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The Flying Doctors 

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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This 6 part series is a never seen before in depth look at the day to day workings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Australia.

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Series cast summary:
Lenore Smith Lenore Smith ...  Kate Wellings / ... 220 episodes, 1986-1992
Robert Grubb ...  Dr. Geoff Standish / ... 203 episodes, 1986-1992
Maurie Fields ...  Vic Buckley 203 episodes, 1986-1992
Val Jellay ...  Nancy Buckley 169 episodes, 1986-1992
Liz Burch ...  Dr. Chris Randall / ... 143 episodes, 1986-1991
George Kapiniaris George Kapiniaris ...  Dimitrios 'D.J.' Lonniadis 108 episodes, 1987-1991
Rebecca Gibney ...  Emma Plimpton / ... 107 episodes, 1986-1991
Peter O'Brien ...  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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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1986 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

De flyvende læger See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[to Tom Callaghan]
David Gibson: There's an aging hippie in there somewhere, struggling to get out.
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Referenced in Josie: Episode #1.1 (1991) See more »

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Flying Doctors TV Series
11 June 2002 | by rodhighSee all my reviews

I used to watch this TV series by satellite out of Hong Kong. It is fantastic and wonder why it was never shown in the states. The cast and the story are first rate. It is better than at least 95 percent of what is shown on nightly TV now. I am sure that viewers in the states would enjoy it as much as I did.


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