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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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Cast

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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1986 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

De flyvende læger See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Room 101: Episode #2.4 (1995) See more »

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One of the best
25 December 2006 | by rowartrolletSee all my reviews

I think that The Flying Doctors are one of the best TV-Series to date. I'm only 17 years old, but I've seen the series twice already. They are showing re-runs here in Sweden now again, and I can't be happier! It's a fantastic series, Kate and Geoff are really wonderful, and all the personalities in the show's just amazing! I really love this! I just wish that Crawford Productions, or whatever it is, would distribute DVD, or VHS of the complete series. I've looked everywhere on the internet, but I haven't found anything! Anyone who knows where I can purchase anything? Anyway, the series is awesome and I hope they'll never stop showing it!


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