Nine years on, a bit wearing
I quite enjoyed Doctor in the House and Doctor at Large, but found this offering in the Doctor series, some nine years after the original, a bit tiresome. Dirk Bogarde is sexy and charming as usual, but the Simon Sparrow character seemed more likable when he was naive and bumbling and not the model-chasing, rather jaded playboy doctor he portrays here. It was interesting to see the relationship between Sparrow and Sir Lancelot Spratt had evolved into peers from teacher/student, and James Robertson Justice's sputtering and thundering as the rotund Spratt was amusing as always. I also enjoyed spotting Christopher Beeny, Edward from Upstairs, Downstairs, in an uncredited role as a medical student with a pompadour hairdo with two lines, "Oh, yes," and "Forty."
Am I anywhere near the imaginary cliff?share