The Flying Doctors (1986–1992)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Lenore Smith ...
 Kate Wellings / ... (211 episodes, 1986-1992)
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 Dr. Geoff Standish / ... (194 episodes, 1986-1992)
Maurie Fields ...
 Vic Buckley (153 episodes, 1986-1991)
Val Jellay ...
 Nancy Buckley (112 episodes, 1986-1991)
George Kapiniaris ...
 Dimitrios 'D.J.' Lonniadis / ... (98 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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The show was a huge success in Scandinavia and the Netherlands and re-runs are still shown on networks in Sweden, Finland and Holland. See more »

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[To George Baxter]
Dr. Geoff Standish: You know I was told that my predecessor, once dragged you into the lane and punched you into the nose. May I say that I wish I'd had his good judgment!
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Referenced in Zeg 'ns Aaa: Afzien (1993) 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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