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 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 Margery Mason ...  Alice North 48 episodes, 1993-2002
Hazel Ellerby Hazel Ellerby ...  Chloe White 46 episodes, 1993-1998
Veronica Roberts Veronica Roberts ...  Laura Elliott 46 episodes, 1995-1998
Richard Platt ...  James White 43 episodes, 1993-1998
Saskia Wickham 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 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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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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Official Sites:

Carlton Online

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Elämä käsissä See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Flynn and Zoë Wanamaker turned down the role of Dr. Beth Glover. 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 Lee-107See 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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