Dr. Finlay’s Casebook

Adaptated from the short stories of A. J. Cronin, the gentle dramas of this 1920s practice unfolded in the anaesthetic fictional setting of Tannochbrae, in reality Callandar in Perthshire. Bill Simpson starred as Dr Finlay, with Andrew Cruickshank as his senior partner and mentor Dr Cameron, and Barbara Mullen as their trusty housekeeper Janet. The stars became very popular with viewers, in 191 episodes on TV and a further 104 on BBC Radio 4 (1970-75). Also memorable was the theme tune, the march from A Little Suite composed by Trevor Duncan. The titles shown are from series 4's opener, The Phantom Piper of Tannochbrae (21/11/1965).