|A. J. Cronin
| David Rintoul
|Country of origin
|No. of series
|No. of episodes
|5 March 1993 –
20 December 1996
Doctor Finlay is a British television series based on A. J. Cronin's stories about the fictional medical hero, Dr. Finlay.
It was first broadcast on 5 March 1993 on ITV.
It is a follow-up to Dr. Finlay's Casebook , the successful BBC series and takes place in the 1940s after John Finlay returns from war service. Early storylines include the setting up of the new National Health Service and the modernisation of the medical practice at Arden House, Tannochbrae, Scotland.
The show stars David Rintoul as Dr. Finlay, Ian Bannen as his semi-retired practice partner, Dr. Cameron, and Annette Crosbie as his housekeeper, Janet. Other central characters include Finlay's assistant, Dr. Neil, played by Jason Flemyng and Finlay's new partner, Dr. Napier, played by Jessica Turner.
The series was a Scottish Television production (now known as STV Studios) that was filmed in Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland. It also used the Dumgoyne Peak and Loch Lomond as supposedly local backdrops although these are not close to Auchtermuchty. It aired in the U.S. on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre .
Archibald Joseph Cronin, known as A. J. Cronin, was a Scottish physician and novelist. His best-known novel is The Citadel (1937), about a Scottish doctor who serves in a Welsh mining village before achieving success in London, where he becomes disillusioned about the venality and incompetence of some doctors. Cronin knew both areas, as a medical inspector of mines and as a doctor in Harley Street. The book exposed unfairness and malpractice in British medicine and helped to inspire the National Health Service.
Annette Crosbie is a Scottish actress. She is best known for her role as Margaret Meldrew in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990–2000). She twice won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress, for The Six Wives of Henry VIII in 1971 and in 1976 for Edward the Seventh. Also in 1976, she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1976 film The Slipper and the Rose and she won the award for Best Actress at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for the same role. Her other film appearances include The Pope Must Die (1991), Shooting Fish (1997), The Debt Collector (1999), Calendar Girls (2003) and Into the Woods (2014).
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Dr Finlay is a fictional character, the hero of a series of stories by Scottish author A. J. Cronin.
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