Vets in Practice

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Vets in Practice
Starring Trude Mostue
Steve Leonard
Joe Inglis
Emma Milne
Narrated by Christopher Timothy
Theme music composer Debbie Wiseman
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 11
No. of episodes 110 (+ 4 specials)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Release
Original network BBC One
Picture format 4:3 (1997–2001)
16:9 (2001–02)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 26 August 1997 (1997-08-26) – 31 December 2002 (2002-12-31)
Chronology
Preceded by Vets' School (1996)
Followed by Vets in the Wild (2000–02)

Vets in Practice is a BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary series that followed a group of trainee veterinary surgeons. The first episode, Animal Magic, aired at 8 pm on 26 August 1997.[1] Series one attracted 8.09 million viewers (39 per cent audience share).[2] It made celebrities of Trude Mostue and Steve Leonard, who became TV presenters.

Filming took place at various locations in England and Wales, including Longleat Safari Park, as well as veterinary practices in Kenya, Botswana, Turkey, and the Bahamas.

In 1999, it won Most Popular Documentary Series at the National Television Awards.[3]

Series overview[edit]

# Episodes Aired
1 10 26 August – 10 October 1997
2 10 5 February – 6 March 1998
3 10 21 July – 18 August 1998
4 10 7 January – 5 February 1999
5 10 27 July – 9 September 1999
6 10 1 February – 1 March 2000
7 10 14 August – 14 September 2000
8 10 5 January – 4 February 2001
9 10 29 August – 28 September 2001
10 10 3 January – 7 March 2002
11 10 29 August – 27 September 2002

Specials[edit]

Title Synopsis Date
Vets in Practice at Christmas Christmas special.[4] 26 December 1999
Vets in Practice at Christmas Trude visits her family in Norway.[5] 21 December 2000
Vets in Practice at Christmas Christmas special.[6] 20 December 2001
Goodbye Vets in Practice Vets reminisce about their time on the show.[7] 31 December 2002

Return to... Vets in Practice[edit]

In July 2008, BBC Two broadcast a five-part series called Return to... Vets in Practice, catching up with the stars of Vets in Practice, and highlights from the original series.[8]

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