This series chronicles the events surrounding the activities of the Royal Flying Doctors Service, which operates its own aircraft -in this case from the base at Coopers Crossing, an ... See full summary »
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Lenore Smith ...
 Kate Wellings / ... (220 episodes, 1986-1992)
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 Dr. Geoff Standish / ... (203 episodes, 1986-1992)
Maurie Fields ...
 Vic Buckley (203 episodes, 1986-1992)
Val Jellay ...
 Nancy Buckley (169 episodes, 1986-1992)
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 Dr. Chris Randall / ... (143 episodes, 1986-1991)
George Kapiniaris ...
 Dimitrios 'D.J.' Lonniadis (108 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Emma Plimpton / ... (107 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Sam Patterson (92 episodes, 1987-1991)
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This series chronicles the events surrounding the activities of the Royal Flying Doctors Service, which operates its own aircraft -in this case from the base at Coopers Crossing, an otherwise hardly notable town- to fly its medical staff throughout the Australian outback, where roads are too scarce and distances too immense to reach patients for medical care or get them to hospital by car in time. Doctors, nurses, pilots and base staff change throughout the seasons, often coming from the city and finding it difficult to adapt to life in the godforsaken countryside and be accepted by the isolated local community; there are of course the usual colleague stories. In most episodes they make one or more flights for routine medical examination sessions and/or emergency help, sometimes continued on board and/or in the hospital. Furthermore there are various sidelines, mainly concerning the local characters such as bar-owners Vic and Nancy, who also provide the only rooms, and some of their ... Written by KGF Vissers

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15 May 1986 (Australia)  »

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De flyvende læger  »

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Maurie Fields and Val Jellay played husband and wife in this show. They were married in real life. See more »

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Kate Wellings: What's the big thing that happens every Monday at one 'o clock?
Dr. Tom Callaghan: The dog outside the pub scratches itself?
Kate Wellings: The plane from Broken Hill arrives!
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Referenced in Room 101: Episode #2.4 (1995) See more »

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Realistic series with a warm heart
2 February 2000 | by (Linköping, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Especially the first few years of this series provides really good viewing. You cannot help but love the warm personalities appearing in it. When visiting the real R.F.D.S. in Broken Hill in 1994, I was told that the series realistically presents the work carried out by the devoted doctors and nurses covering 80% of the Australian continent. In brief, this series has it all: multi-dimensional characters with great actors, rich story lines (romance, adventure, how to cope in the outback etc.) and nice footage of a grand landscape.


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