A Country Practice (1981–1993)

Good Intentions: Part 1 

With Frank still recuperating in hospital, his replacement arrives in town. Steve Vargas is a young motorcycle riding police constable who quickly alienates the townsfolk with his ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Meillon

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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
Wendy Strehlow ... Sister Judy Loveday
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Blake ... Steve Vargas
Katy Brinson Katy Brinson ... Marilyn Gibb (as Kathleen Brinson)
Ian Gilmour ... Donald Cook
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Storyline

With Frank still recuperating in hospital, his replacement arrives in town. Steve Vargas is a young motorcycle riding police constable who quickly alienates the townsfolk with his aggressive, pro-active policing. Judy is initially attracted to the leather-clad cop, whom she likens to Mel Gibson, although her opinion of him changes when he gives her a warning for jaywalking after nearly running her down. Marilyn Gibb, a young expectant mother whose boyfriend recently walked out on her, finds herself becoming an object of affection for loner Donald Cook. Constable Vargas warns Donald to stay clear of Marilyn after he sees them arguing in the street but Donald is emphatic that he only wants to help her out. Esme's doting behaviour, from bringing Maggie her lunch at the hospital to querying her about whether she'll be home for tea, begins to grate on the Matron. Esme suggests they have a party - a small, dignified gathering by Esme's expectations but Maggie organises a poker game. Marilyn...

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Release Date:

5 July 1984 (Australia) See more »

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