A Country Practice (1981–1993)
|1||Friends for Life: Part 1 (1986) |
A friend of Kelly's from the city comes to stay. Cookie and Kelly must think up a fundraising idea for the club and decide on a darts tournament.
|2||Friends for Life: Part 2 (1986) |
Matron Sloan and Shirley are set to challenge each other in the darts tournament. Kelly is worried about her friend when she appears to be giving up on life.
|3||Illusions: Part 1 (1986) |
Terence is surprised when his son Christopher - or "CK" as he prefers to be called - arrives earlier than expected.
|4||Illusions: Part 2 (1986) |
It appears that Kelly has a young admirer who is prone to writing her poetry. Bob wonders why Matron Sloan is being so forgetful.
|5||The Luck of the Game: Part 1 (1986) |
Judy plans to do some match-making - for herself when she sets her sights on the Valley's new vet, Ben Green.
|6||The Luck of the Game: Part 2 (1986) |
Kelly arranges for a journalist friend from Sydney to come and write a review for the club. CK mistakenly believes that Terence is going out with Kelly Shanahan.
|7||The Time of Your Life: Part 1 (1986) |
Matron Sloan has the hospital staff and her friends worried when she becomes forgetful and doesn't turn up for work.
|8||The Time of Your Life: Part 2 (1986) |
Matron Sloan has a hard time coming to terms with the changes in her life.
|9||Good Mates: Part 1 (1986) |
Muldoon throws the hospital staff into turmoil when he alerts them of the impending arrival of the hospital inspectors.
|10||Good Mates: Part 2 (1986) |
Simon gets depressed when he thinks that no one will miss him after he leaves Wandin Valley. A simple boy runs away when he thinks his friends are making fun of him.
|11||Out of the Blue: Part 1 (1986) |
Kelly is shocked when her old boyfriend, Trent, arrives back on the scene and makes her an offer that's too good to refuse.
|12||Out of the Blue: Part 2 (1986) |
Bob and Cookie invent a mechanical scarecrow which they believe will make them a fortune.
|13||Will to Win: Part 1 (1986) |
Ben has chicken pox and is admitted to hospital, leaving Kelly to look after all his animals.
|14||Will to Win: Part 2 (1986) |
Judy enjoys her nursing duties when the patient under her care is Ben Green. The hospital staff are thrown into disarray every time the fire alarm goes off accidentally.
|15||Fighting Back: Part 1 (1986) |
Tensions between Bob and Cookie have reached a boiling point, resulting in Cookie moving out.
|16||Fighting Back: Part 2 (1986) |
Cookie is furious when Bob crashes into Esme's taxi and refuses to pay for the damages. Shirley is delighted when she is accepted for Help Line duty.
|17||Calm Before the Storm: Part 1 (1986) |
Ben thinks he's a failure when the farmer's of the district fall asleep during his speech. Brendan gets caught in a storm while he is out on a fishing trip with a group of hospital patients and school children.
|18||Calm Before the Storm: Part 2 (1986) |
Judy is worried when she receives a strange phone call and hears noises outside her flat.
|19||Sink or Swim: Part 1 (1986) |
It's Wandin Valley against Burrigan in the local dance competition, with Frank and Shirley desperate to win.
|20||Sink or Swim: Part 2 (1986) |
Brendan is frustrated when Chloe reacts badly to his new friend, Sarah Anderson. It's touch and go to save a little boy's life when he almost drowns.
|21||Covering Up: Part 1 (1986) |
Shirley has a nervous first night on Help Line duty when a ten-year-old boy who is afraid of being alone calls in.
|22||Covering Up: Part 2 (1986) |
Ben and Kelly are a bit worried when their new loo is going to look a bit outrageous. Bob plays a trick on Cookie to show him that he is not quite the fool Cookie thinks he is.
|23||A Matter of Conscience: Part 1 (1986) |
Muldoon tries to blackmail Kelly into a partnership in her ice cream business. Esme, Bob, and Cookie go to a holiday resort which was recommended by Esme.
