The Flying Doctors: episode guide


Good Day For It

Year: 1987

Episode 2.01 (27)
Written by Michael Joshua
Directed by Mark Callan

Emma and Violet return from England to a welcome-home party.

Guest Starring: Beth Buchanan as Julie Cleary, Jeanie Drynan as Sal Cleary, Bronte Keddie as Patty Cleary, Patsy Martin as Mrs. Daly, Ross Williams as Rob Dalton, John Wood as Dennis Cleary

Horses For Courses

Episode 2.02 (28)
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by Mark Callan

Hurtle makes his own brew to cope with the beer strike.

Guest Starring: John McTernan as Jim Brett, Jansen Spencer as Jamie Brett, Peta Toppano as Carol Brett

The Unluckiest Boy In Town

Episode 2.03 (29)
Written by Don Linke
Directed by Rod Hardy

DJ wants to start up a disco in the town for the youngsters who have nothing to do.

Guest Starring: Elspeth Ballantyne as Barbara Freeman, Dimity Barber as Jenny, Murray Bartlett as Michael Freeman, Alan Cassell as Robert Freeman, Tommy Dysart as Inspector Kevin Day, Jeremy Shadlow as Paul Waters

It Isn't Cricket

Episode 2.04 (30)
Written by Peter Pinney
Directed by Rod Hardy

Windoona are to take on Cooper's Crossing in a big cricket match. George upsets everyone by deciding to play for Windoona.

Guest Starring: Joy Ide as Joy Becker, Nick Tate as Nigel Haughton

An Only Child

Episode 2.05 (31)
Written by Graham Hartley
Directed by Mark Defriest

Sam has to find other accommodation when he is forced to leave the pub.

Guest Starring: Carmen Duncan as Jan Buchanan, Sydney Jackson as Father Jacko, Peter Sumner as Phil Buchanan

A Love Story

Episode 2.06 (32)
Written by Cassandra Carter
Directed by Mark Defriest

A young woman angers her father and brother when she reveals that she is pregnant. Chris and Father Jacko attempt to get Zoe sorted with an acceptable home.

Guest Starring: Peter Aanensen as Ted Fowler, Penny Cook as Susan Fowler, Michael Rowan as Mac, Richard Stubbs as Stewie Fowler, Nick Waters as Greg Chapman

Keeping Up Appearances

Episode 2.07 (33)
Written by Michael Joshua
Directed by Mark Defriest

Chris and Geoff suspect that a woman is a victim of domestic abuse but she is unwilling to accuse her husband of the crime. Meanwhile, Hurtle and DJ team up to make a video on how to survive in the outback. Chris begins to appreciate the problems associated with being a mother'to a teenage daughter.

Guest Starring: Gloria Ajenstat as Gina Miles, Simon Burke as Daryl Stokes, Anthony Hawkins as Rex Dermody, Valma Pratt as Norah O'Donnel, Jenny Seedsman as Marg Slattery, Jackie Woodburne as Elaine Dermody

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Episode 2.08 (34)
Written by Shane Brennan
Directed by Mark Defriest

Poachers cause trouble when they miss their target and shoot Father Jacko. Geoff is not as enraptured by a patient as the rest of the Crossing is. Chris tries to get Zoe to meet her real father.

Guest Starring: Brenda Addie as Maureen Maguire, Marcus Eyre as Bikie, Mark Muggeridge as Strawb, Matthew Newton as Simon Maguire

My Name Is Sky

Episode 2.09 (35)
Written by Luis Bayonas
Directed by Ian Barry

A gang of hippies comes to town and causes friction with the locals. Chris grows to despise one of her patients who later dies. Geoff goes to Sydney but finds that he misses the outback and his friends in the Crossing.

Guest Starring: Zoe Bertram as Sky, Will Conyers as Julian, Ned Lander as Josh, Andrew Martin as Simon, Joan Murray as Ivy Quinn, Wyn Roberts as Mal Pryor

Bachelors & Spinsters

Episode 2.10 (36)
Written by John Alsop
Directed by Ian Barry

There is excitement in Cooper's Crossing when a Bachelor and Spinsters night is held. Zoe is attracted to Glen, however she finds herself becoming jealous when it is clear he only has eyes for Chris. Meanwhile Glen goes to extreme lengths to get Chris' attention. DJ takes some time off to help organise the event and Barry, his temporary replacement, proves to be a stickler for the rules.

