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What’s up, doc?

What’s up, doc?

As season 3 of The Good Doctor continues on Sky Witness, we put TV’s best (and worst) MDs under the microscope

The doctors will see you now…

Sunday 10 November, 9pm, Sky Witness/HD (CH 112/111). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Witness

The Good Doctor follows Dr Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel), a young surgeon who has autism and savant syndrome, at California’s San Jose St Bonaventure Hospital.


This season, luuuurve is on the table for Shaun as he pursues former co-worker Dr Carly Lever (Jasika Nicole), who he asked out in the season 2 finale. Missed the first three episodes? Never fear, as you can remedy that ailment in no time by watching them in Catch Up.

But it’s not all been smooth sailing for the good doctor, who’s experiencing something of a professional crisis. Despite his high level of attention to detail and near-photographic memory, he still makes serious mistakes. In fact, he was removed from the operating theatre by surgery chief Dr Jackson Han and then fired in season 2, before being reinstated in the final episode. Can he prove his worth once again and rebuild a sense of trust among his peers?


The Good Doctor comes from the creators of House and is based on the award-winning South Korean show Good Doctor. Actor Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), who plays Dr Han, first noticed the series and bought the rights for his production company. It became the most-watched drama on network TV in the US one month after it aired, beating the likes of This Is Us and NCIS. Around 17 million viewers tuned into each episode of season 1!


But before you book an appointment with the immensely popular doctor, take a look at our diagnosis on the good, the bad and the ugly of TV doctors. On our scale, we’ve ranked them in terms of their medical expertise and personal life (lovesick meaning they have a handle on it, heartbroken meaning that love always seems just out of reach). Click/hover on the faces below to find out more.


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Image credits: Doc McStuffins © Disney, Doctor Foster © Drama Republic – Photographer: Nick Briggs, Doctor Who © BBC – Photographer: Colin Hutton, Sherlock © Hartswood Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky