The BEST Episodes of Quacks
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 24, 2020
Network: BBC Two
A raucous comedy set in Victorian London about four medical pioneers fighting to make a mark on the world.
#1 - The Physician's Hernia
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 19, 2017
When William’s childhood friend Mina puts pressure on William to marry her, he has a difficult moral decision to make.
#2 - The Madman's Trial
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 29, 2017
William stages a mock trial to cure a deluded patient, while Robert looks to advance his reputation by securing the backing of a wealthy female patron.
#3 - The Indian Mesmerist
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 5, 2017
Caroline arranges for herself and William to meet a charismatic hypnotist at a local curry house for a demonstration of his powers.
#4 - The Bishop's Appendix
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 12, 2017
Robert has a problematic patient – the Bishop of Lambeth needs his appendix removed or he will die. But he won’t agree to pain relief or surgery.
#5 - The Duke's Tracheotomy
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 15, 2017
Robert is a domineering, showman surgeon - a rock star of his age - who is almost as brilliant as he thinks he is. He can pack out an operating theatre and take off a leg in 92 seconds. But after a botched amputation, Robert is put under pressure by the royal physician, Dr Hendrick. So John, a drug-addled dentist who is trying to create the world's first anaesthetic, convinces Robert to use potentially lethal ether in a prestigious and pioneering operation.
#6 - The Lady's Abscess
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 22, 2017
Caroline bags an invitation to meet her hero, Charles Dickens. William finds himself in an awkward position when he exaggerates how much of a fan he is - he hasn't read a single page. An excruciating evening ensues when William escorts Caroline to a dinner party at Dickens's house.