, Jean Trend, Nancy Nevinson, Topsy Jane, and Isobel Black. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Vivian Matalon.
532 (Sept 14th 1962): with Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Ian Colin. Also: Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, David Butler, Richard Wakeley, Nancy Nevinson, Topsy Jane, Isobel Black, Delia Corrie, John Carlin and Judy Geeson (Joanne Phipps) -(Judy's first big tv role). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: Vivian Matalon.
533 (Sept 18th 1962): The students' clinical examination is in progress, and some of the patients agree to be examined, but for Joanne Phipps things become rather complicated. Dr Robert Hamilton, soon to go into general practice in the town of Oxbridge, pays a visit to the Residents' Common Room. With Charles Tingwell. Also: Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Isobel Black, Delia Corrie, John Carlin, Judy Geeson, Kenneth Keeling (Dr Robert Shadbolt), Peter Elliott (Dr KP Rhamajhi), Geoffrey Frederick (Dr Robert Hamilton), John Carlisle (Dr Lester Large), John Alderton (Richard Moone), Donald Oliver (Derek Moberly), and Diana Tullis (Jenny Sinclair). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Bill Stewart.
534 (Sept 21st 1962): Mavis Wayne is extremely worried about herself. She fears she'll never walk again. Carole Young has a showdown with Andrew Shaw. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Line, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, Nancy Nevinson, Topsy Jane, Isobel Black, Judy Geeson, John Crocker (Thompson), Aithene Gover (Miss Wayne), Zeph Gladstone (Miss Berry), and John Frawley (Mr Ricardo). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Bill Stewart.
537 (Oct 2nd 1962): this story saw the return of Dr Simon Forrester, last seen in #360.
539 (Oct 9th 1962): Dr Chris Anderson is interviewed for a new position at Oxbridge Hospital. Later, he is called to Herbert Love's bedside. With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: Paula Byrne, Richard Bidlake, Robert Sansom, Christopher Coli (Donald Pearse), Arthur Lovegrove (Herbert Love), Vivienne Drummond (Rosemary Andrews), Desmond Jordan (Mr Bob Coughlin), (Sir) Campbell Cotts (Mr Cheyney), Bill Horsley (Mr Abrahams), and Christopher Banks (Mr Manders- earlier Banks had played a different charracter). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Dinah Thetford.
540 (Oct 12th 1962): Simon Forrester admits a new patient, Philip Ross, Frances Whitney, who is against the move, has words with him. With Jill Browne and Frederick Bartman. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Christopher Coli, Arthur Lovegrove, Vivienne Drummond, John Tate (Philip Ross) Brian ... (Electrician), and Toni ... (Night Nurse). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: Dinah Thetford.
541 (Oct 16th 1962): With Charles Tingwell, Desmond Carrington and Frederick Bartman. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Dorothy Smith, Christopher Coli, Arthur Lovegrove, Vivienne Drummond, John Tate, Ambroisine Philipotts (Lady Arabelle Clooney), and Louise Vaughan (Miss Pearse). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: Bill Stewart.
542 (Oct 19th 1962): With Charles Tingwell, Desmond Carrington and Frederick Bartman. Also: Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Desmond Jordan, Richard Bidlake, John Alderton, Jean Trend, John Kidd, John Tate, and Frank Lawless (Mr lucas). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Bill Stewart.
543 (Oct 23rd 1962): Herbert Love leaves hospital and Keith Adam is readmitted for a corneal graft. Andrew Shaw and Simon Forrester quarrel in the course of treating Rosemary Andrews, and Forrester tries a spot of his own analysis. With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Desmond Jordan, John Alderton, Hazel Peters (Nurse Thomas), Arthur Lovegrove, Vivienne Drummond, and Basil Moss. Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
544 (Oct 26th 1962): A day in Outpatients and various ailments to be treated. Don Pearse returns for a checkup and Alan Dawson attends wrestler Jim Watson. With Charles Tingwell and Jill Browne. Also: Desmond Jordan, John Alderton, Pat Nye (Sister Jenkins), Jessica Cairns (Nurse Winters), Ilona Rogers (Nurse Sarah Smith), Christopher Coli, Carmel McSharry (previously in the series as Mrs Wilson then as Mrs Ford, now as Mrs Singleton!) Jackie Pallo (Jim Watson), Edgar K Bruce (Mr Hervey), Raymond Hodge (Mr Baker), Barbara Burke (Mrs Litvos), Nan Braunton (Mrs Mortimer) and Harry Tardias (Chef). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
545 (Oct 30th 1962): Philip Ross returns to Oxbridge and is visited by a girlfriend Claire. He develops symptoms which give cause for alarm and Simon Forrester is called in. With Jill Browne and Frederick Bartman. Also: Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, John Alderton, John Kidd, Noel Trevarthen (Ian Duncan), Basil Moss, John Tate, Vivienne Drummond, Jessica Dunning (Claire Benson-Brooke), and Jerry Duggan (Mr Bagley). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Dinah Thetford.
546 (November 2nd 1962): Rosemary refuses to leave the hospital until she has spoken to Simon Forrester. With Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Desmond Jordan, John Alderton, Basil Moss, John Tate, Vivienne Drummond, Zena ... (Mrs Seldon), Anne Godley (Emma Forrester), and Olga ... (Mrs Andrews). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Dinah Thetford.
549 (November 13th 1962): Lucky Jones, a Jamaican carpenter, is brought into Casualty, his arm having nearly been severed. Dawson, Shaw and Harrison fight to try to save it. Carole Young discusses her future with Simon Forrester. Mrs Neilson has second thoughts about her baby. With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Frederick Bartman and Peter Howell. Also: John Barron, John Line, Paula Byrne, David Butler, Kerry Marsh, John Carlisle, Earl Cameron (Lucky Jones), Sylvia Kay (Mrs Neilson), and Anne Godley. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Dinah Thetford.
550 (November 16th 1962): Richard Moone receives bad news. Mrs Singleton has a surprise visitor. With Jill Browne and Frederick Bartman. Also: John Barron, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, John Alderton, John Carlisle, Beatrice Kane, Earl Cameron, Sylvia Kay, Carmel McSharry, and Geoffrey Alexander (Mr Wardale). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Dinah Thetford.
553 (November 27th 1962): Richard Moone talks to Ted Bryan about whether he should give up his career in medicine. The hospital becomes involved in a drama on the Witchester racecourse. With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, John Alderton, Jean Trend, Basil Moss, Carol Davies (Nurse Bowen), Gladys Henson (Mrs Horsey), Geoffrey Matthews (Peter Craig), Michael Collins (Insp Harris), and Gordon Richardson (Lenny Silverman). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: Bill Stewart.
554 (November 30th 1962): Lenny Silverman is being watched by the police. Carole Young is involved in a crisis in Men's Surgical. With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: David Butler, Richard Bidlake, John Alderton, Carol Davies, Earl Cameron, Michael Collins, Gordon Richardson and Richard Klee (Jackie Cole). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Bill Stewart.
559 (December 18th 1962) The prospect of Christmas brings no respite to the hospital. Mrs Horsey has her operation, Mr de la Roux does an emergency, Janet Kendall's knee is still causing concern and young Alec Holmes is admitted with a mysterious illness. With Charles Tingwell, Desmond Carrington and Jane Downs. Also: John Barron, David Butler, Kerry Marsh, John Alderton, Richard Bidlake, Pat Nye (Sister Jenkins), Toni Gilpin (Nurse Southwell), Gladys Henson, Maris Tant (Janet Kendall), and Kenneth Nash (Alex Holmes). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
560 (December 21st 1962) Janet Kendall needs an immediate operation, but the surgeons looking after her receive an unpleasant shock. They have left a mother's attitude out of their calculations. Meanwhile, another young patient is found to have meningitis. With Jill Brown and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, Jean Trend (Ann Webb), Pat Nye, Gladys Henson, Maris Tant, Kenneth Nash, Sheila Raynor (Mrs Kendall), and Brian Hankins (Mr Holmes- he played a different character in #374). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
561 (December 25th 1962): Christmas Day is celebrated in traditional style by both staff and patients. The staff give a performance of Aladdin. With Charles Tingwell, Jill Browne, Jane Downs and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Barron, John Line, Paula Byrne, David Butler, Desmond Jordan, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, John Alderton, Ilona Rogers, John Carlisle, Gladys Henson, Maris Tant (Janet Kendall), Kenneth Nash (Alec Holmes), Brenda Dunrich (Miss Lumley), and Brian Hankins (Mr Holmes). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: John Cooper.
562 (December 28th 1962): RSO Shaw tries hard to convince Janet's parents that she needs an operation. In this story: John Barron, John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, John Alderton, John Carlisle, Gladys Henson, Maris Tant, Dennis Edwards (Mr Kendall), Sheila Raynor (Mrs Kendall), Betty Huntley-Wright (Mrs Gordon) and Anne Godfrey (Mrs Matthews). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: John Cooper.
563 (January 1st 1963): It is New Year's Eve in Oxbridge Hospital. Outside, two members of the staff are trying to earn some pin money. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also John Barron, John Line, Paula Byrne, Walter Horsbrugh, John Alderton, Richard Bidlake, Jean Trend, Carol Davies, Robert Lang (Dr Griffiths), and Alistair Hunter (Mr Nicholson). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
564 (January 4th 1963): Mr Pritchard, an old patient, brings the promised present sent from Chris Anderson's mother. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Peter Howell. Also John Line, John Alderton, Richard Bidlake, Jean Trend, Carol Davies, Noel Hood, Anthony Oliver- not seen since June 1962, Robert Lang, Peter Du Cros (Col Bright-Waterford), and Bill Thatcher (Georgie Lennard). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
565 (Jan 8th 1963): Andrew Shaw receives a shock. Ted Bryan tries to patch up the rift between Sally and Richard. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also John Line, Paula Byrne, Kerry Marsh, Richard Bidlake, Jean Trend, Robert Lang, Bill Thatcher, Gillian Hume (Mrs Hope), Desmond Davies (Alan Jackson), Susan Trower (Pat Morris), and Sarah Long (Moira Fellows). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: Philip Barker.
566 (Jan 11th 1963): Two unconscious girls present the medical staff with a tricky problem. With Desmond Carrington. Also Desmond Jordan, Paula Byrne, John Alderton, Richard Bidlake, Dorothy Smith, Robert Lang, Bill Thatcher, Zeph Gladstone (Miss Berry), Jacqueline Jones (Gladys), Carol Davies, Sarah Long, and Susan Trower. Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Philip Barker.
575 (Feb 12th 1963): Dr Wallace, the Superintendent, faces important changes in the hospital staff. Mrs de la Roux is worried by a threat. With Jill Browne. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Paula Byrne, Desmond Jordan, Richard Bidlake, John Alderton, Walter Horsbrugh (Dr Wallace, previously he had been always just been named as the hospital superintendent), John Carlisle, Olive McFarland (Margot Clarke), Arnold Bell (Henry Crane), Robin Hunter (Lewis Starr), and Peter Ashmore (Dr Throssell). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Bill Stewart.
576 (Feb 15th 1963): Mrs de la Roux causes a sensation at the presentation to Mr Braithwaite. Margot, Clarke's husband, turns up. With Desmond Carrington. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, Paula Byrne, Desmond Jordan, Hamlyn Benson (Mr Braithwaite), Susan Richards (Mrs Braithwaite), Richard Bidlake, Carol Davies, Walter Horsbrugh, Olive McFarland, David Neal (Dennis Clarke) and Robin Hunter. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Bill Stewart.
577 (Feb 19th 1963): Dick Moone spends his first day on the medical wards. Chris Anderson has a hectic day in the accident wing dealing with anything from a car smash to a man with a fish bone in his throat. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Barron, Desmond Jordan, Dorothy Smith, Richard Bidlake, John Alderton, John Carlisle, Jean Trend, Valerie Sarruf (Elizabeth French an iron lung patient), Nicholas Pennell (Ben Barnes), Elizabeth Wallace (Mrs Maugham), and Kenneth Watson (Bill Barron). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: Jon Scoffield.
578 (Feb 22nd 1963): A crisis in the operating theatre, a mystery woman in the casualty department, and a threat of scandal. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Barron, Kathleen Byron, John Line, Paula Byrne, John Alderton, David Butler, Roderick Lovell (Mr Powers), Jean Trend, Arnold Bell, Elizabeth Wallace, Kenneth Watson, and Edna Landon (Mrs Fitch-Bullen). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Jon Scoffield.
583 (March 12th 1963): Dr Griffiths' first day as Senior House Officer in the accident wing. With Desmond Carrington. Also: David Butler, Robert Lang, Jean Trend, Benedicta Leigh, Colette Dunne, Barry Justice (Roger Harper), Benjamin Whitrow (Bill Heald), Elizabeth Forbes (Mrs Woods), Anthea Holloway (Miss Yates), Wilfred Carter (Mr Parnell), William Forbes (Fox), and John Waite (Warder). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
584 (March 15th 1963): Conflict between Dr Bryan and Dr Griffiths. Elizabeth French visits her boyfriend Roger Harper who has just been admitted. With Jill Browne. Also: Paula Byrne, John Alderton, Robert Lang, Jean Trend, Carol Davies, Richard Bidlake, Valerie Sarruf, Barry Justice, Nicholas Pennell, Reginald Pritchard (Mr Burroughs), Jennie Linden (Judy Sinclair) and John Downing (as Alan Turner, in #358 he had played a different person). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
585 (March 19th 1963): Linda Stanley performs her first emergency operation at the Oxbridge. Elizabeth French solves her problem. Dr Griffiths makes a startling discovery. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Paula Byrne (now in a starring role), and Jennifer Wright (Linda Stanley). Also: John Line, John Alderton, Robert Lang, Richard Bidlake, Anna Churcher (Theatre Sister), Valerie Sarruf, Barry Justice, Jennie Linden, and John Downing. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Bill Stewart.
586 (March 22nd 1963): Richard Moone and Sally Bowen make a secret decision. Carole Young is in great pain. Will she be able to keep going? With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Paula Byrne, and Jennifer Wright. Also: John Alderton, Robert Lang, Jean Trend, Richard Bidlake, Carol Davies, John Downing, Alister Smart (Mr Riley), Joan Heath (Mrs Morton), and Eva Haddon (Mrs Burton). Script: Roger Marshall. Director: Bill Stewart.
587 (March 26th 1963): An army troop carrier overturns and for a time the Casualty department is working at full stretch to treat all the injured. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, and Jennifer Wright. Also: John Line, John Alderton, Robert Lang, Jean Trend, Carol Davies, John Downing, Antony Webb (Pte Trotter), Michael Rothwell (L/Cpl Felix Greene), Diane Aubrey (Pte Janet Peters- in #204 and #420 she had played different characters), and Philip Grout (Capt Crane). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Phil Brown.
588 (March 29th 1963): Sally Bowen's secret is discovered. Sister Young is admitted as a patient. With Jill Browne, Peter Howell and Paula Byrne. Also: Dorothy Smith, Ann Firbank (now described as The Almoner), Richard Bidlake, Carol Davies, Rosemary Martin (Nurse Dale), Pauline Collins (Nurse Elliott), Illona Rogers (Sarah Smith), Michael Rothwell, Derek Tansley (Capt Qm Donelly), and Aimee Delamain (Miss Edwardes). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Phil Brown.
591 (April 9th 1963): It is evident that Oxbridge is dividing into two camps, pro and anti Linda Stanley. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Jennifer Wright. Also: John Line, Roderick Lovell, Robert Lang, Richard Bidlake, Illona Rogers, Jean Trend, Deborah Stanford (Nurse Dickson), Barbara Ogilvie (Mrs Drummond), Marian Diamond (Pauline Roberts), Dixon Adams (Tony Burriss), and Graham Payn (Mr Pinker). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Phil Brown.
592 (April 12th 1963): Frances Whitney takes Chris Anderson to see a house she has her eye on. Lewis Griffiths turns the Accident Wing into a school for medical students. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also: Robert Lang, John Alderton, Patricia Regan (Nurse Warner), Barbara Ogilvie, Marian Diamond, Dixon Adams, Louise King (Sheree Bretson), Adrian Ropes (Gordon Truke), Frank Jarvis (Colin Parish), Richard Burnett (Henry Fletcher), and Peggy Aitchison (Doris Fletcher). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Phil Brown.
594 (April 19th 1963): With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Jennifer Wright and Paula Byrne. Also: John Alderton, Robert Lang, David Butler, Dorothy Smith, Richard Bidlake, Ilona Rogers, Marian Diamond, Dixon Adams, Gwynne Whitby (Mrs Roberts), Gordon Harris (Mr Roberts), Gerald Rowland (Timmy Baines), and Ian Curry (previously in #488). Script: Diana Morgan.
595 (April 23rd 1963): Reaction to the news of Dr Edward Bryan's operation spreads through the hospital- in fact he had died in a dramatic episode of medical incompetence. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Paula Byrne and Jennifer Wright. Also: Robert Lang, David Butler, Enid Lindsey, Illona Rogers, Frank Jarvis, Ewan Roberts (Mr Bentley), Fred Ferris (Mr Currie), and Dora Dainton (Mrs Currie). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Dennis Vance.
596 (April 26th 1963): A tattooed girl brings variety to Lew Griffiths' work in the Accident Wing. With Desmond Carrington and Jennifer Wright. Also: Robert Lang, John Alderton, David Butler, Ewan Roberts, Dora Dainton, Gerald Rowland, John Wentworth (Dr Dee), Brian Haines (Mr Wallis), Geoffrey Hibbert (Mr Furmer), Elizabeth Murray (Mercia Twillow, in #417 she had been just described as a nurse!), and Verity Edmett (Louise Short). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Dennis Vance.
597 (April 30th 1963) Dick Moone tries to explain his worry to Sally Bowen. With Jill Browne, and John Alderton, Robert Lang, Carol Davies (Sally Bowen), Hazel Peters (Nurse Thomas), Ewan Roberts (Mr Bentley), Verity Edmett (Louise Short), Rick Jones (Mr Bray), John McBride (Mr Macrory), Kathleen Feenan (Mrs Pottinger), Patrick Carter (Mr Pottinger), and Lesley Jackson (Mrs Garnett). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Phil Brown.
598 (May 3rd 1963) Dr Griffith's last day at the Oxbridge. Mr Bentley is diagnosed and the result causes both alarm and great interest. With Jill Browne, Paula Byrne, Jennifer Wright and John Alderton, Robert Lang, David Butler, Carol Davies, Geoffrey Adams - I think this was his first appearance as Dr Darren since 1959, it was also his last-, Michael McKevitt (Dr James Gordon- replacement for the late Dr Bryan), Ewan Roberts, Helena McCarthy (Mrs Bentley), John McBride, and Kathleen Feenan. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Phil Brown.
599 (May 7th 1963): The case of leprosy causes trouble in the men's surgical ward. Sister Young meets the new Senior House Officer. With Jill Browne and Paula Byrne. Also: John Alderton, Carol Davies, Michael McKevitt, David Plethean (Dr Braddock), Ewan Roberts, Helen McCarthy (Mrs Bentley), Rick Jones (Mr Bray), Verity Edmett, John McBride (Mr Macrory), Piers Stephens (Mr Lumley), and George Little (Raymond Waterer- in autumn 1961 Little had played a Mr Grimshaw). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Bill Stewart.
600 (May 10th 1963): Mrs Garnett accuses Louise Short of injuring her. Chris Anderson has to cope with an emergency on his way back to Oxbridge from London. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne Also: John Line, John Alderton, Carol Davies, David Butler, Michael McKevitt, Verity Edmett, John McBride, George Little, Lesley Jackson, Joan Pearl (Mrs Cornish) and Raymond Adamson (Mr Cornish). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Bill Stewart. Jill Browne, the only original cast member left remarked, "six hundred? It doesn't seem like six weeks!"
For this programme a TAM rating was achieved of 6,482,000 homes.

601 (May 14th 1963): Chris Anderson and Frances Whitney disagree over a patient called Mrs Cornish, who receives a strange visitor. With Desmond Carrington, Paula Byrne and Jennifer Wright. Also: John Line, Carol Davies, Ewan Roberts, Helena McCarthy, Joan Peart, Raymond Adamson, Derren Nesbitt (Campbell Goffin, a racing driver), George Little, Jack Cunningham (Paddy Ryan), and Anne Lloyd (Nurse Jane Beattie- she stayed in the series for 4 years). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: John Cooper.
602 (May 17th 1963): Richard Moone's father visits the hospital and finds his son in a troubled state of mind. With Jill Browne. Also: John Line, David Butler, John Alderton, Carol Davies, John Carlisle, Michael McKevitt, Bert Palmer (Mr Moone), Joan Peart, George Little, Derren Nesbitt, Joe Greig (Mr Hartop), and Geraldine Moffatt (Nurse White). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: John Cooper.
603 (May 21st 1963): Mrs Cornish is diagnosed and learns alrming news from her husband. Chris Anderson springs a surprise on Frances Whitney. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also: John Alderton, John Carlisle, Michael McKevitt, Vanessa Hill (Nurse Lomax), Joan Peart, Raymond Adamson, Derren Nesbitt, Frederick Treves (Mr Fenton), and Graham Payn. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Hugh Rennie.
604 (May 24th 1963): Three patients have disturbing visitors... a police officer, a girl friend, a wife. With Jill Browne, Paula Byrne and Jennifer Wright. Also: John Alderton, Michael McKevitt, David Phethean (Dr Braddock), Joan Peart, Raymond Adamson, Derren Nesbitt, Frederick Treves, William Greene (Stuart Adler), Hazel Terry (Mrs Fenton), Sally Nesbitt (Brenda Millett) and Michael Collins. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Hugh Rennie.
605 (May 28th 1963): Will Campbell Goffin have to lose his other leg? A Thamebridge psychiatrist visits Mr Fenton who has apparently lost more than his memory.A highly important document is missing. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Jennifer Wright. Also: John Line, John Carlisle, David Butler, Illona Rogers, David Langton (Dr Corbyn), Elizabeth Hunt (Sister Rennit) Raymond Duparc (Mr Parsons), Joan Peart, Derren Nesbitt, Frederick Treves, Hazel Terry. Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Bill Stewart.
606 (May 31st 1963): Campbell Goffin hears the result of his operation. Linda Stanley persuades Mrs Cornish to confess to her husband. With Jill Browne, and Jennifer Wright. Also: John Alderton, Michael McKevitt, David Langton, Joan Peart, Raymond Adamson, Derren Nesbitt, Frederick Treves, Hazel Terry, William Greene, Brian Badcoe (Garry Scott), and Ivan Stafford (David Nairn). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Bill Stewart.
607 (June 4th 1963): Stuart Adler makes an embarrassing request. With Jill Browne, and Paula Byrne. Also: John Alderton, Roderick Lovell, Michael McKevitt, David Langton, Geraldine Moffat, Derren Nesbitt, Frederick Treves, William Greene, Carole Boyer (Mrs Gosse), Fraser Kerr (Simon Cave) and Martin Friend (Sammy Dean). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: John Cooper.
