A Country Practice (1981–1993)

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Shane Porteous ...
 Dr. Terence Elliott / ... (986 episodes, 1981-1993)
Brian Wenzel ...
 Sergeant Frank Gilroy / ... (935 episodes, 1981-1993)
Lorrae Desmond ...
 Shirley Dean Gilroy / ... (816 episodes, 1981-1992)
Joyce Jacobs ...
 Esme Watson / ... (805 episodes, 1981-1993)
Gordon Piper ...
 Bob Hatfield (740 episodes, 1981-1992)
Syd Heylen ...
 Vernon 'Cookie' Locke (723 episodes, 1982-1992)
Joan Sydney ...
 Matron Margaret 'Maggie' Sloan / ... (455 episodes, 1983-1993)
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Creator James Davern originally wrote and submitted the pilot for a Network Ten National Scriptwriting Contest in 1979. It came third and earned him a merit award. (After the series concluded its original 1981-93 run on the Seven Network, Ten would produce one final season in 1994.) See more »

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The greatest.
30 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A Country Practice is in my opinion the GREATEST drama series of all time. This show began before i was born and with a magnificent cast including Anne Tenney, Shane Porteous, Brian Wenzel, Joyce Jacobs, the late Syd Heylen and Gordon Piper as well as Georgie Parker entertained millions over viewers over a 12 year period. I still cant believe the show got the chop. It was bought by another network and reworked but the show was never the same. It should have stayed with seven and never should have been axed. In this day and age where many Australian dramas are getting axed and very few survive, illustrates just how magnificent this program was. ACP was axed in 1993. The 1994 version in my mind and many other die hard fans never existed and everyone goes on about how great Blue Heelers is but let me tell you A Country Practice in terms of size was a zillion times better. Fantastic to see so many old A Country Practice stars appear on All Saints in recent times. A long time favourite gone but never ever forgotten. Thankyou James Davern for creating such a wonderful series.


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