The Flying Doctors: episode guide


Nymphs and Nightmares

Episode 9.01 (193)
August 08, 1991
W: Vince Moran
D: Rod Hardy

A sighting of the 'Outback Nymph' by washed-up journo Walter Morell brings unwelcome memories rushing back for Rowie. Could it really be her childhood pal Beryl whom she left in the Bush 20 years previously?

Starring: Robert Grubb as Dr. Geoff Standish, Lenore Smith as Kate Wellings, Nikki Coghill as Jackie Crane, Sarah Chadwick as Dr. Rowie Lang, David Reyne as Dr. Guy Reid, Christopher Stollery as Johnno Johnson

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley,

Guests: Shane Bourne as Walter Morrell, Jane Conroy as Diane Walberton, Emma Cotching as Scarlett Standish, Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant, Meagan Fuller as Little Rowie, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Krystal May as Little Annie, Anne Phelan as Beryl Horden,

Out of the Blue

Episode 9.02 (194)
W: Jocelyn Moorhouse
D: Rod Hardy

With the demands of parenthood taking their toll on Geoff and Kate, the Standish marriage is suffering under the strain, and the situation is not helped by the fact that Kate's sister Jenny has fallen for her brother-in-law.

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The Last Dance

Episode 9.03 (195)
W: Tony Cavanaugh
D: Ian Gilmour

Clare's routine is disturbed by the arrival of an old 'flame' as Steve struggles to get his new business off the ground.

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Unfinished Business

Episode 9.04 (196)
W: Bevan Lee
D: Ian Gilmour

Chaos comes to the operating theatre following a surprising discovery of a deadly bacteria. Guy is called upon to stem the rising panic, but tact is not his strong point. Rowie embarks on a journey of self-discovery and comes to a decision about Johnno.

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Jacqueline

Episode 9.05 (197)
W: Elizabeth Coleman
D: Colin Budds

Jackie and Guy are stranded in an outstation overnight and tongues start to wag.

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Monkey

Episode 9.06 (198)
W: Everett DeRoche
D: Colin Budds

Jackie is put in an impossible position when she discovers that a talented surgeon is also a heroin addict.

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The Stranger

Episode 9.07 (199)
W: John Coulter
D: Oscar Whitbread

The residents of Cooper's Crossing think they've met their first alien when a nude man confronts Geoff in the outback. At first he just seems to be a nutcase, but it transpires that he has an extraordinary depth of knowledge about medicine, flying and mechanics. When the military arrive in town looking for him, matters begin to get a whole lot stranger.

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The Christening

Episode 9.08 (200)
W: Various
D: Oscar Whitbread

As Geoff and Kate prepare for their baby's christening, memories are recalled of friends, past and present.

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The Good Book

Episode 9.09 (201)
W: Vince Moran
D: Oscar Whitbread

The discovery of a 19th-century journal belonging to pioneer Captain Henry Cooper breathes new life into recession-hit Cooper's Crossing.

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My Little Patch

Episode 9.10 (202)
W: Vince Gil
D: Mario Andreacchio

Guy gets in over his head when he answers a call for help from a young Koori boy, caught between two cultures, whose grandfather is dying of cancer.

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Guests: James McKenna as Spider

Two Splatt Shuffle

Episode 9.11 (203)
W: Graham Hartley
D: Mario Andreacchio

A travelling medical salesman is involved in an accident and his double life is revealed when two women turn up claiming to be his wife.

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Secrets

Episode 9.12 (204)
W: Peter Schreck
D: Colin Budds

When Rowie is swept off her feet by the handsome and wealthy Andrew Abbott, a long-lost brother shows her where her real roots lie.

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Guests: Jacqueline Hoyle as Skye Lang, Jacqueline Kott as Mrs. Abbott, Christopher Morsley as Andrew Abbott, Kristina Schofield as Elanie Lang

The Games We Play

Episode 9.13 (205)
W: Simon Hopkinson
D: Colin Budds

Guy attempts to diagnose the puzzling symptoms of a new young patient. Meanwhile, Coopers Crossing is buzzing with excitement over the cricket match of the decade.

