A Country Practice (TV Series 1981–1993)
|1||Follow the Leader: Part 1 (5 Feb. 1985) |
With Terence away on vacation, locum Ingrid Scanlon arrives to fill in, but Esme and the town don't seem quite ready for a female doctor.
|2||Follow the Leader: Part 2 (6 Feb. 1985) |
When all is said and done, only Jeremy, Tony and Shirley survive the accident with Tony later dying in hospital despite Simon and Ingrid's valiant but futile efforts in theatre.
|3||Comes a Stranger: Part 1 (12 Feb. 1985) |
While sitting down for a drink with Bob at the pub, Father McBride scolds him for being a lapsed catholic.
|4||Comes a Stranger: Part 2 (13 Feb. 1985) |
When Arnie refuses to cut Mr. Smith in on the sale of his now valuable land as previously agreed, Mr. Smith vows to bring Arnie more water than he could ever imagine - and soon after, the rain begins.
|5||For the Sake of the Child: Part 1 (19 Feb. 1985) |
Molly leaves for Adelaide to help care for her ailing mother, but Donovan eats the instructions for feeding the animals she left Brendan.
|6||For the Sake of the Child: Part 2 (20 Feb. 1985) |
Maggie puts her arm in plaster to avoid playing bowls with Esme, nonetheless, she and Esme are soon back on the green being cheered on by Bob and Cookie - "Howzat!"
|7||On the Edge: Part 1 (27 Feb. 1985) |
New nursing sister Marion Waring, who has come up from Sydney where she headed the casualty ward of a major hospital, proves to be a model of efficiency.
|8||On the Edge: Part 2 (28 Feb. 1985) |
Cookie locates Esme's lost ring on the finger of Dot McCambridge, his friend's fiance. Luis is still being followed by Donovan, Molly's goat.
|9||Swan Song: Part 1 (5 Mar. 1985) |
Simon is desperate to defeat John Hamilton, a new lawyer living in Burrigan, in an upcoming golf tournament and employs various aids to help his game.
|10||Swan Song: Part 2 (6 Mar. 1985) |
Frank finds Theo and Evelyn in their home and phones for an ambulance. While Theo is dead at the scene, Evelyn is brought to hospital to recover from the overdose of sleeping pills.
|11||Smooth Talking: Part 1 (12 Mar. 1985) |
From the moment he arrives on her doorstep looking for the "man of the house" to help de-bog his Rolls Royce, Vicky does not think highly of the pompous Jonathan Hawthorn, a vacationing playwright who is looking after Bernard Haines' farm.
|12||Smooth Talking: Part 2 (13 Mar. 1985) |
Brendan ponders Matron Arrowsmith's job offer, consulting Simon and Vicky before phoning Molly who is adamant in her desire for him not to accept it.
|13||Home Truths: Part 1 (19 Mar. 1985) |
A Miss Country Hospital beauty quest is in the works and not wanting to be upstaged by Matron Arrowsmith's entry, Burrigan's beautiful Nurse Marilyn Legge, Maggie commands Judy to enter on behalf of the Wandin Valley Hospital.
|14||Home Truths: Part 2 (20 Mar. 1985) |
Despite promising her mother she wouldn't say anything about Gordon's abuse, when Diane sees him beating her again, she fetches Sgt. Gilroy who arrests Gordon and charges him with assault.
|15||Seasons Come and Seasons Go: Part 1 (26 Mar. 1985) |
Terence's unflattering review of Gone with Hardy in the Valley Voice, published under the nom de plume Aesculapius (the Greek god of Medicine), upsets Frank.
|16||Seasons Come and Seasons Go: Part 2 (27 Mar. 1985) |
Stacy runs out of the hospital when her father tells her he's made arrangements for her to stay with a female friend.
|17||I'll Cry If I Want To: Part 1 (16 Apr. 1985) |
Terence makes a morning house call to the Jones' farm to talk with Molly and Brendan and to answer some of their questions, referring them to an oncologist in Sydney.
|18||I'll Cry If I Want To: Part 2 (17 Apr. 1985) |
Molly begins her chemotherapy in Sydney, her doctor speculates it could give her another twelve months, or a little as three.
|19||My Way: Part 1 (23 Apr. 1985) |
Simon and Vicky are visited by Simon's well-to-do brother Nicholas, his American wife Melanie, and their overly-precocious ten-year-old daughter Fern who finds fault with everything Simon and Vicky have or do.
|20||My Way: Part 2 (24 Apr. 1985) |
Melanie is upset by Nicholas' decision to quit his high paying job to take on a humble university teaching position.
