A Country Practice (1981–1993)

Another Man's Poison: Part 1 

Terence's continued moodiness has his patients deserting him in favour of Dr. Bowen.


Bruce Best


Leon Saunders


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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
Gordon Piper Gordon Piper ... Bob Hatfield
Syd Heylen Syd Heylen ... Vernon 'Cookie' Locke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natasha Ferguson Natasha Ferguson ... Leanne McGuire
Suzanne Hawley Suzanne Hawley ... Alison MaGuire (as Suzanna Hawley)
Kevin Leslie Kevin Leslie ... Chas Foster
Brian Moll Brian Moll ... Councillor Muldoon
Wendy Strehlow ... Sister Judy Loveday


Fang's death from exposure to a poisonous substance, coupled with the hospitalisation of Leanne McGuire for a mild exposure to the same substance, unites Molly and Peter McGuire against a fellow neighbour whom they suspect of contaminating a creek running through the Jones' farm. Terence's continued moodiness has his patients deserting him in favour of Dr. Bowen. Vicky confronts Terence about his attitude when she calls to asks him, in his role as District Health Officer, to contact the Pastures Protection Board about the poisonings. Terence packs up Marta's belongings to allow the Foley's move into the house (the Foley's farm has since gone into receivership). Judy Loveday encourages Brendan to apply for the matronship hoping that she may then finally achieve the position of Deputy Matron. Frank presses Muldoon to do something about a flock of abandoned sheep.

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Drama | Romance





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19 April 1983 (Australia) See more »

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