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Neil McKay (writer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
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10 May 1993 (UK) See more »
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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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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 273)
Esther Coles ... Kim Beardsmore (73 episodes, 1993-1999)
Gary Mavers ... Dr. Andrew Attwood / ... (72 episodes, 1995-2000)

Simon Shepherd ... 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)

Richard Platt ... James White (43 episodes, 1993-1998)
Saskia Wickham ... Dr. Erica Matthews (38 episodes, 1996-1998)

Maggie O'Neill ... Dr. Alex Redman (37 episodes, 2000-2002)
Amanda Burton ... Dr. Beth Glover (36 episodes, 1993-1995)

Kevin Whately ... Dr. Jack Kerruish (36 episodes, 1993-1995)
Adrian Lukis ... Dr. David Shearer (35 episodes, 1997-1999)

John Bowler ... Mike Pullen (34 episodes, 2000-2001)

Shelagh McLeod ... Kate Preston / ... (32 episodes, 1996-2002)

Sarah Parish ... Dawn Rudge (30 episodes, 1997-1999)
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Series Directed by
Alan Grint (33 episodes, 1993-2001)
Terry McDonough (13 episodes, 1999-2001)
Rob Evans (8 episodes, 1998-2001)
Colin Gregg (6 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ken Grieve (6 episodes, 1999)
A.J. Quinn (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
David Moore (5 episodes, 1998)
Jonny Campbell (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
Barbara Rennie (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Anthony Garner (4 episodes, 1995-1997)
Marcus D.F. White (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Paul Wroblewski (4 episodes, 2000)
Bruce MacDonald (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mark Roper (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Chris Lovett (3 episodes, 1993-1996)
Moira Armstrong (3 episodes, 1994-1999)
Danny Hiller (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Nicholas Laughland (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Nigel Cole (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Simon Massey (3 episodes, 1998)
Simon Meyers (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Sue Dunderdale (3 episodes, 2000)
Antonia Bird (2 episodes, 1993)
Gordon Flemyng (2 episodes, 1993)
Jon Scoffield (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
John Woods (2 episodes, 1995)
Richard Signy (2 episodes, 1998)
Ken Hannam (2 episodes, 1999)
Tim Holloway (2 episodes, 1999)
Gill Wilkinson (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Graham Moore (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Gary Wicks (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Lucy Gannon (15 episodes, 1993-1994)
James Stevenson (10 episodes, 1996-2002)
Stewart Harcourt (8 episodes, 1997-1998)
Stuart Morris (7 episodes, 2000-2001)
Andy de la Tour (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Colin Wyatt (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
Laura Phillips (5 episodes, 1999)
Michael Jenner (4 episodes, 1995-1999)
Peter Bowker (4 episodes, 1995)
Jeff Dodds (4 episodes, 1996-2001)
Frankie Bailey (4 episodes, 1996-2000)
Gil Brailey (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Anita J. Pandolfo (4 episodes, 1997)
Andrea Earl (4 episodes, 1998)
Maria Jones (4 episodes, 1999-2001)
Andrew Rattenbury (4 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Holden (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Paul Coates (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Chris Fewtrell (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tom Anthony (3 episodes, 1994-1996)
Damien Timmer (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Sian Evans (3 episodes, 1998)
Alick Rowe (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Patrick Wilde (3 episodes, 1999)
Lisa Evans (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ginnie Hole (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Patrea Smallacombe (3 episodes, 2000)
Tony Etchells (2 episodes, 1993-1995)
Peter Barwood (2 episodes, 1995)
Richard Stoneman (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Abi Morgan (2 episodes, 1998)
Chris Murray (2 episodes, 1999)
Leslie Stewart (2 episodes, 1999)
Simon Tyrrell (2 episodes, 1999)
Christopher Green (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Neil McKay (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Tony Virgo .... producer (92 episodes, 1993-2002)
Michele Buck .... producer (60 episodes, 1993-1997)
Ted Childs .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1993-1995)
Damien Timmer .... producer (14 episodes, 1998)
Charles Hubbard .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1996)
Nicholas Brown .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1994)

Sharon Bloom .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Richard Handford .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Craig Pruess (52 episodes, 2000-2002)
John Altman (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Cinematography by
John McCallum (38 episodes, 1994-1999)
Derek Suter (27 episodes, 1997-1999)
Chris Howard (20 episodes, 1993-1995)
Geoff Healey (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ian Punter (3 episodes, 1999)
Alan Pyrah (2 episodes, 1995)
Michael B. Popley (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Film Editing by
Peter Rudd (29 episodes, 1996-1999)
Mike Mulliner (22 episodes, 1993-1996)
David Blackmore (17 episodes, 1993-1995)
Brian Freemantle (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Keith Judge (7 episodes, 1997)
Jenny Egner (5 episodes, 1999)
John Hawkins (2 episodes, 1995)

