A Country Practice (TV Series 1981–1993)
|1||A Part of the Family: Part 1 (31 Jan. 1984) |
Brendan is excited by the news that his and Molly's next child will be a boy. However, his "male chauvinist rhetoric," does not please Molly, causing her to act as a doting, subservient housewife to get her point across.
|2||A Part of the Family: Part 2 (1 Feb. 1984) |
Jim is unhappy his wife has brought Jamie into their home. His ambivalence towards Jamie eventually fades and after a visit with Dr. Bowen, he agrees to let Jamie stay on a trial basis.
|3||Second Chance: Part 1 (7 Feb. 1984) |
Public Works inspectors are examining the new Muldoon Wing and an auditor is examining the hospital records - rumours are out that Muldoon's shady dealings are finally being uncovered.
|4||Second Chance: Part 2 (8 Feb. 1984) |
Judy visits Molly to apologise for asking Brendan to the dance but her remark about falling for "anyone but Brendan" irks Molly.
|5||It's So Easy: Part 1 (14 Feb. 1984) |
Helen Draper is visited by Tony Leonard, a man she met on a recent vacation. While over for dinner at the Jones', Tony tells of his plan to leave his job as an engineer in the merchant navy to start up a business selling bulk wine.
|6||It's So Easy: Part 2 (15 Feb. 1984) |
Helen determines Tony to be the source of the outbreak but agrees not to report him. Terence does his best to let Judy down easy when she shows a romantic interest in him after he accompanies her to the reunion.
|7||Partners: Part 1 (21 Feb. 1984) |
Shirley, back from visiting her mother, tries to set Terence up with the town's eligible women, while Bob and Cookie secretly sign him up with the Burrigan Introduction Service.
|8||Partners: Part 2 (22 Feb. 1984) |
While Arnold is in hospital getting his broken nose seen to, Johnno retrieves the files from the office. Armed with the incriminating documents, Johnno calls up Muldoon to make a play for his hardware store - and the shire presidency.
|9||Once Upon a Time: Part 1 (28 Feb. 1984) |
At the inaugural meeting of the Wandin Valley Pioneer Village Historical Society, Molly suggests that interviewing Emily White, Wandin Valley's oldest resident at nearly one hundred years of age, would be invaluably helpful to their cause.
|10||Once Upon a Time: Part 2 (29 Feb. 1984) |
Emily White, Wandin Valley's oldest resident at nearly one hundred years of age, tells Molly her life story and Molly records it all.
|11||When the Bough Breaks: Part 1 (7 Mar. 1984) |
2BR's Talk-back radio host Barbara Bolton, a fiercely independent single mother (by choice, she sees no need for a man in her life), brings her daughter Meredith to see Simon about her headaches.
|12||When the Bough Breaks: Part 2 (8 Mar. 1984) |
While Simon and Brendan fight to reestablish the baby's breathing, Terence works to stop Molly's haemorrhaging and both patients are eventually stabilised.
|13||A Sense of Loss: Part 1 (14 Mar. 1984) |
Oliver Marsh, Simon's uncle, makes a surprise visit, captivating Vicky with stories of his numerous adventures. Simon however is weary of this "black sheep" of the family who is notorious for being long on promises and short on money.
|14||A Sense of Loss: Part 2 (15 Mar. 1984) |
Terence makes a late-night visit to the Jones farm where he finds Molly sitting alone in the dark. While Molly unburdens herself to Terence, Brendan is talking to Judy, admitting that he still blames Molly for his son's death.
|15||On the Sheep's Back: Part 1 (21 Mar. 1984) |
In response to an application he submitted prior to coming to Wandin Valley, Simon receives a job offer from the Department of Tropical Medicine at the University of Sydney.
|16||On the Sheep's Back: Part 2 (22 Mar. 1984) |
Despite Vicky's treatment of Richard Page's sheep and her assurances that they will soon be healthy, the shearers black ban Page's shed, refusing to work there.
