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A Magical Cornish Village
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Waiting Room
The Waiting Room is the busiest room in the building.  There are usually several patients waiting
to see the Doc, so there are lots of patient chairs against the walls.  The furniture evolved during
Series 1 and by Series 2 a lot of it was established for the remainder of the show, with a few
pieces moving in and out of the room from series to series.  It was impossible to capture
everything - especially in the Desk Area, but I've tried to track the most visible items from series
to series.
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Series 1 Episode 1
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As with the Consulting Room, The furnishings in this room in Episode 1 were the
ones left by Dr Sim.  The two rooms used for the medical office were completely
refurbished before the first patient arrived in Episode 2.

We only had a couple of small glimpses of this room in the first episode.  Here is a
side by side comparison of the areas we saw in Episode 1.
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Here is a layout of the Waiting Room.
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Left Wall
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There are two areas along this side.  The first is a short wall at the base of the
staircase.  There is no room for any furniture, but there is usually a single picture
hanging on the wall.  The second area is the right side of the staircase.  There is
not enough room for anything hanging on the wall, but there are always 2 or 3
chairs and a table against this wall.  At the far right is the door to a small toilet
under the stairs.  When looking at the left wall, you can usually see into the
vestibule and view the items hanging on the wall and sitting on the radiator.
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Series 1
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In Series 2 there was a painting of a windmill that seemed a much better fit with
the rest of the furnishings in the building.  The short, round table was gone,
replaced by a taller wooden side table - and that table will remain there at least
through S8.  There is a matching table in the Front Left Corner that is there in all
but S2 and S4.  Starting in S2 there is a mid-century coffee table that often sits in
the middle of the room or on the right side, although a couple of times it was
moved to the left side in front of the patient chairs - slightly blocking traffic flow
coming from the Consulting Room.
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Series 2
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Very little change to this area in Series 3.  The same windmill picture was on the
wall.  On the table is a new light brown piece of pottery holding a live plant.
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Series 3
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This series we see the new wallpaper, but again, the same windmill picture.  The
changes in front of the staircase were a pretty new articulated tiffany table lamp
and a new plant in a plain white vase.
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Series 4
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A few changes after Dr Dibbs moved in and Martin took over.  The wallpaper was
changed again (after only one series).  There was no picture hanging on the wall
at the base of the staircase.  The same furniture sat in front of the staircase, but,
interestingly, there were 3 different lamps on the table over the series.  For all
of Series 5 the purple sock monkey sat on this table.  It first appeared in S4 on
the Receptionist's Desk - the episode after Martin saw his son on the ultrasound
for the first time.
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Series 5
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For the Christmas Special between S2 and
S3, the only difference was that the
ceramic canister was moved to the
cabinet behind the receptionist's desk
and a potted plant took its place.
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The set decorators were playing with us again this series.  The pen and ink ship drawing from the previous series
remained and there was a new model ship with blue fabric sails.  But other items on the radiator around the ship came
and went and moved around - a small beach watercolor, a starfish and a few other small indistinguishable items.

But then, in part of Episode 2, the pen and ink ship drawing disappeared - but was back later in the episode.  And in
Episode 3, the drawing was moved to a lower spot on the wall.  It seemed to stay there until it was moved back up to
the normal spot partway through Episode 5.
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One of the chairs this
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been re-upholstered
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than rust.  See the
comparison of two
chairs below.
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Episode 1-2
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In this series a gold framed floral picture is hanging at the base of the staircase.  
It was on the back wall in the previous series.  The only other change is that the
ceramic lamp that was there for the last half of S5 remains, but with a new red
shade.  The sock monkey is gone, but you will see James playing with it and it
sometimes just hangs out in the kitchen.
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Series 6
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The daisy painting was moved
here for Series 6.  Note that the
bottom of the painting falls just
above the radiator.  The same
painting will remain there for S7 &
S8, but will be raised up about 6
inches higher on the wall
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Just like in S5, there is no painting hanging on the wall at the base of the staircase
this series.  The only other change is the lamp that was in the Front Left Corner in
S5 & S6 has been moved to this area - and it has a new shade.
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Series 7
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No change in the vestibule this series, except
that the daisy picture has been moved up
about six inches higher on the wall.
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Back Wall
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This area of the room is just to the right of the door leading into the Consulting
Room.  There is a large window looking into a hallway that has only been used a
handful of times.  There are usually 2, 3 or 4 chairs sitting against the wall -
sometimes some of them under the window.  Next to the doorway there is always
at least one item hanging on the wall - a picture, a clock, a barometer.  The
window has a large sill and always holds an assortment of items.  