William Webb (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Julia Lisney (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Production Design by
Chris Pemsel (8 episodes, 1993)
Jeff Tessler (6 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Art Direction by
Sue Ferguson (8 episodes, 1993)
Richard Booth (6 episodes, 1994)
Paul Gilpin (5 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Costume Design by
Eileen Hubball (8 episodes, 1993)
Alison Munro (6 episodes, 1994)

Lyn Harvey (unknown episodes)
Jennie Tate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sian Miller .... makeup artist / makeup assistant / ... (37 episodes, 1994-1998)
C.J. Wills .... makeup supervisor (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Derek Lloyd .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 2001-2002)
Teresa Kelly .... assistant makeup artist / makeup assistant (7 episodes, 1993)
Lesley Bond .... makeup assistant / assistant makeup artist (4 episodes, 1994)
Maggie Thomas .... makeup assistant (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Production Management
Nicholas Brown .... production manager (8 episodes, 1993)
Robert McCallum .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Foster .... second assistant director / third assistant director (152 episodes, 1993-2002)
George Gerwitz .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jackie Davies .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
John Bennett .... third assistant director / second assistant director (5 episodes, 1993-1994)
Clare Park .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 1994)
Andy Stenning .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Helen Flint .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1993)
Bill Kirk .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1994-1996)
Sam Harris .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1994)

Jeff Taylor .... third assistant director (unknown episodes, 1994-1995)
Sean Guest .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Simon Morris .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Tone Gibbs .... standby props (54 episodes, 1997-1999)
Michael Hill .... stand-by props (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Phillip Nicklin .... props chargehand (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
John Steppings .... production buyer / chief production buyer (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Robert Muskett .... stand-by carpenter (12 episodes, 1993-1994)
Gary Simons .... painter (12 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mick Story .... props / stand-by props (12 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dave Gibbs .... props (11 episodes, 1993-1994)
Tod Davies .... graphic artist (8 episodes, 1993)
Jane Tomblin .... assistant art director (8 episodes, 1993)
Mick Durham .... carpenter (6 episodes, 1993)
Paul Mitchell .... standy props (6 episodes, 1993)
Jay Pales .... props (6 episodes, 1994)
Paul Sinclair .... carpenter (6 episodes, 1994)
Steve Wright .... assistant art director (4 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Sound Department
John Hughes .... boom operator / sound recordist (23 episodes, 1993-1999)
Jo Manly .... boom operator / dubbing editor (16 episodes, 1994-1999)
Paul Bennett .... dubbing mixer / sound director (15 episodes, 1993-1995)
Richard Knight .... sound recordist / sound director (11 episodes, 1993-1994)
Peter Dyson .... sound recordist / dubbing editor (10 episodes, 1993-2002)
Dave Sansom .... sound recordist / dubbing mixer (8 episodes, 1995-1999)
David Evans .... boom operator (6 episodes, 1998)
John Catlow .... dubbing editor (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Trevor Clarke .... dubbing editor (4 episodes, 1993)
Nick Walker .... boom operator (4 episodes, 1993)
Anthony Faust .... supervising sound editor (3 episodes, 1999)

Lee Kerr .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Tom Meadows .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Nick Smith .... special effects technician (13 episodes, 1994)
Alan Hawes .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 1993)

Alexander Gunn .... special effects senior technician (unknown episodes)
Graham Hills .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Alan Stuart .... stunt coordinator / fight arranger / ... (5 episodes, 1995-1998)
Roy Alon .... stunt coordinator / stunt arranger (5 episodes, 1996-2002)
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1996-1999)
Riky Ash .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Ray De-Haan .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Paul Weston .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Mark Lisbon .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1997)
Lucy Allen .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Tina Maskell .... stunt performer / stunt arranger (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Blake Sporne .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2001)

