ITV (ended 2003)
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  • show Description
  • Hugh Laurie plays a sexually frustrated, red-tape wrapped GP Paul Slippery in a six-part comedy drama adapted by Nigel Williams from his bawdy novel set in the west London suburb of Putney.

  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Episode Six

    Aired 8/9/03

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Episode Five

    Aired 7/27/03

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Episode Four

    Aired 7/20/03

  • S 1 : Ep 3

    Episode Three

    Aired 7/13/03

  • S 1 : Ep 2

    Episode Two

    Aired 7/6/03

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hugh Laurie

    Paul Slippery

  • Benedict Cumberbatch

    Rory Slippery

  • Anna Chancellor

    Estelle Slippery

  • Neil Henry

    Dan Slippery

  • Joe van Moyland

    Edwin Slippery

  • Photos (1)
  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Surinder: (telling Dr. Pilfrey about a new drug he's been prescribing to patients) Apparently in Germany, they tried it on hamsters. They died within minutes. Dr. Pilfrey: (raises his right hand) As God is my witness, I never gave it to a single hamster.

    • Mr. Proek: (on the phone, attempting to discreetly tell the location of his pain) Um ... what is the opposite of "top"? Paul: The opposite of top, the opposite of top ... what is the opposite of top? Derek the Fishmonger: I believe you're groping for "bottom" there, sir. Paul: Thank you. Derek the Fishmonger: Don't mention it. So, just the oysters, then? Paul: Yes, Mr. Proek, so you have a problem in your bottom. Tell me whereabouts it is located, this problem on your bottom. Derek the Fishmonger: When I say "don't mention it" I mean, do not mention it. Please.

    • Paul: (answers his phone in a Dutch accent to avoid being recognized by Mr. Proek) Hello, this is Dr. Christian den Haag. I am afraid that I am perhaps abroad or away from my desk at the moment. Please leave a sexy message after the beep and I will call you back. Hasta la vista, as we say ... in Amsterdam. Beeeep. (hangs up)

    • (Edwin has received a package in the mail) Paul: What is that? Is that drugs? Edwin: No. Paul: It's drugs, isn't it? You've been sent drugs. Edwin: No, father. Wish I had. I have to go out and buy them like everyone else.

    • Woj: Some things I won't do Edwin: I respect that Woj: I like, well you know, like advance warning for any ... hands-on stuff. Edwin: Right. Like a kiss or something. Woj: Right. Yeah. Edwin: How much advance warning? Woj: A week? Edwin: You know, a week's a long time in politics. Woj: An hour? Edwin: Twenty minutes? Woj: Thirty seconds?

    • Edwin: Look. You and me. Woj: Sort of like a car crash waiting to happen, right? Edwin: ...Right. Woj: Right. Edwin: Well, let's let it happen. Woj: Not ... stop it before it does? Edwin: No. Woj: Not ... strangle it in its cradle? If you can strangle a car crash in its cradle?

    • Paul: (to Dan and Rory) Stiff upper lip. Parting is such sweet sorrow, and all that. At least I'll be able to get into the bathroom now. We all have to do it. We grow up, we move away from home. We leave our parents behind while they, you know ... die.

    • (Dan and Rory are packing clothes) Paul: Hold on, those are my pants! Rory: These are categorically not your pants. Paul: I think I know my own pants when I see them. Rory: I think I wouldn't be seen dead wearing your pants. Paul: Oh, well it's important what pants you get seen dead in. You know, you could get hit by a bus. Don't want to embarrass the nurse with an unseemly pant.

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    Notes (4)

    • Peter Capaldi (Ronnie Pilfrey) Does not appear in this episode.

    • Rory is now dating Laura Dan is now dating Lucy

    • Edwin sings: "Isolation, Desolation, Deadly Vermon in your Hair. No Intonation, for, masturbation. You will not find your true love there."

    • It is now confirmed that Paul and Estelle last had sex May 13 of 2003

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