A Country Practice (TV Series 1981–1993)

Season 7


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1Rocking the Boat: Part 1Rocking the Boat: Part 1 (1987)
Ben receives an invitation to a conference in Perth and Donna is determined to go along - as Mrs. Ben Green. Jo goes along with them to search for her mother.
2Rocking the Boat: Part 2Rocking the Boat: Part 2 (1987)
Jo spends her birthday in search of her mother and stakes out the local post office. Kenny helps his patient overcome his bitterness and gives him the courage to face an uncertain future.
3Bitter Sweet: Part 1Bitter Sweet: Part 1 (1987)
While Frank and Shirley are in America visiting Vicky, Simon, and the twins, Frank is replaced by an upfront policewoman, Sgt. Sally Moore. A sales rep for a drug company tries to sell cheap drugs to farmers in the Valley.
4Bitter Sweet: Part 2Bitter Sweet: Part 2 (1987)
Ben is victimised by irate farmers when he announces that the whole milk supply of the Valley will have to be dumped. Alex becomes godmother to young Penny Richards. Ben's surgery is vandalised.
5One with the Lot: Part 1One with the Lot: Part 1 (2 Feb. 1987)
An older woman has a difficult decision to make when she learns that she is pregnant and has a one-in-two chance of having a deformed child.
6One with the Lot: Part 2One with the Lot: Part 2 (3 Feb. 1987)
Sally sets her sights on Ben. Kenny loses his job at the road-house but regains it after he saves the boss's son.
7Caught in the Act: Part 1Caught in the Act: Part 1 (1987)
There is a burglar on the loose in Wandin Valley. Esme is among the victims and Sgt. Moore is finding it a difficult case to solve.
8Caught in the Act: Part 2Caught in the Act: Part 2 (1987)
Peter decides to impress Alex by putting up a TV aerial for her and he finally gets her alone - when they get stranded on the roof for the night. Mrs. Coote and Major Duggan get married.
9No Place for a Lady: Part 1No Place for a Lady: Part 1 (1987)
Wandin Valley battens down the hatches and prepares for Big Jules' annual visit. Frank is treating Sally as if she's incapable of handling anything other than paperwork and she's had enough.
10No Place for a Lady: Part 2No Place for a Lady: Part 2 (1987)
Sally files an official complaint against Frank. Alex plays Cupid in an attempt to help Jules and Myrtle Burnett solve their problems.
11Tall in the Saddle: Part 1Tall in the Saddle: Part 1 (15 Apr. 1987)
Cowboy Hank "Lash" McCoy and his family arrive in town to perform a Wild West show for the primary school and Alex is rather put out by Peter's interest in one of the show's stars.
12Tall in the Saddle: Part 2Tall in the Saddle: Part 2 (16 Apr. 1987)
Jo prepares to make her television debut while Frank acts the part of a nervous stage mother.
13Times Are a Changing: Part 1Times Are a Changing: Part 1 (1987)
Andrew McPherson, an old friend of Alex's, has come to the Valley for a break. Peter is jealous and feels he can't compete with Andrew, a hot-shot city lawyer.
14Times Are a Changing: Part 2Times Are a Changing: Part 2 (1987)
Alex learns that Andrew has a drug problem but has a hard time convincing him to do something about it. Jo is elected president of the new student council. Peter shows his jealousy by giving Alex the cold shoulder.
15Foul Play: Part 1Foul Play: Part 1 (1987)
Jo is booked to do a TV commercial for fresh chickens but is horrified when she sees the conditions at the farm.
16Foul Play: Part 2Foul Play: Part 2 (1987)
Andrew realises the quiet life is not for him and returns to Sydney. Maggie uncovers the identity of the "Woman of the World" and reaches a compromise with Matron Arrowsmith.
17Hit and Run: Part 1Hit and Run: Part 1 (6 May 1987)
Peter takes pity on teenage runaway Stewart Pedler and lets him stay at Camelot, much to Donna and Ben's dismay. Jo saves a dog from a cruel fate.
18Hit and Run: Part 2Hit and Run: Part 2 (7 May 1987)
Peter is devastated when he realises the Stewart was just stringing him along. The Wandin Valley batting order collapses, can Esme save the day?
