Dr Finlay s Casebook

This omnibus edition of Doctor Finlay of Tannochbrae and Adventures of a Black Bag revive Cronin's masterpiece for a contemporary audience – stories which are tragic, funny and wry and which are a celebration of Cronin's tremendous talent ...

Dr Finlay s Casebook

Author: A. J. Cronin

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9781841588544

Page: 160

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Dr Finlay's Casebook is a delightful collection of episodic stories of Dr Finlay and his life in the fictional Scottish village of Tannochbrae during the inter-war years and based on A.J. Cronin's own experiences as a doctor. The BBC went on to dramatise these stories on both television and radio during the 1960s and 1970s, with the television adaptation drawing weekly audiences of 12 million viewers. The characters were revived by ITV from 1993-96 and were adapted again for BBC radio in 2001 and 2002. This omnibus edition of Doctor Finlay of Tannochbrae and Adventures of a Black Bag revive Cronin's masterpiece for a contemporary audience – stories which are tragic, funny and wry and which are a celebration of Cronin's tremendous talent.

Democracy and Political Culture

The household of Dr Finlay, Dr Cameron, and their housekeeper, Janet, was
originally set in Levenford (Dumbarton), ... Why did Dr Finlays Casebook succeed
when Cronin's serious medical novels seemed to have outlived their time?

Democracy and Political Culture

Author: Ross McKibbin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192570978

Page: 240

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Democracy and Political Culture: Studies in Modern British History attempts to give a total picture of the political-social culture of Great Britain in the twentieth century. To do so it chooses a number of particular subjects which nonetheless stand for this culture as a whole, and which together allow us to reach a number general conclusions about modern British history. In this sense it is a successor to McKibbin's previous collection of essays, The Ideologies of Class (1991), while it also takes up a number of the themes of his Classes and Cultures (1998). Above all, it is a study of British democracy and asks the questions: what does it mean to describe Britain as a democratic society and how might we measure it against other comparable societies? To do so, McKibbin has chosen not only more 'global' subjects - Britain's social structure and the sources of political authority; the social and political effects of the first world war; Britain's electoral and party system; its literary culture; its sporting culture, and the relation of that culture to the rest of the world, as well as to Britain itself; and a comparison of Britain's political culture with one of the closest comparable societies, Australia, and what that tells us about Britain - but also individual studies of three men, very prominent in British life, who, in different ways, both contributed to Britain's political culture and were also students of it: J.M. Keynes, an economist, Harold Nicolson, a politician and writer, and A.J. Cronin, a novelist. All three represented British political culture in its broadest spectrum.

Frames and Fictions on Television

Finlay's Casebook first appeared on television after it had been successful on
radio and in the cinema. It ran on television from 1962 (when Dr. Kildare
commanded a prime slot in the BBC schedule) and continued for eight series
until 1971 to ...

Frames and Fictions on Television

Author: Bruce Carson

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841500508

Page: 156

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At a time of unparalleled upheaval within the television industry, this book sets out to explore its impact on identity within the programmes themselves.

Monty Python Speaks Revised and Updated Edition The Complete Oral History

Dr Finlay's Casebook was a very turgid drama, it was too dramatic, and I
arranged with the script editor to write something funny, a small scene before the
end in which we have a bit of funny to heighten the tragedy at the end of the
piece, and ...

Monty Python Speaks  Revised and Updated Edition  The Complete Oral History

Author: David Morgan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008336814

Page: 432

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The complete oral history of Monty Python – one of comedy's most legendary and influential troupes – publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their BBC debut. With a foreword by John Oliver from Last Week Tonight

Communicating Health and Illness

From British and American television dramas of the 1960s, such as Dr Finlays
Casebook and Dr Kildare, up to and including more recent shows like Casualty
and ER this identification of the (predominantly male) doctor as an heroic figure ...

Communicating Health and Illness

Author: Richard Gwyn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761964746

Page: 182

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In this book Richard Gwyn demonstrates the centrality of discourse analysis to an understanding of health and communication. Focusing on language and communication issues he demonstrates that it is possible to observe and analyze patterns in the ways in which health and illness are represented and articulated by both health professionals and lay people. Communicating Health and Illness: · Explores culturally validated notions of health and sickness and the medicalization of illness · Surveys media representations of health and illness · Considers the metaphoric nature of talk about illness · Contributes to the ongoing debate in relation to narrative based medicine

Tooth and Nail

He looked like something out of Dr. Finlay's Casebook. Certainly, he looked outof
place on this urban towpathat thedead of night. “Doyou want to take alook?”
Flight asked generously. He watched as Rebus nodded without enthusiasm. “
Okay ...

