Dr Finlay`s Casebook: Series 2  (DVD)
Based on the novel Country Doctor by A.J.Cronin, and set in 1920s Scotland. Starring Bill Simpson and Andrew Cruickshank.
The sleepy Scottish village of Tannochbrae has more than its fair share of dramas.
Dr Finlay (Bill Simpson) works as a junior partner in the local village medical practice, in a town full of gossip and patients with a variety of ailments. He works for the slightly stern and stuffy Dr Cameron (Andrew Cruickshank), with whom he frequently disagrees on the best treatment for his patients.
Cameron favours traditional methods of medicine, and clashes with Finlay's preference to try new techniques. Their unflappable and reliable housekeeper and receptionist Janet (Barbara Mullen) is sure to keep them in check.
Dr Finlay's Casebook was one of the most loved programmes the BBC have produced, with the handsome Bill Simpson even getting his own fan club! It now provides a peaceful break from the hard-hitting and intense medical dramas of today, while inspiring other shows about local doctors such as Doc Martin.
Ten episodes survive from the second series, which first aired in 1963. In series two housekeeper Janet becomes the subject of Dr. Snoddie's (Eric Woodburn) romantic attentions, much to the displeasure of Finlay, who has a rivalry with Snoddie due to his displeasure at Finlay's preference for modern medicine.
Release Date: 21st April 2014
Year of production: 1964
Running Time: 500 min
Cat No: 135017
No Disc: 4