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This audiobook covers two very different books. The first volume is more typical of what you’d expect if you’d watched the old BBC series (b&w!). There are witty observations on Scottish life, though based more in the industrial city of Levenford (Dumbarton) than in the heathery hills of Tannochbrae.
Finlay doesn’t have a first name - except “Doctor” - Cameron isn’t nearly as beneficent as his TV persona; he’s rather lazy and scheming, hypochondriacal and he shows a stereotypical attitude to £sd.
Janet is younger and less contented with her lot as skivvy to Dr Cameron, and Finlay really is hopeless when it comes to women- luckily he’s quicker on the uptake where medicine is concerned! Some of his (fairly) well intentioned behaviour would now have him investigated by the GMC!
The second part is a continuing story of one of Finlay’s disastrous relationships with women. We learn that the young doctor is a Catholic (TV omitted this, sectarianism having been a significant blot on Scottish life in the era of the stories and continuing when the series was made. I don’t think viewers furth of Scotland would have understood anyway.)
It’s harmless easy listening though.
I didn’t like the narrator at first but he grew on me.
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