Country of origin United Kingdom
Final episode date 1971
Created by Donald Bull
Opening theme Tony Hatch
First episode date 19 November 1969
Number of episodes 160
Networks BBC, BBC One
|Written by Elaine Morgan
Directed by Michael E. Briant Timothy Combe Mary Ridge Mike Bowen
Starring Justine Lord Nigel Stock Richard Leech Pamela Duncan John Barrie
Cast Justine Lord, Nigel Stock, Richard Leech, Alexandra Dane, Pamela Duncan
Similar Triangle, All Creatures, Doctors
The Doctors is a British television series, produced by the BBC between 1969 and 1971.
The series was set around a general practice in north London and leading cast members included: Justine Lord, Nigel Stock, Barry Justice, Richard Leech, Isla Blair and Lynda La Plante (billed as Lynda Marchal).
Nigel Stock's character, Dr. Thomas Owens, was the lead in a later spin-off series, Owen, M.D., which aired between 1971 and 1973. Theme music to Owen, M.D. was "Sleepy Shores" by the Johnny Pearson Orchestra. This spin-off is best known nowadays for a parody which appeared in a 1973 episode of The Two Ronnies.
Most of the episodes produced are missing from the archives; 139 of the 160 shows are thought to be lost..