Dr Finlay - The Adventures Of A Black Bag

Dramatisation of A J Cronin's comic stories by Sue Rodwell.

With John Gordon Sinclair.

Episodes

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0101The Resolution That Went Wrong2001100820020423
20071025 (BBC7)
20071026 (BBC7)
20090509 (BBC7)
20100607 (BBC7)
20120801 (BBC7)
20120802 (BBC7)

Dramatisation of A J Cronin's comic stories by Sue Rodwell.

With John Gordon Sinclair.Dr Finlay encounters the local hard-nut and vows to get even.

Finlay picks a fist fight with one of his less reasonable patients.

Scotland's celebrated GP encounters a local hard-nut and vows to get even.

Dr Finlay encounters the local hard-nut and vows to get even.

With John Gordon Sinclair.

Dr Finlay encounters the local hard-nut and vows to get even. With John Gordon Sinclair.

0102Who Laughs Last2001101520020430
20071101 (BBC7)
20071102 (BBC7)
20090516 (BBC7)
20100608 (BBC7)
20120808 (BBC7)
20120809 (BBC7)

Dr Finlay meets the local miser, and lessons are learned.

Finlay meets his match in Miss Meg Mirlees, the stingiest, meanest most cunning widow in Scotland.

The celebrated GP meets his match with Scotland's stingiest widow.

AJ Cronin dramatisation

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

The celebrated GP meets his match with Scotland's stingiest widow. AJ Cronin dramatisation

The celebrated GP meets his match with Scotland's stingiest widow. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

0103The Day Dandini Came To Town2001102220020507
20071108 (BBC7)
20071109 (BBC7)
20090523 (BBC7)
20100609 (BBC7)
20120815 (BBC7)
20120816 (BBC7)

An encounter with a nightingale, but not of the Florence variety.

Finlay finds that a touring `Cinderella' has more in common with `La Traviata' than a pantomime.

The GP finds a touring Cinderella is more like La Traviata than a pantomime.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair

The GP finds a touring Cinderella is more like La Traviata than a pantomime. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair

0104Wee Robertson2001102920020514
20071115 (BBC7)
20071116 (BBC7)
20090530 (BBC7)
20100610 (BBC7)
20120822 (BBC7)
20120823 (BBC7)

When Finlay visits a teacher, little does he know he will end up on the Isle of Bute looking for Walter Scott.

Finlay gets caught in the middle when a husband escapes a hen-pecking wife by losing his memory.

A routine call to a teacher sparks an unexpected search of the Isle of Bute.

A routine call to a teacher sparks an unexpected search of the Isle of Bute. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

The GP's routine call to a teacher sparks a police search. With David Tennant.

The GP's routine call to a teacher sparks a police search. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair and David Tennant.

0105The Wife Of A Hero2001110520020521
20071122 (BBC7)
20071123 (BBC7)
20090606 (BBC7)
20100614 (BBC7)
20120829 (BBC7)
20120830 (BBC7)

Levenford is suffering from Cup Fever, but Finlay has to cope with more serious sickness.

Finlay nearly kils two patients on the eve of Levenford United's Cup semi-final with Glasgow Rangers.

There's Cup Fever in town, but the GP must cope with more serious sickness.

There's Cup Fever in town, but the GP must cope with more serious sickness. AJ Cronin dramatisation, with John Gordon Sinclair.

AJ Cronin dramatisation, with John Gordon Sinclair.

0106 LASTThe Sisters Scobie2001111220020528
20071129 (BBC7)
20071130 (BBC7)
20090613 (BBC7)
20100615 (BBC7)
20120905 (BBC7)
20120906 (BBC7)

Finlay has more success in sorting out others' relationships than his own.

Finlay rashly decides he can cure the crabby Scobie sisters of both the flu.

The GP's attempt at a family reunion leads to some unexpected results.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

The GP's attempt at a family reunion leads to some unexpected results. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

0201The Catch2002112520071206 (BBC7)
20071207 (BBC7)
20090620 (BBC7)
20100616 (BBC7)
20140414 (BBC7)
20140415 (BBC7)
20180706 (BBC7)
20180707 (BBC7)

When it comes to getting things of your chest, Finlay's patients are far more adept than he is.

Fresh to BBC 7.

When it comes to getting things of your chest, Finlay's patients are better than he is.

Cameron gets two arch enemies to look after each other while Finlay moons over Nurse Angus.

The GP pines over Nurse Angus and Cameron tackles two arch enemies.

The GP pines over Nurse Angus and Cameron tackles two arch enemies. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

The GP moons over Nurse Angus, while Cameron tackles two arch enemies. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

The GP moons over Nurse Angus, while Cameron tackles two arch enemies.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

Comedy drama about an idealist young doctor who joins a surgery in Tannochbrae

0202The Fever2002120220071213 (BBC7)
20071214 (BBC7)
20090627 (BBC7)
20100617 (BBC7)
20140421 (BBC7)
20140422 (BBC7)
20180709 (BBC7)
20180710 (BBC7)

When scarlet fever breaks out, Finlay turns detective.

