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The Age Old Problem

Polyoaks, Series 2 Episode 6 of 6

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 December 2012

In the NHS satire by Dr Phil Hammond and David Spicer, a general practice somewhere in Bristol is faced with challenges and opportunities in equal measure as they adjust to another 'biggest shake-up of the NHS in a lifetime'.

None of us are getting any younger. And none of us getting any younger for longer and longer. Polyoaks' eldest patient is a sprightly 102. Something must be done to reduce the cost of caring for the elderly, while emphasising NHS clinics like Polyoaks have best practice in mind.

Will a training day sponsored by Burgerland help the staff come up with an innovative approach to looking after the crumblies - sorry, older service users? Guest-starring Phyllida Law.

Dr Roy Thornton........................................Nigel Planer
Dr Hugh Thornton......................................Simon Greenall
TV's Dr Jeremy.........................................David Westhead
Nurse Vera Duplessis................................Polly Frame
Betty Crossfield........................................Jane Whittenshaw
Mr Devlin..................................................Phil Cornwell
Mary MacLean..........................................Phyllida Law
Barry from Burgerland................................Lewis McLeod

Written by Dr Phil Hammond and David Spicer
Directed by Frank Stirling

Producer: David Spicer
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.

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