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The Shaky Shaky Hip

Episode 5 of 6

Dr Hugh Thornton is horrified when he needs an operation himself. NHS satire starring Nigel Planer. From 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'.

Of all the doctors at Polyoaks, Hugh is the committed political mover and shaker. To get on politically in the NHS it helps to play squash. And to play squash it helps if your hip is working. Dr Hugh's isn't - and he hates going to see the doctor.

Cast:
Dr Roy Thornton...........................Nigel Planer
Dr Hugh Thornton.........................Simon Greenall
TV's Dr. Jeremy............................David Westhead
Nurse Vera Duplessis....................Polly Frame
Mr. Devlin.....................................Phil Cornwell
Robert..........................................Lewis McLeod

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