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Owen MD

RESIDENT PATIENT of the Beeb’s early 70s schedules, spun off from THE DOCTORS and another attempt at a soap-lite goer (see THE NEWCOMERS). NIGEL STOCK was the eponymous quack, somehow losing an extra “S” at the end of his name in moving from his previous existence. Po-faced pronouncements on the pressures of running a piddly small practice usually resolved into lip-quivering emotional tear-fests.

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  1. Rog

    January 7, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Who wrote the above inane drivel, it’s not even good journalese. I doubt the writer actually saw these few episodes, for Owen was never ‘Po-faced’ and was from my own experience a typical village doctor of his time, white coats no – tweed jackets and pipe knocked out quickly and stuffed into pocket, lovely Welsh accent for an English actor who had fought the war as a Major in Malaya as well as on celluloid including ‘The Dam Busters’ (with Aussie accent!) and ‘The Great Escape’ As for ‘tear-fests’ (!) yes it was a very human series of dramas and I for one wish ‘Yesterday’ channel would show it.

  2. artie

    January 24, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I agree with Rog, not a bad production for the time and genre. The reviewer has clearly watched no more than a few sporadically selected scenes. Very amateurish and inaccurate review.

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