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012017112720181022 (R4)By Ben Cottam. Dr Dace Zake gets to grips with life in a medical centre in Blackpool.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

An offbeat comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake - mistakenly hired in the belief she speaks Polish - in a beleaguered medical centre in the deprived South Shore area of Blackpool.

It's Dr Dace Zake's first day working at the medical centre. She's late, which incurs the wrath of Jan the receptionist and she encounters a man throwing up into a carrier bag outside the surgery. Not a good start to the day.

Writer....Ben Cottam
Director....Alison Crawford.

By Ben Cottam. Dr Dace Zake gets to grips with life in a medical centre in Blackpool.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

022017112820181023 (R4)By Ben Cottam. Dace meets Jack, a young heroin addict from Birmingham.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

By Ben Cottam. Dace meets Jack, a young heroin addict from Birmingham.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

032017112920181024 (R4)By Ben Cottam. Dace considers playing bingo and helps a widower who has become confused.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

By Ben Cottam. Dace considers playing bingo and helps a widower who has become confused.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

042017113020181025 (R4)By Ben Cottam. Dace encounters a fortune teller who hasn't foreseen type 2 diabetes.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

By Ben Cottam. Dace's first patient of the day is a fortune teller who has foreseen everything apart from type 2 diabetes. She's considering making her position at the medical centre a permanent one, but then has an unpleasant experience with a patient who is unhappy to be seen by a foreign doctor.

Director....Alison Crawford.

By Ben Cottam. Dace encounters a fortune teller who hasn't foreseen type 2 diabetes.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

052017120120181026 (R4)By Ben Cottam. A teenage girl comes to the surgery fearing she is pregnant.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

By Ben Cottam. A teenage girl comes to the surgery fearing she is pregnant.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

0120190812Second series of the drama following the working life of a Latvian locum doctor in Britain. When her surgery in Blackpool is closed, Dr Dace Zake finds herself relocating to a practice in deprived rural Cornwall, and facing a whole new set of medical and personal challenges.

Dace's first working day in Cornwall is a complete contrast to her earlier life in Blackpool. When a patient doesn't turn up she and District Nurse Pippa take to the roads to track him down.

Cast:

Dace Zake.... Dolya Gavanski
Pippa.... Alex Tregear
Noah.... Gerard Horan
Jodie.... Helen Clapp
Muriel.... Pippa Haywood
Dylan.... Ed Browning
Romanian woman.... Olivia Popica
Ruth.... Elaine Claxton
Jenny.... Victoria Cansfield

Writer Ben Cottam
Director Alison Crawford

Photo of Dolya Gavanski courtesy of Victoria Cansfield.

By Ben Cottam. On Dace's first day in Cornwall she goes on the hunt for a patient.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

0220190813By Ben Cottam. Dace meets a young mum anxious about being summoned for jury service.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

0220190813By Ben Cottam. Dace meets a young mum anxious about being summoned for jury service.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

0320190814By Ben Cottam. After a hypochondriac steps through the door Dace is running late.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

0320190814By Ben Cottam. After a hypochondriac steps through the door Dace is running late.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

0420190815By Ben Cottam. Whilst attempting to help a Romanian woman Dace makes a difficult choice.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

0420190815By Ben Cottam. Whilst attempting to help a Romanian woman Dace makes a difficult choice.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

0520190816By Ben Cottam. Dace endures the wrath of a local woman she has advised not to drive.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

0520190816By Ben Cottam. Dace endures the wrath of a local woman she has advised not to drive.

Comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake.

0120171127By Ben Cottam. Dr Dace Zake gets to grips with life in a medical centre in Blackpool.

An offbeat comic drama series by Ben Cottam following the experiences of Latvian locum Dr Dace Zake - mistakenly hired in the belief she speaks Polish - in a beleaguered medical centre in the deprived South Shore area of Blackpool.

It's Dr Dace Zake's first day working at the medical centre. She's late, which incurs the wrath of Jan the receptionist and she encounters a man throwing up into a carrier bag outside the surgery. Not a good start to the day.

Writer.Ben Cottam
Director Alison Crawford.

0220171128By Ben Cottam. Dace meets Jack, a young heroin addict from Birmingham.
0320171129By Ben Cottam. Dace considers playing bingo and helps a widower who has become confused.
0420171130By Ben Cottam. Dace encounters a fortune teller who hasn't foreseen type 2 diabetes.

By Ben Cottam. Dace's first patient of the day is a fortune teller who has foreseen everything apart from type 2 diabetes. She's considering making her position at the medical centre a permanent one, but then has an unpleasant experience with a patient who is unhappy to be seen by a foreign doctor.

Director....Alison Crawford.

0520171201By Ben Cottam. A teenage girl comes to the surgery fearing she is pregnant.