Guest Starring: Bruce Carter as Mr. Reid, Janette Kearns as Mrs. Reid, Marie Redshaw as Helen Saunders, Huw Williams as Barry Saunders

Fifty-Two Hours Straight

Episode 2.11 (37)
Written by Mary Dagmar Davies
Directed by Mark Callan

The Chochrane brothers create their usual havoc when they try to blow up a car in order to get the insurance money. When Sam tries to lend a helping hand, he ends up being injured. Meanwhile, Emma and Geoff do their best to make themselves comfortable and spend a night in the nomad.

Guest Starring: Gary Adams as Phar Lap Cochrance, Graham Duckett as Carbine Cochrane, Roger Oakley as Bert Webster, Gillian Savage as Mrs. Webster, Louise Siversen as Debbie O'Brien

A Friend Of A Friend

Episode 2.12 (38)
Written by Leon Saunders
Directed by Mark Callan

Dougie gives a lift to a stranger and brings him to town, however it soon becomes apparent that the man's obsession with God and his incessant ramblings are not healthy. After having a chat with Father Jacko, and under going some medical tests, it emerges he is suffering from schizophrenia. Sam takes Emma to visit his parents but the visit does not go as smoothly as planned.

Guest Starring: John Clayton as Vince Patterson, Sydney Jackson as Father 'Jacko' Jackson, Michael Joshua as Mr. Wilson, Warren Owens as Dougie Kennedy, Cecily Polson as Eileen Patterson (as Cecily Paulson), Rodney Sharp as Richard Hanson

Friends and Lovers

Episode 2.13 (39)
Written by John Reeves
Directed by Mark Defriest

Chris and Zoe travel to Broken Hill to meet Zoe's dad. However, Zoe is not happy about Chris' attempts to reconcile them. Sam becomes jealous when a male friend from Sydney comes to visit Emma. Meanwhile, Emma is given an engagement ring. Zoe's father travels to Cooper's Crossing to be closer to his daughter.

Guest Starring: Jill Clayton as Hilda Kennedy, Shane Connor as Ross Becher, Jeffrey Hodgson as Dr. Stafford, Ivpr Kants as Tony Symonds, Leong Lim as Dr. David Lim

Realms of Gold

Episode 2.14 (40)
Written by Peter Hepworth
Directed by Mark Defriest

Reg Hodges has finally found a piece of gold — but is it real?.

Guest Starring: David Ashton as Cab Driver, Harold Baigent as Reg Hedges, Stewart Faichney as Prospector, Ivor Kants as Tony Symonds, James Melchior as Bill Anderson, Ben Mendelsohn as Brian

Hometown Hero

Episode 2.15 (41)
Written by Alison Nisselle
Directed by Brendan Maher

A novice pilot takes control of a plane when his instructor brother falls ill.

Guest Starring: William Binks as Reg, Brett Climo as Trevor Neilson, Ian Gilmour as Colin Neilson, Ernie Gray as Peter Gates, Ivor Kants as Tony Symonds

A Distant Echo

Episode 2.16 (42)
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Brendan Maher

Violet wants to die when she finds out that her grandfather's father killed a lot of aborigines. However, Dougie helps her to put things into perspective when he comes to town suffering from appendicitis. Kate and Geoff ignore each other after he mentions that she once had a relationship with Baxter.

Guest Starring: Sydney Jackson as Father Jacko, Warren Owens as Dougie Kennedy

No Laughing Matter

Episode 2.17 (43)
Written by Graham Hartley
Directed by Dan Burstall

The raucous Cochrane brothers are back in town. Their mother almost dies and as a result they are set to inherit all her money and gold — if they can locate it. When Zoe moves with her father to Sydney, Chris struggles to cope with her latest loss.

Guest Starring: Gary Adams as Phar Lap Cochrance, Graham Duckett as Carbine Cochrane, Margaret Ford as Mum Cochrane, Ivor Kants as Tony Symonds, Jack Perry as Charlie

No Quarter Asked

Episode 2.18 (44)
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by Dan Burstall

Kate's friend Jessie returns to the Crossing after being away for five years. However the celebration soon comes to an end when it emerges Jessie has Multiple sclerosis. Emma and Sam decide that they should get married.

Guest Starring: John Clayton as Vince Patterson, Ben Hall as Truck driver, Cecily Polson as Eileen Patterson, Catherine Wilkin as Jessie Logan, Rod Williams as Harry

Myths & Legends

Episode 2.19 (45)
Written by Shane Brennan
Directed by Colin Budds

Journalist Karen Moley goes on the hunt for Hughie, a local mystery figure who no one has ever seen. She appears to solve the enigma but when Hughie's real identity is revealed, the whole town is surprised. Father Jacko gives Chris flying lessons when she decides there is more to life than work.