When scarlet fever hits Levenford, Finlay tries his hand at being a private detective.

When scarlet fever breaks out, the GP turns private detective.

With John Gordon Sinclair.

AJ Cronin dramatisation, with John Gordon Sinclair.

Comedy drama about an idealist young doctor who joins a surgery in Tannochbrae

When scarlet fever hits Levenford, Doctor Finlay tries his hand at being a private detective - with disastrous results...

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town.

AJ Cronin's stories about Scotland's most celebrated doctor dramatised by Sue Rodwell.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Celia Imrie as Janet, Sharon Maharaj as Mrs Prentice, John McGlynn as Hendry, Tracy Wiles as Jeanie and David McKail as Dr Snoddie.

Produced and directed at BBC Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

When scarlet fever breaks out, the GP turns private detective. AJ Cronin dramatisation, with John Gordon Sinclair.

When scarlet fever breaks out, the GP turns private detective. With John Gordon Sinclair.

0203Miracle By Lestrange2002120920071220 (BBC7)
20071221 (BBC7)
20090704 (BBC7)
20100621 (BBC7)
20140428 (BBC7)
20140429 (BBC7)
20180710 (BBC7)
20180711 (BBC7)

The GP finds himself undermined when a faith healer arrives in Levenford.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

When alternative medicine comes to Levenford, Finlay and Cameron find themselves in trouble.

Finlay finds himself undermined when a faith healer arrives in Levenford.

AKA The Miracle Of Lestrange

Comedy drama about an idealist young doctor who joins a surgery in Tannochbrae

When new-fangled Alternative Medicine hits Levenford, Finlay and Cameron find they're losing all their patients, even Janet.

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town.

AJ Cronin's stories about Scotland's most celebrated doctor dramatised by Sue Rodwell.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Celia Imrie as Janet, David Bamber as Lestrange and Claire Neilson as Annie Grant.

Produced and directed at BBC Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

The GP finds himself undermined when a faith healer arrives in Levenford. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

0204Birth And Death2002121620071227 (BBC7)
20071228 (BBC7)
20090711 (BBC7)
20100622 (BBC7)
20140505 (BBC7)
20140506 (BBC7)
20180711 (BBC7)
20180712 (BBC7)

The GP's modernisation upsets Cameron, but then Mrs Todd's condition worsens.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

When Finlay modernises Arden House, his relationship with Cameron is threatened.

As Cameron and Finlay squabble, a baby is on hand to teach them a lesson in humility.

Comedy drama about an idealist young doctor who joins a surgery in Tannochbrae

As the squabble over who is the most up-to-date doctor gets more heated, it takes a baby to teach Cameron and Finlay a lesson in humility.

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

AJ Cronin's stories about Scotland's most celebrated doctor dramatised by Sue Rodwell.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Stuart McQuarrie as MacFinnon, Pauline Lockhart as Jessie Todd, Andrew Mackintosh as Dougal Todd and Tina Gray as Mrs Todd.

Produced and directed at BBC Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

The GP's modernisation upsets Cameron, but then Mrs Todd's condition worsens. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

0204The Accident2002121620090822 (BBC7)
20100701 (BBC7)
20140814 (BBC7)
20140815 (BBC7)

The GP gives temporary shelter to a young woman with a bullying husband.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

The GP gives temporary shelter to a young woman with a bullying husband. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

0205The Golden Fishbone2002122320080103 (BBC7)
20080104 (BBC7)
20090718 (BBC7)
20100623 (BBC7)
20140512 (BBC7)
20140513 (BBC7)
20180712 (BBC7)
20180713 (BBC7)

The GP is distracted by the stock market and the promise of a fast fortune. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

The GP is distracted by the stock market and the promise of a fast fortune.

Finlay learns the real value of dabbling in the stock market.

The promise of a quick fortune distracts Finlay from medicine.

Comedy drama about an idealist young doctor who joins a surgery in Tannochbrae

Doctor Finlay is distracted from medicine by a fishbone that brings the promise of a fast fortune!

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

AJ Cronin's stories about Scotland's most celebrated doctor dramatised by Sue Rodwell.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Celia Imrie as Janet, Stella Gonet as Nurse Angus, Maureen Beattie as Maggie Dallas and David Tennant as McKellor.
Produced and directed at BBC Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

Doctor Finlay is distracted from medicine by a fishbone that brings the promise of a fast fortune!

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

AJ Cronin's stories about Scotland's most celebrated doctor dramatised by Sue Rodwell.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Celia Imrie as Janet, Stella Gonet as Nurse Angus, Maureen Beattie as Maggie Dallas and David Tennant as McKellor.

