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The doctor will see you now…

The doctor will see you now…

Hop on a tube to Temple on Sky One, starring Mark Strong as an underground surgeon

Read on to discover why a trip to a certain London tube stop might actually be good for your health…

Friday 13 September, 10pm, Sky One/HD (CH 110/109). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky One

In gangster flicks or series there’s usually a character that has some scalpel skills, maybe due to a previous medical background, or due to experimentation… and necessity. People go to these shady individuals because they don’t want to be in the system or because they’ve got a particularly suspicious-looking, likely crime-related injury. Perhaps they just want treatment that’s not available on the NHS!


You know the types we’re talking about: there’s a show called The Mob Doctor, and we’re sure you can guess what that’s about; Pulp Fiction’s Winston Wolfe is literally a “fixer” who sorts whatever needs sorting; and Peaky Blinders’ Aberama Gold (Aidan Gillen) removed a bullet from Finn Shelby’s arm using just alcohol and a razor blade in the latest series. And now there’s a new medical man about town (or should we say the underground), who goes by the name Daniel Milton.

In what’s being dubbed a comic thriller, eight-part series Temple follows surgeon Milton (played by Mark Strong from the Kingsman films), who’s motivated by a personal tragedy to set up an illegal clinic underneath London’s Temple tube station.


With the help of doomsday prepper Lee Simmons (Daniel Mays), Milton establishes a decent little side hustle, with people paying him for secret treatment. But as the patients start to bring him closer to the police, is it actually Milton who needs helping? Milton comes across as a decent and otherwise law-abiding citizen, so why is he so set on having this unscrupulous practice in the first place? As the series progresses, it starts to become painfully clear.


If all this intrigue and drama isn’t enough for you, read on for even more reasons why Temple is exactly what the doctor ordered. Simply click/hover on the London Underground stations below to find out more.


When is Temple on TV and how can I watch it?

Temple starts Friday 13 September at 10pm on Sky One/HD (CH 110/109).

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