Australians (1987–1988)

Clyde Fenton 

Clyde Fenton was a skilled aviator and a brilliant surgeon. Together with fellow doctor, Cecel Cook, the Northern Territories chief medical officer, he pioneered the creation of the Flying Doctor Service.

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John Power

Writer:

Warwick Hind

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Episode credited cast:
Mike Willesee ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kerry Armstrong ... Matron
Scott Burgess Scott Burgess ... Clyde Fenton
Bruce Spence ... Dr. Cecil Cook
Martin Vaughan ... Mr. Jackson
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Clyde Fenton was a skilled aviator and a brilliant surgeon. Together with fellow doctor, Cecel Cook, the Northern Territories chief medical officer, he pioneered the creation of the Flying Doctor Service. The service was a great medical success but ran foul of the Department of Civil Aviation. Fenton battled with the Department and soon found himself in court fighting to retain his pilot's license and carry on his work. Fenton soon became a folk hero to the people of the Northern Territory.

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Drama | History

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12 April 1988 (Australia) See more »

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