Posted by: Emily Hardaker11 DEC 2011
Being a student I am obliged to conform to the stereotype and watch daytime television whenever I get the chance, Bargain Hunt is a personal favourite. Recently I have discovered Doctors and in the total amount of episodes I have seen (four), not once has there been a Pharmacist or Pharmacy mentioned. No 'oh the Pharmacist was on the phone, I messed up a prescription again', there was nothing not even a slight nod of the head to acknowledge our existence. This led me to do further research into the subject area, but with more shows like Casualty, House, Holby City, ER which wasn't a waste of my time at all.
My findings were that according to television we don't exist, the only reference I saw was when House himself went to pick up a prescription from the Pharmacy. And even then the guy behind the counter didn't speak, his purpose was akin to that of a pez dispenser. House then had another reference when the man himself stole some drugs from a surprisingly empty Pharmacy. The conclusion I am drawing from this is that if it wasn't for Victorian Pharmacy that aired last year we would probably have never made it onto the box. This could be a blessing in disguise and could give a budding writer some prime sitcom material for the future. If anyone does, at the minimum I'd quite like a dedication.