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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the world of Wandin Valley, 15 Aug. 2011
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Mikey (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Country Practice - Series 1 (Ep. 1-14) - 4-DVD Set ( A Country Practice - Series One (Ep. One to Fourteen) ) (DVD)
Back in late 1981, the Seven Network in Australia took a plunge with a twice weekly serial set in rural New South Wales with the title A Country Practice. The series was launched in the summer months when there are usually fewer people in front of their TV sets than in other times of the year. From this point on at 7.30pm twice a week, millions of Australians would tune in to Seven to delve into the stories surrounding the inhabitants and visitors around Wandin Valley.
These 14 episodes introduce the viewer to Sister Marta Kertesz (Helen Scott) a Hungarian born nursing sister who has settled in Wandin Valley. We also meet the newly arrived Joneses from Adelaide - wild Molly (Anne Tenney) and Brendan (Shane Witthington). Anne and Shane would later marry in real-life. Dr Simon Bowen (Grant Dodwell), a Sydney born late 20s doctor is also a recent arrival to Wandin Valley and seems interested in the local vet Vicky Dean (Penny Cook) who is daughter of Sister Shirley Dean (Lorrae Desmond). Shirley is in her late 40s and works as a receptionist at the medical practice where Dr Terence Elliott (Shane Porteous) and Simon practise. Other locals include Sergeant Frank Gilroy (Brian Wenzel), busybody Esme Watson (Joyce Jacobs), Vernon "Cookie" Locke (Syd Heylen) and Bob Hatfield (Gordon Piper).
The series which went on to run for over 1000 episodes features a wealth of guest stars from the whole Australian acting world. Many hours can be spent spotting the "Sons and Daughters" or "The Young Doctors", additionally the odd "Prisoner: Cell Block H" who pop up during the series' run.
Every week two episodes were devoted to a particular theme involving guest artists. The regulars had their own longer-running stories as well.
This set is a treat! These episodes were originally screened in the UK from October 1982 onwards usually in a weekly mid afternoon slot on ITV.
Enjoy travelling back to 1981 and back to Wandin Valley! I did!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect memories, 2 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: A Country Practice - Series 1 (Ep. 1-14) - 4-DVD Set ( A Country Practice - Series One (Ep. One to Fourteen) ) (DVD)
I remember watching this but thought that it was not available here.I had just found it and it lived up to all my memories. It arrived very promptly and in perfect condition. Will be ordering the next volumes as soon as possible.I would thoroughly recommend it t6o anyone who likes Aussie soaps or at least the old ones.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SPLENDID, 15 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: A Country Practice - Series 1 (Ep. 1-14) - 4-DVD Set ( A Country Practice - Series One (Ep. One to Fourteen) ) (DVD)
A great little, undemanding and pleasing series the likes of which are rarely made now. Surprisingly it has stood the test fo time pretty well thanks to a great cast, good writers and economically creative direction. Like Ballykissangel, Born and Bred, and Shine on Harvey Moon, this series easily draws you into its own world and lets you forget the real world for a few hours - really good and highly recommended for new and old viewers alike.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the good old days, 7 Jun. 2013
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loved it when it was airing, still loved it, it is funny, good acting, soothing and relaxing, it has not aged at all
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 14 April 2013
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Loved this show when my kids were little and was really pleased to find it had finally been released on DVD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant memories from the 1980 - 1990's, 12 April 2013
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Great first DVD of this memorable Australian Soap Opera. Great for fans of the show. Brings back many memories - would recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars A country practice, 11 Feb. 2013
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I used to watch this series years ago when my children were small. I was so pleased to be able to find it on DVD. I wasnt disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure nostalgia!, 9 Feb. 2013
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A delightful trip down Memory Lane...suddenly I'm a young mum again, enjoying a break in front of the TV while the little ones have their afternoon nap. Lovely to see all the old favourites again (and marvel at how Nurse Jones was allowed to be so "hands on" with his patients - wouldn't be allowed today) and not a computer in sight!
Those were indeed the days!! Recommendable and enjoyable
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a country practice, 22 Oct. 2012
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Mrs. Lesley Brown (scotland) - See all my reviews
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hi very prompt delivery. watched this on tv many years ago & was glad to see it on dvd. lesley
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching, 12 Jan. 2014
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A very enjoyable and informative series which deals with medical and social problems in a entertaining way. A good range of characters. We saw this series when it first came on TV.
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