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Masterpeice Theatre: Doctor Finlay

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Masterpiece Theatre: Doctor Finlay

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
David Rintoul

We gave it a B+

Highly enjoyable Scottish soap opera, Doctor Finlay follows the rounds of a World War II-era general practitioner (David Rintoul) in the small village of Tannochebrae. A six-part series based on character created by novelist A.J. Cronin (The Citadel), Finlay features medical plots utterly familiar to anyone who has seen an American doctor drama, but Finlay glows with cozy escapism. There are gorgeous scenes of Scotland’s countryside and a firm-jawed performance by Rintoul, whom Jane Austen buffs may rememeber as an amusingly prim Darcy in Masterpiece‘s 1980 production of Pride and Prejudice. Here Rintoul manages to bring warmth and wryness to Finlay’s sraight-arrow professionalism. B+