The Flying Doctors: episode guide


What a Guy

Episode 8.01 (167)
W: Jutta Goetze
D: Mark DeFriest

A new doctor and nurse arrive at Cooper's Crossing. Unfortunately, since he's charming but arrogant and she's tired of overbearing city doctors, the stage is set for a clash.

Starring: Robert Grubb as Dr. Geoff Standish, Lenore Smith as Kate Wellings, Brett Climo as Dr. David Ratcliffe, Nikki Coghill as Jackie Crane, David Reyne as Dr. Guy Reid, Christopher Stollery as Johnno Johnson

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Guests: Olga Dickie as Mrs. Lightburn, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant, Phyll Freeman as Caravan Attendant, Melita Jurisic as Dr. Magda Heller, Erin Rowley as Jenny, Lisa Taylor as Liz

Bad Moon Rising

Episode 8.02 (168)
W: David Phillips
D: Mark DeFriest

When a man collapses at an oil rig, David and Johnno arrive to help, only to discover the boss is an old enemy of Johnno's.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley

Guests: Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant, Dennis Miller as Greg Carpenter, Ron Pinnell as Bennet, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell as Hughie Geddes

A New Life

Episode 8.03 (169)
W: Vince Moran
D: Ian Gilmour

Kate is faced with the difficult task of delivering a baby in mid-flight during a thunderstorm.

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Through Thick And Thin

Episode 8.04 (170)
W: John Coulter
D: Ian Gilmour

The doctors are called on to help a pair of English girls who are stranded in the outback.

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Deceptions

Episode 8.05 (171)
W: Julie Phillips
D: Catherine Millar

David has just one more call to attend to before he finishes his duties with the airborne medics.

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None So Blind

Episode 8.06 (172)
W: Denise Morgan
D: Catherine Millar

Kate is faced with possible blindness when battery acid explodes in her face.

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Sleep Of Reason

Year: 1991
Episode 8.07 (173)
W: Bevan Lee
D: Kendal Flanagan

The arrival of Kate's younger sister is shrouded in mystery. She turns out to be subdued and secretive, while Magda also has a secret and makes a shock announcement.

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My Mother's Child

Episode 8.08 (174)
W: Dave Worthington
D: Kendal Flanagan

It becomes clear that Clare is under stress when she makes a rare mistake at work. But what is causing it?

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Swinging on the Rope

Episode 8.09 (175)
W: Greg Haddrick
D: Brendan Maher

A wealthy and powerful landowner causes problems for the RFDS when he insists that his injured son is sent to a specialist in Melbourne.

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Father and Son

Episode 8.10 (176)
W: Elizabeth Coleman
D: Brendan Maher

Vic decides to become a partner in a tourist enterprise, and a father has to come to terms with a tragedy.

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A Little Miracle

Episode 8.11 (177)
W: Anthony Ellis
D: Mark DeFriest

The father of a fundamentalist family goes over the edge and decides to follow in Abraham's footsteps by sacrificing his son to prove his faith.

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Murphy's Law

Episode 8.12 (178)
W: Vince Moran
D: Mark DeFriest

Vic is devastated when he hits an eight-year-old girl with his van.

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Breaking Down The Wall

Episode 8.13 (179)
W: Maureen Ann Moran
D: Kendal Flanagan

Panic consumes the minds of a tour party who find themselves trapped in a cave when their tour guide dies of heart failure.

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Once Bitten

Episode 8.14 (180)
W: Shane Brennan
D: Kendal Flanagan

Following an accident, Geoff is injected in the hand with hydraulic fluid. The resulting infection not only threatens his arm but also his life.

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Guests: Tim Hughes as 'Rocket' Anderson

Clipped Wings

Episode 8.15 (181)
W: Jutta Goetze
D: Ian Gilmour

Johnno finds himself in hot water with the CAA after trying to take off from an unregulated runway.

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Walk Don't Run

Episode 8.16 (182)
W: Denise Morgan
D: lan Gilmour

The spirit of competition gets into Cooper Crossing as Kate and Penny continue to sort out their sibling rivalry, with potentially disastrous results.

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Masquerade

Episode 8.17 (183)
W: Sue Hore
D: Brendan Maher

Guy becomes involved with a battered housewife and Jackie has to cope with an amorous dentist.

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Against the Current

Episode 8.18 (184)
W: Tony Cavanaugh & Vicki Madden
D: Brendan Maher

Penny and Steve go camping. But their idyll ends when they come across a horrifying sight.

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Last of the Cochranes

Episode 8.19 (185)
W: Graham Hartley
D: Kendal Flanagan

A mysterious call drags Jeff to Melbourne where he meets up with 91-year-old Mum Cochrane, who is determined to return to Coopers Crossing to die.

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Double Life

Episode 8.20 (186)
W: Bevan Lee
D: Kendal Flanagan

The people of Wentworth are stunned when Guy's fiancee, Fern Wentworth, arrives in town. She is convinced that he has become too provincial and wants to reclaim his love.

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Something Nothing

Episode 8.21 (187)
W: Elizabeth Coleman
D: Catherine Millar

Johnno decides to re-evaluate his priorities in life when he and Rowie are nearly killed while flying through a storm. His first move is to tell Rowie he wants her as part of his future.

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Family

Episode 8.22 (188)
W: Vince Moran
D: Catherine Millar

Geoff and Kate prepare for the birth of their first child.

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Being Positive

Episode 8.23 (189)
W: Bevan Lee
D: Ian Gilmour

Anthropologist Jerry Davis returns to Coopers Crossing needing to speak to Geoff urgently. Jackie is thrilled at the return of the man of her dreams.

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Guests: William McInnes

Open Day

Episode 8.24 (190)
W: Anthony Ellis
D: Ian Gilmour

Geoff tries to persuade the mother of a badly scarred boy that it would aid his mental recovery to come to Coopers Crossing and face the world.

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Guests: John Polson

Changing Times

Episode 8.25 (191)
W: Jutta Goetze
D: Kendal Flanagan

Rowie and Johnno are adding the final touches to their plans when a spectre from the past causes Rowie to have second thoughts.

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Freedom

Episode 8.26 (192)
W: Graham Hartley
D: Kendal Flanagan

Jackie discovers a pair of young lovers living in the cellar of her farmhouse in a story reminiscent of 'Romeo and Juliet' with equally tragic consequences.

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