British-born Ann Atkinson, as hospital administrator, had three unruly doctors to cope with, and the comedy arose from their interactions. Dr. Charley Michaels became the main problem for her, because of the romantic angle. She always pulled herself up short just before falling hopelessly in love with him. Dr. Solomon was junior to Dr. Michaels and was his pal, and he would counterbalance Dr. Michaels's headstrong ways, almost a double act. But elderly Dr. Weatherby was senior to them all, close to retirement and with a mean streak, which meant that the others were often taking a rise out of the old fellow. The best he could do was to irritate Solomon by constantly getting his name wrong while going his own way.
During the last 13 episodes, after Ann had suddenly returned to England (Redgrave was fired from the show), her replacement was Jane Jeffries, who had a similar love/hate relationship with Dr. Michaels.
|Wayne Rogers||Dr. Charley Michaels||*||*||*|
|Lynn Redgrave||Ann Anderson||*||*||*|
|Sharon Gless||Jane Jeffries||*|
|Ray Buktenica||Dr. Normon Solomon||*||*||*|
|David Wayne||Dr. Amos Wetherby||*||*||*|
|Mark L. Taylor||Conroad Peckler||*||*|
|Deedy Peters||Mrs. Phipps||*||*||*|
|Aneta Corsaut||Head Nurse Bradley||*||*||*|
|Diane Lander||Nurse Sally Bowman||*|
|Beth Jacobs||Nurse Nancy||*||*|
|Suzanne Hunt||Nurse Shirley Bryan||*|
|Season One||December 13, 1979||March 14, 1980||13|
|Season Two||November 17, 1980||August 21, 1981||22|
|Season Three||October 14, 1981||May 27, 1982||22|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
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