Doctor's Orders

Genres: Talk Show, Lifestyle



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Doctor's Orders (formerly known as Hello Doctor and The Dr. Mol Show) is a South African health talk show television series created by Michael Mol and hosted by Mol initially and later Riaad Moosa which debunks health myths and answers health, lifestyle and vitality questions and delivers the latest information from dermatologists to dieticians, cardiologists to acupuncturists.

The series premiered on SABC3 on Sunday 17 April 2011, at 17h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 4 premiered on SABC3 on Friday 14 December 2012, at 15h45. After 19 episodes had aired Mol left the show and was replaced by Riaad Moosa (from 27 May, 2013) and the show changed its name again, to Doctor's Orders for the last seven episodes of Season 4. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 26 episodes in the fourth season.


When last did you get a house call? That's about to change as South Africa's favourite doctor is now in residence on SABC3. Tune in for your weekly dose of healthy living with The Dr. Mol Show, produced and presented by Dr. Michael Mol.

Far from the "Do as I say" doctors' directives for the lame and the limping – this series sets out to educate, entertain and inspire you to live your best life.

The series debunks the myths and demystifies the truths about what makes you tick and how to keep you ticking for longer.

You'll discover you're not alone as the show draws on the personal experiences and testimonies of South African celebrities and their stories of success and struggles with sickness.

Expect an overdose of accurate, up to date and reliable information from dermatologists to dieticians, cardiologists to acupuncturists and every expert in between.

The show leaves no stone unturned, no question unanswered and no subject untouched as it strives to bring you great advice and gripping entertainment that'll set you on the road to becoming a healthier and happier you.

The Dr. Mol Show answers your most pressing health, lifestyle and vitality questions. How can you reduce your risk of Alzheimer's? Does stress cause ulcers? What should you purge from your pantry to look and feel younger?

Put yourself back on top of your to-do list and get your prescription of truth, a double dose of reliable information all with an injection of humour.

The Dr. Mol Show aims to educate, entertain and inspire you to live your best life.

Show History

The show began life as Hello Doctor, a magazine show airing on Sundays. The show changed name from Hello Doctor to The Dr. Mol Show from Season 2, Episode 18 (on Friday 6 April 2012) on, and changed format from a magazine show to a talk show.

When the show became a talk show in 2012, it moved from Sundays at 16h00 to Fridays at 15h45.

The Dr. Mol Show offered a more personal take on healthcare, inviting viewers to interact directly with the show and its experts, as part of an intimate studio audience.

In 2013 the show changed name once again, to Doctor's Orders, from Season 4, Episode 19 (on Friday 27 May, 2013) when Michael Mol left the show. He was replaced by comedian Dr. Riaad Moosa, who took over hosting duties of the show when Mol left to pursue other business interests.


Series exclusive to SABC3

Season 1 (26 episodes)

Premiere: 17 April 2011 | Finale: 30 October 2011 | Sundays, 17h00/16h00

Season 2 (26 episodes)

Premiere: 6 November 2011 | Finale: 1 June 2012 | Sundays, 16h00/Fridays, 15h45

Season 3 (26 episodes)

Premiere: 8 June 2012 | Finale: 7 December 2012 | Fridays, 15h45

Season 4 (26 episodes)

Premiere: 14 December 2012 | Finale: 12 July 2013 | Fridays, 15h45

Season 5 (52 episodes)

Premiere: 26 July 2013 | Finale: 18 July 2014 | Fridays, 15h45

Season 4 Cast

Host - Himself

Host - Himself



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