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A Very Peculiar Practice 

The various misadventures of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.
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1988   1986  
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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Davison ...  Dr. Stephen Daker 14 episodes, 1986-1988
Graham Crowden ...  Dr. Jock McCannon 14 episodes, 1986-1988
Barbara Flynn ...  Dr. Rose Marie 14 episodes, 1986-1988
David Troughton ...  Dr. Bob Buzzard 14 episodes, 1986-1988
Sonia Hart Sonia Hart ...  Nun 14 episodes, 1986-1988
Elaine Turrell Elaine Turrell ...  Nun 14 episodes, 1986-1988
Lindy Whiteford ...  Maureen Gahagan / ... 13 episodes, 1986-1988
Amanda Hillwood Amanda Hillwood ...  Lyn Turtle / ... 9 episodes, 1986-1988
Gillian Raine Gillian Raine ...  Mrs. Kramer 8 episodes, 1986-1988
John Bird ...  Vice Chancellor Ernest Hemmingway 7 episodes, 1986
Michael Shannon ...  Vice-Chancellor Jack Daniels 7 episodes, 1988
Joanna Kanska Joanna Kanska ...  Grete Grotowska 7 episodes, 1988
Takashi Kawahara ...  Chen Sung Yau 7 episodes, 1986
Clive Willbond-Hill Clive Willbond-Hill 7 episodes, 1986
Colin Stinton ...  Charlie Dusenberry 6 episodes, 1988
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The various misadventures of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

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university | medical | clinic | See All (3) »

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Comedy | Drama

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Peter Davison played the fifth Doctor Who and David Troughton is the son of the second Doctor Who. See more »

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Referenced in The Kidnappers (1999) See more »

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Repeated at last, hurray.
1 January 2004 | by nlgoodSee all my reviews

One of the very best of 1980s TV. Spot on scripts satirising Thatcher's Britain. Excellent cast too: Peter Davidson & Barbara Flynn of course, but also a young Hugh Grant making an appearance in #1.2 as a Scottish lay-preacher.

In the UK, Series 1 was shown on BBC4 recently (at close to midnight) as part of an Andrew Davies season. Hopefully we'll get series 2 again as well at some point.


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21 May 1986 (UK) See more »

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Doktorn som visste för lite See more »

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