|21||Save the Last Dance for Me: Part 1 (30 Apr. 1985) |
The town, and especially the local ballet school, are anticipating the homecoming of dancer Sir Adrian Dormin. Sir Adrian is hospitalised shortly after his arrival, in perfect health, dramatically pronouncing he has returned home to die.
|22||Save the Last Dance for Me: Part 2 (1 May 1985) |
Bob and Cookie get into trouble when Sybil Dormin's stallion, Thursday's Child, turns up at Bob's house after escaping.
|23||Castles in the Air: Part 1 (7 May 1985) |
Karen Robson, an old friend of Shirley's from her nursing days, comes for a visit after having her husband walk out on her after twenty years of marriage.
|24||Castles in the Air: Part 2 (8 May 1985) |
Molly does battle with Muldoon while out camping. Simon helps Vicky nurse a sick horse. Molly gets a helping hand from Vicky and Simon to prove a point at the council meeting.
|25||Lost and Found: Part 1 (1985) |
Vicky reacts angrily to the attention Simon is paying to one of his pregnant patents.
|26||Lost and Found: Part 2 (1985) |
Simon worries when Vicky fails to come home and suggests to Frank that they organise a search party. Simon is called away from the search and must return to the hospital where an unlikely figure helps lead him back to Vicky.
|27||Coming to Terms: Part 1 (21 May 1985) |
Brendan and Molly get an attractive offer for the farm from Muldoon.
|28||Coming to Terms: Part 2 (22 May 1985) |
Vicky does some tests on some goats and suspects an outbreak of Anthrax.
|29||Do the Right Thing: Part 1 (1985) |
When the Burrigan Examiner refers to Wandin Valley as a boring place to live, Shirl responds with an article about all the good things about Wandin Valley has to offer and before long war is declared between the two towns.
|30||Do the Right Thing: Part 2 (1985) |
Matron Sloan discovers some interesting gossip about Hilda Arrowsmith and uses it to help a troubled patient.
|31||Molly: Part 1 (1985) |
Molly is frustrated and frightened when she is put into isolation and is not able to see her family and friends.
|32||Molly: Part 2 (1985) |
Brendan is excited at the prospect of having Molly home. Molly spends her last days with her friends reminiscing and enjoying their time together.
|33||New Beginnings: Part 1 (1985) |
Matron Sloan helps Bob cope with his grief over Molly's death in more ways than one.
|34||New Beginnings: Part 2 (1985) |
A French student vet arrives to assist Vicky in her practice. Judy Loveday tries her hand at playing Cupid.
|35||All It Takes: Part 1 (1985) |
Simon suggests to Vicky that she should employ some help around the house.
|36||All It Takes: Part 2 (1985) |
Bob believes that Matron Sloan needs protecting, so he gets her a guard dog.
|37||Lest We Forget: Part 1 (1985) |
Fatso is missing and Simon and Vicky are terrified when they hear that a wombat has been shot.
|38||Lest We Forget: Part 2 (1985) |
Simon gets some unexpected training for the sleepless nights he can expect with the baby.
|39||Friends: Part 1 (1985) |
Brendan arrives home from Adelaide with some news that shocks his friends.
|40||Friends: Part 2 (1985) |
Shirley gets involved with the setting up of a half-way house for three psychiatric patients. Cookie experiments with Chinese cooking.
|41||Waste Not Want Not: Part 1 (1985) |
Matron Sloan hears some pleasing news from Brendan. Vicky tries very hard to save a sick donkey for Chloe's sake.
|42||Waste Not Want Not: Part 2 (1985) |
Brendan gets some help around the house but has no idea who the mystery cleaner is.
|43||What About Me? Part 1 (1985) |
Chloe has her first day at kindergarten where she makes a new friend.
|44||What About Me? Part 2 (1985) |
Terence suspects that a little girl with bad bruises is a victim of child abuse.
|45||Kidstuff: Part 1 (1985) |
An old university friend of Simon's arrives in the Valley with his young son. Muldoon tries to convince Terence that his aging aunt is incapable of looking after herself.
|46||Kidstuff: Part 2 (1985) |
Esme and Cookie believe that they have found a dead body when they go fishing in the dam.
|47||Crossed Wires: Part 1 (1985) |
Simon causes a stir when he tells Terence he will not be partnering him in the tennis tournament as he has found a different partner.
|48||Crossed Wires: Part 2 (1985) |
Communication in Wandin Valley breaks down when Esme takes control of the telephone switchboard. Simon and Terence become rivals on the tennis court.
|49||Walk Tall: Part 1 (1985) |
Terence is surprised to find out he has been chosen to appear on a television quiz show.