Guest Starring: Kirk Alexander as Mr. Tyler, William Binks as Mechanic, Maud Clark as Karen Morley, Stephen Cornely as Steve Tyler, Frederick Court as Tom Notts

The Hitch-Hiker

Episode 2.20 (46)
Written by Luis Bayonas
Directed by Colin Budds

Violet leaves for a vacation. Sam and Emma make plans for their marriage with a bit too much help from Violet. Chris' father comes to visit her. Someone hurts her eye and Geoff takes care of her.

Guest Starring: Terry Brittingham as Ken, Vince D'Amico as Truckie, Norman Kaye as William Randall, Kerry Mack as Vanessa

Give A Dog A Bad Name

Episode 2.21 (47)
Written by Vince Moran
Directed by Dan Burstall

A carnival comes to Coopers Crossing and people get killed. The murderer seems to be a boy from the carnival. Chris' father starts to be in the way for Chris and the others.

Guest Starring: James Condon as Bob Cameron, Paul Glen as Jim, Kym Gyngell as Dan Divine, Tom Jennings as Peter Lester, Norman Kaye as William Randall, Betty Lucas as Ethel Cameron, Agnieszka Perepeczko as Eva Mirevski, Keir Saltmarsh as Rick Boyd

Every Day A Gift

Episode 2.22 (48)
Written by Leon Saunders
Directed by Dan Burstall

Chris meets her father's girlfriend. George is desperate to purchase a farm but finds himself paying more than he bargained for.

Guest Starring: Michael Caton as Noel Farley, Norman Kaye as William Randall, Louise Pajo as Maureen Redmond, Rebecca Rigg as Trisha Farley, Rod Williams as Harry Rogers, Paul Young as Harold McHugh

Bearing Gifts

Episode 2.23 (49)
Written by Michael Joshua
Directed by Mark Defriest

A Greek family opens a new restaurant and Vic and Nancy are not pleased about the competition. However, when there's an outbreak of salmonella the new business hits hard times. On her way back from Bali, Violet has an encounter with the law when she's accused of being a drug smuggler. Emma goes looking for a wedding dress and DJ finds that relationships are not easy.

Guest Starring: Anita Cerdic as Soula Polites, Peter Drake as Roy McLean, Jill Forster as Judith McLean, Christine Kaman as Katina Polites, Nick Lathouris as Spiros Polites, Gwen Plumb as Nellie Keene

Repeat Performance

Episode 2.24 (50)
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Mark Defriest

Sam and Emma get married. Chris misses the whole wedding when she's stuck on a farm in the outback with a sick child and the mother.

Guest Starring: Carole-Ann Aylett as Emma's Mother, John Clayton as Vince Patterson, Anna Crawford as Sophie Wright, Peter Harvey-Wright as Kevin Wright, Cecily Polson as Eileen Patterson, Candy Raymond as Joanne Wright

The Noble Art

Episode 2.25 (51)
Written by Peter Hepworth
Directed by Brendan Maher

A boxing troupe brings excitement and unexpected romance to Cooper's Crossing. Sam and Emma surprise everybody by returning early from their honeymoon. Kate gets a shock when she discovers where the newlyweds are to live.

Guest Starring: Julian Branagan as Acker, Peter Cummins as Clive Morton, Craig Elliott as Baz, Christopher Mayer as Johnny Lawrence, Louise Siversen as Debbie O'Brien

Sapphire

Episode 2.26 (52)
Written by Graham Hartley
Directed by Brendan Maher

A cushy 3-day clinic run at the luxurious Manning property seems like Chris and Kate's idea of heaven — until it becomes evident that someone is trying to poison the host.

Guest Starring: Maggie Dence as Helen Manning, John Heywood as Wombat, John Lee as Roger Manning

Cries From The Heart

Episode 2.27 (53)
Written by Shane Brennan
Directed by Chris Langman

When a driver is seriously injured in a car crash, the RFDS are called to the scene. Once there they discover that a little girl, a passenger in the car, has gone missing.

Guest Starring: Michele Fawdon as Ann Larson, Judith Roberts as Beryl Hodges

All In A Day's Work

Episode 2.28 (54)
Written by Luis Bayonas
Directed by Chris Langman

A routine clinic run becomes a succession of emergencies just when the Vice President of the RFDS arrives for a snap inspection. And Jack reveals a romantic interest in Chris.

Guest Starring: Jim Daly as Bob Carmody, Maryanne Fahey as Lisa Morgan, Jackie Kelleher as Lorna McPherson, Amber Kilpatrick as Sarah Gardener, Peter Kowitz as Bert Morgan

Out of a Clear Blue Sky

Episode 2.29 (55)
Written by Ray Hennessy
Directed by Colin Budds

The arrival of a alcoholic sales rep makes a dramatic impression on a local lad, and Jack initiates divorce proceedings.

