A Country Practice (TV Series 1981–1993)

Season 5


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1Follow the Leader: Part 1Follow 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.
2Follow the Leader: Part 2Follow 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.
3Comes a Stranger: Part 1Comes 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.
4Comes a Stranger: Part 2Comes 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.
5For the Sake of the Child: Part 1For 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.
6For the Sake of the Child: Part 2For 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!"
7On the Edge: Part 1On 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.
8On the Edge: Part 2On 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.
9Swan Song: Part 1Swan 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.
10Swan Song: Part 2Swan 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.
11Smooth Talking: Part 1Smooth 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.
12Smooth Talking: Part 2Smooth 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.
13Home Truths: Part 1Home 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.
14Home Truths: Part 2Home 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.
15Seasons Come and Seasons Go: Part 1Seasons 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.
16Seasons Come and Seasons Go: Part 2Seasons 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.
17I'll Cry If I Want To: Part 1I'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.
18I'll Cry If I Want To: Part 2I'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.
19My Way: Part 1My 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.
20My Way: Part 2My 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.
21Save the Last Dance for Me: Part 1Save 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.
22Save the Last Dance for Me: Part 2Save 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.
23Castles in the Air: Part 1Castles 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.
24Castles in the Air: Part 2Castles 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.
25Lost and Found: Part 1Lost and Found: Part 1 (1985)
Vicky reacts angrily to the attention Simon is paying to one of his pregnant patents.
26Lost and Found: Part 2Lost 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.
27Coming to Terms: Part 1Coming to Terms: Part 1 (21 May 1985)
Brendan and Molly get an attractive offer for the farm from Muldoon.
28Coming to Terms: Part 2Coming to Terms: Part 2 (22 May 1985)
Vicky does some tests on some goats and suspects an outbreak of Anthrax.
29Do the Right Thing: Part 1Do 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.
30Do the Right Thing: Part 2Do the Right Thing: Part 2 (1985)
Matron Sloan discovers some interesting gossip about Hilda Arrowsmith and uses it to help a troubled patient.
31Molly: Part 1Molly: Part 1 (1985)
Molly is frustrated and frightened when she is put into isolation and is not able to see her family and friends.
32Molly: Part 2Molly: 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.
33New Beginnings: Part 1New Beginnings: Part 1 (1985)
Matron Sloan helps Bob cope with his grief over Molly's death in more ways than one.
34New Beginnings: Part 2New Beginnings: Part 2 (1985)
A French student vet arrives to assist Vicky in her practice. Judy Loveday tries her hand at playing Cupid.
35All It Takes: Part 1All It Takes: Part 1 (1985)
Simon suggests to Vicky that she should employ some help around the house.
36All It Takes: Part 2All It Takes: Part 2 (1985)
Bob believes that Matron Sloan needs protecting, so he gets her a guard dog.
37Lest We Forget: Part 1Lest We Forget: Part 1 (1985)
Fatso is missing and Simon and Vicky are terrified when they hear that a wombat has been shot.
38Lest We Forget: Part 2Lest We Forget: Part 2 (1985)
Simon gets some unexpected training for the sleepless nights he can expect with the baby.
39Friends: Part 1Friends: Part 1 (1985)
Brendan arrives home from Adelaide with some news that shocks his friends.
40Friends: Part 2Friends: Part 2 (1985)
Shirley gets involved with the setting up of a half-way house for three psychiatric patients. Cookie experiments with Chinese cooking.
41Waste Not Want Not: Part 1Waste 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.
42Waste Not Want Not: Part 2Waste Not Want Not: Part 2 (1985)
Brendan gets some help around the house but has no idea who the mystery cleaner is.
43What About Me? Part 1What About Me? Part 1 (1985)
Chloe has her first day at kindergarten where she makes a new friend.
44What About Me? Part 2What About Me? Part 2 (1985)
Terence suspects that a little girl with bad bruises is a victim of child abuse.
45Kidstuff: Part 1Kidstuff: 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.
46Kidstuff: Part 2Kidstuff: Part 2 (1985)
Esme and Cookie believe that they have found a dead body when they go fishing in the dam.
47Crossed Wires: Part 1Crossed 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.
48Crossed Wires: Part 2Crossed 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.
49Walk Tall: Part 1Walk Tall: Part 1 (1985)
Terence is surprised to find out he has been chosen to appear on a television quiz show.
50Walk Tall: Part 2Walk 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.
51The Family Way: Part 1The 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.
52The Family Way: Part 2The 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.
53All Things Must Change: Part 1All Things Must Change: Part 1 (1985)
Brendan rents a beach house in Adelaide but soon discovers that he isn't the only one there.
54All Things Must Change: Part 2All 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.
55In a Good Cause: Part 1In 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.
56In a Good Cause: Part 2In 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.
57Another Time Another Place: Part 1Another 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.
58Another Time Another Place: Part 2Another 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.
59Breaking Point: Part 1Breaking 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.
60Breaking Point: Part 2Breaking Point: Part 2 (1985)
Frank investigates the selling of drugs at Burrigan High after one of the school's pupils has an overdose.
61Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Part 1Once 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.
62Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Part 2Once 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.
63Work Experience: Part 1Work 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.
64Work Experience: Part 2Work 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.
65Cops and Robbers: Part 1Cops 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.
66Cops and Robbers: Part 2Cops 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.
67A Little Knowledge: Part 1A Little Knowledge: Part 1 (1985)
Esme practices her driving of the taxi but gets lost in the process.
68A Little Knowledge: Part 2A Little Knowledge: Part 2 (1985)
Vicky hears that she must leave for the United States in just one week's time.
69New Pastures: Part 1New Pastures: Part 1 (1985)
Vicky gets a shock when new vet Ben Green arrives and is not at all what she expected.
70New Pastures: Part 2New 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.
71Time Out: Part 1Time 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.
72Time Out: Part 2Time 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.
73Give a Dog a Bad Name: Part 1Give 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.
74Give a Dog a Bad Name: Part 2Give 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
75No Love Lost: Part 1No 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.
76No Love Lost: Part 2No 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?