19Odds On: Part 1Odds On: Part 1 (1987)
A reformed gambler finds the temptation too hard to resist. Esme is also bitten by the gambling bug when Cookie installs a new poker machine in the club.
20Odds On: Part 2Odds On: Part 2 (1987)
Peter's life hangs in the balance when he suffers a severe allergic reaction on the operating table and Alex realises just how much he means to her.
21Lost for Words: Part 1Lost for Words: Part 1 (1987)
Peter and Alex organise a romantic weekend away in Sydney but it doesn't go according to plan when Alex's father is found to be staying in the same hotel. Donna falls for a mysterious newcomer.
22Lost for Words: Part 2Lost for Words: Part 2 (1987)
Frank is not impressed by Jo's taste in men when she brings home her new boyfriend - Tyrone the surfie. Alex is forced to go to England when she hears that her grandmother is ill.
23Creative Play: Part 1Creative Play: Part 1 (6 Apr. 1987)
Donna finds her nursing skills challenged and ends up resigning after a battle with a middle-aged Valium addict.
24Creative Play: Part 2Creative Play: Part 2 (7 Apr. 1987)
Matt checks out of the hospital and pays Donna a visit.
25Outsiders: Part 1Outsiders: Part 1 (1987)
Jo and Ben visit a rundown farm and suspect something is amiss. Peter and Bob repair an old radio and pick up a distress signal - from a UFO.
26Outsiders: Part 2Outsiders: Part 2 (1987)
Hilda Arrowsmith arrives at the hospital and announces that she is their new Acting Matron. The Shelley children move in with Frank and Shirley when their mother is admitted to hospital. Peter is longing for Alex's return.
27A Nice Girl Like You: Part 1A Nice Girl Like You: Part 1 (1987)
Adam Campbell takes a fancy to Jo and invites her to a party at his house, but disaster strikes when they are involved in a car accident while on the way home.
28A Nice Girl Like You: Part 2A Nice Girl Like You: Part 2 (1987)
Frank is determined to find out who is to blame for the car accident that has left Jo in a coma with possible brain damage. Peter drives down to Sydney to meet Alex at the airport and ends up helping a damsel in distress.
29Home and Away: Part 1Home and Away: Part 1 (1987)
Christine Mason returns to work after the birth of her daughter but when she brings Yvette to the hospital with a broken arm, Alex suspects that Christine is guilty of child abuse.
30Home and Away: Part 2Home and Away: Part 2 (1987)
Cookie moves into Camelot after he and Bob have an argument. Terence and Alex have a difference of opinion over a suspected child abuse case and Alex is forced to back down when she realises that she was mistaken.
31Love Story: Part 1Love Story: Part 1 (1987)
Peter tries to find the right time to pop the question to Alex but she's too busy battling a case of hay fever to notice. Major Duggan's health is failing him but he refuses to see Terence for treatment.
32Love Story: Part 2Love Story: Part 2 (1987)
Jo, Glen, and Darren save the Major from drowning when he falls into the swimming hole and Terence convinces him to have further tests. Peter finally proposes to Alex who accepts.
33Best Laid Plans: Part 1Best Laid Plans: Part 1 (1987)
The residents of Wandin Valley band together to prevent the closure of the hospital. Shirley decides to solve Frank's back problems by getting a new bed - a waterbed, and Jo is horrified.
34Best Laid Plans: Part 2Best Laid Plans: Part 2 (1987)
Donna gets Ben to propose to her because she's never been asked before. Maggie defeats Arrowsmith and Councillor Muldoon when she dares to expose some secrets. The town throw an engagement party for Peter and Alex.
35My Brother's Keeper: Part 1My Brother's Keeper: Part 1 (18 May 1987)
Jo's friend Fiona is fed-up of having to look after her little brother Jimmy and decides to play netball as planned, leaving Jimmy on his own.
36My Brother's Keeper: Part 2My Brother's Keeper: Part 2 (19 May 1987)
Young Jimmy is found dead in the lake and Fiona runs to Jo and the Gilroys for comfort when her mother turns on her and blames her for his death. The pressure is on Peter and Alex to name the day.