In Series 1 there were a pair of old black and white framed photos of Port Isaac on
the wall.  There were 3 brown plaid fabric & chrome chairs (we never saw them
again after S1 - they were replaced by the rust colored leather chairs) and a short,
round wooden table.  On the windowsill were a plant in a dark grey planter,
a carved wooden fish, and a light brown ceramic lamp.
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Series 1
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In this series there is a tall wooden pendulum clock on the wall.  There is also a
new piece of furniture in this area of the room - a large light wood cabinet sitting
right next to the door leading to the consulting room.  There are now more of the
rust colored leather chairs in the room and 4 of them are in the Back Right Corner
with the small round table in front.  In Episode 4, we find that the cabinet has now
been moved into the corner and the chairs and round table are now along the
back wall - an additional chair can often be found on the other side of the cabinet
along the right wall.  The items on top of the cabinet are all new - a brown pottery
lamp, a tall wooden carved bird, some type of small metal round covered box (on a
doily), and what appears to be a small round ceramic owl.  When the cabinet moves
to the corner, all remain except the round owl, which moves to the windowsill.  On
the windowsill are some books, the carved wooden fish from last series, a tall
lighthouse (can't discern whether it is ceramic or wood), and a china Asian vase.
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Series 2
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Very little changed from the previous series.  The same clock, cabinet, chairs and
round table are all there.  The only 3 items on the windowsill this series are the
carved bird, the lighthouse, and the pottery lamp.  The carved fish and the Asian
vase have moved over to the cabinet in the corner.
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Series 3
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The furniture remains the same in this series.  The same clock is on the wall, but a
landscape picture has been added to the right of the clock.  On the windowsill, the
three items from the previous series (bird, lighthouse, lamp) are on the right side,
and lots of new items added.  On the left are some books plus a small wooden box
that was in the Consulting Room the two previous series that is being used as a
bookend.  A new carved wooden fish is in the middle (with a matching one in the
Back Right Corner) and in front of it are 3 graduated sized glass "ships in bottles".  
In front of the lamp is a small wooden box that may be the same box that appears
in the Living Room in S6.

One addition to this area will only be there in S4 - a wall radiator.  Several of these
radiators appeared throughout the Surgery in just this series, including one on the
front wall in this same room.  All were gone again in S5.
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Series 4
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With Dr Dibbs taking over the office, there were several changes.  The chairs,
round table and cabinet are still there, but two new items are on the wall.  There is
a tall wooden barometer and a new floral painting.  In addition, there is small
wooden magazine rack sitting on the floor beneath the window.  There are only a
couple of items on the windowsill - the small wooden box that was there last series,
two small plants in pots with saucers, and what looks like several cardboard
boxes - maybe they contain pamphlets?
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Series 5
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This area is very uncluttered in Series 6.  The chairs are still there, but the round
wooden table is gone - not to be seen again.  There is something sitting on the
floor next to the chairs (under the window) that I just can't identify.  The barometer
is still on the wall, but the floral painting is gone - moved to the wall by the
staircase.  The windowsill just contains 3 items - the bird sculpture, a new black
and white striped lighthouse (it was in the Living Room in S5), and what appears to
be a dark brown basket.
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Series 6
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The only change in this series is the many items added to windowsill.  The wooden
barometer is still there, as well as the usual chairs.  The odd reddish/brown item
on the floor is gone - it was only actually seen in one shot in S6.  On the windowsill
is a new wooden sailboat, the carved bird, some pamphlets in an acrylic holder, a
small castle made of either ceramic or wood, and the striped lighthouse from the
previous series.  In Episode 2, there is a small radio in the middle of the
windowsill.  We then see it being used in Episode 3 over by Morwenna's desk, and
later actually on her desk.  It stays behind her desk for the rest of the series,
taking the place of the larger one that has been there going all the way back to S2.
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Series 7
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Back Right Corner
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The back right corner of this room is often dark - and there aren't a lot of shots of
that area.  In fact, in S1 there is just one quick shot and in S6 there is absolutely no
view of the area (I hope the set dressers didn't spend much time setting it up!)

In Series 1, the one quick shot shows a tall unfinished wood corner cabinet.  It's
not an item we ever see again - in any room.
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Series 1
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This series starts out with the leather chairs and the short round table in the
corner, but by Episode 4 the cabinet on the back wall has been moved over to the
corner.  This cabinet will remain there for good - with an updated one replacing it
starting in S7.  On top of the cabinet is the pottery lamp, the bird sculpture and
some type of box - it looks like it might be a black and turquoise tin box?
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Series 2
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There are 3 new items on the cabinet this series.  A round white tray of some sort,
the wooden fish that was on the windowsill in S1-2, and the china Asian vase that
was on the windowsill in S2.  On the wall is a landscape picture.  The lamp and bird
sculpture moved to the windowsill - and the tin box is never seen again.
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Series 3
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All of the glimpses this series are either dark or blurry.  There are a lot of books
and pamphlets, a new shorter wooden fish (with a matching one on the windowsill),
and a new large woven basket holding books.  On the wall is a new painting - and
there's not a very good view.  The painting disappears after this series.
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Series 4
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Just a couple of quick views this series.  The pottery lamp is back on the cabinet,
along with a ceramic cat that has been on the filing cabinet and the window behind
it since S2.  There is a new picture on the wall, but it's impossible to tell what it is.

