A Country Practice (1981–1993)

Tipping the Balance: Part 2 

Terence tells Ida that it is time she forgoes her herbal remedies in favour of conventional medical treatment. Molly and Brendan host a dinner party, inviting Simon, Sally and Vicky, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Brendan Maher

Writer:

Anne Brooksbank

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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:
Sally Conabere Sally Conabere ... Sally Wyndham
Jon Darling Jon Darling ... Mr. Pearson
Kay Eklund Kay Eklund ... Ida Dugdale
Brian Moll Brian Moll ... Councillor Muldoon
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Storyline

Terence tells Ida that it is time she forgoes her herbal remedies in favour of conventional medical treatment. Molly and Brendan host a dinner party, inviting Simon, Sally and Vicky, a gathering which unwittingly serves as a venue for Vicky and Simon to reminisce about one of their more memorable exploits [see Episodes 10]. Ida doesn't care to press charges against Gabe for stealing her bicycle, the two even become friends when Frank sends Gabe to the hospital to apologise. While Ida is in hospital, a group of volunteers are organised to run the Post Office, they even manage to subvert Muldoon's effort at undermining Ida in his attempt to gain control of the postal service. Simon's hesitance in advancing his relationship with Sally gives her reason to go home to Sydney. Ida responds well to her treatments and will soon be out of hospital. Moving back to her apartment, Vicky is greeted with flowers-from "Fatso."

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Release Date:

21 September 1983 (Australia) See more »

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