|24||A Matter of Conscience: Part 2 (1986) |
Kelly's relationship with Muldoon worsens when Ben takes it upon himself to speak to him on her behalf. Esme gets a shock when she reaches the resort and discovers that it is far from what she expected.
|25||Barriers: Part 1 (1986) |
Kelly writes a light-hearted article about the residents of Wandin Valley. Judy becomes disillusioned with nursing which concerns Terence and Matron Sloan.
|26||Barriers: Part 2 (1986) |
Brendan is upset when he hears that Sarah is leaving the Valley to take on a full-time teaching position elsewhere. Kelly gets a job offer as a reporter for the Burrigan Examiner.
|27||One for the Road: Part 1 (1986) |
Judy is put in an embarrassing situation when she forgets the combination of the hospital safe.
|28||One for the Road: Part 2 (1986) |
Kelly's negative article on Dr. Wood causes him to resign and leaves Kelly very unpopular with the locals.
|29||Track Record: Part 1 (1986) |
Judy advertises for a new flatmate and finds Mr. Perfect. Kelly is assigned to do a behind-the-scenes story on the Burrigan Cup.
|30||Track Record: Part 2 (1986) |
Terence and Ben help a blind girl adjust to her new dog. Kelly finds that her friends will not forget about the article she wrote on Dr. Wood as they continue to ignore her.
|31||Race, Greed and Colour: Part 1 (1986) |
Bob has a visit from an English solicitor who informs him that he has inherited an estate in England.
|32||Race, Greed and Colour: Part 2 (1986) |
A young boy disappears when he believes he is going to be taken away from his family. Kelly receives a threatening warning.
|33||Glue Factory: Part 1 (1986) |
The local drunk accuses an experienced nursing sister of mistreating the men under her care at a boarding house for homeless men.
|34||Glue Factory: Part 2 (1986) |
Kelly uncovers some interesting facts about the boarding house which prompt Terence and Frank to investigate. Bob and Jo help save an old horse's life.
|35||Fighting Chance: Part 1 (1986) |
Ben takes the law into his own hands when he discovers that missing dogs are being used for illegal dog fighting.
|36||Fighting Chance: Part 2 (1986) |
Dr. Alex Fraser is amused by the attention she receives at the clinic when word gets out that she's a woman. Jo makes a decision to stay in Wandin Valley for good.
|37||In Love and War: Part 1 (1986) |
Ben is confused by all the attention he is receiving from the town's single women. A mother who hasn't seen her children for four years arrives to take possession of her kids.
|38||In Love and War: Part 2 (1986) |
Ben tells wealthy businessman Howard Wellbourne that his horse hasn't been getting the right treatment, which impresses his sophisticated daughter Kate.
|39||Duty Bound: Part 1 (1986) |
Shirley's concern for Frank grows when he refuses to talk about the shooting. Ben's relationship with the beautiful Kate Wellbourne blossoms, despite her father's obvious disapproval.
|40||Duty Bound: Part 2 (1986) |
Alex Fraser becomes involved with a woman who doesn't realise she suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. Frank is unsure of his future in the police service when he has to go to Police Headquarters in Sydney for an enquiry into the shooting.
|41||Black Sheep: Part 1 (1986) |
Judy goes to her first parent-teacher meeting and encounters an old friend. Shirley asks Terence for advice when her relationship with Frank worsens.
|42||Black Sheep: Part 2 (1986) |
Frank gets a visit from the police psychologist when he finally admits he needs help. New teacher Peter Manning is disgusted when he hears of a colleagues's fascination with one of his pupils.
|43||Fire: Part 1 (1986) |
Bob is angered by the lack of enthusiasm amongst the men of the Valley when he asks for volunteers to come forward to act as firefighters. Ben hears some disturbing news about Kate and confronts her for an explanation.
|44||Fire: Part 2 (1986) |
A bushfire threatens Wandin Valley and Frank fears for the safety of Ben and Kate who could both be trapped by the fire. The town pulls together to save the Valley's existence.
|45||From the Ashes: Part 1 (17 Jun. 1986) |
Ben and Jo have a busy time caring for the animals that were caught in the bushfire. Shirley phones Vicky and Simon to tell them that Fatso has gone missing.
