Sunday 8 December 2019

Doctor's orders

Doogie Howser MD (Neil Patrick Harris)

Regarded as one of the first medical dramas of the recent TV era, Doogie Howser starred Neil Patrick Harris as a 14-year-old prodigy who becomes resident surgeon at a large Los Angeles hospital. It was cancelled in 1993 after four seasons

Dr Douglas Ross (George Clooney)

Playing womanising medic Doug Ross turned struggling TV actor George Clooney into a megastar.

He didn't forget what this iconic role did for him -- Clooney made sure to put in a cameo in ER's final episode last year.

Dr Phillip Chandler (Denzel Washington)

Washington's big break was landing the part of Dr Phillip Chandler in the 80s hospital drama St Elsewhere. A regular throughout the show's eight-year span, he parlayed TV stardom into a an acclaimed movie career.

Dr Izzie Stevens

(Katherine Heigl, pictured)

Before she became a household name courtesy of Knocked Up, Heigl was a star of Grey's Anatomy. After she declined to return for the seventh season to focus on her movie ambitions, Heigl's character was killed off screen with a chronic case of metastatic melanoma.

Dr Julius Hibbert (Harry Shearer)

The Simpsons' resident doctor is supposed to be a good-natured parody of the character played by Bill Cosby on his 80s show.

He is voiced by Harry Shearer, who also plays Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner and Mr Burns.

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