A Country Practice (1981–1993)

Positive Steps: Part 2 

Simon brings Cynthia by the farm to ask Molly if the Gliding Club could use her paddock, Molly refuses and takes the opportunity to raise the subject of her hens' deaths. After having his ... See full summary »

Director:

Brendan Maher

Writer:

Sheila Sibley

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Shane Porteous ... Dr. Terrence Elliot
Joyce Jacobs Joyce Jacobs ... Esme Watson
Brian Wenzel Brian Wenzel ... Frank Gilroy
Lorrae Desmond Lorrae Desmond ... Shirley Dean Gilroy
Grant Dodwell Grant Dodwell ... Simon Bowen
Shane Withington ... Brendan Jones
Penny Cook ... Victoria 'Vicky' Dean
Anne Tenney Anne Tenney ... Melissa 'Molly' Jones
Joan Sydney Joan Sydney ... Matron Maggie Sloan
Gordon Piper Gordon Piper ... Bob Hatfield
Syd Heylen Syd Heylen ... Vernon 'Cookie' Locke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Carroll Roger Carroll ... Farmer
Tom Farley Tom Farley ... Derek Clayton
Anna Lee Anna Lee ... Cynthia Hayward
Brian Moll Brian Moll ... Councillor Muldoon
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Storyline

Simon brings Cynthia by the farm to ask Molly if the Gliding Club could use her paddock, Molly refuses and takes the opportunity to raise the subject of her hens' deaths. After having his suggestion of an alternative, relaxation based treatment vociferously rejected by patient Derek Clayton, Terence rethinks his approach to treating the angry man and his arthritis. After going to the trouble of getting Muldoon to act as an official observer of the effect of the glider overflights, Vicky discovers that Molly's hens have not been dying of "glider fright" but a parasitic infestation. The community's overbearing support and good intentions push Laura into a setback but afterwards she asks Brendan, who has been pushing her to get back into dance through choreology, to allow her to move on with her life as she sees fit. Simon's infatuation with Cynthia ends when he receives an invitation to her wedding. Gabe phones Shirley at the clinic again. Muldoon mistakenly drinks the bottle of hair ...

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Release Date:

18 August 1983 (Australia) See more »

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Color
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