The BBC Radio adventures of Scotland's most celebrated physician, Dr Finlay, have been released by Audible in the UK and USA today. John Gordon Sinclair plays the title role in Dr Finlay: The Complete BBC Radio Collection, with David Tennant among the guest cast.
Based on original stories by AJ Cronin, which also inspired the 1960s TV series Dr Finlay's Casebook, the radio version was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001 under the title The Adventures Of A Black Bag. A second series, Dr Finlay - Further Adventures Of A Black Bag, followed in 2002. The series also stars Celia Imrie, Brian Pettifer, Katy Murphy and Sharon Small.
David Tennant appears in three episodes: as Jackson in The Day Dandini Came To Town and Wee Robertson in Series 1 and as McKellor in The Golden Fishbone in Series 2.
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Dr Finlay: The Complete BBC Radio Collection
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.
In this complete BBC Radio collection, we meet the surprising Dr Finlay as he is welcomed to the practise with a black eye. Over the course of these series the early years of Dr Finlay are explored, as he gets to grips with the locals in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford. His patients range from the stingiest and most cunning widow in Scotland to a pantomime actress, and from a hen-pecked husband who disappears to the wife of a football hero. Then there are the Scobie sisters, who have managed to live together for 15 years without speaking. Finlay tackles them all with compassion and his trademark Scottish humour.