608 (June 7th 1963): Jamie Gordon takes time off from Casualty to organise deals- deal that turn out disastrous. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also: John Alderton, Michael McKevitt, David Langton, Derren Nesbitt, Frederick Treves, William Greene, Carole Boyer, and Brian Badcoe. Script: Robert Holmes. Director: John Cooper.
609 (June 11th 1963): Frances Whitney gets a big surprise. Is it going to affect her future? With Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also: Roderick Lovell, John Line, John Carlisle, Carol Davies, Terence Longdon (Freddy Waters), Carole Boyer, Fraser Kerr, Norman Mitchell (Mr Snelling, in #269 he was uncredited as Mr Garland, and in #414 he had played Colin Jaffrey), Mary Fouracres (Staff Nurse), and Cheslaw Grocholski (Marcel). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Cecil Petty.
610 (June 14th 1963): Frances spends a great deal of time outside the hospital. Dr Gordon's business affairs are still troublesome. With Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also: Roderick Lovell, David Butler, Michael McKevitt, Geoffrey Colvile (Dr Beckett), Dorothy Smith, Terence Longdon, Carole Boyer, Fraser Kerr, Norman Mitchell, Simon Oates (Mr Gosse) and Paddy Ward (Mr Booker). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Cecil Petty.
611 (June 18th 1963): Jamie Gordon unearths a reluctant compatriot. Trouble develops for Richard Moone and Sally Bowen. With Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also: John Line, John Alderton, Michael McKevitt, Pat Nye, Carol Davies, Elisabeth Murray, Terence Longdon, Carole Boyer, Norman Mitchell, William Marlowe (Basil Gilroy), and Georgina Patterson (Kay Whiting). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Bill Stewart.
612 (June 21st 1963): Sister Jenkins gives a word of advice to Richard Moone. One of Basil Gilroy's medical tests gives cause for concern. With Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also: Roderick Lovell, John Alderton, Michael McKevitt, John Carlisle, Pat Nye, Carol Davies, Elisabeth Murray, Terence Longdon, William Marlowe, Christopher Guinee (George Simpson), and Michael Bilton (Mr Hambling). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Bill Stewart.
613 (June 25th 1963): George Simpson faces a difficult personal problem. Sarah Smith has a taste of ward discipline after her spell in the theatre. In this story: John Alderton, Michael McKevitt, Pat Nye, Peter Ashmore, Carol Davies, Illona Rogers, William Marlowe, Christopher Guinee, Jan Conrad (Jan Szczepanski), Christa Bergman (Gretchen Simpson), Carole Boyer, Simon Oates, and Clifford Cox (Mr Beccles). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Eric Price.
614 (June 28th 1963): George Simpson's personal problems explode into a crisis. Mr Powers helps Richard Moone out in a difficult situation. With Desmond Carrington. Also: Roderick Lovell, John Alderton, John Carlisle, Pat Nye, Carol Davies, Illona Rogers, Anne Lloyd, William Marlowe, Christopher Guinee, Jan Conrad, Christa Bergman, and June Ellis (Mrs Pruett). Script: David Butler. Director: Eric Price.
615 (July 2nd 1963): Dr Wallace the Superintendent gets a mysterious call from Spain. With Paula Byrne. Also: John Alderton, Peter Ashmore, Walter Horsbrugh, Pat Nye, Vanessa Hill (now promoted to Sister Lomax), Terence Longdon, John Bernard (Bill Collins), Christopher Guinee, Christa Bergman, Carol Boyer Simon Oates and William Marlowe. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Philip Dale.
616 (July 5th 1963): Sister Young is still mysteriously absent. With Desmond Carrington, Paula Byrne. Also: Roderick Lovell, John Alderton, Peter Ashmore, Walter Horsbrugh, Pat Nye, Christopher Banks, Terence Longdon, Christopher Guinee, Christa Bergman, Jan Conrad, and William Marlowe. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Philip Dale.
617 (July 9th 1963): Carole Young returns unexpectedly. George Simpson hears about his operation. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Paula Byrne. Also: John Line, Dorothy Smith, Illona Rodgers, Vanessa Hill (now Nurse Lomax again!), Christopher Guinee, Carole Boyer, Helen Fraser (Caroline Baker), Christa Bergman, Jan Conrad, and Winifred Hill (Mrs Armstrong). Script: David Butler. Director: Bill Stewart.
618 (July 12th 1963): Frances is blaming herself for Mrs Gosse's deafness. Richard Moone and Sally Bowen get ahead with their future plans. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Paula Byrne. Also: John Alderton, Michael McKevitt, Carol Davies, Elisabeth Murray, Carole Boyer, Simon Oates, Helen Fraser, Victor Brooks (Hal Barlow), Patsy Fagan (Noreen Barlow) and Patricia Clapton (Lily Scales). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Bill Stewart.
619 (July 16th 1963): A crisis on the day of George Simpson's operations raises a problem of conduct for the doctors. With Jill Browne. Also: John Alderton, Roderick Lovell, John Carlisle, Carol Davies, Pat Nye, John Garvin (Dr Morris), Vanessa Hill, Christopher Guinee, Helen Fraser, Victor Brooks, Christa Bergman and Jan Conrad. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Eric Price
620 (July 19th 1963): The truth is still being held from George SImpson. Frances is forced to make a decision about her future with Freddy Waters. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Paula Byrne. Also: John Alderton, Peter Ashmore, Michael McKevitt, Pat Nye, Geraldine Moffatt, Terence Longdon, Christopher Guinee, Victor Brooks, Christa Bergman and Patsy Fagan, Jan Conrad and Caroline Blakiston (Susan Chambers). Script: David Butler. Director: Eric Price
621 (July 23rd 1963): George SImpson accuses Mr Powers of lying to him about his wife. Still no news about Mrs Baker's husband. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington, Paula Byrne. Also: Roderick Lovell, Cameron Hall (Dr Hutton), Dorothy Smith, Christopher Guinee, Victor Brooks, Christa Bergman, Patsy Fagan, Helen Fraser, Caroline Blakiston, and Hilary Wyce (Ellen Blake). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Philip Dale.
622 (July 26th 1963): Richard Moone has a plan, but Sally isn't so keen on it. With Desmond Carrington. Also: John Alderton, Roderick Lovell, Michael McKevitt, Pat Nye, Carol Davies, Vanessa Hill, Christopher Guinee, Victor Brooks, Christa Bergman, Helen Fraser, Jan Conrad, and Jenny Laird (Mary Szczepanski). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Philip Dale.
623 (July 30th 1963): Richard Moone is brought face to face with his personal problems. Caroline Baker has to make her decision. With Jill Browne. Also: John Alderton, Michael McKevitt, John Garvin, Dorothy Smith, Geraldine Moffatt, Victor Brooks, Helen Fraser, Caroline Blakiston, June Ellis, Patsy Fagan, Wilfred Downing (Charlie Fitch), and Richard Bebb (Mr Venner). Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
624 (Aug 2nd 1963): Two major problems for Richard Moone. With Jill Browne and Paula Byrne. Also: John Alderton, Michael McKevitt, John Carlisle, Carol Davies, Cameron Hall, Geoffrey Toone (Sir William Isaacs), Anne Hardcastle (Staff Nurse Ramsden), Ian Cullen (Mr Staines), Helen Fraser, Wilfred Downing, and Julie Samuels (Queenie). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Gordon Reece.
625 (Aug 6th 1963): definite news received of Caroline Baker's husband. Richard and Sally are still at loggerheads. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Alderton, David Butler, John Carlisle, Carol Davies, John Garvin, Helen Fraser, June Ellis, Wilfred Downing, Julie Samuels, Katie Fitzroy (Helen Dean), and James Kerry (Harry Decker). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Phil Brown.
626 (Aug 9th 1963): A police cosntable is admitted having been savagely beaten by unknown assailants. Is there a link between this and Charlie Fitch's case? With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Line, David Butler, Michael McKevitt, John Carlisle, Elisabeth Murray, June Ellis, Wilfred Downing, James Kerry, Charles Rea (Inspector Nelson) and Fredric Abbott (Simon Cobbold). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Phil Brown.
627 (Aug 13th 1963): Harry Decker's wife visits him, much to his surprise. Richard Moone springs a surprise on his collegaues and his fiancee Sally. With Desmond Carrington. Also: John Alderton, Michael McKevitt, John Carlisle, Graham Lines (Henry Stafford), Carol Davies, Elisabeth Murray, Beatrice Kane, June Ellis, Wilfred Downing, James Kerry, Margo Croan (Mrs Decker), and Peggy Marshall (Mrs O'Brien). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Philip Dale.
628 (Aug 16th 1963): Insp Nelson upsets hospital routine with results which surprise him. Richard and Sally take a step nearer the brink. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: John Alderton, Carol Davies, Michael McKevitt, Graham Lines, Beatrice Kane, Wilfred Downing, James Kerry, Charles Rea, Julie Samuel, Peggy Marshall and Simon Taylor (Frankie). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Philip Dale.
629 (Aug 20th 1963): Moone tells large he is getting married and invites him to attend the ceremony. Decker is operated on, the prognosis is not as good as it could be. A new patient is admitted with an unusual injury. With Jill Browne and Paula Byrne. Also: Roderick Lovell, John Alderton, Carol Davies, Michael McKevitt, John Carlisle, Geoffrey Colvile, Elisabeth Murray, Wilfred Downing, James Kerry, Charles Rea, Julie Samuel, and Antony Linford (John Armstrong). Script: Bob Holmes. Director: Gordon Reece.
630 (Aug 23rd 1963): Sally becomes Mrs Moone. Mrs O'Brien has her baby prematurely. Armstrong shows a sign of local infection. With Jill Browne. Also: John Alderton, Carol Davies, John Carlisle, Graham Lines, Illona Rodgers, Beatrice Kane, Laurel Mather (Sister Hunter), Peggy Marshall, Antony Linford, Hazel Banbridge (Mrs Armstrong), and Edward Ogden (Mr Blenkinsop). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Gordon Reece.

Cecil Petty replaced John Cooper as producer. John had been producer on the series for over two years.
631 (Aug 27th 1963): Richard and Sally prepare to embark on married life. Disturbing developments in Sister Young's ward. With Jill Browne and Paula Byrne. Also: John Alderton, Carol Davies, Michael McKevitt, John Carlisle, Graham Lines, Beatrice Kane, Peggy Marshall, Antony Linford, Charles Carson (George Ryder), Hilary Bamford (Emily Salt), and Kathleen Williams (Mrs Beresford). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Phil Brown.
634 (Sept 6th 1963): A viewer to TV Times wrote, "the closing scene was quite moving. Dr Shaw, realising the truth about the old tramp, allowed him to take his secret to the grave, with great dignity."
637 (Sept 17th 1963): George Ryder goes for his operation, and his children get a shock. Gilliane Blaine's future is still in doubt. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also: Geoffrey Colvile, Charles Carson, Hilary Bamford, Derek Blomfield, Jean Kent (Gillian Blaine), Brian McDermott (Denzil Croft), Susan Clark (Phyllis Armour), Tom Gill (Terry Beecham), Edmund Warwick (Dr Varley) and Kristine Howarth (Nurse Wheeler). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Phil Brown.
638 (Sept 20th 1963): Carole Young is very worried about George Ryder's future. Gillian Blaine has two visitors. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also: Roderick Lovell, Michael Godfrey (Michael Cave), Charles Carson, Hilary Bamford, Derek Blomfield, Jean Kent, Brian McDermott, Kerry Jordan (Guy Merrick), Peter Barkworth (Jack Denbigh), and Marilyn James (Beryl Denbigh). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Phil Brown.
639 (Sept 24th 1963): Gillian Blaine, former film star, lies seriously ill in Oxbridge Hospital. Why has she lost the will to live? This is the vital question doctors must answer. With Paula Byrne. Also: John Carlisle, Michael McKevitt, Roderick Lovell, Elizabeth Murray, Geoffrey Colville, Michael Godfrey, John Line, Jean Kent, Brian McDermott, Susan Clark, Peter Barkworth, and Hugh McDermott (Dave Ringel). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
640 (Sept 27th 1963): To the surgeons at Oxbridge it's an end-to-end 'anastomosis.' But to Dave Ringel, it's a 'lousy fifty-fifty chance as he waits tensely for news of Gillian Blaine. With Jill Browne and Paula Byrne. Also: John Carlisle, Michael McKevitt, Elizabeth Murray, Geoffrey Colville, Michael Godfrey, John Line, Jean Kent, Brian McDermott, Hugh McDermott, Pamela Duncan, Marilyn James, and Morna Reid (Ringel's secretary). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
641 (Oct 1st 1963): Gillian Blaine moves at last and leaves a few surprises. With Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also: Michael McKevitt, Juliet Harmer (Annabelle Read), Elisabeth Murray, Anne Lloyd, John Line, Jean Kent, Hugh McDermott, Kerry Jordan, Peter Barkworth, and Marilyn James. Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
642 (Oct 4th 1963): Four student nurses arrive to train at the Oxbridge (see photo). In their first 24 hours of training there are surprises in store... With Desmond Carrington. Also: Michael McKevitt, Elisabeth Murray, Enid Lindsey, Juliet Harmer, Anne Lloyd, Peter Barkworth, June Petersen (Sister Tutor), Jane Rossington (Katherine Ford), Sheila Fearn (Elizabeth Benskin), Harriet Harper (Victoria Gibbs), Tricia Money (Michaela Davies), Hajni Biro (Elena Bourine), and Brian Hawksley (Dr Sullivan). Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
Picture left: a behind-the-scenes photo when auditions were held to find a suitable dog for Dr Anderson. Bottom right is director Geoffrey Stephenson, who is stroking the successful Welsh collie, named Morag, who became 'Mr Bickerstaff' in the story #645
645 (October 15th 1963) Should a doctor sue a patient? At a time of sorrow for Chris Anderson, he has to face a difficult ethical question. With Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with: John Carlisle, Michael McKevitt (James Gordon), Michael Godfrey (Michael Cave), Geoffrey Colvile, Carla Challioner (Wendy Miller), Madi Hedd (Doris Miller), Michael Corcoran (Jack Rafferty), Tricia Money (Michaela Davies), Hajni Biro, Noel Hood and John Line. Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
646 (October 18th 1963) James Gordon is hoping for a quick profit from his latest speculation, while jack Denigh has his career threatened by a moral blackmailer.In neither case do things turns out quite as expected. With Desmond Carrington. Also with: John Carlisle, John Line, Michael McKevitt, Pamela Duncan (Sister Doughty), Carla Challioner, Tricia Money, Hajni Biro, Morris Perry (Harry Miller), Peter Barkworth (Jack Denbigh), Peter Stephens (Wesley Freeman), and Jeffry Wickham (Det Const Holt). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
647 (Oct 22nd 1963): Wendy Miller lies in bed, lost and lonely- without a visitor. But Harry Miller is waking up to his responsibilities. With Paula Byrne. Also: John Line, Geoffrey Colvile, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Hajni Biro, Harriet Harper, Morris Perry, Madi Hedd (Doris Miller), Carla Challoner (Wendy Miller), Reg Lye (Mr Anstruther), Peter Barkworth, and Marilyn James. Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
648 (Oct 25th 1963): A new arrival at the Oxbridge causes Shaw some embarrassment, much to the delight of James Gordon and Lester Large. This cast: John Carlisle, Michael McKevitt, John Line, John Arnatt (Dr Fitzgerald), Reg Lye, Pamela Duncan, June Petersen, Ruth Wynn Owen (Mrs Anstruther), Tricia Money, Hajni Biro, Harriet Harper, Jane Rossington and Sheila Fearn. Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
649 (Oct 29th 1963): Katherine Ford's secret is out and the Nurses' Training School is full of suspicion and mistrust, accusations and quarrels. With Desmond Carrington. Also: Michael McKevitt, Pamela Duncan, June Petersen, Tricia Money, Hajni Biro, Jane Rossington, Harriet Harper, Douglas Ives, Peter Barkworth, Marilyn James, Michael Corcoran (Rafferty), and Jeffrey Wickham (Dt Constable Holt). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Phil Brown.
650 (Nov 1st 1963): An episode in which Jack Denbigh's future is settled, Wendy Miller's future is in doubt, and James Gordon's future is in jeopardy. With Desmond Carrington. Also: John Line, Michael McKevitt, Robert Sansom, Audrey Muir (Alison Plummer), Sylvia Marriott (Polly Gregg), Pamela Duncan, Peter Barkworth, Carla Challoner, Morris Perry, Madi Hedd, Reg Lye, and Ruth Wynn Owen. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Phil Brown.
651 (Nov 5th 1963): Bonfire Night- and a busy time for Casualty as firework casualties flock in. With Michael McKevitt, John Arnatt, Sheila Fearn, Elizabeth Murray (Jean Twillow, in 596 she is billed as Mercia Twillow), Pamela Duncan, Carla Challoner, Madi Hedd, Reg Lye, Ruth Wynn Owen, Barry Boys (Daniel Wyatt), Margot Thomas (Mr Penn sic), Ann Grace (Mrs Kershaw), Julie Ross (Gail Kershaw) and Paul Holdway (Billy Kershaw). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
652 (Nov 8th 1963): Dr Whitney invites the new surgeon, Fitzgerald, home to lunch- and Dr Beckett suspects a rival. Starring Paula Byrne. With John Carlisle, Geoffrey Colville, John Line, John Arnatt, Sheila Fearn, Pamela Duncan, Harriet Harper, Tricia Money, Reg Lye, Ruth Wynn Owen, Barry Boys, and Jennifer Jayne (Rhena Wyatt). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
653 (Nov 12th 1963): Daniel Wyatt is worried about his future. Will his injuries prevent him from resuming his old job? But there is a greater shock in store for him. Starring Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. With Pamela Duncan, Reg Lye, Ruth Wynn Owen, Barry Boys, John Arnatt, Geoffrey Colville, Michael McKevitt, Noel Hood, Ilona Rogers, Royston Tickner (Herbert), and Judith Fellows (Mrs Harris- in #247 as a different character). Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
654 (Nov 15th 1963): What is the secret from her past that Michaela Davies has hidden from her fellow student nurses for so long? Lester Large finds out. Starring Desmond Carrington. With John Carlisle, Pamela Duncan, Reg Lye, Barry Boys, Jennifer Jayne, John Line, Ilona Rogers, Tricia Money, John Arnatt, Audrey Muir, Peter Welch (Gunner Clark), and John Harvey (Eddie Forest). Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
659 (Dec 3rd 1963): Lester Large has an interview for a new job- and meets an old friend. With John Carlisle, Michael McKevitt, John Line, John Arnatt, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Douglas Ives, Barry Boys, Peter Welch, Illona Rogers, Alice Fraser (Rose Keeley), and John White (Dr Farmer). Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
660 (Dec 6th 1963): Gunner Clark is finally discharged, but Sister Doughty has not seen the last of him. Starring Paula Byrne. With John Carlisle, John Line, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Douglas Ives, Margot Stephens (Anna), Peter Welch, John Abineri (Mario), June Petersen, Enid Lindsey, Harriet Harper, Jane Rossington and Sheila Fearn. Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
663 (Dec 17th 1963): Examination time: the girls at the Preliminary Training School wait anxiously for results. Starring Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. With John Carlisle, Michael McKevitt, John Line, Pamela Duncan, John Abineri, Harriet Harper, Jane Rossington, Frazer Hines (Tim Birch), Hazel Coppen (Mrs Birch), Patricia Heneghan (Helen Granger), and Peter Welch. Script: Robert Holmes. Director: probably Cecil Petty.
664 (Dec 20th 1963): Dr Beckett and Frances Whitney form a united front against the new surgeon, until Dr Beckett meets her. Starring Paula Byrne. With John Carlisle, Michael McKevitt, John Line, Geoffrey Colville, John Arnatt, Enid Lindsey, Tricia Money, Harriet Harper, Frazer Hines, Patricia Heneghan, Olive Milbourne (Kit Maitland) and Dorothy Primrose (Dottie). Script: Robert Holmes. Director: Bill Stewart.
665 (Dec 24th 1963): Christmas Eve, and television comes to the Oxbridge! The large cast of 30 included several returning patients, though most welcome was the return of Carole Young after being away for three months (in fact she'd been touring with the stage play Rattle of a Simple Man). Starring Desmond Carrington, Jill Browne and Paula Byrne. With John Carlisle, Michael McKevitt, John Line, Pamela Duncan, John Arnatt, Frazer Hines, Illona Rogers, Noel Hood, Patricia Heneghan, Jane Rossington, Peter Welch, Peter Reeves (Bill Pettigan), Derek Royle (Steve Compton), Robert Lang, Charles Carson, Jean Kent, John Abineri, Douglas Ives, Reg Lye, Peter Howell, Jean Trend, Anne Lloyd, Elisabeth Murray, Enid Lindsey, Geoffrey Colville, Anne Brooks and David Butler. Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
666 (Dec 27th 1963): Back from her Ward Sisters' course in London, Carole Young expects to take over Ward 10 again. However Matron calls her in for an interview. Starring Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. With Michael McKevitt, John Line, Tricia Money, Frazer Hines, Geoffrey Colville, Patricia Heneghan, Olive Milbourne, John Carlisle, Jane Rossington, Enid Lindsey, and Pamela Duncan. Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
671 (Jan 14th 1964): Michaela Davies opens her heart to Mr Fitzgerald. Is Frances Whitney jealous? Starring Paula Byrne. With John Arnatt, John Line, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Jane Rossington, John White, Frazer Hines, Hazel Coppen, Ronald Chudley (Mike Hewson), Amanda Murray (Philippa Draycott) and John Glyn-Jones (John Draycott). Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
672 (Jan 17th 1964): A visitor for Tim Birch. Starring Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. With John Arnatt, John Line, Jane Rossington, John White, Frazer Hines, Sheila Fearn, Michael McKevitt, Ronald Chudley, Amanda Murray, Peter Madden (Mr Birch Sr), Gerald McAllister (First workman) and Leonard Kayne (Second workman). Script: David Butler. Director: Gordon Reece.
673 (Jan 21st 1964): Carole Young has a strange visitor. Starring Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. With John Arnatt, John Line, Peter Howell, Jane Rossington, Frazer Hines, Ronald Chudley, Amanda Murray, John Glyn-Jones, and Richard Carpenter (Mr Victor,a hairdresser). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Phil Brown.
674 (Jan 24th 1964): Mike Hewson has disturbing news about his operation and his fiancee. Starring Jill Browne and Paula Byrne. With John Arnatt, John Line, John Carlisle, Tricia Money, Geoffrey Colville, Peter Madden, Frazer Hines, Ronald Chudley, Amanda Murray, John Glyn-Jones, Hazel Coppen and John Moore (Simon Deakin). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Phil Brown.
