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The Flying Doctors is an Australian drama series produced by Crawford Productions that revolved around the everyday lifesaving efforts of the real Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.

It was initially a 1985 mini-series based in the fictional outback town of Cooper's Crossing starring Andrew McFarlane as the newly arrived Dr. Tom Callaghan. The success of the mini series led to its return the following year as an on-going series with McFarlane being joined by a new doctor, Chris Randall, played by Liz Burch. McFarlane left during the first season and actor Robert Grubb came in as new doctor Geoff Standish.

The series' episodes were mostly self-contained but also featured ongoing storylines, such as Dr. Standish's romance with Sister Kate Wellings. Other major characters included pilot Sam Patterson, mechanic Emma Plimpton, local policeman Sgt. Jack Carruthers and Vic and Nancy Buckley, who ran the local pub/hotel, The Majestic. Andrew McFarlane also later returned to the series, resuming his role as Dr. Callaghan. The popular series ran for nine seasons and was successfully screened internationally.

Series Cast

  1. Robert Grubb as Dr. Geoff Standish

    Robert Grubb

    Dr. Geoff Standish

    221 Episodes

  2. Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley

    Maurie Fields

    Vic Buckley

    220 Episodes

  3. Lenore Smith as Kate Standish and Kate Wellings

    Lenore Smith

    Kate Standish, Kate Wellings

    200 Episodes

  4. Liz Burch as Dr. Chris Randall and (archive footage)

    Liz Burch

    Dr. Chris Randall, (archive footage)

    148 Episodes

  5. George Kapiniaris as D.J. and (archive footage)

    George Kapiniaris

    D.J., (archive footage)

    112 Episodes

  6. Terry Gill as Sgt. Carruthers, (archive footage), and Jack Carruthers

    Terry Gill

    Sgt. Carruthers, (archive footage), Jack Carruthers

    106 Episodes

  7. Beverley Dunn

    Clare Bryant, Claire Bryant

    84 Episodes

  8. Andrew McFarlane as Dr. Tom Callaghan and (archive footage)

    Andrew McFarlane

    Dr. Tom Callaghan, (archive footage)

    82 Episodes

  9. Peter O'Brien as Sam Patterson and (archive footage)

    Peter O'Brien

    Sam Patterson, (archive footage)

    77 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 9

1991 • 29 Episodes

Season 9 of The Flying Doctors premiered on August 8, 1991.

Life Lessons

(9x29, October 6, 1992) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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