|17||The Last Laugh: Part 1 (28 Mar. 1984) |
After Molly's initial concerns that her potato crop may have Irish Blight, it is now harvest time. Brendan rounds up their friends to help in the harvest but one question keeps being raised - are the potatoes too big?
|18||The Last Laugh: Part 2 (29 Mar. 1984) |
Terence tries to help Reggie dry out and turn his life around. Molly sells her potatoes for a tidy profit, it is her first successful venture as a farmer. Peewee and his band, The Delltones, perform at he club to great success.
|19||Elementary Miss Watson: Part 1 (5 Apr. 1984) |
Esme is caught photographing "hippies" Dee Dee Cash and Wayne Higgins while they skinny dip. Dee Dee and Wayne are staying at a rental property owned by Esme's neighbour, Irene Walters, but are six months behind in their rent.
|20||Elementary Miss Watson: Part 2 (6 Apr. 1984) |
Esme follows Bruce and Patty in her car and then on foot before overhearing their conversation which seems to confirm her hypothesis. The next day she tells Frank but he's not interested and sends her home.
|21||The Best Thing for Everybody: Part 1 (12 Apr. 1984) |
Judy is seeing local mechanic Barry Hall. Barry is a single father struggling to raise his five-year-old daughter Kerry after his wife Lisa walked out on them.
|22||The Best Thing for Everybody: Part 2 (13 Apr. 1984) |
Barry checks himself out of hospital to discover his in-laws have initiated legal proceedings to gain custody of Kerry.
|23||Moment of Truth: Part 1 (19 Apr. 1984) |
Bob is building a spa for Sarah Fitzgerald. When her husband returns from a business trip she intends to surprise him with it - and news that she is pregnant.
|24||Moment of Truth: Part 2 (20 Apr. 1984) |
Keith Fitzgerald, Sarah's father-in-law, arrives in town and sets his sights on having Terence deregistered after the coroner's inquest clears both Terence and Tania of any wrongdoing in connection to Rod's death.
|25||A Touch of Class: Part 1 (26 Apr. 1984) |
Ashleigh Lyall takes an interest in Lorenzo Bellotti when her private school's debating team challenges Lorenzo's team from Burrigan High.
|26||A Touch of Class: Part 2 (27 Apr. 1984) |
Vicky sours on accepting the loan when she learns the house will have to be acceptable to Simon's father. Frank attempts to make repairs to the cop shop, but the plumbing poses a bit of a problem and Bob must finish the job.
|27||Unemployment, a Health Hazard: Part 1 (3 May 1984) |
Simon's mother comes to the valley for a visit. Vicky misses picking her up at the airport but Aileen manages to make her own way to the apartment.
|28||Unemployment, a Health Hazard: Part 2 (4 May 1984) |
Simon and Vicky stand firm in their refusal to accept his parents loan but agree to leave the door open should they ever need it in the future.
|29||Horse of a Different Colour: Part 1 (10 May 1984) |
Brendan's birthday is approaching and Molly hopes to surprise him by buying him a horse, but her meagre $400 savings is a sizable obstacle.
|30||Horse of a Different Colour: Part 2 (11 May 1984) |
Ros clears up a misunderstanding with Chilla when she reveals her plans to sell her uncle's entire estate, not just a few horses as he believed.
|31||Invasion of Privacy: Part 1 (17 May 1984) |
Old rumours about Owen Butler supposedly murdering his wife and burying her in his garden resurface when the reclusive farmer calls Vicky out to examine his livestock.
|32||Invasion of Privacy: Part 2 (18 May 1984) |
Responding to shouting from inside the Butler home, Vicky enters to learn Frank has found Mrs. Butler - alive and well, but suffering from extreme agoraphobia.
|33||Tug of War: Part 1 (24 May 1984) |
Molly finds another cause to fight for when she discovers the town's footbridge will not be built near the school as wanted but has been relocated by the Shire Council so as to improve access between the football grounds and the pub.
|34||Tug of War: Part 2 (25 May 1984) |
Simon isn't pleased that Dr. Swift has set up practice in town but Terence tells him there is not much they can do about it.
