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

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D.J: Don't tell a Greek what he needs for a barbecue, he invented it.
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Followed by R.F.D.S. (1993) See more »

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i live 40ks away
17 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

I thought it was the best series around i live about 3quarters of an our away i use to go with mum after School every 2nd Wednesday and meet quite a lot even the 2 old cogers :) one who lived in Minyip nice chap :) herb Krause very nice to have a chat with the old Emma Garage is now a Internet Cafe , the 2 milk bars have now closed down. they only just recently opened a new one across from the Public toilets, the old bank

they only got Bendigo bank now , the Pub that they used has now Been Reopened was closed for a while, they only had one pub for awile down near Primary school end great people there nice lunches the emppty Bakery still there, the supermarkets still there, the chemists still there, most hasn't changed they still use the football Ground minyip-Murtoa alternate games between Minyip & Murtoa got a lot of friends both places

i remember going into the Milk Bar where i met Viki Blanch she was nice some talk to you for a while especially when their between shots


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