|46||From the Ashes: Part 2 (1986) |
The Valley regulars join forces to put on a benefit concert for the district's fire victims. Fatso finally makes his way back home.
|47||Unsung Lulluaby: Part 1 (1986) |
Bob is shocked to find that his young niece is pregnant. Shirley and Frank receive an unexpected visit from Vicky and the twins.
|48||Unsung Lulluaby: Part 2 (1986) |
Jealousy raises it's ugly head when Jo Loveday vies for Peter's affections. Vicky is put in a terrifying situation when baby Charlotte is abducted by a distressed young woman.
|49||The Deep End: Part 1 (1986) |
Peter Manning's sister Donna applies for the vacant nursing position at the hospital. Alex impress hospital staff when she performs her first operation.
|50||The Deep End: Part 2 (1986) |
Jo gets some advice from Alex on contraception. Judy makes a second appearance on "Dream Date" and wins a trip to the Gold Coast.
|51||Playing the Game: Part 1 (1986) |
Judy tries to impress her partner on the Gold Coast but makes a mess of things. Donna Manning shows great concern for the elderly patients at the hospital when they accuse a relief nurse of using bullying tactics.
|52||Playing the Game: Part 2 (1986) |
Judy returns from the Gold Coast with thoughts of travelling overseas. Ben and Peter get obsessed with playing war games. Shirley confirms Donna's doubts about the relief nurse.
|53||Caterpillars and Butterflies: Part 1 (1986) |
Ben agrees to go to a rock concert with Donna, but mysterious things happen on the way. Dr. Wood has a car accident and is admitted to hospital for observation.
|54||Caterpillars and Butterflies: Part 2 (1986) |
Dr. Wood's tests come back and the news is all bad, but Judy cheers him up when she agrees to be his nurse as they travel the world together.
|55||Listen to the Children: Part 1 (23 Sep. 1986) |
Shirley organises a petition against an impending army base planned for Wandin Valley. Peter is very concerned about one of his pupils after he smashes up the classroom for no apparent reason.
|56||Listen to the Children: Part 2 (1986) |
Prime Minister Bob Hawke makes a special appearance at a rock concert to show his support to the kids of Burrigan High on their stand against nuclear bases in Wandin Valley.
|57||Ghosts: Part 1 (1986) |
Peter tries to help Alex find a new house, but she misses out on a golden opportunity when she refuses to return his phone calls. Jo feels that Frank is becoming too overprotective when he questions her every move.
|58||Ghosts: Part 2 (1986) |
Donna plays "Ghost Busters" to help a young patient overcome his fear of monsters. Alex gets scared when her furniture appears to move and she hears strange noises in her home.
|59||Let the Sunshine In: Part 1 (1986) |
Jo gets her wires crossed when she tells everyone that Shirley is pregnant. Terence goes on a fishing weekend and finds an abused little girl living in the bush.
|60||Let the Sunshine In: Part 2 (1986) |
Terence sees his son CK while in Sydney with Bethany, but their relationship is strained. Cookie bets Bob he can't go without a drink for one week.
|61||Let the Sunshine In: Part 3 (1986) |
Terence is in the firing line when town gossips question his motives towards Bethany. Peter is furious when Bill tells him that Alex is escorting him to the hospital ball.
|62||Let the Sunshine In: Part 4 (1986) |
Alex takes charge of the clinic while Terence is away.
|63||Let the Sunshine In: Part 5 (1986) |
Alex considers her future in the valley. Terence comes to terms with losing Bethany by turning to the bottle.
|64||Let the Sunshine In: Part 6 (1986) |
Alex is jealous when Peter arrives at the ball with an ex-girlfriend.
|65||Past Imperfect: Part 1 (1986) |
Donna sets out to save the Town Hall when she hears the council are planning to build a shopping centre. Frank has to explain to Chloe what it means to lose a friend.
|66||Past Imperfect: Part 2 (1986) |
Bob, Esme, Donna, and Jo put themselves in jail, much to Frank's astonishment. Peter tries to blackmail Alf Muldoon.
