Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)

A Simple Operation 

Not Rated | | Drama | Episode aired 21 April 1996
When Dr. Finlay takes a walking holiday in the Highlands, his break turns out to be rather more passionate than he'd expected.


Sarah Hellings


T.R. Bowen, A.J. Cronin (characters)


Episode credited cast:
David Rintoul ... Dr. John Finlay
Annette Crosbie ... Janet MacPherson
Ian Bannen ... Dr. Alexander Cameron
Jessica Turner ... Dr. Jennifer Napier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ... James Erskine (as Trevor Bowen)
Jackie Farrell Jackie Farrell ... Archie Baldwin
Iain Gouck Iain Gouck ... Dougie McBride
Margo Gunn Margo Gunn ... Brenda Maitland
Giles Havergal Giles Havergal ... Dr. Collins
Robert David MacDonald Robert David MacDonald ... Jack Milne (as Robert David McDonald)
Robin McCaffrey Robin McCaffrey ... Jeannie Grant
Rosemary McHale Rosemary McHale ... May Erskine
John Woodvine ... Andrew Grant


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Doctor Finlay decides to take a few days off and sets off on his own hiking in the hills. He soon runs into Jeannie Grant and her father Andrew who live in a house in the middle of nowhere. The elder Grant is blind from cataracts and Finlay tries to convince him to have the relatively simple operation that will restore his sight. He also takes an interest in Jeannie. Back at the surgery, Dr. Napier has to deal with the somewhat erratic May Erskine, a transplanted Londoner who takes to shouting and insulting behavior whenever the opportunity presents itself. Napier is convinced that the woman is under stress but a chat with her physician reveals something else. Until her husband sets her straight. Brenda Maitland has decided to move back to Tannochbrae. Written by garykmcd

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