A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice is a BBC comedy-drama series, which ran for two series in 1986 and 1988. It was written by Andrew Davies, and was inspired by his experiences as a lecturer at the University of Warwick.

The series is a black comedy with surreal elements. It concerned an idealistic young doctor, Stephen Daker (Peter Davison), taking up a post as a member of a university medical centre. The centre is staffed by a group of misfits including the bisexual Rose Marie (Barbara Flynn), self-absorbed Bob Buzzard (David Troughton), and decrepit Scot, Jock McCannon (Graham Crowden) who heads the team in the first series.


Season 2.0

1. The New Frontier (1988-03-02)
2. Art and Illusion (1988-03-09)
4. Bad Vibrations (1988-03-23)
5. Values of the Family (1988-03-30)
6. The Big Squeeze (1988-04-06)
7. Death of a University (1988-04-13)
8. A Very Polish Practice (1988-06-09)

Season 1.0

3. Wives of Great Men (1986-06-04)
5. Contact Tracer (1986-06-17)
6. The Hit List (1986-06-24)
7. Catastrophe Theory (1986-07-02)