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Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1997 | 1998


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Two of a Kind

8 September 1997
Vet Tom Kirby leaves London and returns to his father Noah's practice in Melton. Tom has very different views from Noah but has to help out after his father is diagnosed with diabetes. A pregnant shire pony and helping wildlife vet Clare with a breeding pair of Red Kites provide his challenges whilst Noah has to deal with a grieving cat.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby

Peter Wingfield ... Tom Kirby

Orla Brady ... Clare Somers

Michael Jayston ... Henry Meacher
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey
Frederick Treves ... Mr. Jasper
Chris Jury ... Nicky Baldwin
Emily Morgan ... Cath Baldwin
Sebastian Abineri ... Graham Sowerby
Maryann Turner ... Mrs. Hargraves
Hilary Gish ... Dr. Mason
Kim Durham ... Stan Fletcher
Darren Strange ... Jimmy
Helen Gill ... Mandy

Season 1, Episode 2: Matters of Principal

15 September 1997
After having to put down a young girl's pet pony, Noah goes after the trader who auctioned off the horse. Could the man's sick dog provide the means to force through a kind of restitution?

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby

Peter Wingfield ... Tom Kirby

Orla Brady ... Clare Somers
Frederick Treves ... Mr. Jasper
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey
Chris Jury ... Nicky Baldwin
Emily Morgan ... Cath Baldwin

Philip Whitchurch ... Alf Chivington
Matthew Devitt ... Brian Leeson
Lauren Richardson ... Kerry Leeson
Bella Hamblin ... Janet Leeson
Tony Scannell ... Danno

Anthony O'Donnell ... Mick Wilson
Frankie Cosgrave ... Ginger Wilson (as Frankie Cosgrove)
George Sweeney ... MR Blackstone
Tim Wylton ... Cedric Harding

Season 1, Episode 3: Paying the Price

22 September 1997
The reputation of the practice takes a dive after a cow dies due to a defective batch of a drug that should have been withdrawn. Meanwhile Tom and Clare go on the trail of a poacher.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby

Peter Wingfield ... Tom Kirby

Orla Brady ... Clare Somers
Frederick Treves ... Mr. Jasper
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey
Wayne Foskett ... Phil Summerfield

Anthony O'Donnell ... Mick Wilson
Frankie Cosgrave ... Ginger Wilson (as Frankie Cosgrove)
Jeremy Clyde ... Major Graveny
Peter Jonfield ... Borlace
Mark White ... Bucky
Phil Croft ... Charlie Crofter

Jack Whitehall ... Ben Wiston
Darren Strange ... Jimmy

Season 1, Episode 4: Healing Touch

29 September 1997
Noah tries to help young vagrant David and his dog as a landowner is on the warpath over a sheep being worried. Tom, meanwhile, treats a horse belonging to Clare's attractive friend Liza using one of his father's tricks along the way.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby

Peter Wingfield ... Tom Kirby

Orla Brady ... Clare Somers
Frederick Treves ... Mr. Jasper
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey
Simone Bendix ... Liza Peters
Mark Letheren ... David Bradley
Arthur Whybrow ... Sam Crabtree

Rupert Vansittart ... Mark Villiers

John Burton ... PC Steve Watson
Simon Nichols ... Fred Roberts (as Simon Nicholls)

Terry Pearson ... Driver
Sean Barrett ... DJ

Season 1, Episode 5: Live and Learn

6 October 1997
A meeting with two mysterious men sees Tom and Clare have to embark on a mission to save a golden eagle. Meanwhile, Val becomes jealous when new arrival Laura keeps calling Noah out for assistance.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby

Peter Wingfield ... Tom Kirby

Orla Brady ... Clare Somers
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey
Chris Jury ... Nicky Baldwin
Emily Morgan ... Cath Baldwin
Mel Martin ... Laura Nichols
John Duttine ... Robin Layton

Sean Gallagher ... Chris
Kenneth Anderson ... Woody
Hilary Gish ... Dr. Mason
Esther Martin ... Wendy Layton
Jon Croft ... Reg Hornby
Nick Hamilton ... Brian

Season 1, Episode 6: Family Matters

13 October 1997
An ostrich farm sends a series of difficult cases the way of the vets, Noah helps a young man about to lose his home and a job interview in London leads to Tom having a difficult decision to make about the future.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby

Peter Wingfield ... Tom Kirby

Orla Brady ... Clare Somers
Frederick Treves ... Mr. Jasper
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey
Chris Jury ... Nicky Baldwin
Emily Morgan ... Cath Baldwin

