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A Very Peculiar Practice

Stephen Daker (Peter Davison) is a young, idealistic doctor who starts a new job with the Student Health Service at Lowlands University. He finds himself working alongside eccentric Dr Jock McCannon (Graham Crowden), self-obsessed Dr Bob Buzzard (David Troughton) and scheming lesbian, Dr Rose Marie (Barbara Flynn).

In the first series, Stephen becomes involved with policewoman Lyn Turtle (Amanda Hillwood), who's doing research at the university. After Lyn leaves and returns to her police duties, Stephen begins a relationship with Grete Grotowska (Joanna Kanska).

Lowlands University proves to be an increasingly depressing, bewildering place for an idealistic young doctor. In spite of the fact that Stephen is eventually promoted to head of the medical centre, it gradually becomes clear that there's no long term future for him at the university.


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A Very Peculiar Practice Last post by peterjim
25 November 2014

Do You Remember A Very Peculiar Practice?

Do You Remember A Very Peculiar Practice?

  • Anonymous user
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    Parts of it were filmed at Birmingham Uni. when my Dad was still working there as a biologist (he's since retired)- it really pissed him off, parts of the campus were always being sealed off to allow for uninterrupted filming!
  • Anonymous user
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    The Nuns were like the Ravens at The Tower of London. In the last episode of 'Practice' the nuns left and the University fell down.
  • Anonymous user
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    funny,I was just thinking about this the other day.I saw Barbara Flynn,playing a similar role,and it all came rushing back.20 years on and nothing's changed,didn't understand it then,don't understand it now...strangely compelling though.
  • Anonymous user
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    Did we ever discover what those nuns were up to? They were quite sinister sisters - digging through the bins and zooming around in a mini!