Quacks

TV Times - - Tuesday Highlights - com­edy / 10.00pm / BBC2 cc

It’s been a while since a truly laugh-out-loud com­edy came along so this clever but also won­der­fully silly pe­riod romp, from Rev. cre­ator James Wood, is rather spe­cial. With touches of Black­ad­der and M*A*S*H*, it fol­lows a group of young medics as they party their way around Vic­to­rian London while car­ry­ing out pi­o­neer­ing treat­ments. Mathew Bayn­ton is sweet as shrink Wil­liam, Rory Kin­n­ear has a ball as big-headed sur­geon Robert and Ru­pert Everett is de­light­ful as their stuffy boss Dr Hen­drick, whose bizarre meth­ods in­clude telling a pa­tient with em­bar­rass­ing pains to put a baked potato on the of­fend­ing area. Ouch!

Un­con­ven­tional doc­tors on call

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