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|Doctor Down Under|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Original network||Seven Network|
|Original release||12 February 1979 -|
10 May 1980
|Preceded by||Doctor on the Go|
|Followed by||Doctor at the Top|
Doctor Down Under is an Australian television comedy series based on a set of books by Richard Gordon about the misadventures of a group of doctors. The series follows directly from its predecessor Doctor on the Go, and was produced by the Seven Network in association with the Paul Dainty organization and broadcast in 1979.
Writers for the Doctor Down Under episodes were Bernard McKenna, Jon Watkins and Bernie Sharp. The episodes were directed by William G. Stewart and John Eastway; all episodes were produced by Stewart.
When Dr Duncan Waring and Dr Dick Stuart-Clark take up positions at St. Barnabas hospital in Sydney, they wreak havoc for the local medical staff, especially for Professor Beaumont, who is Professor of Surgery, and Dr Maurice Griffin, a surgeon with whom they share their office. The nurses at the hospital, however, find Dr Waring and Dr Stuart-Clark charming, as the two English doctors continue their pursuit of women.
Doctor Down Under was first aired in the United Kingdom on ITV in 1980. Granada TV was the first ITV Station to broadcast the series on Saturday 5 January. Southern TV, was the second to start the series from Tuesday 12 February 1980. Anglia started the series from April broadcasting at 15.15 slot. Nearly all the other ITV Stations pick up the series during between June and July 1980, but was not fully networked: ATV and Westward broadcast it 17.15, Yorkshire broadcast it 10.30, Border, Grampian, Granada, HTV, STV, and Southern broadcast it 19.30.
Doctor Down Under, all 13 episodes have been released as a two Disc DVD set by Umbrella Entertainment in Australia (2007).