Returning: Doctor Doctor

Season 5 of Nine's Rodger Corser-led drama begins next week.

Nine drama Doctor Doctor is back for Season 5 next week.

It returns to Wednesday nights, after Amazing Grace wraps this week.

Joining cast members Rodger Corser, Nicole da Silva, Ryan Johnson, Tina Bursill and Hayley McElhinney are Zoe Ventoura, Lincoln Younes, Darren McMullen, John Waters, Rishikesh Shukre, Chantelle Jamieson.

“It’s back for its 5th season, does really well internationally, and strong cross-platform numbers for us,” Nine programmer Hamish Turner previously said.

When the Knight family and the entire town of Whyhope are plunged into crisis, all eyes turn to Hugh to save them. Forced to relocate to a veterinary clinic after the discovery of asbestos in the hospital, matters are further complicated when high-flying council administrator Sharna Bahtt (Chantelle Jamieson) arrives in town, simultaneously sacking Meryl as mayor (Tina Bursill) and setting her sights on Hugh.

The flames of romance continue to be stoked when newly single Penny (Hayley McElhinney) arrives back in town, forcing Hugh to grapple again with his feelings for her and a potential relationship with Sharna.

With the hospital on the brink of permanent closure, his mother arrested for fraud, and a love triangle looming, will Whyhope’s bad boy be the Messiah? Or is it all a recipe for an even bigger disaster?

Doctor Doctor boasts an outstanding ensemble cast including Nicole da Silva (Charlie), Ryan Johnson (Matt), Tina Bursill (Meryl), Hayley McElhinney (Penny), Matt Castley (Ajax), Chloe Bayliss (Hayley), Charles Wu (Ken) and Belinda Bromilow (Betty).

Plus, joining the regular cast for series five is a standout raft of homegrown talent: Zoë Ventoura (Love Child, Packed to the Rafters, Underbelly Files: Chopper, Home and Away); Lincoln Younes (Home and Away, Love Child, Grand Hotel); Darren McMullen (House Husbands, Seachange); John Waters (All Saints, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Offspring, Halifax Retribution) and newcomers Chantelle Jamieson (Crownies, House Husbands, Underbelly Files) and Contessa Treffone (Here Out West).

Based on an original idea by Tony McNamara and Ian Collie, Doctor Doctor is produced by Easy Tiger Productions for Nine with the assistance of Screen NSW and Screen Australia.

9pm Wednesday April 28 on Nine.

7 Responses

    1. Funding was limited to about 60 hours a few years ago (During the days of Rush on Ch10). So if they have 48 episodes in the can, and this rule hasn’t changed then there may be room for one more season. Or the writers have written the season to have a natural conclusion. I will enjoy it regardless.

          1. Doctor Doctor is popular internationally where it’s known as The Heart Guy but who knows if that’s enough for it to continue.

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