Tooth and Nail

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 146688388X

Page: 293

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Scottish homicide detective John Rebus has been sent from "North of the Border" to help London police catch a serial killer with a gruesome M.O. Teamed with a London cop he wants to trust but can't, Rebus lets a beautiful psychologist into the case develops a bizarre portrait of a killer who leaves bite marks and tears on each victim's body. Now it's only a question of who is going to get busted first: the cop with the accent who breaks all the rules--or the psycho painting London with blood... The New York Times calls Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus books "A superior series," and Tooth and Nail is another outstanding entry.

Only Fools and Horses

... ref 8, ref 9 Dickins & Jones ref 1 Dimond, Andy ref 1, ref 2 'Divided We Stand'
ref 1 Dixon of Dock Green ref 1 Do Not Adjust Your Set ref 1 Doctor At Large ref 1
Doctor in the House ref 1, ref 2, ref 3 Doctor Who ref 1, ref 2 Dr Finlay's Casebook
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Only Fools and Horses

Author: Graham McCann

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861298

Page: 352

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In the thirty years since viewers first visited Nelson Mandela House, Only Fools and Horses has won countless awards and is still Britain's most-watched and best-loved sitcom. Del Boy's overwhelming popularity has even inspired the Oxford English Dictionary to include a selection of his most famous words and phrases, such as 'lovely jubbly' and 'twonk'. In this fascinating, entertaining and meticulously researched book, acclaimed biographer Graham McCann goes behind the scenes to tell the inside story of Britain's most enduring comedy. With major contributions from the people who wrote, produced and starred in the programme and with material drawn from the BBC archives, it's time to take one last trip down Hooky Street . . .

Life On Air

185 Donaldson, Peter 169, 387, 390 Dostoevsky, Fyodor 217 Down Your Way
132, 136, 221, 301, 312 Dr Finlay's Casebook 76 Dr Who 191–2, 305 Drama (
department); programme policies and outlook 199–220, 307, 314–17;
relationship ...

Life On Air

Author: David Hendy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191580201

Page: 544

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Radio Four has been described as 'the greatest broadcasting channel in the world', the 'heartbeat of the BBC', a cultural icon of Britishness, and the voice of Middle England. Defined by its rich mix, encompassing everything from journalism and drama to comedy, quizzes, and short-stories. Many of its programmes - such as Today ,The Archers, Woman's Hour, The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, Gardeners' Question Time, and The Shipping Forecast - have been part of British life for decades. Others, less successful, have caused offence and prompted derision. Born as it was in the Swinging Sixties, Radio Four's central challenge has been to change with the times, while trying not to lose faith with those who see it as a standard-bearer for quality, authoritativeness, or simply 'old-fashioned' BBC values. In this first major behind-the-scenes account of the station's history, David Hendy - a former producer for Radio Four - draws on privileged access to the BBC's own archives and new interviews with key personnel to illuminate the arguments and controversies behind the creation of some of its most popular programmes. He reveals the station's struggle to justify itself in a television age, favouring clear branding and tightly-targeted audiences, with bitter disputes between the BBC and its fiercely loyal listeners. The story of these struggles is about more than the survival of one radio network: Radio Four has been a lightning rod for all sorts of wider social anxieties over the past forty years. A kaleidoscopic view of the changing nature of the BBC, the book provides a gripping insight into the very nature of British life and culture in the last decades of the twentieth century.

Relatively Strange

She'd pointed out acidly that as this was the third time I'd had a similar problem in
five weeks, a visit to the doctor might be in ... side and inspired by a recent
episode of Dr Finlay's Casebook, that things had gone a 79 CHAPTER
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Relatively Strange

Author: Marilyn Messik

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178306191X

Page: 336

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"I was five when I discovered I could fly, sixteen when I killed a man. Both events were unsettling in their own way." It’s hard to know what’s normal, if you’re not, and it takes Stella a while to realise she’s in the definitely ‘not’ drawer. But we are who we are and we make adjustments to fit in – most of the time – and it’s only when she finds she’s not quite as unique as she thought, that things begin to acquire a whole new dimension. Forced to call on resources she didn’t know she possessed and thrust headlong into the violence of a situation for which nothing could have prepared her, Stella is suddenly face to face with the stark reality of medical experimentation and its horrifying consequences. But in a world of uncertainties, one thing’s beyond doubt – this hero stuff really isn’t her. Normal, or as near as damn it, is what she wants and if that means smothering her instincts and adjusting her expectations well, so be it. At least she’ll then know should she slip off the wagon occasionally, it’ll be through choice, not chance and to suit herself. Isn’t it a fact though that just when you think you’ve got yourself sorted, life turns round and bites you? Relatively Strange introduces a protagonist whose irreverent sense of humour, conviction she always knows best and inability to keep her mouth shut, will strike a chord with like-minded readers everywhere. Marilyn has been inspired by a number of authors, including Stephen King, Susan Hill and John Connolly.