|67||Day After Day: Part 1 (1986) |
Peter and Alex try to have a romantic dinner at the club. Jo interviews the residents of the Muldoon Wing for a school movie project.
|68||Day After Day: Part 2 (1986) |
An elderly woman feels she's a nuisance while living with her daughter and son-in-law. Peter gets quite a surprise when Alex takes him on a date.
|69||Trouble Spots: Part 1 (1986) |
Alex embarrasses Peter when she uses him as a medical guinea pig for her training nurses. One of Peter's students threatens to jump off the top a building.
|70||Trouble Spots: Part 2 (1986) |
A young boy who feels he's an outcast from his school mates tries to kill himself. Arnie Hodgekiss surprises the Valley when he takes a stand against Councillor Muldoon.
|71||It Isn't Catching, Is It?: Part 1 (1986) |
Shirley is furious at Frank's attitude towards her turning fifty. Peter is worried that Donna is becoming involved with a con-artist.
|72||It Isn't Catching, Is It?: Part 2 (1986) |
Terence worries that Alex is forgetting one of her patients' feelings when she asks to do further studies on his condition. Shirley moves out.
|73||Price You Pay: Part 1 (1986) |
Shirley refuses to move back home and accepts an offer to live with Maggie Sloan. A woman unable to conceive decides to find a surrogate mother.
|74||Price You Pay: Part 2 (1986) |
The practical realities of using a surrogate mother cause nightmares for the people involved. Donna is left semi-conscious with only Jo to help her after she is kicked in the head by a horse.
|75||A Question of Attitude: Part 1 (1986) |
Terence is lost for words when his ex-wife Rowena and son CK arrive at the clinic without warning. A drunk driver causes a car accident involving one of the hospital staff.
|76||A Question of Attitude: Part 2 (1986) |
Donna learns the hard way that when it comes to animals, you sometimes have to be cruel to be kind. Shirley decides it's time to move back home.
|77||The Things You Learn: Part 1 (1986) |
When Rowena declares that she is broke, CK decides to quit school and join the work force. Peter becomes disillusioned when Alex pays no attention to his advances.
|78||The Things You Learn: Part 2 (1986) |
Matron Sloan devises a plan to show CK that being a member of the work force isn't as glamorous as he believes.
|79||Playing House: Part 1 (1986) |
Alex worries about a young couple's ability to cope with parenthood. When Bob states that city people can't find their way in the bush, Ben decides to take up the challenge.
|80||Playing House: Part 2 (1986) |
Romance blossoms in the Elliott household when Terence and Rowena realise the attraction for each other is still very much alive.
|81||Early Stages: Part 1 (1986) |
Esme is excited about the prospect of meeting an old friend. A man has to decide whether to give up his daughter because of ailing health.
|82||Early Stages: Part 2 (1986) |
The Valley residents put on a hilarious performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as you've never seen it before. Ben assists the medical profession when he diagnoses the illness of one of the hospital's patients.
|83||Growing Pains: Part 1 (1986) |
A woman who lives for her daughter's success pays the price when she is admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion and malnutrition.
|84||Growing Pains: Part 2 (1986) |
Donna and Ben's curiosity gets the better of them when a mysterious parcel arrives for Peter. Terence and Rowena make a decision about their relationship.
|85||Out of Proportion: Part 1 (1986) |
A student teacher, conscious of her size, becomes the recipient of some cruel jokes by Peter's pupils. Tensions surround the Elliott house when Rowena prepares to leave.
|86||Out of Proportion: Part 2 (1986) |
Ben advises Terence to give CK some breathing space. Alex decides it's time to confront Peter, but things don't go as planned.
|87||Hidden Extras: Part 1 (1986) |
A young couple move into a house on a new estate and find they are in over their heads. Bob collapses after working at the housing estate and Alex is unable to determine the cause.
|88||Hidden Extras: Part 2 (1986) |
There is tension between Alex and Matron Sloan as they battle against time to save Bob and Alex has to make a quick decision, one that Matron Sloan doesn't agree with