A Very Peculiar Practice

A Very Peculiar Practice

1986, Drama
Surreal drama about a young doctor who accepts the position as a member of a university medical centre. He soon discovers that his colleagues are anything but of a sane nature.

Episode Guide

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Death of a University (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Death of a University

    Stephen's former girlfriend investigates student unrest; mounting tensions result in tragedy.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Big Squeeze (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Big Squeeze

    Stephen and Jack Daniels argue over Lowlands' policies; Rose Marie schemes to further her career.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Values of the Family (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Values of the Family

    Stephen distrusts Jack Daniels' moralizing; Jock seeks love; Bob has problems of his own.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Bad Vibrations (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Bad Vibrations

    Stephen investigates when a deluge of students complains to him of headaches and dizziness.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - May the Force Be With You (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    May the Force Be With You

    Animal-rights activists, the Women's Group and Grete's dangerous ex-husband descend upon Lowlands.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Art & Illusion (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Art & Illusion

    Jack Daniels reviews the future of the art history department, as Stephen ponders his relationship with Grete.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - New Frontier (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    New Frontier

    Stephen meets an odd new art history lecturer named Grete Grotowska; Bob's patient dies suddenly.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Catastrophe (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    An investigatory team arrives at Lowlands to determine how to implement a 25 percent cut in spending.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Hit List (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Hit List

    Hemmingway compiles a list of senior faculty staff members to fire in his plan to sell Lowlands.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Contract Tracer (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Contract Tracer

    The outbreak of a sexually transmitted disease on campus causes problems for the medical staff.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Black Bob's Hamburger Suite (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Black Bob's Hamburger Suite

    Bob Buzzard seeks Stephen's help in a research project for Hamburger International Drugs.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Wives of Great Men (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Wives of Great Men

    Stephen survives an attempt on his life when Professor Furie (Timothy West) comes looking for a pill.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - We Love You, That's Why We're Here (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    We Love You, That's Why We're Here

    Stephen asks Bob and Rose Marie for help when Jock asks him to make a speech.

  • A Very Peculiar Practice - Very Long Way From Anywhere (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Very Long Way From Anywhere

    Stephen discovers Jock's diagnosis of homesickness is actually a case of acute appendicitis.