A Memoir

Pat was the father of Barbara Mullen, who appeared in a number of films and
starred as Janet in the longrunning BBC TV serial Dr Finlay's Casebook. Brendan
O'hEithir, whose father had taught on the island and whose mother was a sister of
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A Memoir

Author: Tim Pat Coogan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297857460

Page: 320

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From the personal to the political, this is the much-awaited memoir from Tim Pat Coogan. Ireland's best-known journalist, broadcaster, historian and bestselling biographer Tim Pat Coogan has not only reported the news - he's been the news. Through the Irish Press, where he served as editor for twenty years, he is renowned for bringing social and political change to Ireland. He went on to play a vital role in bringing the IRA/Sinn Fein to the peace talks table, and has always been uniquely placed to comment authoritatively - if not controversially - on all aspects of Irish current affairs. From personal to political, his revelatory memoir gives genuine insight into the life and high-profile career of a man at the centre of Irish politics and society.

TV Crime Drama

... Was (BBC, 1962–3), the sitcom Steptoe and Son (BBC, 1962–74), the medical
drama Dr Finlay's Casebook (BBC, 1962–71), and the crime series Maigret (BBC,
1960–3), based on the novels of the prolific Belgian author Georges Simenon.

TV Crime Drama

Author: Sue Turnbull

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748678204

Page: 336

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This book provides an historical analysis of the TV crime series as a genre, paying close attention not only to the nature of TV dramas themselves, but also to the context of production and reception.

Radio Times

Dr Finlay's Casebook , Monday 6.15 Radio 4 This week Bill Simpson opens his
casebook once again on radio . It's now a decade since the series gave him his
chance of acting stardom . But , he tells Jenny Clifford , he had an almost greater
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Annual Obituary 1986

BILL SIMPSON 735 Casebook was based on stories written by A.J. Cronin and
revolved around a country doctor's practice in ... Tracy Reed whom he had first
met ten years previously when she played his girlfriend in an episode of Dr Finlay
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Annual Obituary  1986

Author: Patricia Burgess

Publisher: St James Pr

ISBN: 9781558620131

Page: 700

View: 499

Published yearly from 1980, this biographical series for libraries is international in scope and contains entries for the most prominent men and women who have died during the year indicated in the title. In addition, each annual volume includes cumulative alphabetical and professions indexes.

The New Dawn

Film Notes by Finlay Again Frank Allaun , M.P. “ Come mothers and fathers
throughout the land And don't criticise if you ... Bill Simpson as the impetuous Dr.
Finlay and Barbara Mullen as the imperturbable Janet in the Dr. Finlay's
Casebook ...

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Spotlight

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CASEBOOK OUT OF THE UNKNOWN THE DOCTORS THE FOXTROT BANK
HOLIDAY ACE OF WANDS - ATV - BBC - BBC - BBC - BBC - BBC - BBC -
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Powerplays

Designed as a popular drama series with a contemporary setting and aimed at
the same kind of audience that had turned the A. J. Cronin adaptation Dr Finlay's
Casebook into a surprise ratings success in the 1960s , Adam Smith was given
an ...

Powerplays

Author: Mike Poole

Publisher:

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Page: 203

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Nursing Times Nursing Mirror

OPINION JANE SALVAGE Don't kill off Dr Finlay G The original primary care
team deserves better than the dustbin , says ... as fellow whole story , but it may
be the description of the nurse's connoisseurs of Dr Finlay's Casebook will know .

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The British Journal of Photography

Dr. Finlay's Casebook , ' the BBC series , usually comprises two days of interior
rehearsing and shooting on to videotape or is tele - recorded on to 35 mm film (
or using both types of vision recording simultaneously ) . Occasionally exterior ...

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Time Tide

Even when they haven't been on view all Dr Finlay instructs Day Sister ( Delia
Paton ) at the cottage hospital , but that doesn't that long , they appear to be going
on keep him out of trouble . Dr Finlay's Casebook on Thursday , is called The ...

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