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Dentist To The Stars

One of Britain's best-loved heartthrobs visits Ben's surgery.

Transmitted on: Friday 28th May 2004

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Susan is bored with her choice of career. She wants a change. Roger pops into Ben’s surgery and is ecstatic to discover Ben has a famous patient, Colin Judd. Ben hasn’t a clue who he is and decries actors in general and some of Colin’s parts in particular. Roger pops in to get his chest autographed and Ben finally realizes who Colin is. Much to Ben’s amazement, Colin is still prepared to return for more treatment, and he cancels his previous bookings to squeeze his ‘famous’ patient in.

Michael has rented out the toilet facilities, to a local film crew, down the road, but when Abi says there was a strange man in the bathroom Michael passes him off as Ben! Michael is revising as Ben comes home and tells them all about his famous patient.

Susan is a real fan. Susan has been sacked. She is now going to study hard to pass the exam to get her old job back so she can resign! Susan decides to swot at the kitchen table with Michael, when Ben wants his breakfast. Michael won’t move the books so Ben does it. He puts his back out. Susan gives Roger a call to tell him he will have to take Ben’s patients today, including Colin Judd. Ben has to spend the day on the sofa. Susan decides to swot up with Michael at the table, but manages to be a total distraction, whilst also refusing Ben any help.

Roger comes round to gloat about his famous patient and tells Ben he has been taken out to lunch by Colin, where he sat at the next table to Jude Law and he did his teeth too! Colin also gave him two tickets to a studio party to which Janey promptly invites herself. Roger tells Ben he has Colin, Jude and also Kevin Spacey dropping in the next day.Ben is determined he is going to work the next day to reclaim his clients.

As Roger leaves, more film crew members are queuing up to pay Michael to use the loo. The next day we see Michael wheel Ben into the surgery, strapped to a trolley. Susan is helping as the dental nurse. Colin decides to go up to Roger even though he caused chaos at the celebrity party.
Susan goes off to help Colin and Ben falls to the floor.

The next day, the fall has mended Ben’s back, but caused him to have a bad head. Colin arrives to see how Ben is and bring them a gift and explains about Roger and his glove puppets and that he would rather go back to Ben. Abi comes in with an article which says Colin’s breath stinks as said Ben Harper. Colin gets very upset and goes to leave, but decides he needs the toilet first, Michael charges him £50.00. Roger has lost all his celebrity patients, therefore Janey has lost all interest in Roger, Susan comes home elated, she passed her exam by cheating. The film crew are still filming in the area and a stunt man races through the lounge and flings himself out through the window.

Cast

Character Played by
Ben Harper Robert Lindsay
Susan Harper Zoe Wanamaker
Janey Harper Daniela Denby-Ashe
Michael Harper Gabriel Thompson
Roger Bailey Keiron Self
Abi Harper Siobhan Hayes
Roman Judd Peter Capaldi
1st Crew Member Christopher Brand
2nd Crew Member Simon Clayton
3rd Crew Member Tony Way
Stuntman Peter Pedrero

Team

Role Name
Director Dewi Humphreys
Producer John Bartlett
Writer James Carey
Executive Producer Don Taffner
Executive Producer James Hendrie
Executive Producer Ian Brown

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