37...Book by It's Cover: Part 1...Book by It's Cover: Part 1 (1987)
When Peter allows his students to choose a book for their open-book review, their choice causes him nothing but trouble. Cookie organises a grand surprise, but Esme gets a surprise of another kind.
38...Book by It's Cover: Part 2...Book by It's Cover: Part 2 (1987)
A diabetic boy bluffs his way into hospital to escape his overprotective mother. Sandy's dad is not happy to learn that his daughter is studying "Puberty Blues" at school and confronts Peter about it.
39The Lie of the Land: Part 1The Lie of the Land: Part 1 (1987)
Cathy Hayden, Wandin Valley's new Parks and Wildlife officer, has trouble coping with the attitudes of the locals and her willful grandfather. Peter is disillusioned and not sure whether he wants to continue teaching.
40The Lie of the Land: Part 2The Lie of the Land: Part 2 (1987)
Peter decides on a life on the land and starts working on the Hayden farm, but Alex begins to worry about the man she's going to marry.
41Ghost of a Chance: Part 1Ghost of a Chance: Part 1 (1987)
Alex picks up a young pregnant hitch-hiker and blames herself when the girl dies after she is knocked down by a truck driver.
42Ghost of a Chance: Part 2Ghost of a Chance: Part 2 (1987)
Ben, Jo, Donna, and Bob go ghostbusting and end up solving a fifty-year-old mystery. Terence is concerned when Alex gets too involved in the case of a newborn baby who is going through heroin withdrawal.
43The Right Mix: Part 1The Right Mix: Part 1 (15 Jun. 1987)
A hard-nosed journalist comes to the Valley to interview Cathy for a story about a day in the life of a ranger, but Cathy is too busy organising the annual roo cull.
44The Right Mix: Part 2The Right Mix: Part 2 (16 Jun. 1987)
Alex and Peter's relationship is in deep trouble and the arrival of Peter's old school master Walter Hopwood doesn't help matters.
45Keep on Truckin': Part 1Keep on Truckin': Part 1 (22 Jun. 1987)
Alex waits for Peter to make up his mind about Walter Hopwood's job offer. The Simpson family finds it hard to cope when their father is jailed.
46Keep on Truckin': Part 2Keep on Truckin': Part 2 (23 Jun. 1987)
Kevin Simpson decides to take his family's welfare into his own hands. Alex tells Peter that she can't go with him and will be staying in Wandin Valley. Peter says goodbye to Donna and his friends throw him a going away party.
47Nobody's Perfect: Part 1Nobody's Perfect: Part 1 (29 Jun. 1987)
Donna's Aunt Sally comes to visit and Donna and Cathy see a chance to do a spot of match-making.
48Nobody's Perfect: Part 2Nobody's Perfect: Part 2 (30 Jun. 1987)
Bob and Cookie go in search of some frill-necked lizards. Jack Hayden and Sally find they have plenty in common. Jo becomes the star of a Japanese shampoo commercial.
49Things of Value: Part 1Things of Value: Part 1 (6 Jul. 1987)
Frank plans a special present for his and Shirley's fifth wedding anniversary. Bob and Cookie are besieged by would-be stars as word of their success as theatrical agents spreads.
50Things of Value: Part 2Things of Value: Part 2 (7 Jul. 1987)
An old woman loses her will to live when her pet is killed. Cathy finds the culprit who has been talking pot shots at the local animals.
51Walking on Air: Part 1Walking on Air: Part 1 (13 Jul. 1987)
Alex is not amused when Frank turns the clinic into a temporary police station while filling in for Shirley.
52Walking on Air: Part 2Walking on Air: Part 2 (14 Jul. 1987)
Jo goes to Sydney to try out for a modelling job on Dolly magazine. Miranda Dupre moves in with Bob and Cookie.
53Walking on Air: Part 3Walking on Air: Part 3 (20 Jul. 1987)
Samantha has a fight with her parents and moves in with Kenny Mitchell. Terence goes on a health kick, but Alex is concerned he may be overdoing it.
