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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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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Robert Grubb made a comical cameo as Doctor Geoff Standish in an episode of All Together Now starring Rebecca Gibney who'd previously starred in The Flying Doctors. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Buckley: I did not lie! I just didn't mention it.
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Referenced in Laat maar zitten: Kijk- en luisterheld (1991) See more »

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Realistic series with a warm heart
2 February 2000 | by kecke-3See 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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