675 (Jan 28th 1964): Frances Whitney finds out more about two of her colleagues and their approach to medicine. Starring Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. With John Arnatt, John White, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Frazer Hines, Michael McKevitt, Ronald Chudley, Amanda Murray, John Glyn-Jones, and Pauline Yates (Mrs Estelle Waterman). Script: Martin Woodhouse. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
676 (Jan 31st 1964): Starring Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. With John Line, John Carlisle, John Arnatt, John White, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Jane Rossington, Frazer Hines, Peter Madden, John Moore, and Michael Atkinson (Paddy Fitzgerald). Script: Martin Woodhouse. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
679 (February 11th 1964) Mike Hewson and Philipps Draycott make their final decision. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with: John Carlisle, John Arnatt, Jane Rossington, Michael McKevitt, Tricia Money, Richard Carpenter, Ronald Chudley, Amanda Murray, John Glyn-Jones, and Pauline Yates. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
680 (February 14th 1964) An emergency call for Dr James Gordon. With Jill Browne, and Paula Byrne. Also with: John Line, John Carlisle, John Arnatt, Geoffrey Colvile, Michael McKevitt, John Moore, Pauline Yates, Michael Atkinson, Marie Burke (Mrs Fitzgerald), Arthur Pentelow (Will Croft) and Doreen Andrew (Janet Croft). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
681 (February 18th 1964) Mr Waterman makes his presence felt. With John Line, John Carlisle, John Arnatt, Geoffrey Colvile, John White, Richard Carpenter, Tricia Money, Pauline Yates, Mark Powell (Mr Gittings), Robert Brown (Mr Waterman) and Pamela Holmes (Theatre Sister). Script: Martin Woodhouse. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
682 (February 21st 1964) Simon Deakin brings disturbing news. Starring Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. With John Line, Pamela Duncan, Jane Rossington, Geoffrey Colvile, John White, Richard Carpenter, Michael Atkinson, Arthur Pentelow, Doreen Andrew, Mark Powell and John Moore. Script: Martin Woodhouse. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
685 (March 3rd 1964) Andrew Shaw talks to Carole Young's new friend and causes a crisis. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with: John Line, John Carlisle, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Richard Carpenter, Pauline Yates, Robert Brown, Arthur Pentelow, Doreen Andrew, and Robert Dorning (Major Trumper). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
686 (March 6th 1964) With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also with: John Line, Geoffrey Colvile, Michael Godfrey (Mr Cave), John Carlisle, Richard Carpenter, Pauline Yates, Jane Rossington, Robert Brown, Arthur Pentelow, and Doreen Andrew. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
689 (March 17th 1964) Mr Victor gets cold feet. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with: John Line, John Carlisle, Pamela Duncan, Richard Carpenter, Jane Rossington, John White, Dorothy Smith, Jennie Paul (Elsie Saddler), Ewan Roberts and Margaret John (Almoner). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: prob Cecil Petty.
690 (March 20th 1964) Lester Large and Michaela Davies land in trouble. With John Line, John Carlisle, Pamela Duncan, Richard Carpenter, Jane Rossington, Frazer Hines, Elisabeth Murray, Sheila Fearn, Tricia Money, Joan Hooley (Louise Mahler) and Douglas Livingstone (Charlie Turner- in #467 he'd played a different character). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: prob Cecil Petty.
691 (March 24th 1964) Another polio case is admitted. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. With John Carlisle, Pamela Duncan, Richard Carpenter, Tricia Money, Joan Hooley, Douglas Livingstone, Mela White (Eileen Turner) and Janina Faye (Susan Fields). Script: David Butler. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
692 (March 27th 1964) Matron and Mr Harrison interview Michaela Davies and Kate Ford. With Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. With John Line, John Carlisle, Peter Howell, John White, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Joan Hooley, Enid Lindsey, Jane Rossington, Douglas Livingstone, Mela White, Annabelle Lee (Miriam Watt) and Janina Faye. Script: David Butler. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
695 (April 7th 1964) Harrison makes his decision about Charlie Turner's arm. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. With John Line, Peter Howell, Geoffrey Colvile, Pamela Duncan, Richard Carpenter, Douglas Livingstone, Mela White, Annabelle Lee and Reg Lye. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O'Riordan
696 (April 10th 1964) Susan Fields is improving. With Desmond Carrington. With John Line, John Carlisle, Peter Howell, John White, Joan Hooley, Tricia Money, Elizabeth Murray, Douglas Livingstone, Mela White, Janina Faye, Harry Fowler (Perry Davies) and Walter Sparrow (Mr Funnell). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O'Riordan
697 (April 14th 1964) Michaela Davies has an unpleasant surprise. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. With John Carlisle, John White, Joan Hooley, Tricia Money, Elizabeth Murray, Douglas Ives, Annabelle Lee, Janina Faye, Harry Fowler and Frank Henderson (Jim Ritchie). Script: David Butler. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
698 (April 17th 1964) Friendly relations are re-established between Giles and Louise. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. With Peter Howell, John Carlisle, John White, Joan Hooley, Tricia Money, Elizabeth Murray, Janina Faye, Jane Barrett (Mrs Fields), Harry Fowler, Ronald Leigh-Hunt (Brian Rogers) and Michael Stainton (Henry Jessop). Script: David Butler. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott
699 (April 21st 1964) A busy evening in Casualty. With Jill Browne and Paula Byrne. With Peter Howell, John Carlisle, John White, Dorothy Smith, Tricia Money, Janina Faye, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Peter Craze (Peter Trench) and Margaret Don "her first big television break" (16 year old patient Linda Martin). Script: Jean Scott-Rogers. Director: Alastair Reid
700 (April 24th 1964) Sister Young indulges in a little reminiscing. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. With Peter Howell, John Carlisle, John White, Dorothy Smith, Tricia Money, Harry Fowler, Janina Faye, Jane Barrett, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Peter Craze and Margaret Don. Script: Jean Scott-Rogers. Director: Alastair Reid
701 (April 28th 1964) Perry Davies turns nasty, but finds an unexpected opponent. With Paula Byrne. With Michael Baxter (Dr Grant), John Carlisle, John White, Enid Lindsey, Tricia Money, Harry Fowler, Peter Craze and Margaret Don. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O'Riordan
702 (May 1st 1964) Frances Whitney performs a gastroscopy with alarming results. With Paula Byrne. With John Carlisle, John Barron, Frank Barrie (William Cook), Peter Butterworth (Herbert Evans), Beatrice Kane, Michael McKevitt, John White, Peter Craze, Margaret Don, Janet Kelly (Amy Trasler), Jane Hylton (Margaret Harley), and Brian Oulton (John Harley- he played a different character in #395). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O'Riordan
705 (May 12th 1964) Herbert Evans sends for his solicitor. With John Barron, John Carlisle, John White, Frank Barrie, Pamela Duncan, Peter Butterworth, Beatrice Kane, Jeffrey Segal (Mr Keen), Janet Kelly, Jane Hylton, Brian Oulton, and Frazer Hines. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Alastair Reid
706 (May 15th 1964) Frances Whitney gets a disturbing letter. With Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with John Barron, Joan Hooley, Frank Barrie, Pamela Duncan, Peter Butterworth, Beatrice Kane, Richard Carpenter, Annabelle Lee, Jane Hylton, Brian Oulton, Frazer Hines and Geoffrey Russell (Mr Barrett- "Bill"). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Alastair Reid
707 (May 19th 1964) Mr Evans is the odd man out. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with John Barron, Michael Baxter, John White, Peter Butterworth, Beatrice Kane, Jane Hylton, Richard Carpenter and Annabelle Lee. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O' Riordan
708 (May 22nd 1964) A big day for the Watt family. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with John White, Joan Hooley, Peter Butterworth, Beatrice Kane, Jane Hylton, Brian Oulton, Jeffrey Segal, Richard Carpenter, Annabelle Lee, Chips Rafferty (Mick Doyle, an Australian newpaperman in England to cover the test matches), Tom Adams (Guy Marshall), and Elizabeth Bradley (Mrs Tardy). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O' Riordan
709 (May 26th 1964) A day of surprises for the Harleys. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with John Barron, Geoffrey Colvile, John Carlisle, John White, Tom Adams, Joan Hooley, Pamela Duncan, Beatrice Kane, Illona Rogers, Colette Dunne - her first appearance for a year, but to be a regular for the coming year, Jane Hylton, Brian Oulton, Chips Rafferty, George Betton (Albert Thrush, an old man), and Edmund Bennett (Mr Brightman). Script: David Butler. Director: Bill Stewart
710 (May 29th 1964) Problems for Mick Doyle. With Desmond Carrington. Also with Michael Baxter, John Carlisle, John White, Joan Hooley, Tom Adams, Pamela Duncan, Colette Dunne, Tricia Money, Chips Rafferty, George Betton, and Anthony Collin (Mr Unwin). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Alastair Reid
711 (June 2nd 1964) First day in the Oxbridge operating theatre for the new Senior Surgical Registrar. With Jill Browne and Desmond Carrington. Also with John White, Joan Hooley, Tom Adams, Geoffrey Colvile, Geoffrey Russell, Enid Lindsey, Pamela Duncan, Pamela Holmes, Chips Rafferty, George Betton, Anthony Collin, and April Walker (Nurse - not in on screen credits). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Alastair Reid
712 (June 5th 1964) Two patients are on the danger list. With Jill Browne and Paula Byrne. Also with Tom Adams, Geoffrey Colvile, John White, Chips Rafferty, and George Betton - a 'patient' who dies in this story. Script: unknown. Director: Cecil Petty
713 (June 9th 1964) More complications in the life of Mick Doyle. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with: Tom Adams, Geoffrey Colvile, Michael McKevitt, Joan Hooley, Pamela Duncan, Chips Rafferty, Anthony Collin, Annabelle Lee, Grant Taylor (Jim Singleton), Madge Ryan (May Gorton), Pauline Devaney (Jane Drew), William Victor (Eric Poole), Freda Bamford (Mrs Poole), and Gloria Salvador (Marilyn Cox). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Cecil Petty.
714 (June 12th 1964) Trouble is in store for Jane Drew. With Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with: Tom Adams, John Carlisle, John White, Pamela Duncan, Mark Powell, Chips Rafferty, Pauline Devaney, William Victor, Freda Bamford, Jane Geary (Miss French), and Colin Rix (Reporter). Script: David Butler. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
715 (June 16th 1964) The committee chooses the new Matron. With Jill Browne and Paula Byrne. Also with: Michael Baxter, John Barron, Tom Adams, Geoffrey Colvile, John Carlisle, John White, Enid Lindsey, Iris Russell, Dorothy Smith, Pamela Duncan, Chips Rafferty, Pauline Devaney, William Victor, Madge Ryan and Barbara Bolton (Mrs Harding). Script: David Butler. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
Note: the new matron proves to be old EW10 character Mary Stevenson played by Iris Russell, who had last been in the series in 1959 as Sister Stevenson.
716 (June 19th 1964) A snake strikes and a life hangs in the balance. With Desmond Carrington and Paula Byrne. Also with: Peter Howell, Tom Adams, John Carlisle, John White, Joan Hooley, Dorothy Smith, Pamela Duncan, Colette Dunne, Pauline Devaney, Freda Bamford, William Victor, and Tom Criddle (John Clifford). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
717 (June 23rd 1964) A surprise visitor for Jane Drew. With Jill Browne, Desmond Carrington (his last appearance) and Paula Byrne (her last appearance). Also with: Peter Howell, Tom Adams, John Carlisle, John White, Dorothy Smith, Pamela Duncan, Annabelle Lee, Pauline Devaney, Gloria Salvador, and William Victor. Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
718 (June 26th 1964) The affair of Jane Drew reaches a crisis. With Jill Browne. Also with: Peter Howell, Michael Baxter, Geoffrey Colvile, John Carlisle, John White, Joan Hooley, Dorothy Smith, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Pauline Devaney, Freda Bamford, Barry Lineham (Mr Poole), Gloria Salvador and William Victor. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
719 (June 30th 1964) The new Matron assumes office, with varying reactions amongst the hospital staff. With Jill Browne. Also with: Peter Howell, Geoffrey Russell, John Carlisle, John White, Joan Hooley, Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Anne Lloyd, Douglas Ives, Bernard Kelly (George Farmer), Bruce Prochnik (Jimmy) and Frank Sanguineau (Benny Callender). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
720 (July 3rd 1964) Louise Mahler loses control of herself. With Jill Browne. Also with: Roderick Lovell, Peter Howell, Tom Adams, John Carlisle, John White, Joan Hooley, Tricia Money, Bernard Kelly, Bruce Prochnik, Frank Sanguineau, and Howard Douglas (Albert East). Script: David Butler. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
723 (July 14th 1964) Unforeseen complications for Jimmy. With Jill Browne. Also with: Tom Adams, John White, Joan Hooley, Anne Lloyd, Douglas Ives, Bernard Kelly, Annette Andre (Sally Graham), and Bruce Prochnik (Jimmy). Script: Jean Scott Rogers. Director: Cecil Petty.
724 (July 17th 1964) Potter has a worrying day, while his nephew Jimmy remains in critical condition. With Jill Browne. Also with: Tom Adams, Basil Hoskins (Reginald Lane-Russell who was Frances Whitney's replacement), Geoffrey Colvile, Joan Hooley, Mark Powell, Iris Russell, Tricia Money, Anne Lloyd, Douglas Ives, Annette Andre (Sally Graham), Bruce Prochnik, and Robert Sidaway (Barry Hermitage). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
I have surmised that one episode scheduled for July 21st was postponed.
726 (July 28th 1964) Mr Farmer learns what is wrong with himself. With Peter Howell, Michael Baxter, John White, Joan Hooley, Basil Hoskins, Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Beatrice Kane, Hazel Peters (Sister Thomas, in #597 she was merely Nurse Thomas), Douglas Ives, Bernard Kelly, Totti Truman Taylor (Miss Monica Powers) and Vic Wise (Old Bassett, in #154 he had played a different person). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Shaun O'Riordan
727 (July 31st 1964) A busy day in casualty.Dr Harrison tries to act as peace maker. With Peter Howell, Tom Adams, John Carlisle, Mark Powell, Iris Russell, Dorothy Smith, Geoffrey Russell, Sandra Blane (Rene Barker), Bunny May (Robin Luke), Natasha Pyne (Elsie Luke) and Judy Ferguson (Miranda Barsby). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Shaun O'Riordan
728 (August 4th 1964) The new matron makes a vital decision. With Tom Adams, Michael Baxter, John White, Joan Hooley, Basil Hoskins, Iris Russell, Dorothy Smith, Geoffrey Russell, Bernard Kelly, Marti Stevens (Barbara Dodge) and Natasha Pyne. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid
729 (August 7th 1964) The new Matron sends for Sister MacNab. With Tom Adams, Michael Baxter, John White, Basil Hoskins, Mark Powell, Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Tricia Money, Anne Lloyd, Marti Stevens, Natasha Pyne, Bunny May and Peter Collingwood (Mr Barker). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid
730 (August 11th 1964) The nurses arrange a surprise party for Lane Russell, and Matron's authority is tested. With John Barron, David Garth, Basil Hoskins, Cameron Miller (Dr Withers), Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Joan Hooley, John White, John Carlisle, Tricia Money, Anne Lloyd, and Natasha Pyne. Script: David Butler. Director: Cecil Petty.
731 (August 14th 1964) Matron asserts her authority in the problem of Sister's Night Duty, but disappointment for Carol Young. With Jill Browne, plus John Barron, Peter Howell, Tom Adams, Michael Baxter, Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Joan Hooley, John White, Basil Hoskins, Iris Russell, Marti Stevens, Natasha Pyne, Bunny May, Peter Collingwood, and John Henderson (Fred Barnes). Script: David Butler. Director: Cecil Petty.
732 (August 18th 1964) A busy day in which de la Roux and Grant come up against each other, and a social evening for most of the staff. With Jill Browne, plus John Barron, Tom Adams, Michael Baxter, Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Joan Hooley, John Carlisle, John White, Frank Barrie, Iris Russell, Beatrice Kane, Stella Tanner (Sister Ransome), Tricia Money, Marti Stevens, and John Henderson. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
733 (August 21st 1964) Louise Mahler's brother arrives, Giles Farmer visits his father. Carole Young asks to see matron. With Jill Browne, plus John Barron, Walter Horsbrugh, Michael Baxter, Joan Hooley, John Carlisle, John White, Iris Russell, Geoffrey Russell, Jayne Muir (Almoner), Bernard Kelly, Frank Olegario (Sir John Malakawe), Dennis Alaba Peters (Mr M'Taka Akasava), John Henderson, and Marda Vanne (Mrs Crabbe). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
734 (August 25th 1964) A day of decisions for Carole Young and Giles Farmer. With Jill Browne (her last ever appearance in this series), plus Tom Adams, Joan Hooley, John Carlisle, John White, Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Stella Tanner - one of the Tanner Sisters- (Sister Ransome), Tricia Money, Howard Douglas, Marti Stevens, Bernard Kelly, Doris Nolan (Lydia Stock), and John Henderson. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
735 (August 28th 1964) Giles Farmer waits for an answer. Cast: Tom Adams, Michael Baxter, David Garth (Mr Leon Dorsey), Geoffrey Colvile, Joan Hooley, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell, Pamela Holmes, Tricia Money, Anne Lloyd, Bernard Kelly, Frank Olegario, and Brian Hewlett (Robert Seaton). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
736 (September 1st 1964) A day of challenge for Giles Farmer and Guy Marshall. Cast: Tom Adams, Michael Baxter, David Garth, Geoffrey Colvile, Joan Hooley, John Carlisle, John White, Tricia Money, Colette Dunne, Jan Carey (Nurse MacLean), Marti Stevens, Doris Nolan, Frank Olegario, and Brian Hewlett. Script: David Butler. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
737 (September 4th 1964) Louise tries desperately to make Giles understand what marriage to her would mean. Cast: John Barron, Tom Adams, David Garth, Basil Hoskins, Joan Hooley, John Carlisle, John White, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Marti Stevens, Doris Nolan, Brian Hewlett and Margaret Diamond (Mrs Seaton). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: probably Cecil Petty.
738 (September 8th 1964) Lydia calls Barbara's bluff, and the Oxbridge management committee choose a new chairman. Cast: John Barron, Tom Adams, Michael Baxter, David Garth, Walter Horsbrugh, Stafford Byrne (Mr King- a different name than in #442), John Saunders (Mr Arnott), Jack Melford (Dr Rospin), Basil Hoskins, Geoffrey Russell, Pamela Duncan, Marti Stevens, Doris Nolan, Brian Hewlett and Anne Stallybrass (Ruth Ames). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
739 (September 11th 1964) Louise Mahler has to make a choice and Guy Marshall gets an offer. Cast: Tom Adams, Michael Baxter, David Garth, Joan Hooley, Jonathan Newth (Charles Booth), David Pinner (Peter Bacon), Stella Tanner, Tricia Money, Anne Lloyd, Marti Stevens, Doris Nolan, Frank Olegario, Margo Johns (Eleanor Dorsey) and Russell Waters (Walter Price). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Josephine Douglas (her first directing in this series).
740 (September 15th 1964) Giles Farmer and Louise Mahler have a vital meeting, and there is a crisis in the operating theatre. Cast: Tom Adams, David Garth, Basil Hoskins, Jack Melford, Joan Hooley, John White, Jonathan Newth, David Pinner, Tricia Money, Anne Lloyd, Jan Carey, Russell Waters, Ruth Porcher (Mona Price) and Richard Owens (Norman Hutton). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Josephine Douglas.
741 (September 18th 1964) The surgical staff cope with the emergency caused by Mr Dorsey's illness. Cast: Tom Adams, David Garth, Basil Hoskins, Jack Melford, Michael Baxter, John Line, David Pinner, Anne Lloyd, Jan Carey, Margo Johns, Russell Waters, and Richard Owens. Script: David Butler. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
742 (September 22nd 1964) A crisis in the medical wards. Mr Price makes a confession to his wife. Cast: David Garth, Basil Hoskins, Jack Melford, Michael Baxter, John Line, Joan Hooley, Pamela Duncan, Stella Tanner, Tricia Money, Anne Lloyd, Jan Carey, Ruth Porcher, Russell Waters, and Richard Owens. Script: David Butler. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
743 (September 25th 1964) Les Large lands in a terrible crisis and Dr Dorsey at last lets Dr Grant examine him. Cast: David Garth, Basil Hoskins, Michael Baxter, Joan Hooley, John Carlisle, Jonathan Newth, Mark Powell, Stella Tanner, Tricia Money, Margo Johns, Ruth Porcher, Caroline Blakiston (Lena Hyde- TV Times doesn't credit her appearance in this episode, but she is definitely in it. In #620 she'd played a different character), Russell Waters, and Richard Owens. Note: Although not in the TV Times credits, an unknown actress Sandra Brownstone played a nurse in this episode: claimed producer Cecil Petty, "I've always wanted a Chinese nurse on Ward 10." She is seen helping Dr Rex with a patient. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Alastair Reid.
744 (September 29th 1964) Trouble for Lena Hyde's boss. Cast: David Garth, Basil Hoskins, Michael Baxter, Tom Adams, Geoffrey Russell, John Carlisle, Stella Tanner, Tricia Money, Douglas Ives, Caroline Blakiston, Russell Waters, Bryan Mosley (Mr Cartwright), Martin Norton (Billy Cartwright - not credited in TV Times), Basil Henson - in the on screen credits as "Hewson"- (Mr Gerald Frobisher), Frank Crawshaw (Mr Dewhurst) and Marjorie Keys (Nurse Rogers). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Alastair Reid.
745 (October 2nd 1964) Giles Farmer returns from his holiday with his mind made up. No going back for Leon Dorsey. Cast: David Garth, John Saunders, Jack Melford, Tom Adams, Basil Hoskins, Joan Hooley, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Geoffrey Russell, Margo Johns, Richard Owens and Marie Hoppe (Mrs Hutton). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
746 (October 6th 1964) Guy Marshall has a problem and a visitor, Les Large has a problem and pays a visit. Cast: Tom Adams, John Carlisle, John White, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Geoffrey Russell, Colette Dunne, Caroline Blakiston, Bryan Mosley, Martin Norton, Kenneth Keeling (Mr Clive Drummond -in #533 he played a different doctor), and Maitland Moss (Rev Joseph Clayton). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
747 (October 9th 1964) Marshall asks for advice. The mystery of the Cartwrights deepens. The news of Giles Farmer's engagement to Louise Mahler leaks out. Cast: Tom Adams, John Carlisle, John White, Joan Hooley, Stella Tanner, Mark Powell, David Garth, Jonathan Newth, Anne Lloyd, Bryan Mosley, Martin Norton, Basil Hoskins, Maitland Moss, Salmaan Peer (Mr Bamgee), and Sylvia Marriott (Miss Clark, a physio- in #650 she played a different person). Script: David Butler. Director: Alan Tarrant.
