RASHID Aug 24-Sep 22 READER Lancelot Spratt
wrote to ask if my horoscopes are real.
The kind of chaos one can expect with the Doctor films soon ensues as his quest to become a surgeon upsets Sir Lancelot Spratt
, and he has an altercation with a country doctor and his beautiful, much younger wife.
Richard Gordon's hilarious Doctor in the House novels spawned movies and TV series and featured that most pompous of surgeons, Sir Lancelot Spratt
, and his retinue of sycophantic junior staff, nurses and students.
a seaside Continually running foul of the irascible head surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt
, Sparrow's social life is spiced up when he is taken under the wings of two student repeaters, in the form of Tony Grimsdyke and John Evans, to farcical consequences.
Robert Powell is convincing in his role as the pompous hospital chief surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt
. And he demonstrates his acting skills during a practice 'operation' on portly hospital porter, Bromley, played with terrific enthusiasm by Peter Dunwell.
Robert is obviously having a ball with the part of irascible head surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt
, who was played by James Robertson Justice in the original doctor films in the 1950s, that also made a huge star out of Dirk Bogarde.
DOCTORAT DOCTOR AT LARGE, C4, 1.05PM Dirk Bogarde stars as Dr Simon Sparrow, who decides to branch out from St Swithin's Hospital to escape Sir Lancelot Spratt
(James Robertson Justice).
Q JAMES Robertson Justice starred as Sir Lancelot Spratt
in Doctor In the House.
Robert plays Sir Lancelot Spratt
, the irascible and exasperated surgeon at St Swithins - a role taken by James Robertson Justice in the movie, and appears alongside Gay Soper, Emma Barton, Tom Butcher and helium voiced funnyman Joe Pasquale.
Running afoul of head surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt
, his social life is spiced up when he's taken under the wings of two student repeaters.
This time he tries to sort out the romantic problems in his life - and has the added complication of playing Cupid for his pompous boss Sir Lancelot Spratt
. With James Robertson Justice, Samantha Eggar, Barbara Murray, Donald Houston and Mylene Demongeot.
Famous as overbearing consultant Sir Lancelot Spratt
in the Doctor film series, JRJ was also a keen naturalist and commissioned to collect wildlife for London Zoo on this trip, but apparently was most worried about the safety of a 2lb box of his favourite snuff Picture: DAILY POST ARCHIVE