In S6 there is not one shot of that corner.
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Series 5
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In this series there is a new cabinet in the corner.  Its about the same size and
configuration as the old one, but in a more classic style and a darker finish.  The
views in S7 aren't very good, but you can see slighter better views in S8.  On top
of the cabinet are familiar items - the pottery lamp, ceramic cat, wooden sailboat,
and large round wicker basket.  On the wall is one of the red framed pictures that
we saw hanging in the Consulting Room in S1-S4 (Right Wall - above the fireplace).
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Series 7
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Right Wall
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The Right Wall is an area that looks like an old fireplace the way it sticks out from
the rest of the wall.  On the left side, there is a quirky angle to the bump-out that
makes it look like there could be a staircase above - but we know there isn't.  
Where the firebox would be is now a built in cabinet with 2 glass doors.  I find it
interesting that the set designers made it look like a fireplace conversion since
they built this custom set for the very first series.  It seems like a lot of thought
went into how Dr Sim (or a predecessor) would take a room in a residential
structure and convert it to a physician's waiting room.  There is usually some
artwork centered on the top part of the wall and the cabinet is always filled with
books and boxes. (See an overview in the photo at left.)

In Series 1, there was one large picture with 2 smaller ones on either side.  The
large one was in the Consulting Room in the first episode (behind Dr Sim's desk)
and is a scene of the Port Isaac harbour.  It appears that all 3 pictures are
either paintings or old photographs of the village.  
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Series 1
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For this series the large picture is a slightly different painting or photo of Port
Isaac.  Notice the difference in the lower right corner.  The 2 smaller pictures are
gone - not to be seen again.
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Series 2
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No changes at all in this series.  The same picture hangs on the wall.
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Series 3
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The large picture of the village is still there, but in a new frame with no mat.  In
Episode 3, Penhale's brother is painting the room and paints a portrait of Pauline.  
There are 2 new chairs here with a matching one over in the Front Left Corner.
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Series 4
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In this series, with Dr Dibbs taking over, there are just two brief glimpses of the
area.  The wall is blank this time, and the cabinet continues to be packed.
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Series 5
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A bulletin board has been placed on the wall on the far right edge of the area.
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Series 6
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A sepia toned framed print was added to the left of the bulletin board in this
series.  A new addition to the room was a small turquoise leather footstool that
always had a colorful afghan sitting on top.
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Series 7
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Desk Area
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This area is a very cluttered, complicated area.  It consists of:  A file cabinet with
lots of objects on top,  A small square window that always contains several items,  
A wooden and glass corner display cabinet sitting against the file cabinet (appears
in S2, S3, S4, S5, S7) which is not only filled with items inside, but also displays
items on top,  A hanging wooden cabinet with glass doors that is always filled with
boxes, teapots, teacups, and other decorative items,  The receptionist's desk with
computer, phone, lamps, pen cups, and often lots of knick knacks,  The wall to the
left of the desk which always has something hanging there,  A window seat that
usually has several decorative pillows.

For each series I will show pictures of each of these areas and only mention items
that reoccur in other series or places, and items that stand out.  There's just too
much to discuss every single item.
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Series 1
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Series 8
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The sock monkey was
prominently featured in
this shot of the staircase.
The floral painting is back on the wall at the base of the staircase - it was here in
S6, on the back wall in S5, and in the Living Room in S7.  The only other change is
a new, slightly modern looking lamp with a woven cylindrical shade.
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No change from S7 in
the vestibule.
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There is very little different in Episode 1 of this series - just the addition of a
second bird sculpture on the windowsill - this one appears to be silver and has a
simple base.  The small radio from S7 is back on the windowsill.  In Episode 3 there
are several changes.  One of the red framed pictures has been added to the wall
next to the wooden barometer - this picture was on the wall in the Back Right
Corner in Episode 1.  Over on the windowsill, several items are swapped with the
cabinet in the Back Right Corner.  The new bird sculpture and the radio move to
the cabinet, and a 2nd wooden sailboat moves to the windowsill - it had been on
the cabinet in S7.  The bird sculpture (the one on the pilings) is now gone.  There
is also a small white burro on the far left of the windowsill in Episode 6 - it had
been on top of the filing cabinet earlier in S8.  In addition to the items moving back
and forth to the cabinet, they also move around on the windowsill all series long.
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Series 8
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Episode 1
Episode 6
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Very few changes to start this series, except that the cat is gone - it's back on the
windowsill behind the receptionist's desk.  It appears that the picture on the wall
is the same as in S7, but a closer observation shows that it is one of the other red
framed ones.  This one was on the front wall of the Consulting Room in S1-S4.  The
lamp, sailboat and large basket are still there.

