Follow the highs and lows of the townsfolk of Wandin Valley. This drama TV series revolves around the daily happenings of a small town rural Australian hospital, its doctors, nurses, patients, and pretty much everyone else in the locale. A heart-warming Australian drama series that at times will see you laughing hysterically and at other times crying rivers. Well worth watching. —bjhmelton
One of Australias most popular primetime television programmes, the award-winning A Country Practice (winning a record 30 Logies) is a drama series about the residents of the small country town of Wandin Valley, New South Wales. The storyline focused on the towns medical clinic, hospital, veterinary practice and pub. 1058 episodes were produced between 1981 and 1993 in NSW and screened on the Seven Network. A further 30 episodes, with significant changes to cast, were filmed in Victoria in 1994 and screened on the Ten Network.
A Country Practice was an Australian television drama series. At its inception, one of the longest-running of its kind, producer James Davern of JNP Productions, had written the pilot episode and entered a script contest for the Ten Network in 1979. He came third and won a merit award. It ran on the Seven Network for 1,058 episodes at 7.30pm Monday and Tuesday nights from 18 November 1981 to 22 November 1993. It was produced in ATN-7s 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 Seven Network series was also filmed on location in Pitt Town (outskirts of Northwest Sydney), while, the Network Ten series was filmed on location in Emerald, Victoria. Apart from the actors and actresses who appeared on the series program, it would also feature a number of native Australian animals and Australian wildlife, which was part of its enduring appeal both domestically and internationally.