Tim Potter ... Geoffrey Winger
Antonia Pemberton ... Miss. Fitzroy
Dominic Taylor ... Steve Waller
Michael Bertenshaw ... Graham Radcliffe
Nick Byrne ... William
Robert Addie ... Sir Robert Clifton

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Free as a Bird

18 September 1998
Young vet Jake Henshaw has joined the practice and helps Noah treat a horse injured after a horsebox crash. Clare visits the local prison to treat an owl looked after by one of the inmates who is very reluctant to trust a vet to treat it.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby

Orla Brady ... Clare Somers
Paul Warriner ... Jake Henshaw
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey

Michael Carter ... Simon Morton
Cathryn Harrison ... Linda Morton

Michael Feast ... Pete Wilson
Colum Convey ... Mr. Jim Norris
Sean McKenzie ... Mal Dunlop
Glyn Grain ... Henry Lee Gates
Edward Kelsey ... Walter

Season 2, Episode 2: Sitting Target

25 September 1998
A leopard is on the loose and savaging local animals meaning Clare has to work with ex-husband Robert, a boy has to have his beloved old dog put down and Noah receives bad news when he learns that Simon Morton is trying to sue him over the injury to his horse.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby

Orla Brady ... Clare Somers
Paul Warriner ... Jake Henshaw
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey

Michael Carter ... Simon Morton
Cathryn Harrison ... Linda Morton
Amy Robbins ... Emma Pearson
Clive Merrison ... Ralph Tolland

James Larkin ... Robert Ford

Lyndon Ogbourne ... Mick Phelps
Sally Giles ... Carole Phelps

John Burton ... PC Steve Watson
Geoffrey Leesley ... Jeff Cotter
Edward Kelsey ... Walter
Barbara Elbourn ... Mrs. Thompson
Helen Duff ... Sally Hill
Alison Carney ... Primary School Teacher

Season 2, Episode 3: Stormy Weather

2 October 1998
When Robert is injured helping her to treat a bull Clare faces a difficult decision abut her future and Jake has to help when moles and an errant otter threaten to derail a bowls match between two local pubs.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby

Orla Brady ... Clare Somers
Paul Warriner ... Jake Henshaw
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey
Cathryn Harrison ... Linda Morton
Amy Robbins ... Emma Pearson

James Larkin ... Robert Ford
Edward Kelsey ... Walter
Duncan Preston ... Reverend Thomas
Tim Preece ... Jim Wallace
John Baddeley ... Wilf Dixon
James Bisgrove ... Ben Turner
Amanda Royle ... Mrs. Turner
Karl Glenn Stimpson ... Woody
Michael Snelders ... Mr. Naria

Season 2, Episode 4: Old Dog, New Trick

9 October 1998
Noah treats a pregnant pig and fails to see a farmer who's about to hit breaking point, a blind man is reluctant to retire his beloved guide dog and Jake starts to become drawn to solicitor Emma as a confrontation between Noah and Simon Morton threatens to deepen the practice's crisis.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby
Paul Warriner ... Jake Henshaw
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey
Amy Robbins ... Emma Pearson

Michael Carter ... Simon Morton
Rob Spendlove ... John Randall
Charlotte Emmerson ... Suzi Randall
Dave Kent ... Dave

Tim Dantay ... Pete
Graham Bill ... Mr. Riley
Jason Furnival ... Repoman

Season 2, Episode 5: Killing Time

16 October 1998
Noah is shocked when a dog is abandoned on his door step having been badly injured in a fight leading to him and Jake mounting an investigation into the dog fighting group. Meanwhile, a children's entertainer and his python cause trouble.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby
Paul Warriner ... Jake Henshaw
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey

John Burton ... PC Steve Watson

Michael Carter ... Simon Morton

Julie Dawn Cole ... Pam Fisher
Amy Robbins ... Emma Pearson
Nick Wilton ... Kenny Fisher

Season 2, Episode 6: Deep Waters

23 October 1998
Noah investigates who was responsible for polluting a river, while Val is sent on a wild goose chase when trying to solve the mystery of disappearing geese and Jake is forced to do a spot of soul searching about his relationship with Emma.

Anton Rodgers ... Noah Kirby

Angela Thorne ... Val Kirby
Paul Warriner ... Jake Henshaw
Kate Alderton ... Anna Lacey
Amy Robbins ... Emma Pearson
James Ellis ... George Williams

John Bowler ... Tony Blake

Elizabeth Edmonds ... Maureen Blake (as Liz Edmonds)
Mark Powley ... Steve Richardson
Mary Woodvine ... Jan Richardson
Justyn Towler ... Jimmy Richardson (as Justyn Luke Towler)

Neve McIntosh ... Rachel
Mike Savage ... Frank Makepeace

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