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A Country Practice: Series 2 (Ep. 15-44) Box Set (Australia Release) (6 Discs)

A Country Practice: Series 2 (Ep. 15-44) Box Set (Australia Release) (6 Discs)

Released on 19 January 2011

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years and over

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A Country Practice is an Australian television drama series. One of the longest-running of its kind, it ran on the Seven Network for 1,058 episodes from 18 November 1981 to 22 November 1993. Though, sometimes considered a soap opera, the storylines of the show's two one-hour episodes screened over any one week formed a self-contained narrative block. The storylines were meant to have a primary appeal to adult and older youthful audiences, and in particular they had greater appeal to children from middle class backgrounds.[1] As it did not have the open ended narrative of a traditional soap opera, it was technically a series. Nevertheless, many storylines were developed as sub plots for several episodes before becoming the focus of a particular week's narrative block. Overall, the programme "so emphasised the ongoing storylines of its major characters as to make the distinction between series and serial more or less meaningless". The show followed a medical practice in the small fictional New South Wales country town of Wandin Valley. The show's stories focused on the staff of the practice and the hospital and their families, and through weekly guest characters - frequently patients served by the practice - various social and medical problems were explored. The series examined such topical issues as youth unemployment, suicide, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS and terminal illness, as well as Aborigines and their place in modern Australian society. Apart from its regular rotating cast of characters, mainly among the younger personnel, A Country Practice also had a cast of semi-regulars who would make appearances as the storylines permitted. A Country Practice has also become well-known for its number of guest stars appearances, including Baz Luhrmann, Smokey Dawson, John Meillon, Sir Robert Helpmann and even the Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke made a cameo appearance in 1986. Nicole Kidman, Toni Collette and Simon Baker also had guest-roles in the series before going on to international fame.
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certificate12 years and over
directorBill Hughes
duration25 hours
languagesEnglish
region2
year1982