|35||Second Opinion: Part 1 (31 May 1984) |
With Bob away visiting his daughter, his nephew Bruce Hatfield calls in at the Jones farm to fix the plumbing in Doris' pen.
|36||Second Opinion: Part 2 (1 Jun. 1984) |
Despite Martin's objections, he must be physically restrained as Joshua is taken into theatre, Terence operates on Joshua to repair the tear in his liver thereby saving his life.
|37||Hot and Cold: Part 1 (7 Jun. 1984) |
Mark and Lee Somers arrive in the valley with their daughter Megan. Mark and Lee are old friends of Terence's from university and are staying at Terence's vineyard.
|38||Hot and Cold: Part 2 (8 Jun. 1984) |
After dropping Fatso off at the Jones' farm for some "animal contact," Simon can't stop worrying about him.
|39||Breathing Space: Part 1 (14 Jun. 1984) |
Maggie Sloan makes her return one day ahead of schedule and quickly brings about a return to her strict rules and policies, her first acts being to throw both the old dusty roster and an arrangement of flowers from her desk into the trash.
|40||Breathing Space: Part 2 (15 Jun. 1984) |
During her welcome back party held at the club, Maggie reveals her plans to buy a home and settle in Wandin Valley.
|41||An Axe to Grind: Part 1 (21 Jun. 1984) |
Anthropologist Emma Hutchison, a friend of Molly's from university, arrives for a short visit. Also arriving in the district are Joe Fisher, a transient aboriginal man, and his son Dennis who is quickly befriended by Robbie Quinn.
|42||An Axe to Grind: Part 2 (22 Jun. 1984) |
Sides form up when Emma tries to stop Tom Gunn from building a dam on what may be an ancient aboriginal site.
|43||Repairing the Damage: Part 1 (28 Jun. 1984) |
Brendan's desire for a drink of water in the night takes him on a plumbing adventure, first replacing a kitchen faucet and then enlisting Simon's help to tackle the house's bad pipes from under the house.
|44||Repairing the Damage: Part 2 (29 Jun. 1984) |
Frank's test results come back from the urologist in Burrigan indicating he has a benign prostatic hypertrophy and although not cancerous, he is booked into hospital for an operation.
|45||Good Intentions: Part 1 (5 Jul. 1984) |
With Frank still recuperating in hospital, his replacement arrives in town. Steve Vargas is a young motorcycle riding police constable who quickly alienates the townsfolk with his aggressive, pro-active policing.
|46||Good Intentions: Part 2 (6 Jul. 1984) |
Maggie's poker game with Bob and Cookie is hampered by the novice skills of Esme.
|47||So Close and Yet So Far: Part 1 (12 Jul. 1984) |
The first guests for Molly's Farmland are signed up, and as they are not due to arrive until Christmas, it should provide enough time to complete preparations.
|48||So Close and Yet So Far: Part 2 (13 Jul. 1984) |
Bob retrieves Chloe from the edge of the dam and carries her back to the house where Bill is in the midst of one of his bad spells and has no clue as to what is happening around him.
|49||Splitting the Difference: Part 1 (19 Jul. 1984) |
Farmer Ken Whitton, recently separated from his wife Colleen, is faced with having to sell their farm to let her get out her 50% interest, despite his wanting to keep the farm going and plant "one last crop."
|50||Splitting the Difference: Part 2 (20 Jul. 1984) |
Matron Sloan arrives early for work to find Judy and Nurse Daley making breakfast in her office, and to put it mildly, she's far from impressed.
|51||Friday the 13th: Part 1 (26 Jul. 1984) |
Brendan once again sends Hamlet back to Simon and Vicky prompting a search for a larger house.
|52||Friday the 13th: Part 2 (27 Jul. 1984) |
Janet continues to call Terence at the clinic threatening suicide but the situation grows more serious when she tells Terence she plans to take her daughter with her.