About halfway through Episode 1, there is a shot from behind this wall and it's
evident that a new lamp is on the cabinet - and it has the brown shade that was on
the pottery lamp for so many series.  Starting in Episodes 3 & 4 we start to see the
changes.  The pottery lamp is gone, replaced by this new ceramic looking one, the
sailboat has been moved over to the windowsill to join the other one, the small
radio has been moved here from the windowsill, and both bird sculptures have
also been moved here from the windowsill.  In addition, there is an acrylic rack
holding pamphlets.  The large basket is gone.  Also, the red framed painting on
the wall has been moved to the back wall, next to the wooden barometer by the
door to the Consulting Room.
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Series 8
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The sepia toned print is gone, so only the bulletin board remains.  The footstool is
still against this wall, and a new addition is a long runner rug that is sometimes up
near this wall and other times under the coffee table.
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Series 8
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Front Left Corner
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This is a very small and simple area of the room.  It is the section of wall between
the front window and the doorway to the vestibule, and usually has something
hanging on the wall.  Most series there is a small table holding a lamp and an
ornament or two.

In this series there is a corkboard on the wall with a small "No Smoking" sign
above.  The small wooden table is one of a pair that we see in this room most of
the time - one here and one against the Left Wall. In S1 and S2 one was behind the
desk holding the printer (a different table was against the Left Wall in S1 and
another different table was in the Front Left Corner in S2).  On the table this series
is a lamp with a twisted wooden stem and a light green shade.  Pamphlets cover
the table top and the bottom shelf.  
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Series 1
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In this series, the corkboard is still in place, but the "No Smoking" sign is gone.   
There is a new splayed leg wooden table here - although it will only be for one
series and then become a permanent fixture in the Consulting Room.  There is a
green metal gooseneck lamp on the table, but there are actually two different ones
that swap out several times throughout the series.  One looks older, and is darker
green.  The other one is more modern and is light green.
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Series 2
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The corkboard remains on the wall, the familiar wooden table returns, and the light
green gooseneck lamp is on the table for the entire series.
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Series 3
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The corkboard is still on the wall, but it now has a more formal frame around it.  The
table is gone again and there is just a single chair in its place.  This chair is part of
a set - two matching chairs are sitting against the right wall in this series.  There is
also a radiator against this wall - there are several radiators that appeared in the
Surgery just in Series 4.
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Series 4
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For this series, the familiar table has returned and the radiator gone after just one
series appearance.  On the table is a new multi colored pottery lamp.  Another new
item is a small round wicker basket with lid.  On the wall is a tall painting of a
wooden chair holding a vase full of daisies.  We had a glimpse of this same
painting in S3 when it was hanging in the hall just outside of Louisa's bedroom.
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Series 5
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There is still nothing on the wall.  The multicolored pottery lamp is back.  After
being on this table in S5 and 6, it moved over to the Left Wall in Series 7, but with a
different shade.  It has now moved back but with a third different shade.  A large
acrylic brochure rack has been added to the table, so only the larger of the
miniature cottages is on top.  The smaller one has been moved to the bottom
shelf.  A new patient chair has been added to the right of the table.  This chair is
almost identical to the patient chairs in the consulting room in S2, but the wood
finish is lighter and the leather back and seat are a different color.
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Series 8
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Waiting Room Overview
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Here are some overview shots of the Waiting Room from all 8 series.
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Series 1
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Series 4
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Series 5
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Series 6
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Series 7
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Episode 2
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Episode 5
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In Series 1, there was a bright, purple abstract painting on the wall.  This was really
out of character with the rest of the Surgery, and we never saw it again after S1.  
Along the stair wall were 2 rust colored leather & wood chairs and a round wooden
table.  The chairs are part of a set that is used all around room and we have seen
up to 6 at a time.  The wooden table is one of a pair - with the matching table along
the back wall.  In episode 2 only, one of the chairs was different - it was a similarly
colored chair that appeared to be hard plastic with a chrome frame.  It was never
spotted again after Episode 2.
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Ep 2 only
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In the vestibule this series was a black and
white print of Port Isaac.  On top of the radiator
was a wooden and fabric model ship.
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This ceramic canister
appeared here for the
first time this series.  
Starting in the Christmas
Episode (S2E9) it moved
into the cabinet behind
the receptionist's desk
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ever since.
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The vestibule in this series contained one picture on the wall and a wooden and fabric model ship on the radiator.  
But the set decorators were playing with us.  In Episode 1, they started with the landscape with the gold and burgundy
frame.  Later in the episode the landscape was gone and a pen and ink ship was in its place.  In Episode 2 the
landscape was back, but it was again replaced by the pen and ink ship in Episode 4 - never to be seen again.  The
model ship kept being flipped facing both right and left, and in Episode 5 it disappeared altogether.
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Series 8
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Wallpaper
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This room has wallpaper on the front wall and the portion of the left wall at the base of the staircase.
There have been 3 similar patterns used.
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Series 1-3
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Series 4
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The pen and ink drawing of the sailboat
is still in the vestibule, and another
new model ship on the radiator.  This
one has light brown sails - possibly
burlap?

