Peak Practice

Peak Practice

1996 - 2005,
Drama series about a rural Derbyshire general practice.

Episode Guide

  • Peak Practice - Skin Deep (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:

    Skin Deep

    Tom aids an anorexic teenager; Sam and Richard clash over a rape victim's rights.

  • Peak Practice - Hit and Run (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    Hit and Run

    Alex deals with an aggressive policeman; Richard Turner edges closer to the truth.

  • Peak Practice - For the Love of the Child (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    For the Love of the Child

    Tom and Andrew clash over the treatment of a patient suspected of child abuse.

  • Peak Practice - Peak Practice (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Peak Practice

    Wedding arrangements are interrupted by a cable car emergency and the sinister arrival of Claire.

  • Peak Practice - Peak Practice (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Peak Practice

    Andrew stuns Erica when he asks her to marry him; Clare's illness spirals out of control.

  • Peak Practice - Peak Practice (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Peak Practice

    Claire's visit to an elderly patient has shocking consequences when she attempts to remove a dangerous souvenir.

  • Peak Practice - Peak Practice (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Peak Practice

    Claire is keen to repay Will for his continued support, but their friendship takes an unexpected turn.

  • Peak Practice - Fighting Chance (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Fighting Chance

    After Will cancels a big match for a boxer experiencing blackouts, the young man decides to participate in a bare knuckle fight.

  • Peak Practice - Passion (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:


  • Peak Practice - Comrades in Arms (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Comrades in Arms

  • Peak Practice - Turn a Blind Eye (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Turn a Blind Eye

  • Peak Practice - The Ties That Bind (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    The Ties That Bind

    As David fights to save a young girl from leukemia, the race is on to find a suitable donor.

  • Peak Practice - Race Against Time (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Race Against Time

  • Peak Practice - Once in a Lifetime (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    Once in a Lifetime

    Family and friends gather for Andrew and Erica's wedding, but neither bride nor groom are to be found.

  • Peak Practice - Two Things Stand Like Stone (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Two Things Stand Like Stone

    Clare goes into labor in a casino; Erica's father arrives, causing friction between Andrew and Erica.

  • Peak Practice - A Child I Dreamed (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    A Child I Dreamed

    David and Erica clash over the plight of a couple who desperately want a child.

  • Peak Practice - Falling Sky (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Falling Sky

    Andrew and Clare are held at gunpoint during a siege; protestors battle against plans for a supermarket.

  • Peak Practice - The Ghost in the Machine (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    The Ghost in the Machine

    Erica examines Cardale's industrial past for evidence of toxic waste.

  • Peak Practice - Glass Houses (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Glass Houses

    David risks losing everything when his professional and personal involvement of a patient collide; Anna seeks David's help.

  • Peak Practice - The Spinning Wheel (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    The Spinning Wheel

    Dr. Nick's lies catch up with him; Andrew's mother asks him to let her die with dignity.

  • Peak Practice - Body and Soul (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Body and Soul

    A priest baffles Andrew with a mysterious illness; Clare's obsession with cleanliness takes over.

  • Peak Practice - A Change of View (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    A Change of View

    Dr. Nick Goodson makes a dangerous misdiagnosis; Erica agrees to visit Andrew in Liverpool, then gets the cold shoulder from his family.

  • Peak Practice - Another Day of Life (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Another Day of Life

    Dr. Erica becomes the victim of a hate campaign after she testifies against a man accused of sexual abuse.

  • Peak Practice - The Good Son (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    The Good Son

    Dr. Andrew receives bad news; David and Clare agonize over her pregnancy.

  • Peak Practice - A Matter of Principle (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    A Matter of Principle

    Dr. David Shearer is touched by a man who cares for his brother; David crusades against health chiefs.

  • Peak Practice - Through a Glass Darkly (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Through a Glass Darkly

    Erica finds the first meeting with her real father traumatic; a woman mistakes Andrew and David for a gay couple.

  • Peak Practice - All Fall Down (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    All Fall Down

    Parents clamor to get their children vaccinated after a meningitis outbreak kills two local youngsters.

  • Peak Practice - Fight or Flight (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Fight or Flight

    A fire destroys Erica's cottage but helps ignite the attraction between her and Andrew; David faces rebuilding his family after Claire's release.

  • Peak Practice - A Change of Heart (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    A Change of Heart

    Andrew's ex-wife shows up with her baby son.

  • Peak Practice - Priorities (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:


    Erica is offered a job that would take her away from Cardale; a nurse seeks help about the pains she's been having.

