United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Two doctors and their unflappable housekeeper take the daily pulse of a bustling Scottish village in the aftermath of WWI. Based on A. J. Cronin's novella, Country Doctor, the series centres on a general medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s. Dr Alan Finlay is a young medical student working in a country practice in the Scottish village of Tannochbrae, under the tutelage of the experienced Dr Cameron. First broadcast in 1962 the drama had become a TV sensation by 1965. A Bill Simpson Fan Club was set up, Andy Stewart's Dr Finlay was in the Hit Parade for five weeks, and Andrew Cruikshank was invited to the British Medical Association's annual dinner to speak on medical matters as if he were a real GP! The show's success was down to the compelling storylines, and excellent casting. The young and forward-looking Dr Finlay was played by the dapper Bill Simpson, while his senior medical partner, the slightly staid but highly pragmatic Dr Cameron, was portrayed by the veteran actor Andrew Cruickshank. Housekeeper Janet was played to stiff perfection by Barbara Mullen. ...Dr. Finlay's Casebook (Series 1) - 3-DVD Set ( Dr. Finlay's Casebook - Series One )
The idealist young Doctor Finlay (Bill Simpson) sets out on a mission to bring a sleepy 1920s Scottish village into the 20th century. The crusty senior Doctor Cameron (Andrew Cruickshank) and unflappable housekeeper Janet MacPherson (Barbara Mullen) complete the unlikely team at Arden House medical practice. This time the doctors and Janet are convinced to take part in the cottage hospital's talent show, a baby dies after Doctor Finlay persuades the mother to let him vaccinate the child, Finlay is cheated out of first prize in an angling contest and when Cameron and Finlay stop speaking to one another it's up to Janet to find out why. This cult-hit drama was first broadcast in 1962 and the show's success was undoubtedly down to the excellent casting and compelling storylines that will have you coming back time and time again.
Tales of medical life and strife in a Scottish village. 12 million people tuned in for the original broadcasts of the BBC's Doctor Finlay's Casebook, and now viewers can rediscover the magic with series three and four on DVD for the very first time! Bill Simpson stars as the idealist Doctor Finlay, determined to bring a sleepy 1920s Scottish village into the 20th century. Andrew Cruickshank is the crusty senior Doctor Cameron and Barbara Mullen is the stiff-lipped, unflappable Janet MacPherson, housekeeper at Arden House medical practice. Doctor Finlay's Casebook was one of the most popular programmes of the 1960s excellent casting BFI The team come up against a suspicious car crash, an outbreak of the measles, a soldier in need of an amputation, a local dog infested with rabies and Doctor Finlay tries his hand at hypnosis. First broadcast in 1962 the drama had become a cult sensation by 1965. A Bill Simpson Fan Club was set up and Andrew Cruikshank was invited to the British Medical Association's annual dinner to speak on medical matters as if he were a real GP! The show's success was down to excellent casting and compelling storylines that will have you coming back time and time again
One of the BBC's longest running and most successful TV series - packed with storylines that are as compelling and relevant today. Broadcast between 1962 and 1971, Dr Finlay became a global sensation and a national institution, attracting 12 million devoted viewers in the UK alone. These surviving ten episodes are all that remain of the original second series, the rest were lost from the BBC archives. Set between the wars Series 2 sees the return of Bill Simpson as the forwardthinking Dr Finlay now firmly established in the community, working alongside the orthodox Dr Cameron (Finlay's senior partner in their practice), played by Andrew Cruickshank.Janet, their unflappable housekeeper, played by Barbara Mullen is courted by the irascible Dr Snoddie, played by Eric Woodburn, who disparages Finlay's modern methods at every opportunity he gets. The famous theme tune was Trevor Duncan's march from A Little Suite, which Time Out Magazine has cited as 'one of the best TV theme tunes ever'!
Unseen for over 50 years and thought lost forever, the missing episode of beloved classic BBC drama Dr. Finlay's Casebook has now been fully restored and made available for fans to cherish for the first time. Simply Media is delighted to announce the first ever Home Entertainment release of BBC's Dr. Finlay's Casebook A Questionable Practice: The Lost Classic, on DVD and available to download on Vimeo OD 17th April 2017. Believed lost forever from the BBC's archives, this piece of television history was miraculously recovered by Kaleidoscope and, at the request of our fans, made available to see again for the first time in over 50 years. The episode has been fully restored by the Doctor Who restoration team in time for the show's 55th anniversary this year. Based on A. J. Cronin's semi-autobiographical novella Country Doctor, the much-loved and memorable, long-running drama series Dr. Finlay's Casebook was aired by the BBC between 1962 and 1971, and very soon after it premiered in 1962, it quickly became one of the cornerstones of BBC drama at the time, amassing around 12 million viewers during its first series. Unfortunately, many of its episodes remain missing, although Simply Media have released what remains of this TV landmark on DVD. Set in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae, the stories centre around the town's pre-NHS general medical practice, its residents, and the fascinating relationship between the young and forward thinking Dr. Finlay (Bill Simpson) and his traditional but highly pragmatic mentor and boss Dr. Cameron (Andrew Cruickshank). One of the most interesting aspects of the series was the ongoing friction between the two doctors and the disagreements they had. Finlay would propose new modern medical treatments to try, which Cameron would be sceptical of using on their patients, and the series looked at the consequences such treatment would have. The series is also remembered for not shying away from controversial issues at the time, such as abortion and poverty. The tension between Finlay and Cameron reaches crisis point in this dramatic episode A Questionable Practice. Dr. Finlay is exhausted after a lengthy flu epidemic, but when he requests a holiday Dr. Cameron declares that a break from work is a sign of Finlay's questionable dedication to the profession. Argument ensues, and the long hours of running the doctor's surgery and managing the health and wellbeing of the village's challenging patients causes Finlay to consider his future.... This DVD also contains a fascinating promo where you can view the un-restored and restored versions of this television classic side-by-side, giving an excellent insight as to the vast improvements restoration work has made to this lost television gem.
Series One Dr Alan Finlay is a young medical student working in a country practice in the Scottish village of Tannochbrae, under the tutelage of the experienced Dr Cameron. The show's success was down to the compelling storylines, and excellent casting. The young and forward-looking Dr Finlay is played by the dapper Bill Simpson, while his senior medical partner, the slightly staid but highly pragmatic Dr Cameron, is portrayed by the veteran actor Andrew Cruickshank. Janet, their unflappable.
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