54Walking on Air: Part 4Walking on Air: Part 4 (21 Jul. 1987)
Kenny starts making plans for his future with Samantha. Cookie, jealous over Bob and Miranda's growing friendship, goes walkabout.
55Carnival Is Over: Part 1Carnival Is Over: Part 1 (1987)
Cookie meets up with a couple of old circus performers and their sick lion. Miranda and Bob's romance is hotting up and there's more than one person involved in a little match-making.
56Carnival Is Over: Part 2Carnival Is Over: Part 2 (1987)
Two circus clowns decide to do one last show for the children at Wandin Valley's hospital. Ben treats a wild circus animal. Terence unwittingly sets the whole town on a health kick.
57Birds of Prey: Part 1Birds of Prey: Part 1 (3 Aug. 1987)
The local farmers are up in arms over plans to release a wedgetail eagle in the National Park. Terence becomes the target of a full-fledged country girl and ropes Donna into teaching him how to ride a horse.
58Birds of Prey: Part 2Birds of Prey: Part 2 (4 Aug. 1987)
It's Donna to the rescue when a farmer threatens the life of an innocent animal. Alex is put out by all the attention Terence is paying Jill Rice. Bob and Cookie go hunting for the long lost bounty of a payroll robbery.
59Intensive Care: Part 1Intensive Care: Part 1 (30 Sep. 1987)
Terence is in the firing line when he transfers a brain-dead girl to Wandin Valley Hospital in the hope that her father will agree to turn off the life-support machine. Jo arrives home - but she's not the girl she used to be.
60Intensive Care: Part 2Intensive Care: Part 2 (11 Aug. 1987)
Muldoon is up to his old tricks again with his plans for the Bicentennial project but the locals plan to sabotage his plan with one of their own.
61Mozart Rules: Part 1Mozart Rules: Part 1 (17 Aug. 1987)
Donna organises a surprise party for Ben to celebrate Mozart's birthday. Alex tackles Dan Richards over his all too frequent absences, but later ends up regretting her actions.
62Mozart Rules: Part 2Mozart Rules: Part 2 (18 Aug. 1987)
Donna, Dan, and Penny Richards are all victims of the accident. Cathy ends up helping out a young intruder instead of turning her in. Ben is inconsolable over Donna's death.
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63Picking Up the Pieces: Part 1Picking Up the Pieces: Part 1 (1987)
Frank senses that there is more to the accident than meets the eye and won't rest until he finds out who caused it. Ben finds it difficult to cope with his feelings of loss.
64Picking Up the Pieces: Part 2Picking Up the Pieces: Part 2 (1987)
The town pulls together for a fundraising dance-a-thon. Ben decides the only way he can come to terms with his grief is to leave the Valley for a while.
65Down to Earth: Part 1Down to Earth: Part 1 (1987)
Terence puts his vineyard up for sale but ends up regretting his decision. Jo buys a new sports car. A locum vet arrives in town and fails to hit it off with Cathy Hayden.
66Down to Earth: Part 2Down to Earth: Part 2 (1987)
Jo and Frank are at loggerheads because the Sarge is refusing to let Jo anywhere near her new car. Penny's grandmother Lillian arrives to take Penny back home to Sydney with her.
67Not Enough Cooks: Part 1Not Enough Cooks: Part 1 (1987)
Jo couldn't have chosen a worse day to start work at the hospital. The nurses are understaffed and run off their feet, the cook has quit and everyone is alarmed about the strange noises echoing through the plumbing.
68Not Enough Cooks: Part 2Not Enough Cooks: Part 2 (1987)
Muldoon causes even more problems for the hospital when he tries his hand at industrial relations. Terence falls victim to a bout of food poisoning right in the middle of an operation.
69Someone to Listen: Part 1Someone to Listen: Part 1 (14 Sep. 1987)
A mother suspects that the problem she's having with her teenage son could be caused by more than just the generation gap.
70Someone to Listen: Part 2Someone to Listen: Part 2 (15 Sep. 1987)
Jack tries his hand at a little match-making between Cathy and Tom MacKay. Terence tries to help a mentally ill boy, but his efforts are in vain.