|53||The Last Picture Show: Part 1 (2 Aug. 1984) |
Arnie Hodgekiss has the residents of Wandin Valley excited about the prospect of a movie being filmed in the town when he introduces them to filmmaker Antony York
|54||The Last Picture Show: Part 2 (3 Aug. 1984) |
A sick Bert Griffiths is brought to hospital where he tells staff of his encounter with "spacemen." Frank tells his family about his lottery win and before long the news is out and Antony is asking him to help fund his movie.
|55||I'll Drink to That: Part 1 (9 Aug. 1984) |
A stranger comes into the club in the morning and drinks until intoxicated. Later, he's found outside the shops hassling shoppers for money at which time he darts into the road and is hit by Shirley's car.
|56||I'll Drink to That: Part 2 (10 Aug. 1984) |
Simon and Vicky host a dinner party to show off their new inheritances but space is in short supply as their guests must scramble over, under, and around the mighty table and its seemingly endless allotment of chairs.
|57||The Hidden Trap: Part 1 (16 Aug. 1984) |
News quickly spreads that Simon and Vicky are once again looking for a house. They are soon inundated with offers from real estate agents.
|58||The Hidden Trap: Part 2 (17 Aug. 1984) |
Molly continues to work on getting out her first issue of the Valley Voice but refuses to publish Esme's libelous article about the Herberts.
|59||Close to the Bone: Part 1 (23 Aug. 1984) |
With his thirtieth birthday drawing near, Simon is depressed by what he sees as a lack of anything to show for his life so far, especially bothersome is that he has not found a house.
|60||Close to the Bone: Part 2 (24 Aug. 1984) |
Lucy is admitted to hospital for care and observation. Terence tries to get her to confront her problem but as he spends more time with Lucy and her family, he begins to understand some of the reasons behind her illness.
|61||Leader of the Pack: Part 1 (30 Aug. 1984) |
Esme is frantic in her concerns for the safety of the community when a gang of bikers roll into town on "machines straight from hell."
|62||Leader of the Pack: Part 2 (31 Aug. 1984) |
Despite Simon's best efforts at hiding Fatso and Hamlet, Simon and Vicky are evicted from their apartment when their landlady discovers they've been keeping animals on the premises.
|63||Digging Up Dirt: Part 1 (6 Sep. 1984) |
Molly is back pursuing her story on industrial development, but now, at Brendan's suggestion, she's searching out facts and documentation to back up her allegations of council corruption.
|64||Digging Up Dirt: Part 2 (7 Sep. 1984) |
Becky gets help for Lachie after coming home from school to find him trapped in the mine. Terence enters the mine, which is rapidly filling with water, and must amputate Lachie's crushed arm to free him.
|65||Man's Best Friend: Part 1 (13 Sep. 1984) |
The greyhound syndicate hold their first meeting and agree to hire the services of a trainer in Burrigan.
|66||Man's Best Friend: Part 2 (14 Sep. 1984) |
While Maisie is in hospital, she reveals to Brendan that she once had an affair with Joe Gilroy, Frank's father.
|67||Taken for a Ride: Part 1 (20 Sep. 1984) |
Molly irks Simon by giving out medical advice while she fills in for Shirley who has gone to Magnolia Vale with Terence to give medical checkups to the town's mill workers.
|68||Taken for a Ride: Part 2 (21 Sep. 1984) |
Jo Walker looks to clear up some of her questions about her father's death and in doing so learns about Alan firing him the day he died.
|69||A Fair Hearing: Part 1 (27 Sep. 1984) |
Two weeks of living with Simon and Vicky has Frank and Shirley frazzled. Frank comes up with the idea of he and Shirley moving to his tenantless house, leaving theirs to Simon and Vicky.
|70||A Fair Hearing: Part 2 (28 Sep. 1984) |
Clancy (aka The Sloan Ranger) loses his first race after a promising start. Maggie and Bob are obviously disappointed but Cookie, who bet some of the club's money, takes it the hardest.
