Beth Glover and Will Preston are doctors in partnership at a Derbyshire clinic when they hire Jack who's returned from Africa. The next several years deal with their personal and professional lives with Jack and Beth marrying.
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Series cast summary:
Esther Coles ...
 Kim Beardsmore (73 episodes, 1993-1999)
Gary Mavers ...
 Dr. Andrew Attwood / ... (72 episodes, 1995-2000)
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 Dr. Will Preston (72 episodes, 1993-2002)
Margery Mason ...
 Alice North (48 episodes, 1993-2002)
Hazel Ellerby ...
 Chloe White (46 episodes, 1993-1998)
Veronica Roberts ...
 Laura Elliott (46 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 James White (43 episodes, 1993-1998)
Saskia Wickham ...
 Dr. Erica Matthews (38 episodes, 1996-1998)
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 Dr. Alex Redman (37 episodes, 2000-2002)
Amanda Burton ...
 Dr. Beth Glover (36 episodes, 1993-1995)
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 Dr. Jack Kerruish (36 episodes, 1993-1995)
Adrian Lukis ...
 Dr. David Shearer (35 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Mike Pullen (34 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Kate Preston / ... (32 episodes, 1996-2002)
...
 Dawn Rudge (30 episodes, 1997-1999)
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Beth Glover and Will Preston are doctors in partnership at a Derbyshire clinic when they hire Jack who's returned from Africa. The next several years deal with their personal and professional lives with Jack and Beth marrying.

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Trivia

Fiona Gillies was the producers' first choice to play Clare Shearer, when the character was introduced in 1997. However, she was expecting a baby at the time, and so was unable to accept the role, which instead went to Yolanda Vazquez. When Vasquez decided to leave at the end of the 1997 season, the producers debated whether to kill off her character, but instead they approached Fiona Gillies. This time she was free to take over the role. See more »

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Alice North had her gall-bladder removed twice during the series: firstly in Series 1 Peak Practice: Listening Skills and then again in Series 5 Peak Practice: Letting Go. See more »

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[to Sam]
Kerri Davidson: You've got cheeks like apples... that's OK: green really suits you!
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Heartwarming
17 May 1999 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I've been watching 'Peak Practice' for quite a while now and make it a point to never miss it. What I like most about this serial is its realistic and sensitive probing into the psyche of the doctors and the patients..It portrays life in all its ups and downs, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes cruel..The performances are first rate..Adrian Lukis is absolutely charming and Saskia Wickham is excellent as Errika Matthews, you can't help identifying with her character -she evokes a lot of empathy. What I like most about the serial is the balance the director has achieved in portraying life from both the doctor's and patient's perspective. The plight of the patients in each of the episodes is conveyed realistically. Though a tearjerker, 'Peak Practice' is one of the most touching serials I've seen..With it's beautiful country setting(the serial is set in Derbyshire) it makes a statement for the bitter-sweet life in a very English coutryside...but with stories that are universal and emotions common to all humanity... Check it out


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