Rent A Very Peculiar Practice (1988)

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13h 20min
Rent A Very Peculiar Practice (aka A Very Peculiar Practice - The Complete BBC Series) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Lowlands University is a swamp of fear and loathing. A showpiece Sixties campus looking increasingly anachronistic in the paranoid, profit-driven Eighties, it is staffed by angst-ridden academics desperate to hang onto their privileged status amid swingeing cutbacks. It also houses what may well be the worst medical practice in the British Isles. Stephen Daker (Peter Davison) sees his new job at the Medical Centre as a chance to pursue excellence among a dedicated team and he's somewhat shaken when his colleagues turn out to be a wildly unpredictable dipsomaniac, a public school-educated fascist and an uber-feminist who sees illness as something men do to women.
Dark secrets, sinister experiments, demented academics, STD epidemics, the Yankee Dollar, a desperate Creative with writer's block and a couple of nuns all conspire to make life on campus a hair-raising experience for Stephen! This set comprises both series and 'A Very Polish Practice', the 1992 sequel film which finds Stephen coping with life in post-Communism Warsaw.
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Ken Riddington
Andrew Davies
A Very Peculiar Practice - The Complete BBC Series
British TV, TV Classics, TV Comedies, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Romance
Release Date:
Run Time:
800 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
  • Audio commentaries on episodes three and five
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- A Very Long Way from Anywhere
- We Love You, That's Why We're Here
- Wives of Great Men
- Black Bob's Hamburger Suit
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes
- Contact Tracer
- The Hit List
- Catastrophe Theory
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes
- The New Frontier
- Art and Illusion
- May the Force Be with You
- Bad Vibrations
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes
- Values of the Family
- The Big Squeeze
- Death of a University
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episodes
- A Very Polish Practice

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