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 / ... (213 episodes, 1986-1992)
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 Dr. Geoff Standish / ... (196 episodes, 1986-1992)
Maurie Fields ...
 Vic Buckley (175 episodes, 1986-1992)
Val Jellay ...
 Nancy Buckley (125 episodes, 1986-1992)
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 Dr. Chris Randall / ... (121 episodes, 1986-1991)
George Kapiniaris ...
 Dimitrios 'D.J.' Lonniadis (109 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Emma Plimpton / ... (97 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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Lewis Fitz-Gerald started out as a pilot in the original series and returned as a doctor in the spin-off R.F.D.S. (1993). 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 Wimbledon: 2015: Day 5, Part 2 (2015) See more »

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Wish there were more DVD's
11 June 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I wish the complete series would come out in Season boxes. I used to sit at home in my room every Sunday evening just before 7. Needing to watch this show. The UST between Kate and Geoff was mainly what kept me going, they are one of the best matched TV-couples I have ever seen. I liked the show less at the end when all the focus turned on 'what was happening in Coopers Crossing' in stead of the 'accident of the week'. Other than that I liked the series from start to end and whenever possible I watch every re-run there is on any channel I can get it... I think it's called an addiction :) I just bought the DVD with 8 episodes (the episodes around Geoff and Kate's wedding and of course the wedding itself) I can't get enough, I hope they bring out more episodes... PLEASE CRAWFORD PRODUCTIONS....


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