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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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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)
...
 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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Also Known As:

Doktorn som visste för lite  »

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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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Referenced in The Kidnappers (1999) See more »

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2 October 1998 | by (london england) – See all my reviews

This is the best comedy I've ever seen. Written, perhaps as a serie a clef, by ex-academic Andrew Davies, who went on to adapt Middlemarch, Pride and Prejudice etc for the BBC, it is also the best comedy ever set in the health centre of a provincial British university.


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