  • Peak Practice - State of Mind (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    State of Mind

    David must face his wife's declining mental state when shocking news threatens to tear the family apart.

  • Peak Practice - Tough Love (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Tough Love

    A young drug addict faces her past when she tries to start anew; David and Claire support Cardale's pageant.

  • Peak Practice - Borrowed Time (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Borrowed Time

    An old friend of Andrew's turns up at the Beeches with some shocking news.

  • Peak Practice - Running to Hide (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Running to Hide

    Andrew's relationship with Gina Johnson moves beyond business; David's training for the Cardale Half Marathon is interrupted.

  • Peak Practice - Home Truths (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Home Truths

    Mother's cry for help leaves her son's life hanging in the balance as the doctors try to figure out the boy's medical problems.

  • Peak Practice - Lost Feelings (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Lost Feelings

    While Nick tries to deal with his confinement to a wheelchair, his wife Sally obsesses over becoming pregnant; Erica is convinced there is a ghost in her house.

  • Peak Practice - Classics (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:


    Dr. Andrew Attwood battles to save two crash victims; David Shearer and his wife prepare a surprise birthday party for Erica.

  • Peak Practice - Letting Go (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Letting Go

    Will and Kate get married and bid farewell to Cardale; Alice North is dismayed at the thought of having surgery.

  • Peak Practice - Innocent Blood (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Innocent Blood

    Romance could be in store for Andrew; Emily's illness puts more strain on Will and Kate; David conveys to his family the delights of living in Cardale.

  • Peak Practice - The Price (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Price

    Will and Kate learn their baby is seriously ill.

  • Peak Practice - Eye of the Storm (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Eye of the Storm

    Kate gives birth to a baby girl who develops life-threatening pneumonia; Erica and Andrew have a falling out.

  • Peak Practice - Heart and Soul (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Heart and Soul

    Will blames himself for a simple misdiagnosis, but Kate has an even bigger bombshell to drop; Erica puts down roots in Cardale, while Andrew faces up to his future in Liverpool.

  • Peak Practice - Running on Empty (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Running on Empty

    Will and Erica fear for Andrew's career as he tries to help a young medical student; Kate and Will consider taking a gamble.

  • Peak Practice - Partners (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:


    Will believes more and more that his future lies with Kate, until they clash over a violent patient; Erica's attempt to comfort Andrew goes disastrously wrong.

  • Peak Practice - Safe Hands (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Safe Hands

  • Peak Practice - Close Ties (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Close Ties

    Erica's crucial intervention on the part of a kidney patient affects Will's consideration of her partnership application; Kirsty wonders how Andrew sees their future together.

  • Peak Practice - Whipping Boy (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Whipping Boy

    Will's relationship with Kate reaches a critical point as he and Andrew clash over the welfare of a 12-year-old boy trapped in a tug of love battle.

  • Peak Practice - Looking Back (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Looking Back

    Will clashes with Erica as she struggles to deal with the emotional and medical consequences of two unexpected arrivals in Cardale.

  • Peak Practice - New Horizons (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    New Horizons

    Will faces some difficult choices when the competence of a fellow GP comes under question; he is thinking about taking the romantic plunge again.

  • Peak Practice - A New Life (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    A New Life

    Andrew risks his life to save a young girl, in a case which brings back uncomfortable memories; Will solves Erica's accommodation problems and says goodbye to his sons.

  • Peak Practice - Holding It Together (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Holding It Together

    Will Preston battles to find new partners at The Beeches, but finds himself at loggerheads with the temporary substitute Erica Matthews, who is set to quit in her first week after a car crash leaves a little girl in a coma.

  • Peak Practice - Other Lives (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Other Lives

    Beth makes a difficult decision regarding fertility treatment.

  • Peak Practice - Life and Soul (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Life and Soul

    Trevor Sharpe surprises Drs. Kerruish and Glover when he agrees to look into the costs of building an ear, nose and throat clinic at the Beeches.

  • Peak Practice - Nobody's Fault (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Nobody's Fault

    Dr. Atwood tries to help a man who is trying to self-destruct.

  • Peak Practice - Giving Up (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Giving Up

    James and Chloe ask Dr. Kerruish for advice on becoming foster parents: Beth is taken to the hospital with abdominal pains.

  • Peak Practice - Bedside Manners (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Bedside Manners

    The Beeches' fund manager is worried about a visit from an independent medical adviser; Dr. Preston makes an announcement to his partners.

  • Peak Practice - Walking Away (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Walking Away

    A new student doctor causes a rift between the Beeches and the local leather tannery when he objects to the owner's teenage son working near dangerous machinery.

