Very Peculiar Practice (A): The Complete Series

Very Peculiar Practice (A): The Complete Series

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Lowlands University is a swamp of fear and loathing. A showpiece Sixties campus looking increasingly anachronistic in the paranoid, profit-driven Eighties, it is staffed by angst-ridden academics desperate to hang onto their privileged status amid swingeing cutbacks. It also houses what may well be the worst medical practice in the British Isles.

Stephen Daker (Peter Davison) sees his new job at the Medical Centre as a chance to pursue excellence among a dedicated team and he’s somewhat shaken when his colleagues turn out to be a wildly unpredictable dipsomaniac, a public school-educated fascist and an uber-feminist who sees illness as something men do to women. Dark secrets, sinister experiments, demented academics, STD epidemics, the Yankee Dollar, a desperate Creative with writer’s block and a couple of nuns all conspire to make life on campus a hair-raising experience for Stephen!

Andrew Davies’ surreal, searingly funny look at sexual politics, medical malpractice and academic rivalry at the height of the Thatcher era won huge acclaim and a BAFTA nomination for Best Drama Series. This set comprises both series and A Very Polish Practice, the 1992 sequel film which finds Stephen coping with life in post-Communism Warsaw.

Special Features
• Audio commentaries on episodes three and five


Reference
7953373
Year
1986-1988
Director
David Tucker
Actor
Timothy West
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Drama
Barcode
5027626337346
Classification
15
Number of Discs
5
Picture
1.33:1 / Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
English
Region
2 / PAL
Time
800 mins approx

Reference
7953373
Year
1986-1988
Director
David Tucker
Actor
Timothy West
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Drama
Barcode
5027626337346
Classification
15
Number of Discs
5
Picture
1.33:1 / Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
English
Region
2 / PAL
Time
800 mins approx