Amazingly, both pieces remain there
for the entire series!
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Dr Dibbs moving in
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Before Dr Dibbs opened for business, we saw lots of items waiting to be unpacked sitting in this room.  The
rust leather patient chairs are stacked on top of each other, the two wooden side tables and the short round
table are all there, although just scattered around the room at first.  When they are close to opening the
office these items are back in their usual places.
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We see mostly boxes in this
view, but the plants will remain
in the room. The small pots end
up on top of the filing cabinet,
the tall one in the wicker
basket will be on the desk
(behind the computer monitor),
the two pots with saucers will
be in the window at the back of
room, and the small covered
basket will be on the table in the
Front Left Corner.
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This is right next to the doorway
to the vestibule and just
a box.  But sitting on top of the
box is a small wooden box that
was seen in the Consulting
Room in S2 & S3.  It was in
this room in the back window for
S4 and will remain there for S5,
and in the Living Room in S7.
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This is at the base of the
staircase and we see one of the
familiar wooden tables.  The tall
daisy picture will hang in the
Front Left Corner of this room
in S5 and in the vestibule
in S6-8.  (Interestingly, we also
saw it in the hall just outside
Louisa's red bedroom in S3.)  At
the bottom we see a glimpse of
the strange dog painting that
will permanently hang next to
the Receptionist's Desk.
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This is on the back wall, just to the
right of the door leading to the
Consulting Room.  On the right,
stacked on top of the chairs is a
wooden magazine rack that will be
at the back of this room in S5 and
then in the Living Room in S6 and
S8.  The lamp has been placed in
different areas of the back of the
room since S2 and continues to
hang out back there through S8.  
The tall barometer will hang right on
that wall and stay there through S8.
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The lamp is placed here
temporarily, but will go into the
Back Right Corner when Dr
Dibbs opens the office.
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As the furniture is being placed, these
3 items still need to be hung.  The
barometer will go on that wall, the dog
picture over by the Receptionist's
desk, and the gold framed picture in
back is a floral painting that will
hang next to the barometer in S5, on
the wall next to the stairwell in S6 &
S8, and in the Living Room in S7.
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Episode 4-8
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Episode 3
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In the vestibule this series was just
a plain bulletin board.  This is the
only series where the wall did not
have some type of framed artwork.
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Toilet under the staircase
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Series 4
There have only been a few
glimpses into this small toilet.

One fan discussion has been how
impossible it is that a window is
shown on the back wall of this small
room in S4 when Mr Strain left his
urine sample on the windowsill.  
The back wall of this room would be
the right wall of the Living Room!  
(But, of course, they needed the
light of the window so Pauline could
notice that the urine was blue.)
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Series 8
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Series 3
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Notice that this
door locks from
the outside!
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For some reason, the lamp had a
different shade in Episode 2 only.
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Episode 4
Cabinet moved
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What the heck
is this?
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The chair on the right
is the one that was
reupholstered in S5.
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The small radio was on the windowsill in
Episode 2, then on the filing cabinet and
later the desk in Episode 3.
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Two different views of the sailboat.
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This is the decorative
ceiling light
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This unusual angle, about
halfway through Episode 1,
gave us a peek at a brand
new lamp.
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The larger picture in the center is impossible to
see well, but from the lower right edge, it can be
matched to the one that was in the Consulting
Room when Martin moved in (S1E1).  The first
time we see this area of the room is in Episode 2,
and the picture has been moved here.
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This mint colored file cabinet is the first of
3 different ones we will see through S8.  
On top are a pair of teapots, cups, and a
pair of magazine/brochure holders.  In the
windowsill are a grouping of potted cacti
and a brown radio.  To the right of the file
cabinet is a wooden table that matches
the one in the Front Left Corner, and on
the table is a printer.  There's a calendar
hanging on the wall next to the printer.
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This cabinet always has a lot of various items, and they often
move around from episode to episode.  In the corner, under the
cabinet, are a large grouping of small cabinets with drawers.  
These will disappear after this series.
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The desk in Series 1 is a metal desk with a wooden
top.  The chair is blue fabric with black arms.  Just
about everything you see here (desk, chair,
computer, phone, lamp, orange trays) will be gone
in the next series.  The only thing that remains is
the purple glass mosaic pencil cup - which will be
in use all the way through S4.

The phone in this series is a very strange design -
with some type of monitor.
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On the wall is a large planner.  The
window seat has a pad on the seat (the
only series where a pad appears here)
and a crocheted pillow.
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Series 2
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The file cabinet in this series is light grey
and has several stickers on the drawers.  
On top are 4 small cacti in clay pots, a
ceramic kitty, and a black metal round
dome task lamp.  A model of a Volkswagen
Bug appears here on and off all through
the series.  In the Christmas Special, new
potted cacti appeared and the fabric
covered box that was on top of the wall
cabinet has moved to the file cabinet.  
Also, in that episode, the black lamp is
gone and replaced by the green metal task
light that was in the Front Left Corner
during S2.

