THE WILSONS (2002) - An extremely dysfunctional family was the principal source of humor in this British sitcom. David Bradley starred as Ray Wilson, a single dad saddled with five contentious kids. Since Ray preferred to drink (and drink and drink) rather than tend to his parental responsibilities, it was up to eldest daughter Dilly (Sophie Stanton) to act as the brood's surrogate mother. Though the Wilson youngsters were constitutionally capable of getting along with one another, they were united in their disdain for unctuous social worker Colin (Julian Rhind-Tutt). Party of Five this wasn't. Produced by Hat Trick Productions, the six-episode The Wilsons was seen from January 16 to February 20, 2000.
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Doc Martin (2004)
(Season 1, Episode 2: Gentlemen Prefer) Martin's first official day on the job may be his last when he orders all and sundry, who seem to think the surgery is a town meeting place, out on the street. Having reached the end of his tether, he also fires his receptionist Elaine, only to find that pretty well everyone in village now shuns him. His aunt Joan suggests he should be a little more understanding, but that is not exactly Martin's style. One patient who does remain is Roger Fenn who has a lump in his throat that Martin fears may be cancerous. In a quiet moment, Martin reveals to him the phobia that has caused him to give up surgery and become a GP.