748 (October 13th 1964) Cast: John Carlisle, John White, Caroline Blakiston, Stella Tanner, David Garth, Michael Baxter, John Saunders, Anne Lloyd, Martin Norton, Basil Henson, Kenneth Keeling, Jan Carey, Sylvia Marriott and Anne Blake (Dr Tabitha Chalmers, the senior Oxbridge doctor). Script: David Butler. Director: Alan Tarrant.
749 (October 16th 1964) Cast: Jonathan Newth, Colette Dunne, John Carlisle, Tom Adams, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money, Iris Russell, Geoffrey Russell, Kenneth Keeling, Basil Henson, Joy Stewart (Mrs Cartwright), Martin Norton, Caroline Blakiston, George Cormack (Mr Preston) and Anne Blake. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Alastair Reid.
EDITION 750 confirmed in TV Times for this date:
750 (October 20th 1964) Marshall solves one problem only to be confronted with another. Bacon assists Mr Dorsey. Cast: David Garth, John Saunders, Tom Adams, David Pinner, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money, Geoffrey Russell, Bryan Mosley, Kenneth Keeling, Margo Johns, Basil Henson, Joy Stewart, Martin Norton, and George Cormack. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Alastair Reid.
751 (October 23rd 1964) Leon Dorsey causes alarm and despondency. Les Large's troubles pile up, and Matron strikes. Cast: David Garth, Anne Blake, Michael Baxter, John Saunders, Tom Adams, Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Iris Russell, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Geoffrey Russell, Margaret Bull (Sister Jellicoe), Caroline Blakiston, and Basil Henson. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Eric Price.
752 (October 27th 1964) Matron launches an experiment. Jane Beattie has a fateful interview with Sister Ransome. Les Large hears from the police. Cast: Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, David Pinner, Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money, Caroline Blakiston, Basil Henson and Hilary Tindall (Amanda Brown). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Eric Price.
753 (October 30th 1964) Dr Chalmers finds the answer to Mrs Dodge's gift. Lena Hyde progresses well but seems to be driven further away from Les Large. Amanda Brown causes increasing concern to the doctors. A frightening experience for Staff Nurse Lyle. Cast: Anne Blake, David Garth, Michael Baxter, Tom Adams, Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, Dorothy Smith, Colette Dunne, Caroline Blakiston, Hilary Tindall and Duncan Livingstone (Man). Script: David Butler. Director: David Reid.
754 (November 3rd 1964) Guy Marshall gives a farewell party. Lena Hyde is discharged but comes back to see Les Large. The shift system for nurses begins its trial with inauspicious results. Cast: David Garth, John Saunders, Michael Baxter, Tom Adams, Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, John White, Joan Hooley, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money, Caroline Blakiston, Hilary Tindall and Ronald Radd (Sam Springer). Script: David Butler. Director: David Reid
755 (November 6th 1964) Dr Chalmers and Mr Dorsey reach an agreement. Amanda Brown's condition causes anxiety and Mr Springer has an operation, but Les Large has an unpleasant surprise and Staff Nurse Lyle another unpleasant experience. Cast: Anne Blake, David Garth, Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, David Pinner, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Colette Dunne, Caroline Blakiston, Basil Henson, Hilary Tindall and Ronald Radd. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Alastair Reid
756 (November 10th 1964) Les Large hits out at Bacon, and Sister MacNab hits out at Matron; Louise Mahler loses something and Mr Springer wins something- both are very upset. Cast: Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, John White, Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Colette Dunne, Anne Lloyd, Jane Evers (Nurse Pollock), Hilary Tindall, Therese McMurray (a visitor, Maureen Parkin - she'd stay with the series until June 1966), and Ronald Radd. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Alastair Reid
It's noticeable that from this era, the camera began to go out of the studio to film some location scenes in the street etc, with dialogue.
757 (November 13th 1964) The morning papers bring good news and bad for patients and staff. Cast: Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, John White, Mark Powell, David Pinner, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money, Hilary Tindall Ronald Radd and John Collin (Robert Prentiss). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O'Riordan
758 (November 17th 1964) While the League of Hospital Friends holds a dance, there is an emergency at the hospital. Cast: Basil Hoskins, Geoffrey Colvile, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, John White, Mark Powell, Iris Russell, Geoffrey Russell, Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Anne Lloyd, Hilary Tindall Therese McMurray, Dennis Alaba Peters (Mr M'Taka akasava), and John Collin. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O'Riordan
759 (November 20th 1964) More trouble between Matron and Sister MacNab, while Dr Grant meets his match, and Akasava appeals to Dr Mahler's patriotism. Cast: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, John White, Mark Powell, David Pinner, Geoffrey Sumner (Dr Hicks), Iris Russell, Dorothy Smith, Tricia Money, Pik-Sen Lin (Nurse Kwei-Ki Yen), Dennis Alaba Peters, John Collin and William Sylvester (Mr Simmons). Script: Michael Hooker. Director: David Reid
760 (November 24th 1964) Amanda Brown throws a party, and Dr Large has a slice of luck. Cast: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, John White, Geoffrey Sumner, Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lin, Hilary Tindall, Therese McMurray, and William Sylvester. Script: Michael Hooker. Director: David Reid
761 (November 27th 1964) Nurse Davies is involved in a desperate situation and Matron sends for Sister MacNab. Cast: Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, John White, David Pinner, Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Tricia Money, Harry Fowler (not seen since #701), John Collin, and Kenneth Colley (Ed). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Alastair Reid
762 (December 1st 1964) A night of crisis for Les Large and Michaela Davies, and for Amanda Brown and Dr Lane Russell. Cast: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, John White, Pamela Duncan, Tricia Money, Pik-Sen Lim, Harry Fowler, Hilary Tindall, Therese McMurray, William Sylvester, Doreen Mantle (Mrs Cox), and Kenneth Colley. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Alastair Reid
763 (December 4th 1964) A night of suspense for Dr Large and Nurse Davies- and the morning after. Cast: David Garth, Jonathan Newth, Geoffrey Colvile, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, John White, Geoffrey Sumner, Iris Russell, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money, Harry Fowler, John Collin and William Sylvester. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
764 (December 8th 1964) Louise Mahler makes up her mind and Giles Farmer takes a drink- Les Large makes up his mind and Michaela Davies goes Christmas shopping. Cast: David Garth, Basil Hoskins, Geoffrey Colvile, John Carlisle, Joan Hooley, John White, David Pinner, Pamela Duncan, Stella Tanner, Tricia Money, Pik-Sen Lim, Hilary Tindall, Therese McMurray, Dennis Alaba Peters, William Sylvester and Carleton Hobbs (Ben Gunn). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Shaun O'Riordan.
765 (December 11th 1964) Dr Lane Russell is accused and seeks legal advice. Dr Large and Nurse Davies settle a date. Cast: Carleton Hobbs. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd and Tricia Money. Script: Michael Hooker. Director: David Reid.
766 (December 15th 1964) News of Dr Lane Russell's case sweeps the hospital, and Nurse Kwei makes her decision. Cast: William Sylvester, Carleton Hobbs, Jane Eccles (Mrs Gunn), Bernard Kelly. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell, David Pinner. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Pik Sen Lim, and Tricia Money. Script: Michael Hooker. Director: David Reid.
767 (December 18th 1964) Simmons uses the ward as a background for spring fashions, the Lane Russell affair gets more involved, and preparations for the Large- Davies wedding proceed apace. Cast: William Sylvester, Carleton Hobbs, Hilary Tindall, Therese McMurray, Arlette Dobson (Gloria), Helen Christine (Mrs Mellish). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, David Pinner. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Pik Sen Lim, and Tricia Money. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Alastair Reid.
768 (December 22nd 1964) Aah, Dr Lester Large marries Nurse Michaela Davies. Cast: William Sylvester, Peter Hughes (Edward Large), Anne Burden (Mrs Large), Nigel Hawthorne (Colin Davies), Anthony Roye (The Vicar), Alan Downes (Waiter), Margot Stephens (Chambermaid). Medical Staff: Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, and Tricia Money. Hospital Staff: Douglas Ives. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Alastair Reid.
769 (December 25th 1964) Ben Gunn's Christmas Journey. Cast (characters Oxbridge staff play in this Christmas special are also indicated): Carleton Hobbs, Pik-Sen Lim, Mark Powell as Dr Gittings and Gytyns, Basil Hoskins, Pamela Duncan as Sister Doughty and O'Docherty, Michael Baxter as Dr Grant and Hippocrates, David Pinner as Mr Bacon and Greek Student, David Garth as Mr Dorsey and Galen, John Carlisle as Dr Large and Vesalius, John Line as Mr Shaw and Paracelsus, Colette Dunne as Staff Nurse Lyle and Nun, Douglas Ives as Potter and Porter, Iris Russell as Matron and Florence Nightingale, Peter Howell as Mr Harrison and William Harvey, John Saunders as Mr Arnott and van Leeuwenhoek, Jonathan Newth as Mr Nooth and Leopold Auenbrugger, Jack Melford as Dr Rospin and Laennec, Stella Tanner as Sister Ransome and Nightingale Sister, Anne Lloyd as Staff Nurse Beattie and 1st Nightingale Nurse, Tricia Money as Nurse Davies and 2nd Nightingale Nurse, Geoffrey Russell as Mr Barrett and Member of Nightingale Board, Dorothy Smith as Sister MacNab and Member of Nightingale Board, Geoffrey Colvile as Dr Beckett and Louis Pasteur, and John White as Mr Farmer and Robert Koch. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Cecil Petty.
770 (December 29th 1964) Dr Lane Russell has a personal problem. Dr Large has a housing problem. Cast: Carleton Hobbs, Geoffrey Sumner, Hilary Tindall, Therese McMurray. Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Mark Powell, David Pinner. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, and Tricia Money. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Cecil Petty.
771 (January 1st 1965) Dr Large engages a locum; and Amanda Brown plans a party. Cast: Geoffrey Sumner, Katherine Parr (Mrs Hicks- in #218 she had been a different person), Hilary Tindall, Therese McMurray, Perry Wale (Bill Lewis). Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, David Pinner, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Sheila Hodgson. Director: David Reid.
772 (January 5th 1965) Michaela Large fails to find a flat, and Dr Large finds a witness. Cast: Carleton Hobbs, Therese McMurray. Medical Staff: Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Colette Dunne, Pik-Sen Lim, and Tricia Money. Script: Sheila Hodgson. Director: David Reid.
773 (January 8th 1965) Dr Lane Russell's future career is in jeopardy. Cast: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Mark Powell. Dorothy Smith, Hilary Tindall, Pamela Duncan, Therese McMurray, Doreen Mantle, Robert Cartland (Mr Sutton), John Woodnutt (Mr Hawkes), Alan Rolfe (Mr Prendergast), Douglas Storm (Mr Richards), and Raymond Young (Dr Anson). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Edward Stewart Abraham.
774 (January 12th 1965) Dr Lane Russell's future is decided. Cast: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Hilary Tindall, Therese McMurray, Derek Bond (Lance Lane Russell), Robert Cartland, John Woodnutt, Alan Rolfe, Salvin Stewart (Registrar), Joan Heath (Same Laura Vyner) and Michael Brill (Usher). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Edward Stewart Abraham.
775 (January 15th 1965) A day of doubt and a night of celebration. Cast: Geoffrey Sumner, Carleton Hobbs, Mark Kingston (Arnold Hackett). Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Colette Dunne, Pik-Sen Lim, Tricia Money. Hospital Staff: Margaret John. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
776 (January 19th 1965) Dr Large interviews another possible locum for Dr Hicks. Nurse Large gets good and bad news. Cast: Geoffrey Sumner, Salmaan Peer (Dr Murad), Therese McMurray, Mark Kingston, Derek Sanyon (Mr Cooper), Laslie Wilkinson (Casualty patient). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
777 (January 22nd 1965) Dr Murad finds a job and Dr Large discovers that the best laid schemes of mice and men... Cast: Geoffrey Sumner, Katherine Parr, Salmaan Peer, Therese McMurray, Mark Kingston. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, John Carlisle, John White. Nursing Staff: Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money. Hospital Staff: Margaret John. Script: Sheila Hodgson. Director: David Reid.
778 (January 26th 1965) Dr Hicks comes home and Dr Large has a housing problem. Cast: Geoffrey Sumner, Katherine Parr, Salmaan Peer, Carleton Hobbs, Mark Kingston. Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, John White. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money. Hospital Staff: Margaret John. Script: Sheila Hodgson. Director: David Reid.
779 (January 29th 1965) Nurse Large hands in her resignation, and Dr Gittings makes an unfortunate admission. Cast: Salmaan Peer, Petra Markham (Julie Callahan), Sandra Payne (Marlene). Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Tricia Money and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: George More O'Ferrall.
780 (February 2nd 1965) No diagnosis for Julie Callahan but a quick diagnosis for the new admission Professor Jenkins. And what is the mystery of Mrs Booth? Cast: Salmaan Peer, John Welsh (Professor Jenkins), Petra Markham, Therese McMurray, Stella Kemball (Female patient). Medical Staff: Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Dorothy Smith, Stella Tanner, Anne Lloyd, Tricia Money and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: George More O'Ferrall.
781 (February 5th 1965) Dr Large suffers from the give and take of married life. A day of decision for Dr Murad and Maureen Parkin. Cast: Tricia Money, Salmaan Peer, John Welsh, Petra Markham, Therese McMurray. Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Dorothy Smith, Anne Lloyd, Colette Dunne and Pik-Sen Lim. Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
782 (February 9th 1965) Dr Lane Russell loses a bet. A dilemma for Mr Booth in the operating theatre. Cast: John Welsh, Petra Markham. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Jack Melford, Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Dorothy Smith, and Stella Tanner. And John Mitchell and Ron Ryan (The Riot Squad). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
783 (February 12th 1965) Responsibilites accumulate for Mr Booth. Professor Jenkins lives to groan another day. Cast: John Welsh, Rosemary Frankau (Helen Booth), John Ringham (Prof Gudgeon), Tim Pearce (Jim Pedder). Medical Staff: Jack Melford, Neville Jason (Mr Bob Turner), Jonathan Newth, John White. Nursing Staff: Stella Tanner. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: David Reid.
784 (February 16th 1965) An upsetting morning for Dr Murad. An evening of trouble for Maureen Parkin, and others. Cast: Therese McMurray, John Welsh, Rosemary Frankau, Peter Hempson (Fred Kershaw), Tim Pearce. Medical Staff: Neville Jason, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer, Mark Powell, Michael Dawson (Mr Simon Bell). Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Coletee Dunne. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: David Reid.
785 (February 19th 1965) Doctor Gittings is faced with a crisis and Professor Jenkins is not amused. Cast: Therese McMurray, John Welsh, John Ringham, Peter Hempson, Tim Pearce. Medical Staff: John Kidd (not seen since #545), Sally Home (Dr Claire Lawson), John White, Salmaan Peer, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Helen Weir (Nurse Green). Script: Sheila Hodgson. Director: Dicky Leeman.
786 (February 23rd 1965) Jim Pedder withdraws his consent for the operation and Fred Kershaw cannot come to terms with life. Cast: John Welsh, Peter Hempson, Tim Pearce, Rosemary Frankau, Patricia Shakesby (Joan Barry). Medical Staff: John Saunders, Neville Jason, Jonathan Newth, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Colette Dunne, Pik-Sen Lim and Therese McMurray (now as Nurse Maureen Parkin). Script: Sheila Hodgson. Director: Dicky Leeman.
787 (February 26th 1965) An emergency interrupts the Larges' party. Cast: John Abineri (previously a patient named Mario starting in #660, now on this admission he eventually dies), Tricia Money, Peter Hempson, Tim Pearce, Rosemary Frankau, Patricia Shakesby. Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, Neville Jason, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White, Michael Dawson. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, Colette Dunne, Therese McMurray, and Camille Hasse (Nurse Penelope Helmis). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
788 (March 2nd 1965) Fred Kershaw is sorry for himself and Mario remains on the danger list. Cast: John Abineri, Tricia Money, Peter Hempson, Rosemary Frankau. Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, Neville Jason, Jonathan Newth, Sally Home, John Carlisle, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, Josie Kidd (Staff Nurse Olive Carr), and Therese McMurray. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
789 (March 5th 1965) Doctors work through the night in an effort to save Mario's life. Cast: John Abineri, Geoffrey Sumner, Peter Hempson, Rosemary Frankau. Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, Sally Home, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Josie Kidd, Therese McMurray, Pik-Sen Lim, and Camilla Hasse. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: David Reid.
790 (March 9th 1965) Dr Hicks examines Helen Booth and is puzzled. Sisters Doughty and MacNab find that sharing a flat is not quite as easy as they had expected. Cast: Geoffrey Sumner, John Abineri, Rosemary Frankau, Tricia Money, Peter Hempson. Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, Neville Jason, Jonathan Newth, John White, Michael Dawson. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Anne Lloyd, Beatrice Kane, Pik-Sen Lim, and Therese McMurray. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: David Reid.
791 (March 12th 1965) Helen Booth's scheme goes awry- and Casualty receives a rather odd patient. Cast: Geoffrey Sumner, Rosemary Frankau, John Junkin (Edwin Firbank), John McKelvey (Con Rogan). Medical Staff: Neville Jason, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White, Salmaan Peer, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Colette Dunne, Pik-Sen Lim, and Therese McMurray. Script: William Hood. Director: Dicky Leeman.
792 (March 16th 1965) Edwin Firbank pulls the long bow beyond breaking point, aided and abetted by Doctor Large and Doctor Murad. Cast: Geoffrey Sumner, Rosemary Frankau, John Junkin, John McKelvey. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Kenneth Keeling, Neville Jason, Jonathan Newth, Sally Home, John Carlisle, John White, Salmaan Peer, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Colette Dunne, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: William Hood. Director: Dicky Leeman.
793 (March 19th 1965) Mario gets obstreperous; and Helen Booth makes a ploy. Cast: Rosemary Frankau, John Junkin, John Abineri. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Neville Jason, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Anne Lloyd, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Alastair Reid.
794 (March 23rd 1965) The Booths and Mr Turner reach a compromise; and Mario makes a bad decision. Cast: Geoffrey Sumner, Rosemary Frankau, John Abineri, Margot Stephens (Anne Parrucio), Daffydd Havard (Jones the Milk). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Neville Jason, Jonathan Newth, Salmaan Peer, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Dorothy Smith and Colette Dunne. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Alastair Reid.
795 (March 26th 1965) Mario's behaviour continues to cause alarm and despondency. Cast: John Abineri, Margot Stephens, Daffydd Havard, Michael Graham Cox (Joe Button), Eileen Murphy (Kathleen Hearne). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Kenneth Keeling, Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Jean Aubrey (originally Nurse, now promoted to Sister Judy Wayne), Anne Lloyd, Josie Kidd, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: David Reid.
796 (March 30th 1965) Growing repercussions of Mario's trip to Birmingham. Cast: Margot Stephens, Daffydd Havard, Michael Graham Cox, Eileen Murphy, Fergus McClelland (Vance Mallory). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Jean Aubrey, Anne Lloyd, and Josie Kidd. Hospital Administration: Reginald Barratt (Mr Watson). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: David Reid.
797 (April 2nd 1965) Dr Gittings attends an inquest. Cast: Margot Stephens, Daffydd Havard, Michael Graham Cox, Eileen Murphy, Fergus McClelland, Avis Bunnage (Mrs Ross), Frank Thornton (John Ross), Ivan Beavis (Terence Roberts), Michael Hawkins (Mr Smedley), Kevin Barry (Dr Foster) Leonard Sachs (Mr Waltham). Medical Staff: Jonathan Newth, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Jean Aubrey, Jennifer Oulton (Nurse Field). Script: William Hood. Director: Dicky Leeman.
798 (April 6th 1965) Mario's death has repercussions in the hospital. Cast: Fergus McClelland, Avis Bunnage, Kate Story (Joan Ross), Miriam Raymond (Gladys Mallory), Paul Williamson (Bernard Drayton), Linda Polan (Judith Deane). Medical Staff: Salmaan Peer, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Dorothy Smith, Colette Dunne. Hospital Administration: Reginald Barratt. Script: William Hood. Director: Dicky Leeman.
799 (April 9th 1965) The car crash leads to complications and the missing files return. Cast: Frank Thornton, Avis Bunnage, Kate Story, Fergus McClelland, Paul Williamson, Pamela Lane (Mrs Drayton), Linda Polan. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Jack Melford, Basil Hoskins, Jonathan Newth, Salmaan Peer. Nursing Staff: Jean Aubrey, Colette Dunne and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Alastair Reid.
800 (April 13th 1965) Grant fails to make his point, and Mrs Ross begins to open her eyes. Cast: Frank Thornton, Avis Bunnage, Lockwood West (Rev Thomas Miller). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Jack Melford, Kenneth Keeling, Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Colette Dunne and Pik-Sen Lim. Hospital Administration: Reginald Barratt, Geoffrey Russell. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Alastair Reid.
801 (April 16th 1965) Mr Large performs his first operation as a registrar and has a difficult decision to make. Cast: Tricia Money, Frank Thornton, Avis Bunnage, Kate Story, Lockwood West. Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, David Beale (Dr Marriott), John Carlisle, John White. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Beatrice Kane, Dorothy Smith, Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Valerie Hanson.
802 (April 20th 1965) Cast: Avis Bunnage, Fergus McClelland, Lockwood West. Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Josie Kidd, Pik-Sen Lim, Therese McMurray. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell, Jayne Muir. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Valerie Hanson.
803 (April 23rd 1965) Vance Mallory goes to a wedding, and celebrates a little too heartily. Cast: Eileen Murphy, Avis Bunnage, Frank Thornton, Neville Martin (Billy Ross), Fergus McClelland, Ivan Beavis, Lockwood West. Medical Staff: Kenneth Keeling, Jack Melford, Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, John White. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Josie Kidd, Anne Lloyd. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Dicky Leeman.
804 (April 27th 1965- note this programme went out live, and it was announced that on future Tuesdays EW10 would also be live) Vance Mallory's wedding trip proves to be disastrous; and Les Large is afraid he has blotted his copybook. Cast: Tricia Money, Eileen Murphy, Fergus McClelland, Lockwood West, Arnold Ridley (Mr Rudman). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Kenneth Keeling, Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Colette Dunne, Jean Aubrey, Anne Lloyd, Therese McMurray. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Felix Tomlin. Director: Alastair Reid.
805 (April 30th 1965) Mr Barrett has to do some quick thinking, and a new patient with a secret is admitted. Cast: Fulton Mackay (George Wilson), Margaret Ward (Mabel Wood), Tricia Money, Eileen Murphy, Fergus McClelland, Patricia Brake (Nell Ritchie). Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer, John White. Nursing Staff: Jean Aubrey, Anne Lloyd, Therese McMurray. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Felix Tomlin. Director: Alastair Reid.
806 (May 4th 1965) Wilson is hard pressed, and Parkin flounders on. Cast: Fulton Mackay, Lockwood West, Margaret Ward. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Salmaan Peer, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Anne Lloyd, Colette Dunne, Pik-Sen Lim, Therese McMurray. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Valerie Hanson.
807 (May 7th 1965) Beattie and Lane-Russell come to a decision, and Nell Ritchie reappears. Cast: Fulton Mackay, Lockwood West, Patricia Brake. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Kenneth Keeling, Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, Colette Dunne, Pik-Sen Lim. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Valerie Hanson.
808 (May 11th 1965) Nell Ritchie's behaviour and condition are both suspect. Cast: Patricia Brake, Bernard Hopkins (John Bridger). Medical Staff: Kenneth Keeling, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer, John White. Nursing Staff: Colette Dunne, Josie Kidd. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Dicky Leeman.
809 (May 14th 1965) Nurse Beattie confesses. Dr Lane-Russell is persistent. Dr Gittings is elated. George Wilson is agitated. Nell Ritchie is anxious. Cast: Fulton Mackay, Lockwood West, Margaret Ward, Patricia Brake. Medical Staff: Kenneth Keeling, Jack Melford, Basil Hoskins, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Josie Kidd, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim, Therese McMurray. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Dicky Leeman.
810 (May 18th 1965) Wilson and Nell Ritchie both fear the worst. Dr Murad tries to carry on and Mr Farmer gets a surprise. Cast: Fulton Mackay, Lockwood West, Margaret Ward, Patricia Brake, Bernard Kelly, Terence Woodfield (James Reid), Dermot Tuohy (Mr Flood). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer, John White, Mark Powell, Michael Dawson. Nursing Staff: Josie Kidd, Anne Lloyd, Colette Dunne. Script: Angus Cooper. Director: Alastair Reid.
811 (May 21st 1965) The aftermath of the party, with problems for Mr Farmer. A new patient is admitted and the new registrar meets Dr Grant. Wilson rejects all help and rersolves his own problems. Cast: Fulton Mackay, Lockwood West, Margaret Ward, Terence Woodfield, Arthur White (George Tyldesley). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Basil Hoskins, Victor Winding (Dr Fairlie), John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Therese McMurray. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Angus Cooper(?) Director: Alastair Reid.
812 (May 25th 1965) Dr Lane-Russell finds Nurse Beattie at home. George Wilson agrees to a course of action, then repents. Cast: Fulton Mackay, Lockwood West, Margaret Ward, Arthur White. Medical Staff: Basil Hoskins, Victor Winding, John Trenaman (Mr Clayton), John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Josie Kidd, Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Valerie Hanson.
813 (May 28th 1965) George Wilson feels despairing but has to face the future. Dr Wallace entertains and embarrasses his guests. Cast: Fulton Mackay, Lockwood West, Margaret Ward, Arthur White, Bernard Kelly, Dermot Tuohy, Walter Horsbrugh. Medical Staff: Salmaan Peer, John White, Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Zulema Dene (Sister Wright), Colette Dunne, Pik-Sen Lim. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Valerie Hanson.
814 (June 1st 1965) Dr Wallace arrives with reluctance, Lane-Russell says goodbye. Cast: Walter Horsbrugh, Arthur White, Bernard Kelly, Dermot Tuohy, Maggie Flint (Mrs Tyldesley), Richard James (Jimmy Tyldesley), Peggy Ann Wood (Mrs Flood). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, David Garth, Basil Hoskins (he'd been in the cast just under a year), John Trenaman, John White, Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Anne Lloyd, Josie Kidd. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Adrian Brown.
815 (June 4th 1965) Mr Dorsey seeks advice and the Floods bait their hook. Cast: Walter Horsbrugh, Arthur White, Richard James, Dermot Tuohy, Peggy Ann Wood, Bernard Kelly. Medical Staff: Jack Melford, David Garth, John Trenaman, John White, Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Josie Kidd, Pil-Sen Lim. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Adrian Brown.
816 (June 8th 1965) Old Farmer makes a decision and an awkward patient arrives. Cast: Walter Horsbrugh, Arthur White, Dermot Tuohy, Peggy Ann Wood, Bernard Kelly Richard James. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Victor Winding, John White, Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Jill Simcox (Sister Arnold), Josie Kidd. Script: not known. Director: Alastair Reid.
817 (June 11th 1965) Warner provides a problem that cannot be solved and Tyldesley survives a crisis. Cast: Arthur White, Diana Hope (Mrs Warner), Honor Sephard (Mrs Fairlie), Maggie Flint, Darrell Richards (Mr Colclough). Medical Staff: Victor Winding, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Jill Simcox, Josie Kidd, Deidre Turner (Staff Nurse Adams), Pik-Sen Lim. Script: not known. Director: Alastair Reid.
818 (June 15th 1965) Mr Warner departs, but his going upsets the hospital routine. Cast: Walter Horsbrugh, Bernard Kelly, Jack May (Leslie Warner), Darrell Richards, Edward Cast (Mr Esmond Elden- back in 1958 he had played Dr Crichton!). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, David Garth, Victor Winding, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Jill Simcox, Pik-Sen Lim. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Angus Cooper. Director: Valerie Hanson.
819 (June 18th 1965) Back to normal for Grant- Wallace leaves at last. Muriel gets a letter, and Large has a problem. Cast: Walter Horsbrugh, Edward Cast, Charles Lamb (James Bowen). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, David Garth, John Carlisle, Victor Winding, Salmaan Peer, John White, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Colette Dunne, Pik-Sen Lim. Hospital Administration: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Angus Cooper. Director: Valerie Hanson.
820 (June 22nd 1965) Farmer learns some hard facts; and Parkin's moment of truth arrives. Cast: Dermot Tuohy, Charles Lamb, Anne Dyson (Mrs Charles), Josephine Tewson (Mrs Close). Medical Staff: Kenneth Keeling, John Carlisle, Victor Winding, Salmaan Peer, John White. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Colette Dunne, Therese McMurray. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Adrian Brown.
821 (June 25th 1965) Parkin learns her fate; and for Mrs Charles, the future is uncertain. Cast: Charles Lamb, Anne Dyson, Josephine Tewson, Ralph Nossek (Mr Close), John Garrie (Albert Strile). Medical Staff: Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Dorothy Smith, Colette Dunne, Therese McMurray. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Adrian Brown.
822 (June 29th 1965) Mrs Charles' condition improves but her future causes anxiety. Parents and chidlren disagree. Matron has a visitor. Cast: Bernard Kelly, Dermot Tuohy, Peggy Ann Wood, Anne Dyson, Josephine Tewson, Ralph Nossek, Bernard Lloyd (Nicholas Girard). Medical Staff: Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Anne Lloyd, Josie Kidd. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
823 (July 2nd 1965) Mrs Charles' future continues to cause anxiety. Matron's visitor begins to make himself known. Cast: Honor Shepherd, Charles Lamb, Anne Dyson, Josephine Tewson, Ralph Nossek, Bernard Lloyd. Medical Staff: Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd. Hospital Administration: Jayne Muir. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
824 (July 6th 1965) The Closes find a solution- and Great Caesar comes to the Oxbridge. Cast: Anne Dyson, Josephine Tewson, Ralph Nossek, Bernard Lloyd, Richard Ainley (Ambrose Pelham), and John Cairney (Jack Pelham). Medical Staff: David Garth, Salmaan Peer, Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Dorothy Smith, Zulema Dene, and Anne Lloyd. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: prob. Cecil Petty.
825 (July 9th 1965) Ambrose Pelham creates a problem for Clayton. Dr Turner gets a patient and makes an announcement. Cast: Tricia Money, Rosemary Frankau, Richard Ainley, John Cairney, and John Crocker (Sam Partridge, in #534 he had played a different patient). Medical Staff: David Garth, John Trenaman, Neville Jason, Barry MacGregor (Mr Maine), Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, and Janet Lees Price (Nurse Jones- note that a Nurse Jones had been seen uncredited, back in #739). Script: Angus Cooper. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
826 (July 13th 1965) Mr Dorsey operates on Ambrose. The Fiarfaxes continue to look for accommodation. Turner and Helen arrange a celebration, but it is interrupted. Cast: Rosemary Frankau, Honor Shepherd, Bernard Lloyd, Richard Ainley, John Crocker, Catherine Clemence (Marie), and Kenneth Dight (Gordon Parker). Medical Staff: David Garth, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, John Trenaman, Neville Jason, Paul Darrow (Mr Verity) and Salmaan Paar. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, and Janet Lees Price. Script: Angus Cooper. Director: Valerie Hanson. Note: Paul Darrow went on to marry Janet Lees Price in 1966.
827 (July 16th 1965) Grant is delighted by an unusual patient; and Matron is worried by her godson. Cast: Rosemary Frankau, Bernard Lloyd, John Crocker, Catherine Clemence, Ronald Bridges (Frank Leech), and Tristram Jellinek (Mark Evans). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Neville Jason, Paul Darrow, and Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Pik-Sen Lim and Janet Lees Price. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Valerie Hanson.
828 (July 20th 1965) Nick asks matron for help; and Ambrose finds a fan. Cast: Bernard Lloyd, Richard Ainley, John Crocker, Catherine Clemence, Ronald Bridges, and Tristram Jellinek. Medical Staff: Victor Winding, John Carlisle, John White. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Josie Kidd, and Therese McMurray. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Valerie Hanson.
829 (July 23rd 1965) Matron resolves her problem; Mr Large suspects his wife; patients and staff prepare for the hospital fete. Cast: Tricia Money, Rosemary Frankau, Bernard Lloyd, Richard Ainley, John Crocker, Catherine Clemence, and Ronald Bridges. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Victor Winding, Neville Jason, and John Carlisle. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, and Pik-Sen Lim. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
830 (July 27th 1965) The fete. Cast: Tricia Money, Walter Horsbrugh, Honor Shepherd, Richard Ainley, Tristram Jellinek, Jean Kent (returning to the series after over a year and a half), Gillian Gosling (Jill Denham), and David Lloyd (Interviewer). Medical Staff: Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer, John White and Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Pamela Duncan, Josie Kidd, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim and Therese McMurray. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Alastair Reid.
831 (July 30th 1965) Helen Booth's condition is resolved. Grant and Fairfax cross swords. Staff Nurse Carr keeps Mr Farmer guessing. Michaela finds a friend and shocks her husband. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Rosemary Frankau, and Tristram Jellinek, Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer, and John White. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Josie Kidd, Anne Lloyd, and Therese McMurray. Script: Eddie Maguire. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
832 (Aug 3rd 1965) Dr Gittings admits an "unforgettable case." Staff Nurse Carr gives Mr Farmer his answer and Michaela poises her husband a few questions. Liz Fairfax goes to work on Dr Grant. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Rosemary Frankau, Catherine Clemence, and Michael Martin (Mr X, amnesia case). Medical Staff: David Garth, Michael Baxter, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, John White and Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Dorothy Smith, Anne Lloyd, Josie Kidd, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Eddie Maguire. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
833 (Aug 6th 1965) Changes in casualty- and Maie's problem proves to involves more than medicine. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Rosemary Frankau, and Catherine Clemence. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Salmaan Peer, John White and Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Dorothy Smith, Anne Lloyd, and Josie Kidd. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Valerie Hanson.
834 (Aug 10th 1965) Marie's problem is solved and Carr has an unexpected offer. Cast: Tricia Money, Rosemary Frankau, Catherine Clemence. Tristram Jellinek, and James Ottaway (Angus Muir- back in October 1958 he had been Dr Pennington- see #173). Medical Staff: David Garth, Michael Baxter, John Carlisle, Neville Jason and John White Nursing Staff: Josie Kidd, Colette Dunne, and Therese McMurray. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Valerie Hanson.
835 (Aug 13th 1965) Staff Nurse Carr makes up her mind, but Mr Turner cannot. The Larges have a picnic. Cast: Tricia Money, Rosemary Frankau, and Catherine Clemence. Medical Staff: David Garth, Michael Baxter, Geoffrey Colville, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Neville Jason, John White, and Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Josie Kidd, and Colette Dunne. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Kevin Shine.
836 (Aug 17th 1965) Mr Turner looks into the future, with help from Helen Booth. Another picnic, and Dr Beckett appears with an unlikely companion. Cast: Tricia Money, Rosemary Frankau, Honor Shepherd, and Geoffrey Chater (Commander Boyle RN). Medical Staff: Geoffrey Colville, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Neville Jason, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, and Therese McMurray. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Kevin Shine.
837 (Aug 20th 1965) An accident and its effects. Did Sister Doughty foresee it? Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, and Geoffrey Chater. Medical Staff: Geoffrey Colville, Victor Winding, David Kelly, John Carlisle, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Beatrice Kane, Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim, and Therese McMurray. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
838 (Aug 24th 1965) Anxiety for the Large family. Commander Boyle is in trouble. Liz Fairfax makes a new friend. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Geoffrey Chater and Faith Cox (Mrs Budd). Medical Staff: David Garth, Michael Baxter, Victor Winding, David Kelly, and Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Beatrice Kane, and Pamela Duncan. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
839 (Aug 27th 1965) Michaela has her baby. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, and Geoffrey Chater. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Victor Winding, David Kelly, and Mark Powell. Nursing Staff: Beatrice Kane, Pamela Duncan, and Anne Lloyd. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Valerie Hanson. Notes: The Large's marriage had been in #768 (Dec 22nd 1964). Tricia Money's (Riché's) real life daughter Amanda-Jane born May 1965 was used as Mrs Large's fictional child.
840 (Aug 31st 1965) Mrs Budd makes arrangements; and Mr Large's condition alters. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Geoffrey Chater, Peter Hughes (first appearance since Dec 1964) and Faith Cox. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, David Garth, Victor Winding, and Christopher Bidmead (Dr Lomas). Nursing Staff: Beatrice Kane, Pamela Duncan, and Anne Lloyd. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Valerie Hanson.
841 (Sept 3rd 1965) The condition of Lester Large continues to cause anxiety. Cast: Tricia Money, Lockwood West and Richard O'Sullivan (John Brown). Medical Staff: David Garth, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, John White, Mark Powell, and Dan Cornwall (Mr Clark). Nursing Staff: Beatrice Kane, Pamela Duncan, Therese McMurray and Ros Drinkwater (Radiographer). Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Kevin Shine.
842 (Sept 7th 1965) Dr Grant gives a dinner party. The Large baby acquires a name. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, and Richard O'Sullivan. Medical Staff: David Garth, Michael Baxter, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, and Dan Cornwall. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, and Therese McMurray. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Kevin Shine.
843 (Sept 10th 1965) The John Brown mystery deepens. Dr Farmer has a surprise visitor. Cast: Honor Shepherd, Denise Buckley (Claire King), Richard O'Sullivan, and George Layton (Gordon Hurst). Medical Staff: David Garth, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, John White and Dan Cornwall. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, and Therese McMurray. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Paul Dickson. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
844 (Sept 14th 1965) John Brown has his operation and Mr Verity remembers where he saw him. Cast: Denise Buckley, Richard O'Sullivan, George Layton, Olivia Breeze (Jane Wood) and Bartlett Mullins (Geoffrey Bishop). Medical Staff: David King (Mr William Bailey- he'd played a different character in #420 Feb 1961). John White and Paul Darrow Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim and Therese McMurray. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Paul Dickson. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
845 (Sept 17th 1965) John Brown gets a visit from the police. Giles Farmer has brought trouble back with him from his holiday. A big businessman attempts suicide. Cast: Honor Shepherd, Denise Buckley, Richard O'Sullivan, Basil Henson (first appearance since Nov 1964), Caroline Blakiston (first appearance since Nov 64, still as Lena Hyde), and Sheila Brownrigg (Mrs Coulson). Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, Victor Winding, and John White. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Therese McMurray, and Janet Lees Price. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Valerie Hanson.
846 (Sept 21st 1965) Mr Verity takes Nurse Kwei to dinner. John Brown has another visit from his mother. Dr Grant discovers the reason for Gerald Frobisher's attempted suicide. Cast: Denise Buckley, Richard O'Sullivan, Caroline Blakiston, Basil Henson, and Sheila Brownrigg. Medical Staff: Michael Baxter, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Therese McMurray, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Valerie Hanson.
847 (Sept 24th 1965) Lester Large goes home and meets an old friend. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Richard O'Sullivan, Caroline Blakiston, and Basil Henson. Medical Staff: David Garth, Michael Baxter, Victor Winding, Geoffrey Colville and John Carlisle. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd and Therese McMurray. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Robert D Cardona.
848 (Sept 28th 1965) A new House Physician arrives. Mr Verity makes progress, and has a setback. Cast: Denise Buckley, Caroline Blakiston, and Basil Henson. Medical Staff: Edward Burnham (Dr Dorking), David Garth, David King, Victor Winding, John White, Paul Darrow, and William Wilde (Dr Brook). Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan and Pik-Sen Lim. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Robert D Cardona.
849 (Oct 1st 1965) Mr Frobisher changes his mind, a strange patient comes to Casualty, and Liz Fairfax confides in Michaela Large. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Caroline Blakiston, Basil Henson and Larry Noble (Barney Chubb). Medical Staff: Edward Burnham, David King, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
850 (Oct 5th 1965) Mr Frobisher goes to the operating theatre, Michaela Large thinks about orphanages, and Barney Chubb gets a visitor. Cast: Tricia Money, Caroline Blakiston, Basil Henson, Larry Noble, and Joe Ritchie (Charlie). Medical Staff: David Garth, David King, Geoffrey Colville, John Carlisle, John White, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Pik-Sen Lim. Hospital Admin: Geoffrey Russell. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
851 (Oct 8th 1965) Nurse Kei behaves strangely. Dr Farmer is tempted. Cast: Denise Buckley, Caroline Blakiston, Basil Henson, and Bruce Heighley (Sid Colley). Medical Staff: David King, Geoffrey Colville, John White, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Valerie Hanson.
852 (Oct 12th 1965) Jane Large is baptised. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Lockwood West, Larry Noble, and Dudley Jones (George Bushell- in #268 as a different character). Medical Staff: David King, Victor Winding, Geoffrey Colville, John Carlisle, Paul Darrow and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd and Therese McMurray. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Valerie Hanson.
853 (Oct 15th 1965) A misunderstanding between Nurse Kwei and Mr Verity- and Giles Farmer has to seriously consider a change. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Denise Buckley, Larry Noble, and Humphrey Lestocq (Squadron Leader Studley-Ross). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, John White, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Robert D Cardona.
854 (Oct 19th 1965) Giles takes the plunge in more ways than one; and Lester Large is called on to operate at the end of his first day back at the hospital. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Denise Buckley, Dudley Jones, and Humphrey Lestocq. Medical Staff: Victor Winding, Geoffrey Colville, John Carlisle, John White, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Jill Simcox, Pik-Sen Lim and Janet Lees Price. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Robert D Cardona.
855 (Oct 22nd 1965) Fairfax applies for the consultancy, and Studley-Ross gets a shock. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Humphrey Lestocq and Dudley Jones. Medical Staff: David King, Victor Winding, Geoffrey Colville, John Carlisle, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, and Therese McMurray. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
856 (Oct 26th 1965) Dr Beckett has a disappointment and an unexpected invitation. Mr Farmer Senior makes a decisive appearance. Cast: Tricia Money, Humphrey Lestocq, Denise Buckley, Bernard Kelly, and George Moon (Laurie Naylor). Medical Staff: Victor Winding, Geoffrey Colville, John Carlisle, and John White. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, and Zulema Dene. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
TV Times letter: "What has happened to the lighter side of EW10? It has been very sombre lately."
857 (Oct 29th 1965) Dr Beckett goes to a party and Mr Verity searches for pastures greener. Cast: Dudley Jones, Humphrey Lestocq, Mary Gauntlett (Mrs Barnes), and Gladys Cooper (Sister McInnes). Medical Staff: David King, Geoffrey Colville, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Beatrice Kane, Pik-Sen Lim, and Janet Lees Price. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Valerie Hanson.
858 (Nov 2nd 1965) Mr Verity listens to Nurse Kwei and Mr Bailey brings a memory of the past into his ward. Cast: Gladys Cooper, Mary Gauntlett, and Lila Kaye (Mrs Garfield). Medical Staff: David King, Victor Winding, Geoffrey Colville, John Carlisle, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Pik-Sen Lim, and Janet Lees Price. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Valerie Hanson.
859 (Nov 5th 1965) 'Sister' McInnes has some visitors and Dr Fairfax goes before the Board. Cast: Tricia Money, Gladys Cooper, Lila Kaye. Medical Staff: David King, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Paul Darrow, Christopher Bidmead, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Pik-Sen Lim, and Anne Lloyd (Note: she married comedian Joe Baker on Nov 4th). Script: Don Houghton. Director: Robert D Cardona.
860 (Nov 9th 1965) Mr Garfield complains just once too often and Fairfax receives some startling news. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Dudley Jones, Humphrey Lestocq, Gladys Cooper, and Lila Kaye. Medical Staff: Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Christopher Bidmead, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Dorothy Smith, Anne Lloyd, and Janet Lees Price. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Robert D Cardona.
861 (Nov 12th 1965) Dr Fairfax gets the wrong letter. Michaela Large has a plan. A night call for the surgeons. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, Lila Kaye, and John Cater (Mr Strudwick). Medical Staff: David King, Geoffrey Colville, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Paul Darrow, and Christopher Bidmead. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Therese McMurray, and Janet Lees Price. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
864 (Nov 23rd 1965) The Larges and the Fairfaxes make plans; and Strudwick oversteps the mark. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, and John Cater. Medical Staff: Rex Garner (Dr Hackett, different character to his appearance in #357) Geoffrey Colville, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, and Christopher Bidmead. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, and Therese McMurray. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Valerie Hanson.
865 (Nov 26th 1965) Michaela rings South Africa and Mr Large plans a party. Cast: Tricia Money, John Cater and Reginald Marsh (Councillor Vallance). Medical Staff Geoffrey Colville, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Paul Darrow, and Christopher Bidmead. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Therese McMurray, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Robert D Cardona.
866 (Nov 30th 1965) The Larges throw a party. Dr fairfax sees Mr Barrett, and has no regrets. Cast: Tricia Money, Honor Shepherd, John Cater, Reginald Marsh, and Brian Phelan (Ronald Casey). Medical Staff Geoffrey Colville, Victor Winding, John Carlisle, Paul Darrow, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Robert D Cardona.
Cecil Petty, after over two years as producer, left at the end of Nov 1965. He had been associated with the programme as a director since 1958. He was replaced by Josephine Douglas, who was the programme's last main producer. She brought in some well known faces as patients into Oxbridge, so the cast lists yield some interesting information.