|71||Upstaged: Part 1 (4 Oct. 1984) |
Simon has gone to Sydney by air ambulance with young Bobby Price, the town's paperboy, who needs emergency surgery to remove a brain tumour.
|72||Upstaged: Part 2 (5 Oct. 1984) |
With Simon away, Brendan is called upon to produce and MC the talent quest.
|73||Ships in the Night: Part 1 (11 Oct. 1984) |
Frank, Shirley, Simon, Brendan, and Cookie depart from Sydney Cove aboard the S.S. Oriana.
|74||Ships in the Night: Part 2 (12 Oct. 1984) |
Vicky dissuades Molly from keeping the dingo as a pet and suggests releasing it into the bush when Molly won't let her put it down. Molly begins feeding the wild dog when it makes it's way back to the farm but it is soon shot by a farmer.
|75||The Harder They Fall: Part 1 (18 Oct. 1984) |
Bob has booked the classiest act to grace the club since the Hijinks girls - a pair of female wrestlers who perform in "600 litres of raspberry flavoured jelly."
|76||The Harder They Fall: Part 2 (19 Oct. 1984) |
As morning dawns, Bob arrives at the club to help Cookie clean up from the previous night, while Terence is wakened up with a bugle call as Lily comes bearing breakfast.
|77||Something Out There: Part 1 (25 Oct. 1984) |
Molly is upset that a duck shoot has been organised to help raise funds for the seniors bus.
|78||Something Out There: Part 2 (26 Oct. 1984) |
The town organises a hunting party to go after the "monster" and after Vicky first reassures the community that they're not after a Yowie or a Bunyip, she suggests it is most likely a pack of dogs responsible for the attacks.
|79||Out of Bounds: Part 1 (1 Nov. 1984) |
Shortly after leaving the club, Esme is stopped by a police spot check where she fails a roadside breath test. Taken to hospital for a blood test, Esme is frantic while waiting for the results.
|80||Out of Bounds: Part 2 (2 Nov. 1984) |
Peter is brought to hospital where Terence diagnoses him with internal bleeding resulting from a ruptured kidney. Simon, Judy and Shirley are called in to assist in the operation.
|81||Rituals: Part 1 (8 Nov. 1984) |
Brendan helps Simon put in a fence. Molly is reluctant to continue publishing Esme's social column in her newsletter. Rumours have Bob and Maggie engaged.
|82||Rituals: Part 2 (9 Nov. 1984) |
Luis Cordova, one of Judy's previous roommate hopefuls, pays her and Steve a surprise visit.
|83||All in the Line of Duty: Part 1 (15 Nov. 1984) |
Molly tells Esme that she has no further need for her social column, and suggests she could write historical features instead.
|84||All in the Line of Duty: Part 2 (16 Nov. 1984) |
Brendan and Molly dismiss Esme's ravings of impending doom and the town in general is slow to take heed of her and Melvin Ryan's warnings about the bomb.
|85||Misconceptions: Part 1 (22 Nov. 1984) |
Vicky has a change of heart and tells Simon she's now ready to have children.
|86||Misconceptions: Part 2 (23 Nov. 1984) |
With Shirley still away, Frank's friends pass the buck when it comes to whose turn it is to have him over for dinner.
|87||Eighty in the Shade: Part 1 (29 Nov. 1984) |
Worried about not yet being pregnant, Vicky talks to Molly while Simon discusses matters with Terence.
|88||Eighty in the Shade: Part 2 (30 Nov. 1984) |
After calling Molly to come pick him up, Brendan informs Terence and Frank about the joy riding geriatrics and a search is started.
|89||Small Comfort: Part 1 (7 Dec. 1984) |
Roger McLean is starting to attract the upscale clientele from the city but the locals continue to stay away in droves - they do however pack the pub to take advantage of his free drinks promotion.
|90||Small Comfort: Part 2 (8 Dec. 1984) |
Di's luncheon at the pub is disrupted by Bert's search for a lost snake. Shirley is upset by Di's article in the Burrigan Examiner that denunciates the work of volunteers in favour of simply writing cheques