|50||Walk Tall: Part 2 (1985) |
Vicky tries to talk to Brendan about his moody behaviour which only makes matters worse. Matron Sloan advises Brendan to take a holiday - for his own protection.
|51||The Family Way: Part 1 (1985) |
Brendan surprises his friends on his return to the Valley when he tells them he is quitting nursing and selling the farm.
|52||The Family Way: Part 2 (1985) |
Pressure from the local media forces Terence into a rematch on the local quiz show. Brendan gets himself a new job without having to apply for the position. Vicky finally gives birth - to twins.
|53||All Things Must Change: Part 1 (1985) |
Brendan rents a beach house in Adelaide but soon discovers that he isn't the only one there.
|54||All Things Must Change: Part 2 (1985) |
Simon brings Vicky and the twins home to an enthusiastic Frank and Shirley. Judy becomes a patient in the hospital when she discovers a lump that she fears may be cancerous.
|55||In a Good Cause: Part 1 (1985) |
Brendan returns to Wandin Valley and has some news for his friends. Frank starts to make plans for his retirement.
|56||In a Good Cause: Part 2 (1985) |
Simon and Shirley try to persuade Terence to try again on the quiz sow. Brenda tries to help a stroke victim regain some independence once again.
|57||Another Time Another Place: Part 1 (1985) |
Terence gets conned into answering medical questions on the quiz show and becomes concerned when he thinks one of the callers has symptoms of typhoid.
|58||Another Time Another Place: Part 2 (1985) |
Brendan strikes up a rapport with a visiting snake doctor. Judy is worried about Jo when she is admitted to hospital with suspected typhoid.
|59||Breaking Point: Part 1 (1985) |
Esme shocks the Valley when she returns from holiday looking like a new woman. Judy makes an extra effort with her nursing duties in the hope that she will get promoted to deputy matron.
|60||Breaking Point: Part 2 (1985) |
Frank investigates the selling of drugs at Burrigan High after one of the school's pupils has an overdose.
|61||Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Part 1 (1985) |
The good news for Cookie is that he is going to inherit some money, the bad news is his wife is arriving in town.
|62||Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Part 2 (1985) |
Cookie is nowhere to be seen when his wife collapses and needs a life-saving operation. Matron Sloan receives a marriage proposal from someone she admires and cares for.
|63||Work Experience: Part 1 (1985) |
Esme pushes Cookie into buying a taxi with the money he inherited. Brendan brings a young girl with polio to hospital after her mother deserts her.
|64||Work Experience: Part 2 (1985) |
Vicky gets a once-in-a-lifetime offer to work in the USA, but is unsure how Simon will react to the news.
|65||Cops and Robbers: Part 1 (1985) |
Frank gets some help at the station and is surprised when he finds out that it's a woman. Vicky and Simon get a mixed reaction from family and friends on the decision to move to the United States.
|66||Cops and Robbers: Part 2 (1985) |
Cookie takes his life into his own hands when he agrees to give Esme some taxi-driving lessons. Frank's off-sider has her suspicions on who has the missing money from the bank.
|67||A Little Knowledge: Part 1 (1985) |
Esme practices her driving of the taxi but gets lost in the process.
|68||A Little Knowledge: Part 2 (1985) |
Vicky hears that she must leave for the United States in just one week's time.
|69||New Pastures: Part 1 (1985) |
Vicky gets a shock when new vet Ben Green arrives and is not at all what she expected.
|70||New Pastures: Part 2 (1985) |
Frank gives Shirley the biggest surprise of her life. Vicky finds an unusual way of saying goodbye to her family and friends in Wandin Valley.
|71||Time Out: Part 1 (1985) |
Esme is not impressed when she meets the new girl in town, city slicker Kelly Shanahan, though the feeling is quite mutual.
|72||Time Out: Part 2 (1985) |
Frank is sent on a wild goose chase by a man who is set on avenging his father's death. Kelly gets the wrong idea about Simon and Brendan's living arrangements.
|73||Give a Dog a Bad Name: Part 1 (1985) |
Kelly and Ben have a few arguments over the prospect of house-sharing. Matron Sloan arrives home to find her sister and her sister's boyfriend have come to stay.
|74||Give a Dog a Bad Name: Part 2 (1985) |
Matron Sloan is not impresses with her sister's boyfriend when he continues to disrupt her household and them embarrasses her in front of her friends
|75||No Love Lost: Part 1 (1985) |
A fifteen-year-old girl who was forced to take over her mother's duties decides it's time for a change.
|76||No Love Lost: Part 2 (1985) |
Kelly and Cooke are asked to write a report to Muldoon on the subject of who is to blame for the disaster at the club. Will they decide to come clean or just write what Muldoon wants to hear?