71A Different Breed: Part 1A Different Breed: Part 1 (21 Sep. 1987)
The local farmers are angry about the abundance of wild pigs in the National Park. They are blaming Cathy for the damage to their crops and are accusing her of not knowing how to do her job properly.
72A Different Breed: Part 2A Different Breed: Part 2 (12 Nov. 1987)
Jack Hayden takes a turn for the worse and Cathy finally learns the truth about his illness. The club is black-balled and Cookie is far from happy. Terence buys Camelot from Ben, whose friends persuade him to stay on in Wandin Valley.
73Going for Broke: Part 1Going for Broke: Part 1 (28 Sep. 1987)
New nurse Michael Langley has an unusual introduction to Wandin Valley when Jo knocks him off his motorbike whilst she is learning to drive.
74Going for Broke: Part 2Going for Broke: Part 2 (29 Sep. 1987)
Jack, realising that he has little time left, decides to take care of some unfinished business. Michael Langley finds himself accused of taking an unhealthy interest in a little girl.
75What's Love Got to Do with It: Part 1What's Love Got to Do with It: Part 1 (1987)
Jack's son Cliff arrives in the Valley to see his dying father. Penny's grandmother convinces Alex to look after her god-daughter for the foreseeable future
76What's Love Got to Do with It: Part 2What's Love Got to Do with It: Part 2 (1987)
Cliff Hayden leaves Wandin Valley without resolving his differences with his father. Alex finds it tough being both doctor and parent at the same time.
77Labour of Love: Part 1Labour of Love: Part 1 (1987)
A hot-shot, city-trained nursing sister arrives in Wandin Valley. The Bachelor and Spinster Ball is coming up and Jo is trying her hardest to get Michael to invite her to it.
78Labour of Love: Part 2Labour of Love: Part 2 (1987)
Cathy tries to cope with the loss of Jack. The hospital staff reassure Esme that she is not dying.
79Playing Possum: Part 1Playing Possum: Part 1 (1987)
Cathy cannot believe her luck when she hires, who she thinks is, the perfect farmhand, but she is in for a few surprises with her new accident-prone employee.
80Playing Possum: Part 2Playing Possum: Part 2 (1987)
Shirley takes a call from a lady in distress but cannot identify who she is. Danno, Cathy's new farmhand, goes missing. Shirley's mysterious caller pays her a visit.
81The Last Straw: Part 1The Last Straw: Part 1 (1987)
A farmer and his wife struggle to come to terms with losing their farm and home.
82The Last Straw: Part 2The Last Straw: Part 2 (1987)
A man desperate to save his farm resorts to using a shotgun. Bob and Cookie fix Jo up with a "hot" date.
83All in the Game: Part 1All in the Game: Part 1 (1987)
Football Fever grips Wandin Valley when the Wombats take on Widjeera. Alex finds it hard to understand why Jill lets her fiancé, football star Geoff Ryan, continually take her for granted.
84All in the Game: Part 2All in the Game: Part 2 (1987)
Geoff Ryan is seriously injured during the match. Shirley continues to feel the pressures of Frank's job. Geoff and Jill tie the knot, but Alex is not convinced that either of them really wanted to.
85Licensed to Kill: Part 1Licensed to Kill: Part 1 (1987)
Michael's offer to help Jo with her driving test has unexpected consequences when they fall asleep in Michael's room and Jo fails to return home until morning.
86Licensed to Kill: Part 2Licensed to Kill: Part 2 (1987)
Tempers flare when Cathy decides to cancel the duck shoot. Jo and Michael are the focus of some unwelcome gossip. Terence and Alex share a kiss on the way home from the presentation dinner.
87Licensed to Kill: Part 3Licensed to Kill: Part 3 (1987)
Wandin Valley is invaded by gun-toting hunters as the annual duck-season gets under way. Cathy is determined to find out who shot her horse. Jo refuses to talk to Michael despite his profuse apologies.
88Licensed to Kill: Part 4Licensed to Kill: Part 4 (1987)
A shooting accident tears a family apart. Penny tries a little match-making between her two favourite doctors, although Terence and Alex don't seem to need much encouragement. Cathy tears up her resignation.