Next to the file cabinet is a wooden corner
cabinet with a glass door.  The inside is
always filled with various items that are
usually not identifiable.  On top this
series are a couple of small potted plants,
a clay covered bowl, what appears to be a
jam jar(?) and a starfish.  In the Christmas
Special, there was just one small potted
plant and a model of a Volkswagen Bus.

In the windowsill is a decorative metal
box, a small metal pitcher, several more
small clay pots (one with a cactus), and a
large radio that will remain in this area
every series.  For the Christmas Special,
all was removed except for the radio.  
There was a model sailboat with blue sails
added and another item I couldn't identify.
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This wall cabinet continues to have lots of items, but in this series there
were 3 pieces attached to the outside of the cabinet.  A small black and
white item that resembles a lighthouse hung from the knob.  Hanging
on the left side of the cabinet was a bright multicolored bag.  On top of
the cabinet was a fabric covered box that moved over to on top of the
filing cabinet for the Christmas Special.  In the Christmas Special, the
round ceramic canister is moved into the cabinet.  It had been on the
table along the left wall during S2.  It will remain as a permanent fixture
in this cabinet.

There is a new L-Shaped desk, so all of the small cabinets have been
removed from the back corner.  The same wooden table is still there
but holding a new printer.
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The metal and wood desk from S1 has been
replaced with a wooden L-shaped desk (this desk
remains permanently).  Pauline's chair is a wooden
rolling desk chair with wooden arm rests and black
leather seat and back.  

There is a new black (slightly chunky) computer
monitor, a white phone (more traditional type than the
one from S1), a black fax machine, a brass gooseneck
lamp with light green glass shade in the back corner,
a larger dark green metal task lamp by the computer
monitor (this lamp becomes a permanent fixture), a
blue and silver mouse pad with built in calculator, and
the purple mosaic pencil cup from S1.  Next to the
desk is a round, bark brown trash receptacle.

There were a couple of notable changes in the
Christmas Episode.  In the back corner of the desk
there is a black metal box under the fax machine -
possibly the computer tower lying sideways?  A new
black telephone replaces the white one, and a new
computer monitor (the only time we see that one).
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There is a new corkboard with light wood
frame above the desk.  Under the window
seat is what seems to be a portable
heater (this will become a permanent
fixture in this space).  
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We see Poppy making use of the
round white tray in E2 when she
is serving tea to the patients.
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Christmas
Special
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Christmas
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During S2, there were
2 or 3 brown/orange
pillows on the window
seat.  In the Christmas
Special they were
swapped out for
lighter quilted and
crocheted pillows.
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Christmas
Special
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Christmas
Special
Christmas
Special
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Series 3
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Not a lot of changes in this area.  The
same file cabinet and wooden corner
cabinet with many of the same pieces on
top.  The fabric box from the Christmas
Special is still on top of the file cabinet
with several different clay pots filled with
cacti.  A new item there is a wooden box
with what appears to be round white inlaid
circles on the sides and a slit in the top.  

The radio has moved down to the top of
the corner cabinet and is joined by one of
several different sized glass bottles with
ships inside.  Behind the radio is a round
orange tray with painted flowers.   

The ceramic cat and the model Volkswagen
Bug have moved to the windowsill and are
joined by another of the ships in bottles
and a white planter with some type of
wispy plant.
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No major changes.  Some new
items inside the hanging cabinet -
but the round canister remains on
the bottom shelf.  The table
underneath holding the printer is
gone.  We won't see a printer
visible in this room again until
S6.  But there does seem to be
one under the desk - that's
where we see Martin reach
down to retrieve the form he
printed for Pauline's phlebotomy
class.  Same desk and same chair.

The computer tower sits on the
back corner of the desk this
series.  Starting this series, the
fax machine is now also used as
the telephone.  There is a new,
distinctive looking computer
monitor.  The dark green metal
task lamp, the purple mosaic
pencil cup, and the mouse pad
with the built in calculator are
still all there.  There's also a
black metal locking cash box that
was first spotted in the Christmas
Special - it tends to move around
the desk.  Next to the desk is a
round silver mesh trash
receptacle.   
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The same corkboard is hanging over the
desk and Pauline's phlebotomy
certificate hangs next to it.   There is just
one green and white pillow on the
window seat.
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Series 4
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Very little has changed in this series.  The
same file cabinet is there, and on top is the
fabric box, the Volkswagen Bus, and the
various cacti - but this time in colorfully
painted pots.  The round white tray that
was in the Back Right Corner in S3 has
been moved here to hold the pots.  The
one new item is a blue ceramic parrot
surrounded by air ferns.  