867 (Dec 3rd 1965) Sister Doughty has a good afternoon. Sister MacNab is indignant. Sister Mills has gloomy forebodings. Cast: John Cater, and Reginald Marsh. Medical Staff Rex Garner, David King, John Carlisle, Christopher Bidmead, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Beatrice Kane, Dorothy Smith, Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, and Therese McMurray. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
868 (Dec 7th 1965) Sisters MacNab and Wright cross swords. Something is afoot at Gerry's. Dr Beckett moves bag and baggage. Cast: Marjorie Rhodes (Mrs Bewsher). Medical Staff Geoffrey Colville, John Carlisle, William Wilde, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Beatrice Kane, Dorothy Smith, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim, Therese McMurray, and Marjorie Michele (Nurse Scaga). Also with Gerald Campion as Himself. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
869 (Dec 10th 1965) Mr Bailey catches a professor and Sister Mills reaches an unhappy decision. Cast: Marjorie Rhodes, and John Laurie (Professor Corliss). Medical Staff David King, Geoffrey Colville, John Carlisle, William Wilde, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Philip Dale.
870 (Dec 14th 1965) A happy surprise for Sister Mills and a blow to Professor Corliss. Cast: John Laurie, and Trader Faulkner (Mr Morrissey). Medical Staff Geoffrey Colville, John Carlisle, William Wilde, Paul Darrow, and Sylvia Marriott (Physiotherapist- previously in Oct 1964 she had played Miss Clark). Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Beatrice Kane, Dorothy Smith, Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim, and Therese McMurray. Script: Don Houghton(?). Director: Philip Dale.
871 (Dec 17th 1965) Gerry opens his club, and Large gets news from South Africa. Cast: Marjorie Rhodes, John Laurie, and Tony Quinn (Willie Houltham). Medical Staff John Carlisle, Geoffrey Colville, William Wilde, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Dorothy Smith, Zulema Dene, and Pik-Sen Lim. Also with Gerald Campion. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Robert D Cardona.
872 (Dec 21st 1965) Mr Large needs some money. Beattie gets some, Professor Corliss hunts for the facts. Cast: Marjorie Rhodes, John Laurie, Trader Faulkner, Cicely Paget-Bowman (Mrs Renfrew), and Keith Grenville (Croupier). Medical Staff John Carlisle, Geoffrey Colville, William Wilde, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Beatrice Kane, Dorothy Smith, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, and Therese McMurray. Also with Gerald Campion. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Robert D Cardona.
873 (Dec 24th 1965) Carols on Christmas Eve, and an emergency in Ward 10. Cast: John Laurie, and Lockwood West. Medical Staff David King, John Carlisle, Geoffrey Colville, William Wilde, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, and Pik-Sen Lim. Also with Gerald Campion. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
874 (Dec 28th 1965) With tempers short after Christmas, new Assistant Matron Mills has a hectic day. And a distinguished guest is invited to the New Year's Eve dance. Cast: Cicely Paget-Bowman, John Laurie, and Marjorie Rhodes. Medical Staff David King, John Carlisle, and Geoffrey Colville. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Beatrice Kane (now promoted to Miss Mills, Assistant Matron), Dorothy Smith, and Zulema Dene. Also with Gerald Campion, and Arthur Haynes as Himself. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Jim Hodgetts.
875 (Dec 31st 1965) New Year's Eve: Mr Verity misses his midnight kiss. Cast: Larry Noble, Walter Horsbrugh, and Allan Cuthbertson (Mr Baxter). Medical Staff: David King, John Carlisle, Geoffrey Colville, Paul Darrow, and Christopher Bidmead. Nursing Staff: Beatrice Kane, Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Janet Lees Price, and Pik-Sen Lim. Also with Gerald Campion, and Arthur Haynes. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Philip Dale.
878 (Jan 11th 1966) The police take an interest in Baxter, and Mrs Renfrew loses heart. Cast: Cicely Paget-Bowman, Allan Cuthbertson, and John Gugolka (Johnny Baxter). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, Geoffrey Colville, Paul Darrow, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Beatrice Kane, Dorothy Smith, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Janet Lees Price, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Ken Hauttman. Director: Robert D Cardona.
879 (Jan 14th 1966) Nurse Beattie resists temptation, and Mr James Turnbull threatens chaos. Cast: John Gugolka, Robert Morley (James Turnbull, a socialite millionaire who has broken his leg in a street accident), John Bailey (Ted Lester), and Reg Varney (Harry Binns). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, David King, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson. Director: Royston Morley
880 (Jan 18th 1966) Mr Turnbull is surrounded by conflicting desires. Cast: Robert Morley, John Bailey, John Gugolka, John Bailey, Penelope Keith (Iris Bedford), Peter Bowles (Philip Royston), and Keith Grenville. Medical Staff: John Carlisle, David King, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim, and Erica Rogers (Staff Nurse Mackenzie- in #446 she had played a patient). Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson. Director: Royston Morley
881 (Jan 21st 1966) Sister Wright suffers from Mr Turnbull's election campaign; and Beattie gets an offer of help. Cast: Robert Morley, John Bailey, Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Reg Varney and Ursula Howells (Laura Dexter). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, and David King. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Therese McMurray, and Janet Lees Price. Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson. Director: Philip Dale
882 (Jan 25th 1966) Mr Turnbull's tv appearance ends unexpectedly, and Johnny Baxter has a visitor. Cast: Robert Morley, John Bailey, Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles, Norman Mitchell (Mr Cotter, his fourth different part, see #269, #414, #609), Allan Cuthbertson, John Gugolka, Paul Grist (TV Director), Frank Mills (TV Lighting Man) and Ursula Howells. Medical Staff: John Carlisle. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Therese McMurray, and Janet Lees Price. With Anthony Brown as Himself. Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson. Director: Philip Dale
883 (Jan 28th 1966): Dame Fortune smiles on Staff Nurse Beattie and frowns on young Johnny Baxter. Cast: Peter Bowles, John Gugolka, Ursula Howells, John Woodvine (Marcel), and Jerry Dane (Croupier). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, Paul Darrow, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, and Therese McMurray. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Robert D Cardona
884 (Feb 1st 1966) Mr Large crosses swords with the Dexters- and Staff Nurse Beattie gets an invitation to dinner. Cast: John Gugolka, Peter Bowles, Allan Cuthbertson, Ursula Howells, and Susan Bennett (Carol Royston). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, William Wilde, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Erica Rogers, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim, and Zulema Dene. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Robert D Cardona
885 (Feb 4th 1966) The search for Johnny goes on, and Philip Royston is honest with Staff Nurse Beattie. Cast: John Gugolka, Peter Bowles, Allan Cuthbertson, Ursula Howells, and Humphrey Heathcote (Porter). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim, and Zulema Dene. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Eric Price
886 (Feb 8th 1966) Mr Large talks to the Dexters, Staff Nurse Beattie goes gambling again. Cast: John Gugolka, Peter Bowles, Allan Cuthbertson, Ursula Howells, and Jerry Dane. Medical Staff: John Carlisle, William Wilde, Paul Darrow, David King and John Golightly (Dr McKeller). Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, Zulema Dene, and Erica Rogers. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Eric Price
887 (Feb 11th 1966) Staff Nurse Beattie reaches a crisis. Cast: Peter Bowles, Jerry Dane, Jeannette Sattler (Amy), and Michael Barrington (Mr Hibbert). Medical Staff: Peter Howell (first appearance since Christmas special 1964 #769), John Carlisle, William Wilde, Ian Cullen (Dr Kent, he'd been a different character in #624), Lloyd Lamble (Mr Preston). Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, Erica Rogers, Therese McMurray, and Janet Lees Price. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Philip Dale.
888 (Feb 15th 1966) Staff Nurse Beattie at the climax of her fever. Dr Kent provokes strong feelings. Cast: Kenneth Midwood (Mr Willis), Tracy Rogers (Mary Willis), Elaine Mitchell (Nurse Boulin). Medical Staff: Peter Howell, William Wilde, Ian Cullen, Lloyd Lamble. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, Erica Rogers, Therese McMurray, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Philip Dale.
889 (Feb 18th 1966) The mystery of Mr Kent is solved. Cast: Kenneth Midwood, Tracy Rogers, and Noel Purcell (Dermot Flynn). Medical Staff: Peter Howell, William Wilde, and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Erica Rogers, and Therese McMurray. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Robert D Cardona
890 (Feb 22nd 1966) Sister Doughty takes a long look at her clock. Dr Brook has to face a difficult decision. Cast (same as last episode): Kenneth Midwood, Tracy Rogers, and Noel Purcell. Medical Staff: Peter Howell, William Wilde, and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Erica Rogers, and Therese McMurray. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Robert D Cardona
891 (Feb 25th 1966) Tragedy strikes, and Oxbridge realises the necessity for an Accident Unit, which is what Dr Kent had been introduced to set up. The disaster is almost at the hospital's doorstep, there are many injuries including an Oxbridge staff nurse. Cast: Mark Eden (Tim Courtney), Bobbie Oswald (Joan Abingdon), Henley Thomas (John Abingdon), John Barrett (Fireman), and John Waite (Policeman, previously in #583). Medical Staff: Peter Howell, John Carlisle, William Wilde, Ian Cullen, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, and Erica Rogers. Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson. Director: Eric Price
894 (Mar 8th 1966) In which Courtney and Julie come to an understanding; and Nurse Jones talks to a gardener. Cast: Mark Eden, Bobbie Oswald, Henley Thomas, Sheila Hammond (Julie Craig), David Grey (Henry Cousins), John Beavis (Eddie Morris), and Dervis Ward (The Gardener, later named as George Jones). Medical Staff: Peter Howell, Lloyd Lamble, William Wilde, and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, and Janet Lees Price. Script: Rosemary Anne Sisson. Director: Philip Dale
895 (Mar 11th 1966) Verity and Kwei go to see some all-in wrestling- and Nurse Parkin gets scared out of her wits. Cast: John Beavis, Dervis Ward, Eric Lander (Andy Kellett, a haemophiliac patient), and Suzanne Mockler (Janine Kellett). Medical Staff: William Wilde, Paul Darrow, and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Janet Lees Price, Pik-Sen Lim, and Therese McMurray. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Josephine Douglas.
898 (Mar 22nd 1966) Andy Kellett comes back from the operating theatre, and Janine reaches a decision. Cast: Eric Lander, Suzanne Mockler, Dervis Ward, John Breslin (Victor Darrance), and Terence Rigby (Det Sgt Mathews). Medical Staff: David King, John Carlisle and Geoffrey Coville. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Pik-Sen Lim, and Therese McMurray. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Eric Price.
899 (Mar 25th 1966) Mr Kent is under fire in the Coroner's Court, while Mr Large grapples with the Kellett's problems. Cast: Eric Lander, Suzanne Mockler, John Breslin, Hugh Morton (Coroner), and Kenneth Edwards (Solicitor). Medical Staff: Peter Howell, David King, John Carlisle, Ian Cullen, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Philip Dale.
900 (Mar 29th 1966) The hospital takes a rap, and Mr Kent decides his own future. Cast: Eric Lander, Suzanne Mockler, John Breslin, Marjorie Rhodes, and Neville Smith (Bob Gordon). Medical Staff: Peter Howell, David King, Kenneth Keeling (last seen eighty programmes ago), John Carlisle, Ian Cullen, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Philip Dale.
901 (Apr 1st 1966): Dr Brook's new patient faces a critical decision, while the Accident Unit prepares for action. Cast: Marjorie Rhodes, Neville Smith, Victor Brooks (Jim Gorton, in #418 he played a different person), and John Boyd-Brent (Mr Williams). Medical Staff: Paul Darrow, Ian Cullen, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, and Anne Lloyd. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Paul Bernard.
902 (Apr 5th 1966): The Accident Unit is tested again while Dr Brook and Sister Doughty continue to have trouble with the Gorton family. Cast: Marjorie Rhodes, Neville Smith, and Victor Brooks. Medical Staff: David King, John Carlisle, Paul Darrow, Ian Cullen, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, and Anne Lloyd. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Paul Bernard.
903 (Apr 8th 1966): Mr Kent is in trouble again and Mrs Saunders proves to be an unco-operative patient. Cast: Marjorie Rhodes, Neville Smith, Victor Brooks, Joan Miller (Winifred Saunders) and Michael Bates (James Wilberforce, he was a different character in #311). Medical Staff: Lloyd Lamble, David King, John Carlisle, Ian Cullen, Geoffrey Colville, Mary Chester (Radiographer), and Eric Dodson (Chest Surgeon, a different person in #465). Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, and Anne Lloyd. Script: Joshua Adams. Director: Eric Price.
904 (Apr 12th 1966): Mrs Saunders makes more demands; and Mr Large makes his diagnosis. Cast: Joan Miller, Michael Bates, David Futcher (John Ball) Patricia Matthews (Secretary). Medical Staff: Lloyd Lamble, David King, John Carlisle, Ian Cullen, and Mary Chester. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim and Therese McMurray. Script: Joshua Adams. Director: Eric Price.
905 (Apr 15th 1966): Cast: Joan Miller, Michael Bates, Molly Veness (Meg Harper), Alicia Gatrall (Tina Potter), and George Pensotti (Robin Waterman). Medical Staff: Lloyd Lamble, David King, John Carlisle, Ian Cullen, and Mary Chester. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim and Jean Rogers (Nurse Rogers). Script: Joshua Adams. Director: Philip Dale.
906 (Apr 19th 1966): On the advice of her brother, a leading naturopath, Mrs Saunders decides to leave Oxbridge Hospital, but is she as committed to nature cures as she pretends? Cast: Joan Miller, Michael Bates, John Wentworth (Sir Malcolm Broadley, diff character in #596), and Martin Wyldeck (Mr Biggin). Medical Staff: Lloyd Lamble, David King, John Carlisle, Ian Cullen, Mary Chester, and Peter Laird (Jock). Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim and Therese McMurray. Script: Joshua Adam (sic). Director: Philip Dale.
907 (Apr 22nd 1966): Doctor Lucy Newton meets her patient, and Staff Nurse Beattie discovers she has a room mate. Cast: Joan Miller, and Humphrey Heathcote (as Second Porter, previously 'Porter'). Medical Staff: David King, John Carlisle, Frances Cuka (Dr Lucy Newton), Carmen Munroe (Margery de Sousa) and Edward Ogden (Mr Paddy Phillips). Nursing Staff: Beatrice Kane, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Sonia Fox (Nurse Amy Williams) and Jean Rogers. Script: Joshua Adam. Director: Paul Bernard.
908 (Apr 26th 1966): Mrs Saunders learns the truth about her condition; and Dr Newton clashes with Mr Bailey. Cast: Joan Miller, Baryn Bartlett (Harry), John Ronane (Jeff Shires), Norman Jones (First Porter), and Humphrey Heathcote. Medical Staff: David King, John Carlisle, Frances Cuka, Edward Ogden, and John Golightly. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Therese McMurray, and Sonia Fox, Script: Joshua Adam. Director: Paul Bernard.
909 (Apr 29th 1966): Dr Newton makes a difficult decision, and Nurse Williams learns more about Jeff's past. Cast: Joan Miller, and John Ronane. Medical Staff: John Carlisle, Frances Cuka, and Carmen Munroe. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim, and Sonia Fox, Script: Joshua Adam. Director: Kevin Shine.
910 (May 3rd 1966): Mr Large tells Dr Newton that immediate attention is necessary to save her patient, but Lucy decides to wait. Cast: Joan Miller, John Ronane, and Pamela Manson (Rene Tanner). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, Frances Cuka, Carmen Munroe, and Langton Jones (Dr Green, a different character to his role in #345). Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim, and Sonia Fox. Scriptwriter: not known. Director: Kevin Shine.
911 (May 6th 1966): Nurse Kwei and Nurse Jones go to the circus, and Jeff reaches a decision. Cast: John Ronane, Hana Pravda (Maria Zandini), George Pravda (Charles Zandini), Ian White (Mark Zandini), Maurice Taylor (Luke Zandini) and David Hart (Stanley). Medical Staff: Ian Cullen, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd, Sonia Fox, Janet Lees-Price, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Philip Dale.
912 (May 10th 1966): The Zandinis comes into the hospital, and Staff Nurse Williams sees Jeff in a better mood. Cast: John Ronane, Hana Pravda, George Pravda, Ian White, Maurice Taylor and Carole Mowlam (Dora Zandini). Medical Staff: Peter Howell, John Carlisle, Ian Cullen, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Sonia Fox, and Therese McMurray. Director: Philip Dale.
913 (May 13th 1966): Jeff gets into deeper water, and the circus comes to Sister Doughty's ward. Cast: John Ronane, Hana Pravda, George Pravda, Ian White, Maurice Taylor and Carole Mowlam. Medical Staff: Peter Howell, John Carlisle, and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, and Sonia Fox. Script by Don Houghton Director: Paul Bernard.
916 (May 24th 1966): An unexpected visitor for Mr Kent- and an unwelcome one for Mr Edwards. Cast: Ken Haward (Sam Brewer), Bill Owen (George Edwards), Jane Barrett (the snobbish Mrs Edwards, a different character to that in #698), Leslie Dwyer (Jack Benton, a friend of Edwards), Derek Smith (Richard Davis), Tricia Money, Maureen O'Brien (Janet Kent), and Colin Jeavons (John Edwards). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Zulema Dene, Sonia Fox, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script by William Emma. Director: Robert D Cardona. The script editor is now Nicholas Palmer.
917 (May 27th 1966): Mr Edwards reacts surprisingly to his wife's arrival... and Kent has doubts about Janet's future. Cast: Leslie Dwyer, Bill Owen, Derek Smith, Tricia Money, Maureen O'Brien, Jane Barrett, Colin Jeavons, and Paul Dawkins (Mr Arding). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Zulema Dene, and Pik-Sen Lim. Director: Robert D Cardona.
918 (May 31st 1966): Mrs Edwards triumphs over Large... and Kent brings Gerald and Janet together. Cast: Bill Owen, Derek Smith, Tricia Money, Maureen O'Brien, Jane Barrett, Colin Jeavons, Paul Dawkins and John Allison (Gerald Simpson).. Medical Staff: John Carlisle, and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Zulema Dene, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script by Donald James. Director: Robert D Cardona.
919 (June 3rd 1966): Seriously ill convict Joe Gilman is admitted to the Oxbridge- and Mr Verity crosses swords with the unpunctual Dr Green. Cast: Bill Owen, Jane Barrett, Colin Jeavons, Leslie Dwyer, William Marlowe (Joe Gilman, a different character to #611), David Blake Kelly (Officer Connolly), Elizabeth Counsell (Nora Penhurst), and Eric Hillyard (Mr Harris). Medical Staff: William Wilde, John Carlisle, Ian Cullen, Langton Jones, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Sonia Fox, Pik-Sen Lim, and Therese McMurray. Script by Stewart Farrar. Director: Philip Dale.
920 (June 7th 1966): Dr Brook faces a harsh decision whether to use the life support machine on the convict or the MP. Mr Kent learns how Mr Verity uses his spare time. Cast: William Marlowe, David Blake Kelly, Elizabeth Counsell, and Meredith Edwards (Thomas Larkin). Medical Staff: Reginald Barratt William Wilde, Ian Cullen, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script by Stewart Farrar. Director: Philip Dale.
921 (June 10th 1966): The new consultant arrives- and Mr Verity gets into deeper trouble. Cast: William Marlowe, David Blake Kelly, Elizabeth Counsell, Meredith Edwards, Dora Reisser (Valda), and Joan Newell (Mrs Pastor, in #297 she'd played a different person). Medical Staff: Reginald Barratt, William Wilde, and Paul Darrow. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Philip Dale.
922 (June 14th 1966): Dr Richmond goes into action- and Mr Verity has a narrow escape. Cast: William Marlowe, David Blake Kelly, Meredith Edwards, Dennis Edwards (Harry Spencer, in #562 he'd been a different character), and Joan Newell. Medical Staff: Noel Coleman (Dr Richmond, in #452 he'd played a professor), Langton Jones, John Carlisle, William Wilde, Paul Darrow and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Sonia Fox, and Therese McMurray. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Philip Dale.
923 (June 17th 1966): A staff shortage provides a big opportunity for Staff Nurse Beattie- and Mrs Pastor is evasive about her son's whereabouts. Cast: Tricia Money, Joan Newell, and Patricia Denys (Miss Maxwell). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, William Wilde, Paul Darrow and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Anne Lloyd, Sonia Fox, Pik-Sen Lim, and Therese McMurray. Script: Donald James. Director: Paul Bernard.
926 (June 28th 1966): Michaela Large returns to the Oxbridge- and Mr Kent meets the hoaxer. Cast: Joan Newell, Patricia Denys, Kenneth Colley (Arthur Pastor- a different person in #761), and Peggy Marshall (Mrs Tulley in #627 a different person). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, William Wilde, Paul Darrow and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Anne Lloyd, Janet Lees-Price, Tricia Money, Pik-Sen Lim, and Therese McMurray. Script: William Emms. Director: Paul Bernard.
927 (July 1st 1966): Mr Kent finds a girl on a ledge- and Dr Richmond makes an enemy. Cast: Joan Newell, Kenneth Colley, Morris Perry (Neville Holland, he played a different person in #646), Richard Caldicot (Councillor Herbert Bland JP), Donald Morley (Colin McNaughton), Martin Boddey (Police Inspector), and Yee Wah Yang/ Lucille Soong (Chan Lai-Ming- the first named actress is credited in this story, but all subsequent are by the latter). Medical Staff: Noel Coleman, John Carlisle, William Wilde, David King, Paul Darrow and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Zulema Dene, Pik-Sen Lim, and Sonia Fox. Script: Stewart Farrar. Director: Robert D Cardona.
928 (July 5th 1966): Dr Richmond has a theory- and Chan Lai-Ming thinks twice. Cast: Morris Perry, Richard Caldicot, Donald Morley, Martin Boddey, and Lucille Soong. Medical Staff: Noel Coleman, William Wilde, Paul Darrow and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Pik-Sen Lim, and Sonia Fox. Script by unknown. Director: Robert D Cardona.
929 (July 8th 1966): Dr Richmond's theory backfires- and Mr Kent has a lot of new problems. Cast: Morris Perry, Richard Caldicot, Donald Morley, and Lucille Soong. Medical Staff: Peter Hoar (Mr Gilchrist, in #504 he'd been Sandy Granger), Noel Coleman, John Carlisle, William Wilde, Paul Darrow and Ian Cullen.
930 (July 12th 1966): Neville Holland has a relapse- and the bandages are taken off Lai-Ming's eyes. Cast: Morris Perry, Richard Caldicot, and Lucille Soong. Medical Staff: Peter Hoar, Noel Coleman, John Carlisle, William Wilde, and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Anne Lloyd, Pik-Sen Lim, and Tricia Money.
931 (July 15th 1966): An intriguing young patient is admitted- and Staff Nurse Williams finds a dog a temporary home. Cast must include Kika Markham (Susan Murray) and Sonia Fox. Director: Philip Dale.
933 (July 22nd 1966): Dr Brooks visits the Khans- and Early Bird gets into hot water. Cast: Kika Markham, Noel Johnson (Mr Murray), Shivendra Sinha, Bee Duffell, Gordon Gostelow, Mohan Singh (Karim Khan), and Devi Shah (Eazia Khan). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Anne Lloyd (now as Acting Sister Beattie), Sonia Fox, and Tricia Money. Also 'Shane' and 'Early Bird.' Script: William Emms. Director: Philip Dale.
