Created on 18 August 2017

Gordon Ostlere Dies Aged 95

Gordon Ostlere, who has died aged 95, was a real-life doctor until 1952, when under the name 0f Richard Gordon, he wrote Doctor in the House, and a film adaptation followed two years later. Dirk Bogarde, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden and Donald Houston, all at the fictional St Swithin’s hospital devoted their time to girls, booze and sport, whilst James Robertson Justice growled. With many more books and many more films Richard Gordon has certainly earned his place in cinema history.