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 ...
Author: A. J. Cronin
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.
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?
Author: Ross McKibbin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
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 ...
Author: Bruce Carson
Publisher: Intellect Books
At a time of unparalleled upheaval within the television industry, this book sets out to explore its impact on identity within the programmes themselves.
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 ...
Author: David Morgan
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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
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 ...
Author: Richard Gwyn
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
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. “
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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.
... 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
Author: Graham McCann
Publisher: Canongate Books
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 . . .
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;
Author: David Hendy
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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.
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
Author: Marilyn Messik
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
"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.
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
Author: Tim Pat Coogan
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
... 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.
Author: Sue Turnbull
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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.
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
Author: Patricia Burgess
Publisher: St James Pr
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.