Doctor Finlay

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Doctor Finlay
Created by A. J. Cronin
Starring David Rintoul
Ian Bannen
Annette Crosbie
Jason Flemyng
Jessica Turner
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 27
Executive producer(s) Robert Love
Bernard Krichefski
Bill Clark
Running time 60 minutes
(including adverts)
Production company(s) STV Productions
(Scottish Television)
Original network ITV
Original release 5 March 1993 –
20 December 1996

Doctor Finlay is a British television series based on A. J. Cronin's stories about the fictional medical hero, Dr. Finlay.

It was first broadcast on the 5th March 1993 on ITV.

It is a follow-up to Dr. Finlay's Casebook, the successful BBC series and takes place in the 1940s after John Finlay returns from war service. Early storylines include the setting up of the new National Health Service and the modernisation of the medical practice at Arden House, Tannochbrae, Scotland.

The show stars David Rintoul as Dr. Finlay, Ian Bannen as his semi-retired practice partner, Dr. Cameron, and Annette Crosbie as his housekeeper, Janet. Other central characters include Finlay's assistant, Dr. Neil, played by Jason Flemyng and Finlay's new partner, Dr. Napier, played by Jessica Turner.

The series was a Scottish Television production (now known as STV Productions) that was filmed in Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland. It also used the Dumgoyne Peak and Loch Lomond as supposedly local backdrops although these are not close to Auchtermuchty. It aired in the U.S. on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre.


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