A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

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A surreal comedy series tracking the career of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

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 Dr. Stephen Daker (14 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Dr. Jock McCannon (14 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Dr. Rose Marie (14 episodes, 1986-1988)
David Troughton ...
 Dr. Bob Buzzard (14 episodes, 1986-1988)
Sonia Hart ...
 Nun (14 episodes, 1986-1988)
Elaine Turrell ...
 Nun (14 episodes, 1986-1988)
Lindy Whiteford ...
 Maureen Gahagan / ... (13 episodes, 1986-1988)
Amanda Hillwood ...
 Lyn Turtle / ... (8 episodes, 1986-1988)
Gillian Raine ...
 Mrs. Kramer (8 episodes, 1986-1988)
John Bird ...
 Vice Chancellor Ernest Hemmingway (7 episodes, 1986)
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 Vice-Chancellor Jack Daniels (7 episodes, 1988)
Joanna Kanska ...
 Grete Grotowska (7 episodes, 1988)
Takashi Kawahara ...
 Chen Sung Yau (7 episodes, 1986)
Clive Willbond-Hill
(7 episodes, 1986)
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 Charlie Dusenberry (6 episodes, 1988)
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A surreal comedy series tracking the career of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

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Andrew Davies originally wanted to film the series at UEA (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK). But UEA where unhappy as to how the University would be portrayed. Instead, the exterior shots we all done at either Keele or Birmingham University. See more »

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Followed by Screen One: A Very Polish Practice (1992) See more »

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Really weird but great fun, one of the best series ever!
9 April 2003 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – See all my reviews

Judging by the small number of comments, AVPP was only shown once outside of the UK. Like most great television, it was probably too way out for most viewers at the time. Initially I was drawn to it by the presence of Peter Davison and the lovely Barbara Flynn. Other reviewers have explained the story and refreshed my memory. A superlative cast and remarkable script, touches of 'The Twilight Zone' and 'The Outer Limits', a memorable theme and soundtrack - and those two nuns.

The sequel in the form of a TV-movie, 'A Very Polish Practice', may have put a lot of people off the original series, which is a pity.

If you ever get the chance, watch the original series from start to finish.


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