934 (July 26th 1966): Mr Murray decides to take action against the Khans- and Matron finds the solution to Michaela's problem. Also: Mr Kent is still striving to convince his critics that the accident unit was a wise investment. And newly promoted Sister Beattie has to prove herself worthy of her seniority. Cast: Kika Markham, Noel Johnson, Shivendra Sinha, Bee Duffell, Gordon Gostelow, Mohan Singh, and Devi Shah. Medical Staff: John Carlisle, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Iris Russell, Anne Lloyd, Sonia Fox, and Tricia Money. Also 'Shane' and 'Early Bird.' Script: William Emms. Director: Philip Dale.
935 (July 29th 1966): Mr Murray springs a surprise- and Dr Brook meets a problem daughter. Cast: Kika Markham, Noel Johnson, Shivendra Sinha, Mohan Singh, Rhoda Lewis (Doris Oakley), Carol White (Jessie Miller), Sandra Bryant (Carole Hewitt), and John Collin (Ralph Oakley, as recently as #757 he'd played someone else). Medical Staff: Noel Coleman, William Wilde and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd. Script: Stewart Farrar. Director: Paul Bernard.
936 (Aug 2nd 1966): Dr Richmond finds himself cornered- and Doris Oakley discovers a lie. Cast: Rhoda Lewis, Carol White, John Collin, and Lennard Pearce (Dr Hammond MOH). Medical Staff: Noel Coleman, and William Wilde, Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan and Anne Lloyd. Script: Stewart Farrar. Director: Paul Bernard.
Note- one or both programmes of the above must have been postponed, probably because of the World Cup coverage.
937 (advertised for Aug 5th but shown Aug 9th 1966): Sister Doughty comes up with an answer- and Jessie Miller visits a warehouse. Cast: Rhoda Lewis, Carol White, John Collin, Terry Palmer (Harry Blake) and Sandra Bryant. Medical Staff: Noel Coleman, and William Wilde, Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan and Anne Lloyd. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Paul Bernard.
938 (Aug 12th 1966): Dr Richmond gets a visit from his sister- and Jessie Miller becomes supicious. Cast: Rhoda Lewis, Carol White, John Collin, Terry Palmer and Rosalind Atkinson (Miss Sally Richmond). Medical Staff: Noel Coleman, and William Wilde, Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan and Anne Lloyd. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Paul Bernard.
939 (Aug 16th 1966): Ralph Oakley takes Jessie hand- and the Oxbridge has a twin problem. Cast: Rhoda Lewis, Carol White, John Collin, Katherine Kessey (Penny Jackson), Karen Kessey (Dinny Jackson) and Robin Culver, (Peter). Medical Staff: William Wilde, Paul Darrow, and Ferdy Mayne (Mr Saunders). Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Fay Dunlop. Director: Kevin Shine.
940 (Aug 19th 1966): Mr Verity has a narrow escape- and Mr Jackson demands that his daughter is discharged. Cast: Katherine Kessey, Karen Kessey, Robin Culver, Alan Wheatley (Mr Jackson), Michael Brennan (O'Leary), Terence Soall (Lewis, he played another person in #388) and Patrick Travers (Foreman). Medical Staff: William Wilde, Langton Jones, Paul Darrow, and Ferdy Mayne. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Fay Dunlop. Director: Kevin Shine.
941 (Aug 23rd 1966): Mr Verity on the carpet- and Dr Brook crosses swords with Dinny's father. Cast: Katherine Kessey, Karen Kessey, Robin Culver, Alan Wheatley, Michael Brennan, and Terence Soall. Medical Staff: William Wilde, Peter Howell, Langton Jones, Paul Darrow, and Ferdy Mayne. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Bill Strutton. Director: Kevin Shine.
942 (Aug 26th 1966): Mr Jackson faces a hard decision- and Verity refuses to defend himself. Cast: Katherine Kessey, Karen Kessey, Robin Culver, Alan Wheatley, and Terence Soall. Medical Staff: William Wilde, Peter Howell, Langton Jones, Paul Darrow, and Ferdy Mayne. Nursing Staff: Anne Lloyd and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Bill Strutton. Director: Kevin Shine.
943 (Aug 30th 1966): Dr Brook gets his own way- and a Wife of The Year gets into trouble. Cast: Katherine Kessey, Robin Culver, Alan Wheatley, Scott Forbes (Donald Tyson), Jeanne Moody (Nancy Tyson), Lindsay Campbell (Controller), and Gil Sutherland (Mechanic). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, William Wilde, Ian Cullen, and Ferdy Mayne. Nursing Staff: Pearl Catlin (Sister Vernon), and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Philip Dale.
944 (Sept 2nd 1966): Nancy Tyson flies a plane- and Nurse Kwei gets a letter. Cast: Scott Forbes, Jeanne Moody, Lindsay Campbell, and George Selway (Chief Instructor). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, William Wilde, and Ian Cullen. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Pearl Catlin, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Philip Dale.
945 (Sept 6th 1966): Donald Tyson talks to his wife- and another poison pen letter comes to the hospital. (Were they to do with the upcoming changes in the programme's format?!) Cast: Scott Forbes, Jeanne Moody, and Martin Boddey. Medical Staff: John Carlisle, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, Pearl Catlin, and Pik-Sen Lim. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Philip Dale.
946 (Sept 9th 1966): Mr Large spends a bad night- and Nancy Tyson goes to a banquet. Cast: Scott Forbes, Jeanne Moody, Martin Boddey, and Grace Arnold (Miss Hammerton- she was a different character in #425). Medical Staff: John Carlisle, and William Wilde. Nursing Staff: Pamela Duncan, and Pearl Catlin. Script: Don Houghton. Director: Philip Dale.
949 (Sept 20th 1966): More doubt about CSM Charlton's accident- and Mr Large hears some disturbing news about Geoffrey Smythe. Cast: Richard Shaw (CSM Charlton), Michael Hawkins (Maj Burford MO- he was Mr Smedley in #797), Maurice Good (Staff Sgt Guy), Anne Godfrey (Hilda Charlton), Margery Withers (Florence Smythe), Murray Melvin (Geoff Smythe), Phillippa Urquhart (Angela Manston), and Gordon Whiting (Harold Skilling). Medical Staff: John Carlisle. Nursing Staff: Etain O'Dell (Sister Murray), Tricia Money, and Eugenie Cavanagh (Theatre Sister). Script: Bill Strutton. Director: Paul Bernard.
950 (Sept 23rd 1966): This was the last half hour edition. Mr Large collects a letter- and Geoffrey Smythe faces the truth. Cast: Richard Shaw, Michael Hawkins, Maurice Good, Anne Godfrey, Margery Withers, Murray Melvin. Medical Staff: John Carlisle. Nursing Staff: Etain O'Dell, and Tricia Money. Script: Bill Strutton. Director: Paul Bernard.

951 The Long Small Hours (Thurs Sept 29th 1966, 7pm-7.55pm. The series was shown on Saturdays 6.15pm in some regions)
953 Shadow of a Clown (Oct 13th 1966): A nameless man is brought into the Oxbridge- and Dr Brook overreaches his authority in trying to probe the mystery of the patient they have labelled plain John Smith. Starring: William Wilde, Paul Darrow and Pamela Duncan. Guest stars: Bernard Bresslaw ('John Smith') and John Wood (Dr Squires- in #370 a different character). With Andre Van Gyseghem (Mr Crombie), Simon Taylor (Policeman. In #628 he played Frankie), Sonia Fox, Patrick Jordan (Detective), and Jimmy Gardner as 'Curly' Connaught. Also not in TV Times listing but in on screen credits: Meg Gleed (Nurse Fraser), Barry Shawzin (Herbert Sinclair), and Bill Burridge (Norm Ligget). Script: Don Houghton. Director: Alastair Reid who had previously directed episodes in 1964 and up to July 1965.
955 Go West- Young Man (Oct 27th 1966): Mr Large gets a tempting offer, and a strange opportunity to use a piece of modern equipment. Starring: John Carlisle and Tricia Money. Guest stars: Alan Gifford (Dr Theodore Salinger), and Helen Horton (Mrs Martha Salinger). With Sean Hewitt (Robert Salinger), Bartlett Mullins (Mr Biddle, a different character to that in #844), Pik-Sen Lim, John Golightly, Geoffrey Colville, Kevin Brennan (Mr Burrows), Shirley Jaffe (Nurse, later called Nurse Foster), and Kenneth Keeling. Script: Basil Dawson. Director: John Sichel.
957 Fat Annie (Nov 10th 1966): Dr Brook prescribes a strict diet for Annie Staines who is dangerously overweight. But for reasons more complex than hunger, Annie ignores the diet and endangers her life. Starring: William Wilde, Ian Cullen and Anne Lloyd. Guest stars: Hylda Baker (Nellie Staines), Jack Woolgar (Bert Staines) and Jennie Paul (Annie Staines). With Robert Langley (Willie Harris), Sonia Fox, Clive Marshall (Ambulance Man), Peter Harrison (Policeman), Hilda Fenemore (Mrs Mayer, playing a different character to that in #500), Noel Coleman, and Kate Storey (Nurse Fields, she was Joan Ross in #798). Script: Derrick Sherwin. Director: Valerie Hanson.
958 A Little Learning (Nov 17th 1966): There is only one bed available in Dr Richmond's special unit, who will get it? Wealthy Senora Pavon who has flown specially from South America, or Eileen Burton, the wife of an underpaid schoolmaster. Starring: William Wilde, Anne Lloyd and Noel Coleman (now in a starring part). Guest stars: Paul Stassino (Dr Gabriel Dominguez), Anna Cropper (Eileen Burton) and John Ress (Frank Burton). With Hazel Wright (Receptionist), Meg Gleed, Langton Jones, Paul Darrow, Kevin Stoney (Mr Mellor), Monica Vassillou (Sen. Mari-Carmen Pavon), Barbara Ogilvie (Mrs Laird- different in #591), and Sonia Fox. Script: Jan Read. Director: Bill Stewart.
960 A Step in the Right Direction (Dec 1st 1966): Young footballer Stan Martin is suffering from polio, and resists all Dr Brook's efforts to dave him. Starring: William Wilde, Pamela Duncan and Noel Coleman. Guest stars: Ray Brooks (Stan Martin), Penelope Keith (Miss 'Willy' Williams, earlier this year in #880 she'd played a different character), and Ivor Dean (Lipton). With Peter Lorenzo (Commentator) George Little (Tom), Alan Baulch (Jimmy Ryan), and Shirley Jaffe. Script: Barry Letts. Director: Paul Bernard.
961 Surgeon, Heal Thyself (Dec 8th 1966): Tragedy strikes Mr Large, but his colleagues at Oxbridge help him find the courage to rebuild his life. Starring: John Carlisle, Ian Cullen, Anne Lloyd, Pamela Duncan and Peter Howell. Guest star: John Glyn-Jones (Dr Matthew Harrison, in #671 a different person). With Douglas Milvain (Controller), Freddie Fowler (Joshua Partridge), and Trader Faulkner (Alan Smethwick, diff to #870). Script: Don Houghton. Director: Philip Dale.
962 A Very Good Soldier (Dec 15th 1966): Private Pritchard's life is in danger because he refuses to eat. Is he a malingerer or is the reason for his hunger strike a genuine protest? Dr Brook must find the answer. Starring: William Wilde, Ian Cullen, Anne Lloyd, Pamela Duncan, Noel Coleman and Sonia Fox (now credited in a starring role). Guest star: Ronald Lacey (Alfie Pritchard). With Lewis Wilson (Detective- in #403 he had played a different person), George Ghent (Mr Pritchard), Patricia Lawrence (Mrs Pritchard), Billy Russell (Mr Lessor), and Edward Fox (Captain Forster). Script: Stuart Douglass. Director: Alastair Reid.
965 Hide Me, Hide Me (Saturday Jan 7th 1967, now on Saturdays, 6.50-7.35pm, some regions instead screening it on Sunday afternoons, but the earliest was Granada on Jan 5th at 6.15pm): When Maxim Nagal of the Serbanian Trade delegation asks for political asylum, mr Large is faced with a difficult decision. Starring: John Carlisle, Anne Lloyd, and Pamela Duncan. Guest stars: Eugene Deckers (Mr Alexander) and John Savident (Maxim Nagal). With Howard Gourney (Gunter Ferents), Dervis Ward (Henkel- in #894 he'd been the gardener), George Day (Panovitch), Derek Sydney (Grigor Baikov), Richard Simpson (Works Manager), Ken Haward (First Worker- in #916 he appeared as Sam Brewer), Malcolm Douglas (Second Worker), Shirley Jaffe, and Lawrence Davidson (Mr Wallace). Script: Stewart Farrar . Director: John Sichel.
966 You've Got To Know How To Fall (Jan 14th 1967): A knockabout comic has to know how to fall. Has Sonny Raven forgotten, and fallen for the last time? Starring: John Carlisle and Sonia Fox. Guest star: Peter Jones (Sonny Raven). With Frank Crawshaw (Mr Dumbrell, different in #744), Donald Graham (Mr Stacey), Joe Ritchie (Mr Fellows- in #850 he'd been 'Charlie'), Natasha Manu (Probationer Nurse), John Golightly, John Scott Martin (Waiter), and Wilfred Carter (Neurologist- different in #583). Script: Maurice Wiltshire. Director: Robert D Cardona.
968 Devil Doll (Jan 28th 1967): Dr Brook enlists the aid of a visiting African doctor to help lift a voodoo curse. Starring: William Wilde, Ian Cullen and Pamela Duncan. Guest stars Errol John (Dr Abu), and Lionel Ngakane (Joseph Shepherd). With Eveline Garratt (Landlady), Frank Cousins (Simon Williams), Christopher Mitchell (Ron Lee), Carl Paulsen (Arthur Taylor), and Josephine Tewson (Dr Saunders, diff in #820). Script: Donald Jonson. Director: John Sichel.

969 By the Mark Twelve (Feb 4th 1967): Mr Kent goes down a hole- and Staff Nurse Williams awaits his return from the Devil's Drome. Starring: Ian Cullen and Sonia Fox. Guest stars: Andrew Keir (George Lockyer), Brian Oulton (Andrew Thornaby- his third different part, see #395 and 702) and Griffith Davies (Jeff). With Yvonne Antrobus (Jane), Neville Buswell (David Thornaby), Kenneth Watson (Sgt Scott, also his third different part in the series), Geoffrey Palmer (Gilbert Lockyer), Malcolm McDowall (First Potholer), Beth Owen (Second Potholer) and Sydney Bromley (Faraday). Script: Don Houghton. Director: Paul Bernard.
970 Second Sight (Feb 11th 1967): What was the cause of the accident that brought beautiful top model Diane Vernon into the Oxbridge? What is the mystery behind the scar on her face? Is there a connection? Starring: John Carlisle, Anne Lloyd and Sonia Fox. Guest stars: Dawn Addams (Diane Parker) and Ronald Hines (Geoffrey Parker). With Langton Jones, Anne Stallybrass (Shirley Fraser), Shirley Jaffe, and Anthony Dawes (Arthur Browne). Script: David Ellis. Director: Robert D Cardona.
971 The World and Davie Greenspan (Feb 18th 1967): When a small time crook steals a doctor's bag, he is overwhelmed by its contents. Starring: William Wilde and Pamela Duncan. Guest stars: Joe Melia (Davie Greenspan) and Shay Gorman (Michael Phelan). With Richard McNeil (Dt Sgt Simpson), Maggie Riley (Harriet Greenspan), Max Bacon (Mr Greenspan), Carmen Blanck (Mrs Greenspan), Jimmy Green (Old Mr Greenspan), Marie Hastings (Edna Flynn), Sally Travers (Night Sister), and Lionel Gamlin (Radio Announcer). Script: Stuart Douglass. Director: Valerie Hanson.
972 A Cry for Help (Feb 25th 1967): A juvenile delinquent becomes desperately ill when cornered by the police. Is she faking- or are her symptoms a cry for help? Starring: John Carlisle and Anne Lloyd. Guest stars: Alethea Charlton (Renee), Susan Richards (Mrs Goddard, different character in #576) and Sandra Bryant (Frankie Bowman, previously in #935). With Margaret Denver (Woman Magistrate), Diane Holland (First Policewoman), John Pollendine (Police Driver), John Junkin (Mr Bill Bowman- previously in #791), and Gabrielle Hamilton (Mrs Dorice Bowman). Script: Bill Strutton. Director: John Sichel.
973 Old Sam (Mar 4th 1967): Although there is nothing organically wrong with him, Sam is dying and Mr Kent takes unusual steps to give him back his will to live. Starring: Ian Cullen, Sonia Fox and Noel Coleman. Guest stars: Martin Miller (Sam Grayler) and Harold Goldblatt (David Levin). With Renata Roman (Ruth Grayler), Jean Channon (Woman Customer), and Anthony Valentine (Norman Levin). Script: Stewart Farrar. Director: Paul Bernard.
975 A Family Likeness (Mar 18th 1967): Dr Brook struggles to preserve a patient's sanity and clashes with a visiting consultant. Starring: William Wilde and Pamela Duncan. Guest star: Daphne Slater (Margaret Tyler). With Reuben Bullivant (Jimmy), Robert Langley (Arthur Robinson, in the series as a different character as recently as #957), Lockwood West (Mr Marshall, previously from #800 he'd been several times as the chaplain), Shirley Jaffe, Geoffrey Hibbert (George Tyler, different in #596), Liz Gebhardt (Liz Tyler), Varley Thomas (Mrs Neehan), Carmen Blanck (Mrs Foster, in the series as recently as #971- was she made up differently?), Henry Oscar (Dr Pugh), Miranda Marshall (Mrs Oxley), Peter Clay (Dr Bentley), Nellie Hanham (Mrs Ormiston), and Molly Balvaird Hewett (Granny). Script: Anthony Coburn. Director: Valerie Hanson.
976 There's None So Blind (Mar 25th 1967): Mr Large receives a visit from a university friend who needs help with a problem threatening his future happiness. Starring: John Carlisle and Anne Lloyd. Guest stars: Donald Gee (Phil Burnett), and Olive McFarland (Emma Tarrant- she played a different person in #575). With Ralph Nossek (Mr Hutton- previously Mr Close in #821), Richard Coleman (James Fellowes), and Barbara Mullaney (Nurse Fulton- in 952 she had simply been Night Nurse). Script: Bill Strutton. Director: John Sichel.
977 A Sense of Justice (Apr 1st 1967): A patient's sense of justice poses a difficult problem for Mr Kent. Starring: Ian Cullen and Pamela Duncan. Guest stars: Godfrey Quigley (Kevin Garfield QC), and Donald Eccles (Mr Marryat). With Raymond Platt (Robson), Peter Attard (Jarvis), Blake Butler (George Wetherton), George Lee (Plainclothes Policeman), Beaufoy Milton (Judge, different character in #340), and Michael Hawkins (Charles Irwin QC- his third character- see #949). Script: Don Houghton. Director: Paul Bernard.
979 Old Ben in the Belfry (Apr 15th 1967): A dangerous one in a million case is admitted to the Oxbridge, and Mr Kent dabbles in bell towers, cobwebs and things that go bump in the night. Starring: Ian Cullen, Pamela Duncan and Sonia Fox. Guest stars: Noel Johnson (Dr Lemming, different to his character in #933), John Garrie (Old Ben), and Jon Laurimore (Mr Neilson the vicar). With Desmond Llewelyn (Constable), Peter Lawrence (Adamson), Langton Jones, and Norah Gorsen (Mrs Neilson- Norah had been a regular in the series back in 1958 as a nurse). Script: Don Houghton. Director: Dicky Leeman (first directing the series in nearly two years).
980 Mock Flight (Apr 22nd 1967): International pilot Leo Baring is discharged from Oxbridge Hospital to undergo his routine flight competence check. His strange behaviour during the test arouses Dr Brook's suspicions. Starring: William Wilde and Pamela Duncan. Guest stars: Derek Newark (Capt Leo Baring) and Sally Bazely (Dody Baring). With Terence Brook (Rob), Michael Elwick (Mike), Jonathan Holt (Airline Doctor), Roger Foss (Artie Wilson), Bruce Beeby (Link Controller), Mike Fallon (Test Captain), Paul Bacon (Dr Terry) and Kenneth Alan Taylor (Pathologist). Script: Bill Strutton. Director: John Sichel.
Producer Pieter Rogers took over for the final stories.
981 A Matter of Will (Apr 29th 1967): A teenage girl falls through a window trying to escape from her bedroom. Why has her father locked her in and what is the cause of the puzzling symptoms that Mr Large detects when she is admitted? Starring: John Carlisle, William Wilde and Zulema Dene. Guest stars: Polly James (Sandra English), Martin Jarvis (Alan Brown) and Michael Turner (Jack English). With Molly Veness (Mrs English, different chacter in #905), Rudolph Walker (Porter), Viera Shelley (Patient), Nelly Griffiths (Woman Reader), Graham Ashley (Detective), Ginni Barlow (Dispenser) and Heather Castle (Nurse, identified in a subsequent story as Nurse Adams). Script: Joshua Adam. Director: Richmond Harding.
982 Play Now Pay Later (May 2nd 1967 ATV Midlands region) Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Robert D Cardona. with William Wilde and Pamela Duncan. Guest stars Barrie Ingham (Nicholas Ryle), Donald Morley (David Mollison), Nora Swinburne (Miss Metcalf), and Penelope Keith (Miss 'Willy' Williams). Also: Heather Castle (Nurse Adams), John Golightly (Mr McKeller), and Alan Baulch (Jimmy). Every woman dreams of her ideal holiday. Willy, a physio, tries to turn this dream into reality, with unfortunate complications
983 Heaven is a Little Farther (May 13th 1967): American faith healer Dr Glasgow needs an immediate operation. Opposition to surgery is the bedrock of his church's belief, but Mr Large's belief is that without the operation he will die. Starring: John Carlisle, and Tarn Bassett (Sister Irene Denham). Guest stars: David Knight (Dr Don Glasgow) and Margaret Vines ((Ethel Glasgow). With Elizabeth Burger (Mrs Paton), Edward McMurray (Anthony Paton), Heather Castle, Shirley Jaffe, Geoffrey Colville, and John Golightly. Script: Maurice Wiltshire. Director: Fred Wilby.
