A Country Practice (1981–1993)

A Part of the Family: Part 1 

Brendan is excited by the news that his and Molly's next child will be a boy. However, his "male chauvinist rhetoric," specifically a comment about having a son to "inherit the land" does ... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Adshead

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Shane Porteous ... Dr. Terrence Elliot
Joyce Jacobs Joyce Jacobs ... Esme Watson
Brian Wenzel Brian Wenzel ... Frank Gilroy
Lorrae Desmond Lorrae Desmond ... Shirley Dean Gilroy
Grant Dodwell Grant Dodwell ... Simon Bowen
Shane Withington ... Brendan Jones
Penny Cook ... Victoria 'Vicky' Dean
Anne Tenney Anne Tenney ... Melissa 'Molly' Jones
Gordon Piper Gordon Piper ... Bob Hatfield
Syd Heylen Syd Heylen ... Vernon 'Cookie' Locke
Wendy Strehlow ... Sister Judy Loveday
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Bisley ... Jim Dawson
Lorna Lesley Lorna Lesley ... Janet Dawson
Jenny Lovell ... Catherine
Brian Moll Brian Moll ... Alf Muldoon / Ernie Muldoon
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Storyline

Brendan is excited by the news that his and Molly's next child will be a boy. However, his "male chauvinist rhetoric," specifically a comment about having a son to "inherit the land" does not please Molly, causing her to act as a doting, subservient housewife to get her point across. Brendan gets the message but returns the gag with a brief but convincing portrayal of a domineering husband. Brendan confronts Muldoon about the mysterious omission of a planned windbreak from the new Muldoon Wing and makes him call the contractor, Ernie Muldoon (his cousin), to ensure that the wall is built. News that Janet and Jim Dawson are expecting another child brings to the surface the issue of their second-born son Jamie. Jamie, born with Down's Syndrome, was sent to a home shortly after birth where he has spent the past six years with no contact from his family. Jim is happy to keep it that way but his son and wife want to reestablish contact. Simon encourages Janet to do so and takes her and ...

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Release Date:

31 January 1984 (Australia) See more »

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Color
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