SERIES 1 EPISODE 1
Kerruish finishes his last day at The Dry River Clinic in Africa. Jack is moving
back to England as he not welcome by the African government any longer. Jack
feels he has finished the job he came to do and after a farewell from his
African friends, he travels to England to find work as a country G.P.
That's it then. Last clinic. Last patient.
in the rural village of Cardale, Derbyshire, Dr Beth Glover; senior partner of
The Beeches surgery is greeted by a speeding sports car driven by her flash
ex-colleague Dr. Daniel Acres. Dan is about to begin his first day at the new
health centre. He wants Beth to join him there but she says no - she's happy at
The Beeches. Beth's partner Dr Will Preston arrives for work and tells Beth he
doesn't know how will they cope now Dan has gone. As they walk into The Beeches
it is a state of chaos with patients everywhere and local
pensioner Alice North demanding to be seen quicker than she was last week,
practice receptionist Kim Beardsmore says she's she what she can do.
Two hours I was here last week - two hours
We'll try and get you seen that quickly again then Alice
staying with ex-girlfriend Sandy. She wants to talk but he has no time - he has
to rush off for an interview in Derbyshire.
best friend Isabel de Gines tells Beth she must find a replacement for Dan soon
as the patients won't wait around The Beeches when there's a posh new health
centre two miles away.
schoolboys Paul Elliot and Rob Barnes bunk of school for the day to fly their
kites when Paul manages to get his kite caught on an electric cable. He climbs
up to get it and electrocutes himself. Rob is also hurt as the sparks fly in he
notified of the accident and she and Will head to the scene. Jack, who is
passing, notices the devastation and stops to help. He examines Paul and
pronounces him dead. Beth gets upset - Will explains to Jack that she delivered
Paul. Beth abruptly tells Jack that he's late for his interview.
If you're Kerruish - you're late
doctors head back to The Beeches where Jack's interview is not a success. Beth
tells him she doesn't think he will fit in to the community. He accuses her of
wasting his time and being sexist.
He mends roads - he doesn't do internals on elderly virgins
his new partner Dr John Reginald ask local bank manager Trevor Sharpe to freeze
The Beeches account so that Beth will come over to the health centre. Trevor
says he'll freeze The Beeches overdraft.
and is hairdresser girlfriend Leanda spend another night together at The Manor
Pub. Landlords of The Manor; Chloe and James White finally get the news they've
been waiting for when they find out they are expecting a baby.
arrives for the inquest of Paul Elliots death. Afterwards Beth and Will offer
him a 6 month trial - Jack accepts. Sandy is not happy about Jack's new job and
tells him to leave.
All I want is a chance to practice medicene the way I've always done it.
For the benefit of the
patient, not the wallet of the doctor
visits the Elliots and receives a mouthful from Paul's older sister Jazz. Rob
Barnes dies in hospital and his dad Ted hits Jack in the pub when Jack tells him
he must stop blaming everyone for Rob's death. Jack and Beth discuss Jazz and
Ted's outbursts and Jack comments on how similar they are. Beth tells Jack that
Jazz is Ted's daughter.
You remind me of a spaniel we once had - had to have it put down
collapses whilst shopping for a baby pram. Dan diagnoses an ectopic pregnancy
but Chloe is adamant that she won' t lose her baby and asks James to call Beth.
Jack and Beth arrive at the hospital where they quickly diagnose an appendicitis.
Both pleased at getting one over on Dan - Jack asks Beth out to dinner - she
The Beeches tensions are strained when Jack tells Beth and Will everything that
is wrong with their practice. Beth gives him a month to come up with a rescue
plan and calls of their dinner plans when Sandy arrives.
We could do with a filing system that works
Oh, so you've met Kim then?
tells Jack she doesn't want to live in the country, Jack tells her that he wants
to make it work in Cardale - she leaves him.
shows Beth and Will the plans for The Beeches refurbishment - Will is not
convinced; especially after Trevor refuses the Beeches a loan.
missing after Ted's wife tells her who her real father is. Jack finds her and
persuades her to return home.
practice nurse Ellie Ndebala talk about Africa and she reveals that she was
adopted by a white couple. She says she doesn't like Africa because she can't
connect to it. She says hearing Jack talk about Africa has made her see what she
has been missing.
and Leanda play a saucy game of cowboys and indians with disastrous consequences
as Trevor falls through the wardrobe and is unable to move. Jack and James
investigate the noise and find Leanda handcuffed to the bed and Trevor covered
in dust. Trevor is seen into the ambulance by Jack and Beth who promise to keep
quiet about his cowboy stint so long as he signs The Beeches application for a
loan. He signs. The Beeches has a future.