Returning: Doctor Doctor

Season Two of Doctor Doctor begins on Nine next week.

The hit drama returns to Wednesday nights from August 16, which will pit it against TEN’s Offspring.

Returning cast include Rodger Corser (Hugh), Nicole da Silva (Charlie), Steve Bisley (Jim), Ryan Johnson (Matt), Tina Bursill (Meryl), Hayley McElhinney (Penny), Matt Castley (Ajax), Chloe Bayliss (Hayley), Charles Wu (Ken) and Belinda Bromilow (Betty).

They are joined by Angus McLaren (Packed to the Rafters), who plays a charismatic ex-army medic Dr Toke, and Brittany Clark (Indiscretion, The Stay) playing Mia, Whyhope’s straight-talking new nurse.

Life is about to get a whole lot more complicated for bad boy Doctor Hugh. Penny (Hayley McElhinney) has been gone for a month now, after trading Whyhope for a job in the city. And she’s making the most of the lifestyle change, including dating an ex-army medic she met at her new hospital, Dr Toke (Angus McLaren), which leaves Hugh less than impressed. Will Hugh play his cards right and win her back before it’s too late?

Meanwhile, Whyhope hospital is in chaos with Hugh’s dangerously incompetent new boss Nora Gumbleton (Helen Thomson) at the helm.

Matt (Ryan Johnson) has disappeared to clear his head and Charlie (Nicole da Silva) is desperately trying to get him to return home, their marriage is in trouble, and it’s all thanks to Hugh. Theirs isn’t the only relationship being tested. When Hugh’s teenage son Ajax (Matt Castley) and his devoutly religious long-term girlfriend Hayley (Chloe Bayliss) accidentally have sex, Ajax wants to marry her!

After winning the election as Mayor, Hugh’s mother Meryl (Tina Bursill) faces a corruption investigation and could lose everything, while his dad Jim (Steve Bisley) is rushed to hospital after he collapses. His life is in danger, and only Hugh can save him.

And all the while, Hugh fights with temptation at every turn. The countdown is on, can he make it to the end of his probation without screwing up again, and ruining his career forever?

Wednesday, August 16, at 8.40pm on Nine.

7 Comments:

  1. You would think that they Nine would like to foster Australian drama, but I suppose it is all about reality stuff hese days. Two Australian dramas on at the same time, really annoys me, We need our actors and crews to keep producing Australian drama.

  2. Why to 9 do this? It annoys me no end!! Offspring is so much better (despite the lower numbers in comparison to DD last year). Last weke in particular was brilliant and had some hilarious scenes. I like DD (but it’s not brilliant script writing in my opinion) and I will be taping it and watching later. Thanks for informing us David, I just can’t fathom why it’s chosen to go up against Offspring!!

    • Sun- Tue are dominated by the big unscripted shows. Th is the new Fri and the ABC has it’s local dramas on then. So that leaves Wed. Offspring is only rated 560k in the overnights, and skews more younger female, so Nine won’t be too worried. And the networks see catch-ups as source of revenue from <40s rather than a loss these days.

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