The radio is still on top of the corner
cabinet and is joined by one of the brown
footed bowls that are scattered around the
Consulting Room.  For some odd reason, in
Episode 6 the radio is turned to the back,
the bowl disappears, and the Volkswagen
Bus is moved in its place.  In Episode 7 the
radio is turned to the front, but in Episode
8 it's backwards again?  

The windowsill still has the white planter
with a new plant, the ceramic kitty, the
Volkswagen Bug, and a new small domed
box.
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Nothing new about the wall
cabinet, but I see a couple of
items that look familiar.  We still
have the same desk and chair.  
Remaining on the desk are the
fax-phone machine, green metal
task lamp, black metal cash box,
and purple mosaic pencil cup.  
The computer tower is no longer
on the desk, the mouse
pad/calculator is gone, and there
is a new, slimmer computer
monitor.  There are a couple of
notable new items.  The orange
tray that was behind the radio in
S3 now sits behind the monitor
holding potted plants. There is a
small pretty china vase with china
flowers, a toy motor scooter, a
cactus in a bright yellow pot, and
a LOT of other things.  Frankly, in
this series, Pauline's desk is a
mess.  One other notable addition
is the introduction of the purple
striped sock monkey.  He first
appears in Episode 4 - which is
after the episode where Martin
sees the ultrasound picture
of his new baby.  This toy will pop
up all over the building from
now on.
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The corkboard has
disappeared and Pauline's
certificate is alone on the
wall.  On the window seat
are 2 new pillows and the
quilted one that was
originally in the Christmas
Special.
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Series 5
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Lots of changes with Dr Dibbs taking over
the practice.  There is a new, bright green
filing cabinet.  On top is the radio we've
come to know, a couple of clay potted
plants, the little domed box from the
windowsill in S4, and a new small blue
ceramic planter.  

On top of the corner cabinet is a large
wooden bowl with an attached wooden
handle - there are a couple of unidentified
objects inside.  

On the windowsill is a plant in a light brown
ceramic pot.  This pot was on the table
along the Left Wall in S3.  There are 2 more
small light brown/light green pots that are
similar to the blue one on the filing cabinet
(and there is a 2nd blue one inside the
wall cabinet behind the desk).  In Episode
8 there is some type of plant in the small
blue pot, and we will see these small pots
used for plants in the next few series.
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When Gavin Dibbs is setting up
the office, he has the wall cabinet
doors open and you can see a
little more of the contents.  The
round ceramic canister is visible
on the bottom shelf (has been
there since the S2 Christmas
Special and will be there
permanently), the 2nd small blue
ceramic planter is on the middle
shelf, and next to it looks like the
lighthouse that was on the back
wall in S2, 3 & 4.  The day that
Morwenna takes over, the small
green Buddha head appears.  It
was first seen in the Consulting
Room in S4 and spends the rest
of S5 in this cabinet.
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There is a new corkboard
with green background
and a light grey frame.  A
strange dog painting
hangs to the right of the
corkboard.  

A wooden armchair now
sits in front of the desk,
and there are no pillows
this series on the window
seat.
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We have the same desk, but a new chair that has a blue
fabric seat and back - with no arms.  The fax/phone combo,
green metal task lamp, black metal cash box, and computer
monitor are all the same.  But the purple mosaic pencil cup
is now gone - replaced by a light green/purple ceramic cup.  
The small footed dark brown bowl sits on the side of the desk
and the large basket that was in the Back Right Corner last
series now sits behind the monitor holding a potted plant.  
Morwenna has far fewer items on the desk, but seems to
have more paperwork.  In several episodes there is a
smaller radio on the desk - it also appears in the kitchen
several times in this series.  There is a black mesh trash
receptacle next to the desk.
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Series 6
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We still have the bright green file cabinet.  
On top is the radio, a large and a small
ship in bottle and a lucite pamphlet rack.  

The corner cabinet is missing in this series
and in one episode we have a glimpse in
that space of the wooden magazine rack
that was at the Back Wall in S4.  
Interestingly, we also get one glimpse of
this piece in the Living Room in this
series.  

On the windowsill are the small ceramic
planters, the large basket that was behind
the monitor last series - but empty now,
and a tall blue glass "bubble" vase.  The
blue vase has disappeared near the end
of the series.  
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Not a lot of change this series.  
The wall cabinet is much the
same - although the small
Buddha head has moved into
the Kitchen.  We have the same
desk, chair, fax/phone, green
metal task lamp, computer
monitor, and pencil cup.  There is
now a large printer at the back
corner of the desk, and the only
other new items of note are two
bright pink cases.  One looks like
an oversized zippered coin
purse with raised multicolor
balls on the surface.  The other
has white stars and looks like it
might be a small makeup bag (we
had a glimpse of this bag in S5).
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No change on the wall
above the desk.  The
same corkboard and
strange dog painting from
last series.  The wooden
side chair is still in front of
the desk.  There is one
new brocade pillow on the
window seat.
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Series 7
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The green filing cabinet is still here, and on
top are 3 of the small ceramic planters -
this time all 3 are holding daffodils.  
Behind them is a large white vase, what
appears to be a coffee thermos, and a
small decorative white box.  Later in the
series, the daffodils have been removed
and different succulents planted in the
small planters and one larger plant is
added in the back.  The large white vase is
moved to on top of the corner cabinet and
the thermos disappears.

