G. P.

G. P.

"G.P." is an Australian television series shown by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation between 1989 and 1996.

The series was set around a general medical practice in a suburb of Sydney and explored both the personal and professional lives of the doctors and other staff who worked there.

The programme is currently shown in Canada on CBC Country Canada, a digital television station. G.P. was also shown in Ireland on RTE1, and as repeats most weekday mornings (4.30am) on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the television station responsible for its original production.

Central Independent Television, Thames Television and Border Television were the only contractors among the 14 members of the ITV Network to screen the programme for a short period. Thames started the show on Thursdays October 1 1992 Thursdays and Fridays for half hour episodes at 3.20pm. Central axed the show on Thursday March 25 1993 and replaced it with Shortland Street. The programme was shown in a daily 3.20pm slot Tuesdays to Fridays and had the hour long episodes split into two to accommodate the half hour slot. This was a popular format for screening acquired Australian material as had been used with A Country Practice, E Street, Blue Heelers and headLand by UK broadcasters.

Awards

* 1992 - Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission TV Drama Award presented to the ABC TV, Bruce Best (Producer)cite web|title= 1992 Human Rights Medal and Awards |publisher= Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission |url= http://www.humanrights.gov.au/hr_awards/1992.html |accessedate= 2007-08-11]

Cast

*Mr. William Sharp - (Michael Craig)
*Dr. Robert Sharp - (John McTernan)
*Dr. Steve Harrison - (Michael O' Neill)
*Dr. Cathy Mitchell - (Sarah Chadwick)
*Dr. Chris Wright - (Peter Bryant)
*Dr. Maureen Riordan - (Melissa Jaffer)
*Julie Winters - (Denise Roberts)
*Michael Winters - (Brian Rooney)

Notes

External links

*imdb title|0096592
* [http://colsearch.nfsa.afc.gov.au/nfsa/search/display/display.w3p;adv=yes;group=;groupequals=;holdingType=;page=0;parentid=;query=138710;querytype=;rec=0;resCount=10 G.P. at the National Film and Sound Archive]

* [http://www.lm.net.au/~fsteiny/gp_home.html "G.P." Episode List]


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