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Bone China

Episode 9.14 (206)
W: Bevan Lee
D: Stephen Wallace

The residents of Cooper's Crossing feel uneasy when killer Matt Samuels is released from prison, and Kate insists on driving him home, unaccompanied. Geoff flexes his culinary muscles as he embarks on a restaurant venture.

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Johnno Be Good

Episode 9.15 (207)
W: Everett DeRoche
D: Stephen Wallace

Johnno makes a revealing pilgrimage back to his roots. Meanwhile, Penny has an emergency situation of her own to deal with.

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Lost Rainbows

Episode 9.16 (208)
W: Alan Hopgood & Sue Hore
D: Mark DeFriest

Rowie is lured across country through rough terrain to what turns out to be a hoax call.

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Guests: Harold Baigent as Joe Kelly, Daniel Bowden as Spider, Jan Friedl as Nell Hawker, Daniel Harrison as Sam, Bernadette Walsh as Susan Hawker

Broken Promises

Episode 9.17 (209)
W: Elizabeth Coleman
D: Mark DeFriest

Jackie and Guy spend the night away from Coopers Crossing when they try and track down Steve, and walk into a wedding celebration where the locals are making merry.

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Visitors Welcome

Episode 9.18 (210)
W: John Coulter
D: Chris Thomson

New life flows into Cooper's Crossing in the shape of some Japanese tourists. Nancy's cooking throws up a feast of lamb, and the scene is set for a very special dinner. Unfortunately, the tourists are a little sheepish at the prospect.

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Guests: Daniel Taylor as Luke

Yesterday's News

Episode 9.19 (211)
W: Stuart Wood
D: Chris Thomson

A television crew follows the doctors as they go about their work, until a fatal plane crash brings them an all-too-real-life experience.

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Dirty Linen

Episode 9.20 (212)
W: Vince Moran
D: Colin Budds

Problems arise when the hospital's washing machines break down.

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Guests: Colette Mann as Trisha

Chasing Rainbows

Episode 9.21 (213)
W: Jutta Goetze
D: Colin Budds

A crisis on board a ship and continuing problems with her ailing father lead Rowie to question her current situation. Will she resign from the RFDS?

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Uncle Cyrano

Episode 9.22 (214)
W: Vincent Gil
D: Mike Smith

As Steve pursues his infatuation with local schoolteacher Jane, she goes to Guy with shattering news. Guy is torn between professional and personal loyalty — should he tell Steve the truth? And what about Penny?

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Luck Of The Draw

Episode 9.23 (215)
W: David Phillips & Jutta Goetze
D: Mike Smith

Geoff has to choose between delivering a premature baby and attending a snake-bite victim.

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Trouble With M.E.

Episode 9.24 (216)
W: Jocelyn Moorhouse
D: Mark DeFriest

When diehard farmer Matt Sheridan complains of tiredness, Guy is convinced that he's suffering from stress, while Rowie thinks it has to be physical. As the two clash, the base's atmosphere grows ever more tense. Is Coopers Crossing big enough for both of them?

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The Accomplice

Episode 9.25 (217)
W: Sue Hore
D: Mark DeFriest

A stranger in town has winning ways and is accepted by everyone except Jackie, who feels uneasy about him.

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Blind Obsession

Episode 9.26 (218)
W: Roger Dunn
D: Michael Offer

Claire's secret admirer strikes again, and she confesses that it would be fun to meet him in person.

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Wimp

Episode 9.27 (219)
W: Everett DeRoche
D: Michael Offer

A boxer faces charges for contributing to another boxer's death in the ring.

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Visionaries

Episode 9.28 (220)
W: Glenda Hambly
D: Ian Gilmour

Vic has a plan to bring Coopers Crossing out of the recession — bikini-clad parking inspectors.

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Life Lessons

Episode 9.29 (221)
W: Tony Cavanaugh
D: Ian Gilmour

Geoff teaches Scarlett the ten 'Life Lessons' that his father taught him.

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