Guest Starring: Dimity Barber as Jenny Harrison, Ralph Cotterill as Walter McKay, Charlene Fenn as Raeleen Carmody, Peter Moon as Repossessor

Affirmative Action

Episode 2.30 (56)
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by Colin Budds

Sam and Emma come to the aid of a friend who has entered 'The Great Australian Camel Race'; and George Baxter finds himself besieged after incurring the wrath of the town's womenfolk.

Guest Starring: Stuart Conran as Reporter, Diana Greentree as Janet Greenway, John Higginson as Andrew Hughes, Susie Lindeman as Meg Greenway, Robin Ramsay as Lloyd Greenway, George Trotman as Brigalow

Figures in Landscape

Episode 2.31 (57)
Written by Peter Kinloch
Directed by Catherine Millar

An artist and his agent arrive in town to find a bush retreat to boost his flagging career, but is the visit just a cover for something more sinister? Meanwhile, Chris finally confronts Jack about their relationship.

Guest Starring: Ron Falk as Charles Noonan, John O'May as Max Prescott, Carl Price as Trucker, Lynda Stoner as Marcia Dean

The Devil You Know

Episode 2.32 (58)
Written by Michael Joshua
Directed by Catherine Millar

George Baxter meets his match when he comes up against a tough American business woman.

Guest Starring: Nancy Black as Kimberly White, Anita Cerdic as Soula Polites, Syd Conabere as Billy Daniels, Christine Kaman as Katina Polites, Fred Steele as Lex Morris, Christopher Stevenson as Ted Rowley

Operating Solo

Episode 2.33 (59)
Written by Mary Dagmar Davies
Directed by Paul Moloney

An explosion at a gas field injures Geoff, and Kate accompanies him for therapy at Broken Hill — will romance blossom? Chris has to perform an emergency operation, and DJ has to win back Soula's affections.

Guest Starring: Alan Andrews as Dr.David Gibbs, Duke Bannister as Darius Newton, Elizabeth Crockett as Pam, Steve Dodd as Manguana, Jim Ewing as Ted Johnston, Christine Kerner as Nurse, Mark Neal as Marty Jarvis, Shane Withington as Mike Lancaster

The Path Of True Love

Episode 2.34 (60)
Written by Andrew Kennedy
Directed by Paul Moloney

The RFDS come to the aid of a tourist bus stranded by a flood. One of the passengers is seriously ill, and it looks as if she will die alone until a 25-year-old love affair is rekindled.

Guest Starring: Michael Beecher as Robert Armstrong, Alexandra Fowler as Josie Bennet, Arianthe Galani as Connie Porter, Barbara Jungwirth as June Balir, Sheila Kennelly as Merle Demster, Nick Lathouris as Spiros Polites, John Murphy as Frank Demster

The Kid

Episode 2.35 (61)
Written by Shane Brennan
Directed by Colin Budds

The arrival in town of a young boy and his dog creates tension.

Guest Starring: John Bowman as Ian Grady, Anita Cerdic as Soula Polites, Christine Kaman as Katina Polites, Nick Lathouris as Spiros Polites, Emil Minty as Andy Lawson

The First Step

Episode 2.36 (62)
Written by John Alsop
Directed by Colin Budds

Geoff has to be cruel to be kind to help a young woman recuperate from a stroke, while for DJ, woo turns to woe.

Guest Starring: Beverly Gardiner as Tax woman, Kim Trengrove as Gina Collins

Hopscotch

Episode 2.37 (63)
Written by Alan Hopgood
Directed by Chris Langman

When a young, penniless woman expecting her third baby is deserted by her husband, the town's sympathy is aroused. But should it be?

Guest Starring: David Cameron as Barry Sutton, Anita Cerdic as Soula Polites, Jennifer Cluff as Miriam Sutton, Christine Kaman as Katina Polites, Nick Lathouris as Spiros Polites, Richard Neal as Truckie

Jacks High

Episode 2.38 (64)
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by Chris Langman

Things look nasty in Coopers Crossing when the town is invaded by a wild bunch of shearers and Jack is accidentally shot. Will the town be able to find somebody with his rare blood group in time?

Guest Starring: Don Bridges as Smacker, Anita Cerdic as Soula Polites, Christine Kaman as Katina Polites, Nick Lathouris as Spiros Polites, Gerard Matte as Baxter's Manager, Richard Moss as Bernie Miller, Warren Owens as Dougie Kennedy, Anne Phelan as Rosie