The wooden corner cabinet is back after a
one series absence.  On top is the familiar
radio.  In Episode 3, when there are
several scenes of Radio Portwenn being
played in the room, a smaller radio (that
was on the Back Wall earlier in this series)
shows up on the file cabinet and then on
Morwenna's desk.  In that episode the
larger, more familiar radio, disappears
from atop the corner cabinet and we don't
see it the rest of this series - but the large
white vase that was on top of the file
cabinet has taken its place.  After this
episode, the smaller radio will sit on top of
the corner cabinet in front of the large
white vase.  We can see that inside the
corner cabinet this series are a couple of
the ships in bottles and a new item - a
small woven burro.  One of the ships in a
bottle is added on top of this cabinet later
in this series.  

In the windowsill is the large wooden bowl
that was on top of the corner cabinet in S5
and on the Back Wall in S6.  There are also
3 different teacups plus the other blue
small planter - all holding plants, and
another one of the ships in a bottle (There
seem to be 3 of them in graduated sizes).
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The wall cabinet is mostly unchanged.  The
desk is the same, but there are 2 major new
items.  Morwenna has a new chair - similar to
the previous one, but with a light blue fabric
seat and back.  For some reason, a striped
throw is draped over the back of the chair for
the entire series.  The other new item is a
brand new phone - the old fax/phone that was
there since S2 is gone.  This new phone sits
at the right side of the desk.  We still have the
same printer, green metal task lamp, computer
monitor, pencil cup, and pink cases.  The small
round wicker basket with lid that was in the
Front Left Corner the 2 previous series has
moved to the desk.  At the beginning of the
series, there is a flowering plant behind the
monitor and mostly hidden behind it is a round
green bucket collecting donations for the
Lifeboat Association (although its never
referenced in the show).  You can catch a
glimpse of the logo and it matches the one on
the clothing worn by Steve and Gerry.  Later in
the series, both items disappear and a few
times we see one of the plants moved over
from the windowsill.  The last few episodes
have nothing behind the monitor.
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The items on the wall are
unchanged.  There is an
orange cushion on the
chair in front of the desk.  
On the window seat are the
same brocade pillow from
S6 and a new striped one.  
An orange waste receptacle
sits below the seat.
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Series 8
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The same green file cabinet is there and on
top are the two small blue ceramic
planters, the large white vase, the light
brown ceramic planter (it was against the
Left Wall in S3 and in the windowsill in S5),
and the small woven burro.  At one point in
the series, one of the ships in the bottle
shows up there.  

The wooden corner cabinet is gone again.  
It originally arrived in S2 and was there
through S5.  It was gone in S6, but back
again in S7.  There is a small orange
woven trash receptacle on the floor in its
place - it appears to be the same one we
saw under the window seat in S7.

On the windowsill, the large radio is back -
although it moves from side to side.  The
ceramic cat is also back, along with the 3
teacups holding cacti.  
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Not a lot of changes again this series - the
wall cabinet doesn't seem to have changed
contents.  There is another new chair for
Morwenna.  But this one is not really new -
it's the one that Dr Dibbs brought into the
Surgery.  It was used in the Consulting Room
in just S5 and has been missing until it turned
up in this room for S8. The stripped throw
from the chair in the last series sits on the
seat of this chair all series, and a couple of
times we saw a plain green pillow against the
back of the chair.  The same printer, phone,
green metal task lamp, computer monitor,
pencil cup, and small round wicker basket
with lid are on the desk.  Also, both bright
pink cases are back - the one with the
multicolor dots and the one with the white
stars.  There are also a couple of cups being
used as pencil cups, a new owl statue, and a
pitcher holding dried flowers behind the
monitor.  This pitcher is familiar because we
saw Bert using several of them in S5 at
Spanish Night at his restaurant, and he also
used several of them this series in Episode 1
during the party the night before Penhale's
non-wedding.
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The items on the wall are
still the same, but a hand
sanitizer dispenser has
been added on the right.  
The orange cushion
remains on the chair and
both pillows are the same
on the window seat.
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Not much changed this series.  The daisy painting is gone - moved to the
vestibule - and the wall is blank.  The same table, lamp, and small wicker basket
are there.  They have added one of the ships in a bottle to the table.
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Series 6
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In this series, again there is nothing on the wall, but everything on the tabletop
has changed.  We have a new, shorter lamp.  It seems to be a light green plain
ceramic lamp with a plain shade.  There are two miniature cottages - a larger one
in reds and browns, and a smaller china one.
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Series 7
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