985 The Loser (May 27th 1967. Now on Granada the previous Wednesdays at 6.15pm): Car salesman Bill Lloyd is admitted with severe injuries. He refuses to disclose the cause. Is he a criminal, or is he afraid? Starring: John Carlisle. Guest stars: Jack Watling (Bill Lloyd), Judy Parfitt (Wendy Cooper), and Leslie French (Jos). With Dermot Tuohy (Paddy Jeffers, different character to that in #810), Dennis Cleary (First Man), Frank Seton (Second Man), James Fitzgerald (Third Man), Sonia Fox -not listed in a starring role now- Langton Jones, Ian Frost (Dt Con Barton), Meg Gleed, Tarn Bassett - not listed as a star here- Robert Sidaway (First patient, he played Barry in #724), Ian Anderson (Second patient), Reg Pritchard (Fred), and Robert Bernal (Ben). Script: William Woods. Director: Victor Rudolf. :
986 The High Flyer (June 4th 1967 ATV London region) Script: Hugh Forbes. Director: Robert D Cardona. With William Wilde and Pamela Duncan. Guest artist: Phyllis Calvert as Rona Lucas aka Mrs Kenworthy. With David Grey (Frank- different part in #894), Josephine Stuart (Daphne- a different role from #177), Leonard Woodrow (Reporter), Sonia Fox, Langton Jones, Hugh Latimer (David Kenworthy), Gordon Reid (Colin Kenworthy), and John Abineri (Brian Jameson- a different character in #660). When Rona Lucas collapses during her press conference, she little realises the difference her illness makes to her family
987 Song Without Words (June 10th 1967): One of Mr Large's patients is struck dumb, and a psychiatrist has to be called in to discover the reason. Starring: John Carlisle, and two stars given the status for the first time: Pik-Sen Lim and Langton Jones. Guest stars: Pauline Jameson (Emily and Dora Hargeaves) and John Wood. With Barry Cryer (Jack Kelsoe), Bruce Purchase (Albert Pendleton, and young Charles Hargreaves), Gaynor Jones (Gwendoline, and Emily as a child), William Simons (Technician), Charlotte Selwyn (Jane Hargreaves- different character to #514), Benjamin Whitrow (Harry Bartholomew- different character to #583) and Lauderdale Beckett (Charles Hargeaves as old man). Script: Don Houghton. Director: Kevin Shine.
988 The Man in Room 34 (June 17th 1967): Mr Kent goes to France for a well earned rest, but instead finds himself trying to unravel the mystery of the man in Room 34. Starring: Ian Cullen. Guest stars: Margaretta Scott (Hilda Maxton-Murray), George Pravda (Dr Malesherbes) and Anne de Vigier (Felicity Maxton-Murray). With Sonia Fox, Irene Prador (Andree Tonnelier), Edward Dentith (Major Allan), Frances Barlow (Julia), Joseph Cuby (Page Boy), Joan Paton (Chambermaid) and Frederick Farley (Dr Sharp). Script: William Woods. Director: Fred Wilby.
990 The Last Dance (July 1st 1967): Days of crisis and decision, above all for Mr Large and Sister Doughty. Stars: John Carlisle, William Wilde, Ian Cullen, Pamela Duncan, Peter Howell and Iris Russell. With Sonia Fox, Pik-Sen Lim, Langton Jones, Tara Bassett, Walter Horsbrugh, Dorothy Smith, Beatrice Kane, Andrew Shearer (Dr Peel), Claire Marshall (Nurse Prior), Shirley Steedman (Nurse Clark), and Christopher Ellison (Dr O'Rourke). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Robert D Cardona.

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The first EW10 spin-off: Call Oxbridge 2000
Starring Richard Thorpe (Dr Rennie), Elizabeth Allan (Peggy Graham), Noel Howlett (Dr Graham), Scot Finch (Steve Graham), and Jennifer Kennedy (Alison Graham).
Producer Rex Firkin.

1.1 (Sept 24th 1961, 3.15-4pm) Dr Rennie's first day in General Practice, as he joins his uncle Dr Graham.. As well as the 5 stars, there were Brian Nissen (Derek Bailey) and Miranda Connell (Cynthia Mansell). Rest of cast: Jean Conroy (Assunta), Freda Bamford (Mrs Jones), Diana Beevers (Lydia Burton), Robin Wentworth (Mr Considine), Arthur Lovegrove (Mr Coates), Brenda Duncan (Mrs Harrington), Peter Lawrence (Mr Trumper), Corla Fairweather (Mrs Larwood-Jones), and Robert McDermott (Commentator). Script: Diana Morgan.
1.4 (Oct 15th 1961) Dr Graham decides to engage a receptionist. But while he is out, three other members of his household decide to help him by employing a girl. Dr Rennie is also concerned about a patient who is having domestic trouble. Along with the 5 stars were: Susan Field (Trude), Harry Littlewood (George Marley), Beth Roques (Mrs Marley), Elizabeth Zinn (Linda Freeman), Susan Farmer (Celia Worth), Bridget McConnel (Marigold Denby), William Job (Sam Barton), Anne Brooks (Jill Craig- a nurse in EW10), and Carole Allen (Mitzi). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Phil Brown.
1.6 (Oct 29th 1961) At last Alison brings home a young man, with much comment from the Graham household! Dr Graham is worried about an elderly patient who is living alone. He feels that her children, who are abroad, should be with their mother. But there is a reason behind the old lady's reluctance to send for them, as the doctor's wife finds out. As well as the 5 stars the rest of cast were: Freda Bamford, Hazel Bainbridge (Mrs Vidal), Evelyn Hamilton (Caroline Vidal), Hilda Barry (Mrs Beddowes), John Woodvine (Dennis James), Gerry Duggan (Mr Mumford) and Paul Craig (Houseman). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Phil Brown.
1.7 (Nov 5th 1961) Dr Rennie is called in to see a boy who has lost his voice, but as he finds nothing medically wrong with him, he asks Alison to help him. Steve is rather fond of the current au pair, but when he takes her out, he develops hiccups, with unfortunate consequences. As well as the 5 stars, also starring were Carmel McSharry (Mrs Duckworth) and Marie France (Marie). The rest of the cast were: Peter Hempson (Colin Duckworth), Diana Beevers, Robin Wentworth, John Stirling (Ron Considine) and Sydney Woolf (Major Styles). Script: Jeremy Paul. Director: Hugh Rennie.
1.9 (Nov 19th 1961) One of Dr Graham's patients from the new town complains of backache. The doctor doesn't think there is much wrong with her, but events change the picture. Also Dr Graham treats a coronary case at home, and Dr Rennie tries to see an old lady who is sick, but her daughter is not keen on the idea As well as the 5 stars, also starring were Daniel Moyniham (Mr Canning), Myrtle Reed (Mrs Canning), Moray Watson (Consultant) and Jenny Laird (Miss Hawkins). The rest of the cast were: Freda Bamford, John Woodvine, Beatrix Carter (Mrs Mickley), Judy Child (Mrs Harker), Norman Chappell (Mr Page), Margaret Dale (District Nurse), Clifford Earl (Policeman), John Baker (Milkman), and Graham Leaman (Mr Ripley). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Phil Brown.

The Equity dispute curtailed the series in November 1961, and it returned the following autumn with a new cast:
Godfrey Quigley (Dr Bennett), Jessie Evans (Miss Davies), Geoffrey Frederick (Dr Hamilton), Aileen Britton (Mrs Bennett), and the sole survivor from the previous cast, Jennifer Kennedy (still playing Alison Graham). Philip Dale was the new producer.
2.2 (Sunday Oct 7th 1962, 3.05-3.50pm- the time varied slightly according to the ITV region) There is a mystery about the Taveners, a devoted brother and two sisters, and Dr Hamilton hits the headlines. Starring Godfrey Quigley, Jessie Evans, Geoffrey Frederick, Aileen Britton, Jennifer Kennedy, and also starring were Fay Compton (Miss Effie Tavener), and Valerie Taylor (Miss Charlotte Tavener). The rest of the cast were: Maurice Hedley (Major Reginald Tavener), Nigel Arkwright (Mr Bassett, later in the series given the name George Bassett), Charlotte Mitchell ( Mrs Medway), James Hunter (Horace), Winifred Hill (Bertha), Margaret Durnell (Midwife), Stafford Byrne (Mr Medway), Walter Glennie (Dr Leaver). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Josephine Douglas.
2.4 (Oct 21st 1962) Is Susan Wheeler a pathological liar at the age of thirteen? Why does she live in a make-believe world of her own? This is Alison Graham's problem, but Dr Hamilton is also involved when Susan apparently cries wolf. The stars were Geoffrey Frederick, Aileen Britton and Jennifer Kennedy, with Michael Brennan (Mr Wheeler). Also in this cast: Walter Glennie, Therese McMurray (Susan Wheeler), Mary Hignett (Miss Spencer), Dorothy Batley ( Miss Blanchard), Penelope Lee (Miss Palmer), and Richard Bidlake (Dr Bryan). Script: Richard Harris. Director: Josephine Douglas. Note: Therese McMurray went on to a long spell in EW10 2 years later in Nov 1964
2.5 (Oct 28th 1962) A kind neighbour tries to help Mrs Hazlitt, but Mrs Hazlitt has a real fear which, but for the intervention of Dr Bennett, would have led to a tragedy. Starring Godfrey Quigley, Jessie Evans, Geoffrey Frederick, Aileen Britton, and Jennifer Kennedy. Guest stars Joan Newell (Mrs Hazlitt ) and Maureen Pryor (Maria Barnes). Also in this cast: Carole Allen (Mary Hazlitt), Hector Ross (Mr Hazlitt) and Nigel Arkwright. Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Josephine Douglas.
2.7 (Nov 11th 1962) Dr Hamilton's patient Zachariah is an old soldier who is proud of his record. He resents being told that just because he has a chestful of medals he thinks he's Montgomery. He has a special reason for wanting to be fit and well. Starring Jessie Evans, Geoffrey Frederick, Aileen Britton, and Jennifer Kennedy. Guest star Paul Curran (Zachariah Melhuish). Also in this cast: Charles Morgan (George Read), Eric Dodson (Fred), Arthur Mayne (Arthur), Mark Kingston (Dennis), Elizabeth Counsell (Thora), Irene Arnold (Mrs Asquith), and Nigel Arkwright. Script: Richard Harris.
2.9 (Nov 25th 1962) Oxbridge's distinguished visitor is Rosalie Massingham, blissfully unaware of the other occupant of her rented cottage. Starring Godfrey Quigley, Geoffrey Frederick, and Aileen Britton. Guest star Olga Lindo (Rosalie Massingham). Also in this cast: Anita Sharp-Bolster (Mrs Pennington Price), Gillian McCutcheon (Jean Stephens), and John Moffatt (Cyril Pilgrim). Script: Richard Harris. Director: Vivian Matalon.
2.10 (Dec 2nd 1962) Aidan Beasley, rapt in a historical dream world, resents being reminded to take insulin for his diabetes. His wife discovers he is missing and a dramatic search is nearly too late. Dr Bennett has something to say about forgetful people. Starring Godfrey Quigley, Geoffrey Frederick, Aileen Britton, Jessie Evans and Jennifer Kennedy. Also in this cast: Brian Hawksley (Aidan Beasley), Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Madeleine Beasley), Nigel Arkwright, Maitland Moss (Canon Rouse), Vincent Charles (Ticket Collector), John Barratt (Percy Scannell), Robert Young (Harold), and Peter Ellis (Second Ticket Collector). Script: Jeremy Paul.
2.12 (Dec 16th 1962) Roger Price, young and newly married, looks with envy at the freedom of his ton-up friends. And when the impending arrival of a baby increases his responsibilities, Drs Bennett and Hamilton have some straight talking to do. Starring Godfrey Quigley, and Geoffrey Frederick. Also: Peter Layton (Roger Price) and Jane Merrow (Joan Price). Also in this cast: Philip Martin (Stan Buxton), Bee Duffell (Mrs Warren) and Marcella Samett (Mrs Alot). Script: Richard Harris.
2.13 (Dec 23rd 1962) Christmas is just as busy a time for the doctors as any other. The show must go on at Oxbridge Rep Theatre and Dr Bennett is guest of honour at Mrs Connor's party. Starring Godfrey Quigley, Geoffrey Frederick, Aileen Britton, Jessie Evans and Jennifer Kennedy. Guest star Mary Merrall (Mrs Connor). Also in this cast: Eva Whishaw (Melanie Clare), Prunella Scales (Andrea Newton), Peter Bathurst (Charles Lane), Nigel Arkwright, Ann Tirard (Mrs Wiggins), and Betty Henderson (Nurse Barnes). Script: Diana Morgan. Director: Vivian Matalon.
2.14 (Dec 30th 1962) You can't move anywhere in Oxbridge without seeing the name of Alfred Hogg. Hogg is too busy to see Dr Bennett, but his hand is forced. With unsuspecting cooperation from the matron, Miss Davies finds a way round hospital rules. Starring Godfrey Quigley and Jessie Evans. With Frank Atkinson (Mr Drinkwater), Penelope Keith (Eileen), Nellie Hanham (Mrs Lawton), Steve Cairns (Harry Lawton), Anne Woodward (Mrs Angel), Lilian Padmore (Mrs Porter), Colette Dunne (Nurse), Enid Lindsey (Matron), Richard Bidlake, Reginald Marsh (Alfred Hogg), Marjie Lawrence (Shirley Hogg), and Norman Tozer (Radio Announcer). Script: Peter and Betty Lambda. Director: Josephine Douglas.

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Cast lists for 24 Hour Call
This took over a month after Call Oxbridge 2000 ended, with some of the same characters.
"A doctor is on call 24 hours a day and in fact his time is never his own. To overcome this problem, some doctors are combining forces and forming what is known as a group practice. This series is about such a practice."
The returning stars from Call Oxbridge 2000 were: Godfrey Quigley (still as Dr Bennett), Geoffrey Frederick (still as Dr Hamilton), Jessie Evans (as Miss Davies), and Jennifer Kennedy (as Alison Graham), with newcomers Scott Forbes (Dr Curtis), and Andrew Downie (Dr Murray), Initially Philip Dale continued as producer, but Hugh Rennie shared the role.

1 The Deadliest Poison (Saturday Feb 2nd 1963, 10.10-10.55pm, some areas showed the series Sundays starting Feb 3rd, 10.35pm)
2 Watch Me Die (Feb 9th 1963) When he is called in to treat Bill Dawes, an unwilling and unconventional patient, Dr Hamilton uses unconventional methods. starring Geoffrey Frederick, Jennifer Kennedy, Scott Forbes, and Andrew Downie, also Ivor Salter (Mr Dawes) and Sandra Dorne (Doris). Also in this cast: Brenda Peters (Mrs Dawes), Peter Ducrow (Professor Newman), Gillian Maude (Mrs Martin), Frederic Abbott (Joe Marsh), Anne Godfrey (Nurse Benthall), and Carmen Silvera (Mrs Bull). Script: NJ Crisp. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
3 Death Duty (Feb 16th 1963) A business tycoon is faced with the risk of sudden death. The consequences would be disastrous for his family. But the main threat to his life comes from his own daughter. This is the case confronting Dr Hamilton, whose diagnosis and suggested treatment are not all the family expected. Starring Godfrey Quigley, Geoffrey Frederick, and Scott Forbes, also William Devlin (Sir Giles Norton), and Terence Alexander (Nigel Norton). Also in this cast: Owen Holder (Andrew Stockwell), Ellen McIntosh (Margaret Norton), Peter Halliday (Ronald Norton), Billy Milton (Cummings) and Dallas Cavell (Mr Wylie). Script: Peter Lambda. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
5 The Night Walker (Mar 2nd 1963) A woman loses her prescription for amyl nitrate. A girl is attacked crossing the heath at night. Is there a connection? Or is Dr Curtis guilty of false accusations against an innocent man? Starring Godfrey Quigley, Geoffrey Frederick, Scott Forbes, and Jessie Evans, also Ruth Dunning (Mrs Nelson) and John Stratton (Vincent Nelson). Also in this cast: Irene Arnold (Mrs Baker), Dawn Benet (Sue), Glyn Jones (Inspector), Geoffrey Lea (Sergeant), Keith Marsh (Mr Prebble) and Verity Edmett (Girl). Script: Joshua Adam. Director: Josephine Douglas.
All regions now screened the series on Sundays at 10.35pm.
6 Never Leave Me (Mar 10th 1963) A selfless act in an emergency leads Dr Hamilton into trouble with the police. Trouble which can have far reaching consequences for him, and others. Starring Godfrey Quigley, Geoffrey Frederick, and Scott Forbes, also Madeleine Christie (Madge Drew) and Nigel Green (Inspector Jago). Also in this cast: Philippa Gail (Eileen Healey), James Bree (Bill Logan), Patrick Carter (PC Braun), Violet Lamb (Mrs Gough), Vivien Lacey (Joyce), Haydn Ward (Fisher), Jacqueline lacey (Mrs Franklyn), Ian Shand (Mason), and Tony Doyle (Jim Cusack). Script: William Hood. Director: Geoffrey Nethercott.
7 Cry for Help (Mar 17th 1963) 'There's no pill. no injection, no course of medical treatment that's going to solve your problem.' What do Dr Bennett's words mean to Tim Gregory? Starring Godfrey Quigley, Andrew Downie, Jessie Evans and Aileen Britton, also Noel Harrison (Vic) and Brian Smith (Tim Gregory). Also in this cast: Barry Wilsher (Tom), Brian Steel (Alan), Rosemary Adam (Peg), Betty Romaine (Mrs Horner), Brian Tipping (Youth), Ann Davies (Joan Gregory), George Woodbridge (Mr Baines), and Martin Bradley (Johnnie). Script: NJ Crisp. Director: Philip Barker.
8 Life Line (Mar 24th 1963) Two men's lives are in danger. Dr Bennett and the rescue squad are powerless to help. There is one chance, one hope- Jock. But can Jock overcome his fears? Starring Godfrey Quigley, Geoffrey Frederick, and Aileen Britton, also Angus Lennie (Jock). Also in this cast: Ian Curry (Sam), Peter Bayliss (Fire Officer), Raymond Brody (First Fireman), Tony Caunter (Second Fireman), William Marlowe (Policeman), Tucker McGuire (Female Motorist), and Kenneth McClennan (Onlooker). Script: Richard Harris. Director: Vivian Matalon.
10 Better Live Than Die (Apr 7th 1963) Are Joey's religious convictions so strong that he will die for them, or is there another reason which prevents his accepting medical treatment? Dr Hamilton breaches one dilemma to find himself on the horns of another. Starring Godfrey Quigley, and Geoffrey Frederick, also Jack MacGowran (Joey), Mark Eden (Eddy), and Jo Rowbottom (Maisie). Also in this cast: Pauline Stroud (Receptionist). Script: Tudor Gates. Director: Josephine Douglas.
12 Man Alone (Apr 21st 1963) Mel Harwood cheerfully maintains that tin legs aren't always as cosy as the real thing. But Dr Hamilton says he knows what's wrong with harwood, and it's nothing orthopaedics can do anything about. Starring Godfrey Quigley, and Geoffrey Frederick, also Glyn Owen (Mel Harwood), Melissa Stribling (Jackie Harwood) and Maurice Kaufmann (Tom Baxter), Also in this cast: Angus Mackay (Henry), Kenneth Thornett (Tom Cunningham), John Junkin (Police Inspector), Wilfrid Carter (Bill Kay), Leila Forde (Dora), and Dorothy White (Ann Taylor). Script: Wilfred Greatorex. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
15 The Candidate (May 12th 1963) Dr Bennett's little crusade on behalf of a by-election candidate is rudely shattered by Dr Hamilton, who having no political axe to grind, has a crusade of a quite different kind. Starring Godfrey Quigley, Geoffrey Frederick, and Andrew Downie, also Noel Johnson (Leonard Rowley), Jane Griffiths (Helen Rowley) and Victor Platt (Mr Mackay). Also appearing: Honora Burke (Mrs Mackay), Gareth Robinson (Billy Thomas), Julia Jones (Mrs Thomas), Anthony Cundell (Mr Thomas), Antony Webb (Police Constable), Edwin Brown (Garage Man), John Abineri (Police Inspector), Raymond Mason (Mr Fernley), Alison Morris (Secretary), Ray Lonnen (First Reporter), Peter Bennett (Second Reporter), and Pauline Stroud. Script: Wilfred Greatorex. Director: Cecil Petty.
16 People are so Kind (May 19th 1963) A factory owner has a roving eye for a fading blonde, and also an attractive coloured girl. An explosive mixture as Dr Curtis finds out when he becomes involved with all of them. Starring Scott Forbes and Andrew Downie, also Dudley Foster (George Manning) and Clare Kelly (Winnie Grain). Also appearing: Helen Fleming (Elsie Bulow) and Irene Richmond (Mrs Thatcher). Script: Tudor Gates. Director: Geoffrey Stephenson.
17 The Trunker -sic- (May 26th 1963) Jack Hammond's obsession for his own business and his fear of epilepsy is endangering those close to him and possibly the lives of others. Starring Geoffrey Frederick and Andrew Downie, also John Ronane (Jack Hammond), Mary Miller (Claire Hammond), and Stephen Moore (Dave). Also appearing: Michael Allaby (First Driver) and Ray Austin (Second Driver). Script: William Woods. Director: Peter Sasdy.
19 Take a Dive (June 9th 1963) Professional boxer Knocker White has retired to Oxbridge where he runs a gymnasium. He has high hopes of his son's future as boxer, until gambler Len Craddock arrives on the scene. Starring Geoffrey Frederick, Andrew Downie, Aileen Britton and Jennifer Kennedy, also John Slater (Knocker White), Terry Downes (Freddy White) and John Bailey (Len Craddock). Also appearing: Sidney Vivian (Sid Platt), Johnny Briggs (Johnny Spote), Pauline Collins (Nurse), Frederick Treves (Sgt Meldrum), Anne Godfrey (Receptionist- earlier in the series she'd been a nurse!), Dan Cornwall (Lawton) and Terry Raven (Fisher). Script: Basil Dawson. Director: Vivian Matalon.
20 No Time for Doctors (June 16th 1963) A tall building, a drunken ganger, and a troublemaker are worrying enough for a construction sire foreman- but Dr Hamilton uncovers another problem. Starring Godfrey Quigley, and Geoffrey Frederick, also Thomas Heathcote (Bill Johnson). Also appearing: Harry Towb (Paddy Donnelly), David Burke (Ron Smith), Aleksander Browne (Johnny Cope), Paul Dawkins (Fred Peters), Marilyn James (Mary Johnson) and Pauline Stroud. Script: Henry Soskin. Director: Cecil Petty.
21 Love for Caroline (June 23rd 1963) A young ballet dancer sends an emergency call for help. Dr Curtis answers it, finds symptoms which puzzle him, and recognises finally, nearly too late, that he is treating the wrong patient. Starring Geoffrey Frederick and Scott Forbes, also Marius Goring (Sam Bullivant) and Jane Asher (Caroline Bullivant). Also appearing: Hazel Hughes (Mrs Walsh), Peggy Marshall (Jane Masters), Tim Preece (Mark Peters) and Liane Aukin (Miss Czerina). Script: Joshua Adam. Director: Peter Sasdy.

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Edwin Richfield

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