Produced and directed at BBC Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

0206 LASTThe Match2002123020080110 (BBC7)
20080111 (BBC7)
20090725 (BBC7)
20100624 (BBC7)
20140519 (BBC7)
20140520 (BBC7)
20180713 (BBC7)
20180714 (BBC7)

The GP is serving for a love match, but who will be his doubles partner? AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

The GP is serving for a love match, but who will be his doubles partner?

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

Dr Finlay finds himself serving for a love match, but who will be his doubles partner?

Finlay plays with fire in the shape of Miss Georgina McNab.

Comedy drama about an idealist young doctor who joins a surgery in Tannochbrae

Doctor Finlay is serving for a love match, but tensions rise over who will be his doubles partner...

Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford.

AJ Cronin's stories about Scotland's most celebrated doctor dramatised by Sue Rodwell.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair as Dr Finlay, Brian Pettifer as Dr Cameron, Celia Imrie as Janet, Siobhan Redmond as Georgina McNab, Stella Gonet as Nurse Angus, Gordon Reid as John Angus and Jamie Glover as Dr Freddie Lawrence.

Produced and directed at BBC Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

0301Better Safe Than Sorry2004031020090801 (BBC7)
20100628 (BBC7)
20140811 (BBC7)
20140812 (BBC7)

Hysteria hits Levenford after the GP visits a well-known hypochondriac.

Hysteria hits Levenford after the GP visits a well-known hypochondriac. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

Mass hysteria hits Levenford when Dr Finlay diagnoses a new illness. Dr Finlay....John Gordon-Sinclair Dr Cameron....Brian Pettifer Janet....Katy Murphy Peter Lennie....Daniel Kerr Beattie Lennie....Pauline Lockhart.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

0302The Levenford Ghost2004031720090808 (BBC7)
20100629 (BBC7)
20140812 (BBC7)
20140813 (BBC7)

A mysterious overnight call leads the GP on a dark and dangerous journey.

A mysterious overnight call leads the GP on a dark and dangerous journey. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

Finlay receives a mysterious call in the dead of night which leads him on a dangerous journey. Dr Finlay....John Gordon-Sinclair Dr Cameron....Brian Pettifer Bella Owens....Denise Coffey Mr O'Connor....John Mcglynn Effie....Eliza Langland Produced by Viv Beeby.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

0303A Terrible Charm2004032420090815 (BBC7)
20100630 (BBC7)
20140813 (BBC7)
20140814 (BBC7)

When a Levenford black sheep turns over a new leaf, the GP is not convinced.

When a Levenford black sheep turns over a new leaf, the GP is not convinced. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

A black sheep returns to Levenford and appears to turn over a new leaf - but Finlay knows better Dr Finlay....John Gordon-Sinclair Dr Cameron....Brian Pettifer Janet....Katy Murphy Henry Charvet....Joe McFadden Annie....Kirsty Cox Dougie....John Straiton Produced by Viv Beeby.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

0304The Accident20040331

Dr Finlay and Arden House give temporary shelter to a young woman with a bully for a husband. Dr Finlay....John Gordon-Sinclair Dr Cameron....Brian Pettifer Janet....Katy Murphy Jack Harris....Joshua Henderson Lily Harris....Karen Westwood.

0305The Visitor2004040720090829 (BBC7)
20100705 (BBC7)
20140815 (BBC7)
20140816 (BBC7)

An exotic face from the GP's past sets social tensions boiling in Levenford.

A far-off face from the GP's past sets social tensions boiling in Levenford. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

A far-off face from the GP's past sets social tensions boiling in Levenford.

An exotic face from Dr Finlay's past brings social tensions to the boil in Levenford.

Dr Finlay....John Gordon-Sinclair Dr Cameron....Brian Pettifer Janet....Katy Murphy Peggy Angus....Tracy Wiles John Angus....Paul Young Mrs Jope-Smith....Siobhan Redmond Hasan....Kulvinder Ghir Producer Viv Beeby.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

0306 LASTThe Day Before The Wedding2004041420090905 (BBC7)
20100706 (BBC7)
20140818 (BBC7)
20140819 (BBC7)

When the GP wakes up with a bad head, it's only the start of a very bad day.

When the GP wakes up with a bad head, it's only the start of a very bad day. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

When the GP wakes up with a bad head, it is only the start of a very bad day.

When the GP wakes up with a bad head, it is only the start of a very bad day. AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.

When Finlay wakes up with a bad head it's just the beginning of a very bad day.

Dr Finlay....John Gordon-Sinclair Dr Cameron....Brian Pettifer Janet....Katy Murphy Peggy Angus....Tracy Wiles John Angus....Paul Young Marion....Tina Gray Minister....Andrew Mackintosh Freddie....Ed Sinclair.

AJ Cronin dramatisation with John Gordon Sinclair.