Tom Delmar .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Andreas Petrides .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Ashby .... grip (106 episodes, 1997-2002)
Ken Lowe .... gaffer (78 episodes, 1999-2002)
David Green .... electrician (39 episodes, 2000-2002)
Alan Maxwell .... clapper loader / focus puller (28 episodes, 1997-1998)
Paul Donachie .... clapper loader (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Steve Murray .... focus puller (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Peter Smith .... best boy / gaffer (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Russell Diamond .... grip (13 episodes, 1993-1994)
Ray Webster .... electrician / best boy (13 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mike Wilson .... electrician (13 episodes, 1993-1994)
Keith Hollingworth .... gaffer / gaffer electrician (12 episodes, 1993-1994)
Neil Binney .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1993)
Roy Osborn .... camera car (7 episodes, 1993)
Tony Woodcock .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1994)
Eddie Done .... electrician (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Alan Pyrah .... director of photography: Zimbabwe (2 episodes, 1995)
Oliver Driscoll .... assistant camera (1 episode, 1994-1999)

David Draper .... grip (unknown episodes)
Mike Rees .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridget Hartup .... dresser (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Angie King .... assistant costume designer (8 episodes, 1993)
David Murphy .... dresser (7 episodes, 1993)
Tony Allen .... assistant costume designer (6 episodes, 1994)
Steve Groves .... dresser (6 episodes, 1994)
Kathleen Barr .... dresser (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Editorial Department
Simon Gershon .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jerry Mayfield .... telecine operator (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Ian Brindle .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 1994)
Charles Buck .... grader (6 episodes, 1994)
David Jones .... telecine operator (5 episodes, 1993-1994)
Trevor Brown .... colorist (5 episodes, 1997-1999)

Patrick Doherty .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Location Management
Rufus Andrews .... location manager (8 episodes, 1993)
Josh Dynevor .... location manager (5 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Music Department
Toby Wood .... score recording engineer (38 episodes, 1996-1998)
James Collins .... music scoring mixer (8 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Transportation Department
Les Revill .... transportation captain (50 episodes, 1993-2001)
Martin Clay .... facilities driver (19 episodes, 1997-2000)
Paul Revill .... facilities driver (10 episodes, 1997-1999)
Mark Dilliway .... driver: caroline catz (8 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Other crew
Jess van Niekerk .... assistant coordinator (72 episodes, 1997-2000)
Emma Morley .... Producer's Assistant / production runner (52 episodes, 1999-2002)
Adrian Banyard .... script editor (21 episodes, 1999)
Kate Davenport .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Julian Murphy .... script editor / story editor (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Lynne Dallow .... production runner / assistant story editor / ... (12 episodes, 1993-1994)
Steven Edwicker .... production accountant (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Val White .... continuity (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Karla Wheatcroft .... production secretary (7 episodes, 1993)
Nicholas Brown .... production runner (6 episodes, 1994)
John Handscombe .... production runner (6 episodes, 1994)
Fiona Johnston .... publicist (6 episodes, 1994)
Jane Radnell .... continuity (5 episodes, 1993-1994)
Susanna Fyson .... assistant production co-ordinator (4 episodes, 1996)
Gail Kennett .... production accountant (3 episodes, 1993)
Deirdre Doorley .... script coordinator (3 episodes, 1994)
Susan Irish .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1994)
Hazel Lee .... production secretary (3 episodes, 1994)
Josie Fulford .... continuity (2 episodes, 1993)
Jonathan Francis .... floor runner (2 episodes, 1999)

Greg Boardman .... story editor (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Matthew Bouch .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Liz Briggs .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Sue Bunyan .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Liz Finch .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Helen Holmes .... advisor: nursing (unknown episodes)
Tim Parkin .... medical advisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Trivia:
Originally Larry Lamb was due to join the regular cast in Series 4 (1996), playing Dr Richard Carey, with Jane Wymark playing his wife. However their characters were dropped after four episodes had been filmed; some scenes in those episodes had to be edited or re-shot. New producer Richard Handford left abruptly and Michele Buck (producer of earlier series) was asked to return.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Alice North had her gall-bladder removed twice during the series: firstly in Series 1 "Peak Practice: Listening Skills (#1.7)" (1993) and then again in Series 5 "Peak Practice: Letting Go (#5.4)" (1997).See more »
Quotes:
[to Sam]
Kerri Davidson:You've got cheeks like apples... that's OK: green really suits you!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Office: New Girl (#1.5)" (2001)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A fantastic drama, 29 May 2005
Author: ian-brown43 from United Kingdom

I think that peak practice was one of Britain's finest dramas. It simply defines the beautiful countryside of Derbyshire. When this drama was stopped, it was a great sadness for everyone that had followed it through the twelve series that had being amazingly produced. It live in Derbyshire, about two miles from where peak practice was filmed and have many memories of the fantastic story lines. In my opinion this drama will be greatly missed by people of Derbyshire and people of Britain. With any luck peak practice may begin with another series. Although there are no more signs of a new series, people who enjoy the scenery,story lines and acting will just have to tune into the repeats.

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