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Release Date:
November 1981 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Awards:
20 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 1216)
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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Series Directed by
Bob Meillon (133 episodes, 1982-1992)
Leigh Spence (102 episodes, 1981-1989)
Peter Maxwell (95 episodes, 1983-1990)
Bruce Best (48 episodes, 1982-1985)
Chris Adshead (28 episodes, 1984-1989)
Russell Webb (26 episodes, 1983-1985)
Peter Andrikidis (22 episodes, 1986-1989)
Viktors Ritelis (22 episodes, 1987-1989)
Graham Rouse (20 episodes, 1984-1985)
Mike Smith (18 episodes, 1986-1989)
Chris Martin-Jones (17 episodes, 1989-1993)
Greg Shears (16 episodes, 1985-1986)
Geoffrey Nottage (14 episodes, 1982-1989)
Bill Hughes (14 episodes, 1982-1988)
Gary Conway (14 episodes, 1982-1985)
Alister Smart (14 episodes, 1982)
Brendan Maher (14 episodes, 1983)
Peter Dodds (12 episodes, 1990-1992)
Mandy Smith (10 episodes, 1981-1984)
Mike Murphy (10 episodes, 1981-1982)
David C. Wilson (10 episodes, 1982)
Vince Martin (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
Riccardo Pellizzeri (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
Richard Sarell (10 episodes, 1987-1992)
Peter Smith (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Mark Piper (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Graham Thorburn (6 episodes, 1989)
Chris Thomson (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Brian Lennane (4 episodes, 1982)
Kevin James Dobson (4 episodes, 1983)
Mark Callen (4 episodes, 1985)
Geoff Bennett (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Igor Auzins (2 episodes, 1981)
David Boutland (2 episodes, 1981)
Juliana Focht (2 episodes, 1982)
Catherine Millar (2 episodes, 1983)
Marie Trevor (2 episodes, 1983)
Nick Tate (2 episodes, 1985)
Colin Tregenza (2 episodes, 1985)
Steve Mann (2 episodes, 1986)
Aileen O'Sullivan (2 episodes, 1989)
Tony Virgo (2 episodes, 1989)
Denny Lawrence (2 episodes, 1990)

Shirley Barrett (unknown episodes, 1992-1993)
Helen Gaynor (unknown episodes)
Julian McSwiney (unknown episodes)
Julie Money (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Judith Colquhoun (69 episodes, 1982-1993)
David Boutland (39 episodes, 1981-1989)
Hugh Stuckey (34 episodes, 1981-1988)
Sheila Sibley (34 episodes, 1982-1989)
Leon Saunders (33 episodes, 1981-1989)
David Allen (30 episodes, 1982-1989)
Forrest Redlich (24 episodes, 1983-1987)
Margaret Mitchell (22 episodes, 1982-1988)
Anne Brooksbank (21 episodes, 1981-1990)
David Phillips (21 episodes, 1987-1993)
Graeme Koetsveld (20 episodes, 1986-1992)
José Luis Bayonas (19 episodes, 1981-1984)
Agi Schreck (19 episodes, 1982-1985)
Bill Searle (19 episodes, 1984-1993)
Dave Worthington (19 episodes, 1985-1988)
Tony Morphett (18 episodes, 1982-1988)
Ray Harding (18 episodes, 1985-1992)
Carol Williams (18 episodes, 1985-1991)
Peter A. Kinloch (16 episodes, 1982-1985)
Patricia Johnson (13 episodes, 1982-1986)
Shane Brennan (13 episodes, 1986-1988)
Tim Pye (13 episodes, 1986-1988)
Marcus Cooney (12 episodes, 1982-1983)
Stephen Measday (12 episodes, 1986-1989)
Steve J. Spears (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ted Roberts (10 episodes, 1983-1985)
Sally Webb (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
Patrea Smallacombe (9 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tom Galbraith (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
Margaret Kelly (7 episodes, 1982)
Thomas Mitchell (7 episodes, 1987-1989)
Michael Aitkens (6 episodes, 1982-1985)
Michael Brindley (6 episodes, 1983-1987)
Terry Larsen (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Caroline Stanton (6 episodes, 1987-1989)
Jenny Sharp (5 episodes, 1986-1988)
David Marsh (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
James Davern (4 episodes, 1981)
Roger Dunn (4 episodes, 1982-1986)
Gwenda Marsh (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Anthony Wheeler (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Howard Griffiths (4 episodes, 1985-1993)
Betty Quin (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Micky Beckett (4 episodes, 1989)
Ro Hume (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Helen Boyd (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Suzanna Hawley (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Serge Lazareff (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Geoff Newton (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ian David (3 episodes, 1989)
Linden Wilkinson (3 episodes, 1989)
Christine Schofield (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Chris Thomson (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Galia Hardy (2 episodes, 1982)
Denise Morgan (2 episodes, 1982)
John Graham (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Cliff Green (2 episodes, 1984)
Foveaux Kirby (2 episodes, 1984)
Helen Steel (2 episodes, 1985)
Craig Wilkins (2 episodes, 1987-1992)
Robyn Sinclair (2 episodes, 1989)

John Misto (unknown episodes, 1991)
Michael Harvey (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
James Davern .... producer (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Original Music by
Mike Perjanik (676 episodes, 1981-1991)
Chris Neal (2 episodes, 1989)
Allan Zavod (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Nicol (1 episode, 1981)

Graeme Andrews (unknown episodes)
John Cameron (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Steve Muir (1,058 episodes, 1981-1993)
 
Series Art Direction by
Steve Muir (1,058 episodes, 1981-1993)
 
Series Makeup Department
Megan Dwyer .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
David John Watts .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Alley .... technical director (1 episode, 1981)
Ian Sneddon .... o.b. technical director (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Art Department
Gordon Brown .... set dressing (1 episode, 1981)
Mark Dyson .... set design (1 episode, 1981)
Michael Hill .... carpenter (1 episode, 1981)
Ian Miller .... staging (1 episode, 1981)
Robert Moxham .... set dressing (1 episode, 1981)

Steve Muir .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Philip Purcell .... audio director (4 episodes, 1981)

Matthew Dorn .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Peter West .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Norton .... lighting: designers (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Therese Rendle .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Editorial Department
Leonie Carr .... vision mixer (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Music Department
Mike Perjanik .... composer: theme music (1,058 episodes, 1981-1993)
 
Series Other crew
Ron Healas .... floor manager (1 episode, 1981)
Denis Phelan .... unit co-ordinator (1 episode, 1981)
Lynley Reilly .... production assistant (1 episode, 1981)
Lesley Thomson .... directors' assistant (1 episode, 1981)

Nicola Moors .... assistant to director (unknown episodes)
George Zukiwskyj .... staging crew (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
Australia:60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G (some epiosodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes)

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Trivia:
Many of the storylines were suggested by newspaper articles or from the Australian Medical Association.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Emerald City (1988)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The greatest., 30 November 2005
Author: ratzcatcher from Australia

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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