  • Peak Practice - A Normal Life (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    A Normal Life

    Kim meets a new boyfriend while attending a school reunion; Will's investigation of Roy Shearer annoys Beth.

  • Peak Practice - Ill Wind (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Ill Wind

    James needs a life-saving operation after he is savagely beaten by a thief; a bad storm causes downed power lines and a string of accidents.

  • Peak Practice - Family Ties (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Family Ties

    Jack neglects Beth; Will's son is injured; Will's ex-wife arrives.

  • Peak Practice - To Have and to Hold (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    To Have and to Hold

    Jack returns to Africa to set up a clinic, leaving Beth and Will to run The Beeches on their own.

  • Peak Practice - Losing Out (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Losing Out

    Dr. Kerruish is forced to do an emergency delivery on a pregnant crash victim.

  • Peak Practice - Coming Out (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Coming Out

    The villagers are quick to blame the residents of a group home for former psychiatric patients for an infectious outbreak spread by rats.

  • Peak Practice - Tender (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:


    Beth learns that her closest friend is dying from cancer; Will considers becoming a candidate for the local council.

  • Peak Practice - Light at the End of the Tunnel (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Dr. Kerruish (Kevin Whately) is trapped by a rock fall while helping to rescue school children lost in a cave.

  • Peak Practice - Happy Ever After (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Happy Ever After

    A teenager is charged with breaking and entering.

  • Peak Practice - Power Games (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Power Games

    Beth gets involved in a family power struggle.

  • Peak Practice - Perfect Love (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Perfect Love

    Jack and Beth finally marry at Cardale Church.

  • Peak Practice - Abbey (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:


    The blame falls on a homeless teenager when a baby is found dead on the moors.

  • Peak Practice - Brave Face (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Brave Face

    Will faces difficult decisions when he learns that a fellow doctor has AIDS.

  • Peak Practice - Life Changes (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Life Changes

    Dr. Glover (Amanda Burton) must help a friend cope with a diagnosis that will prevent her from dancing again.

  • Peak Practice - Chance Encounter (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Chance Encounter

    Concern over Beth's loss of an accident victim she was treating prompts Jack to propose a second time.

  • Peak Practice - Long Weekend (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Long Weekend

    Jack's schizophrenic ex-fiancee shows up; Kim contracts a rare disease.

  • Peak Practice - Enemy Within (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Enemy Within

    A patient assaults Beth; Sarah takes a new job.

  • Peak Practice - Act of Remembrance (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Act of Remembrance

    A budding romance for Beth's best friend may not survive an old man's collapse. With Kevin Whately, Amanda Burton.

  • Peak Practice - Love Thy Neighbor (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Love Thy Neighbor

    A new mother has a fatal disease; Jack's neighbors keep pigs.

  • Peak Practice - Old Habits (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Old Habits

    The Beeches' doctors disagree about a cardiac consultant's refusal to operate on a patient who smokes heavily; Beth rejects Jack's marriage proposal.

  • Peak Practice - In Good Faith (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    In Good Faith

    Dr. Kerruish's efforts to treat an asthmatic schoolgirl are thwarted by the girl's mother who turns to faith healing as a cure.

  • Peak Practice - Giddy Heights (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Giddy Heights

    Dr. Jack Kerruish comes to the aid of a kidney transplant patient while working with a mountain rescue team.

  • Peak Practice - Listening Skills (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Listening Skills

    Will's (Simon Shepherd) efforts to get out of debt and win back Sarah's affection have tragic consequences.

  • Peak Practice - Hope to Die (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Hope to Die

    Dr. Kerruish is the only doctor to support performing a risky operation on a young man with a serious heart condition.

  • Peak Practice - Impulsive Behaviour (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Impulsive Behaviour

    A new doctor eyes Jack; a priest faces mental illness.

  • Peak Practice - Roses Around the Door (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Roses Around the Door

    Tempers flair among the doctors over their workload at the surgery; Isabel gives romantic advice to Beth.

  • Peak Practice - Growing Pains (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Growing Pains

    A career threat and his relationship with Dr. Beth Glover complicate Dr. Jack Kerruish's life while he is treating a teen athlete.

  • Peak Practice - Outsiders (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    A physician who is losing her patients to a rival health center finds herself attracted to a country practice's newest doctor.

  • Peak Practice - Sharp Practice (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Sharp Practice

    Finishing a three-year job at an African clinic, Dr. Jack Kerruish seeks a new position as an English country doctor.