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A Very Peculiar Practice 

The various misadventures of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.




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1988   1986  
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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Davison ...  Dr. Stephen Daker 14 episodes, 1986-1988
Graham Crowden ...  Dr. Jock McCannon 14 episodes, 1986-1988
Barbara Flynn ...  Dr. Rose Marie 14 episodes, 1986-1988
David Troughton ...  Dr. Bob Buzzard 14 episodes, 1986-1988
Sonia Hart Sonia Hart ...  Nun 14 episodes, 1986-1988
Elaine Turrell Elaine Turrell ...  Nun 14 episodes, 1986-1988
Lindy Whiteford ...  Maureen Gahagan / ... 13 episodes, 1986-1988
Amanda Hillwood Amanda Hillwood ...  Lyn Turtle / ... 9 episodes, 1986-1988
Gillian Raine Gillian Raine ...  Mrs. Kramer 8 episodes, 1986-1988
John Bird John Bird ...  Vice Chancellor Ernest Hemmingway 7 episodes, 1986
Michael Shannon ...  Vice-Chancellor Jack Daniels 7 episodes, 1988
Joanna Kanska Joanna Kanska ...  Grete Grotowska 7 episodes, 1988
Takashi Kawahara ...  Chen Sung Yau 7 episodes, 1986
Clive Willbond-Hill Clive Willbond-Hill 7 episodes, 1986
Colin Stinton ...  Charlie Dusenberry 6 episodes, 1988


The various misadventures of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

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Comedy | Drama


Did You Know?


Andrew Davies originally wanted to film the series at the University of Warwick, Coventry (UK). The University were unhappy as to how they would be portrayed. Instead, the exterior shots were all done at either Keele or Birmingham University. See more »


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Stands the test of time
18 January 2006 | by m-dunn657See all my reviews

I treated my husband to the DVDs of A Very Peculiar Practice Series 1 for Christmas, and it cheered us up enormously. Instead of watching the usual bilge dished up on British TV, we wallowed in Andrew Davies' witty scripts and the excellent acting of all involved. I can hardly think of a more perfectly cast show - Bob Buzzard is a truly stunning invention, played to perfection by David Troughton. And I doubt if Graham Crowden was ever better. Add to the mix the fragrant Barbara Flynn and you have perfection. The little boy lost look of Peter Davison is affecting, and Amanda Hillwood provides a very decorative foil (even if her accent is hard to pin down - I spent the first episode assuming she was Australian!). We were amazed how well it stood the test of time - my husband is a university lecturer and says things have hardly changed at all, just got worse. To anyone who has never seen this excellent series, give yourself a real treat. You won't regret it.

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Release Date:

21 May 1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Doktorn som visste för lite See more »

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