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A Country Practice was an Australian television drama series. At its inception, one of the longest-running of its kind, produced by James Davern of JNP Productions, who had wrote the pilot episode and entered a script contest for the network in 1979, coming third and winning a merit award. It ran on the Seven Network for 1,058 episodes from 18 November 1981 to 22 November 1993. It was produced in ATN-7's production facility at Epping, Sydney. After its lengthy run on the seven network it was picked up by network ten with a mainly new cast from April to November 1994 for 30 episodes, although the ten series was not as successful as its predecessor . The Channel Seven series was also filmed on location in Pitt Town, while, the Channel Ten series was filmed on location in Emerald, Victoria.

  1. James Davern


Series Cast

  1. Shane Porteous

    Terence Elliot

    408 Episodes

  2. Lorrae Desmond

    Shirley Dean/Gilroy

    408 Episodes

  3. Joyce Jacobs

    Esme Watson

    358 Episodes

  4. Syd Heylen

    Vernon 'Cookie' Locke

    358 Episodes

  5. Gordon Piper

    Robert 'Bob' Hatfield

    358 Episodes

  6. Grant Dodwell as Simon Bowen

    Grant Dodwell

    Simon Bowen

    322 Episodes

  7. Brian Wenzel as Frank Gilroy

    Brian Wenzel

    Frank Gilroy

    322 Episodes

  8. Shane Withington as Brendan Jones

    Shane Withington

    Brendan Jones

    322 Episodes

  9. Penny Cook

    Victoria "Vicki" Dean/Bowen

    238 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 14

1994 • 30 Episodes

Season 13 of A Country Practice premiered on April 13, 1994.

Future Perfect

(13x30, November 5, 1994) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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