The Flying Doctors: episode guide


Sleep Of Reason

Year: 1991
Episode 6.01 (173)
Written by Bevan Lee
Directed by 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.

My Mother's Child

Episode 6.02 (174)
Written by Dave Worthington
Directed by Kendal Flanagan

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

Swinging on the Rope

Episode 6.03 (175)
Written by Greg Haddrick
Directed by 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.

Father and Son

Episode 6.04 (176)
Written by Elizabeth Coleman
Directed by Brendan Maher

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

A Little Miracle

Episode 6.05 (177)
Written by Anthony Ellis
Directed by 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.

Murphy's Law

Episode 6.06 (178)
Written by Vince Moran
Directed by Mark DeFriest

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

Breaking Down The Wall

Episode 6.07 (179)
Written by Maureen Ann Moran
Directed by 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.

Once Bitten

Episode 6.08 (180)
Written by Shane Brennan
Directed by 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.

Guest Starring: Tim Hughes as 'Rocket' Anderson

Clipped Wings

Episode 6.09 (181)
Written by Jutta Goetze
Directed by Ian Gilmour

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

Walk Don't Run

Episode 6.10 (182)
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by 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.

Masquerade

Episode 6.11 (183)
Written by Sue Hore
Directed by Brendan Maher

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

Against the Current

Episode 6.12 (184)
Written by Tony Cavanaugh & Vicki Madden
Directed by Brendan Maher

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

Last of the Cochranes

Episode 6.13 (185)
Written by Graham Hartley
Directed by 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.

Double Life

Episode 6.14 (186)
Written by Bevan Lee
Directed by 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.

Something Nothing

Episode 6.15 (187)
Written by Elizabeth Coleman
Directed by 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.

Family

Episode 6.16 (188)
Written by Vince Moran
Directed by Catherine Millar

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Being Positive

Episode 6.17 (189)
Written by Bevan Lee
Directed by Ian Gilmour

Anthropologist Jerry Davis returns to Coopers Crossing needing to speak to Geoff urgently. It's known that Jerry, who sports a scar on his neck, was operated on by the RFDS team during an emergency. Jackie is thrilled at the return of the man of her dreams, who she hopes will be the man of her future.

With: William McInnes

Open Day

Episode 6.18 (190)
Written by Anthony Ellis
Directed by Ian Gilmour

Geoff tries without success to persuade the mother of a badly scarred boy that it would aid his mental recovery to come to Cooper's Crossing and face the world. When the boy becomes suicidal, Penny holds out a hand of friendship.

With: John Polson

Changing Times

Episode 6.19 (191)
Written by Jutta Goetze
Directed by Kendal Flanagan

It's a sad day for Coopers Crossing — Geoff has accepted a position to train as a cardiologist in Melbourne and he and Kate are leaving for the city. Meanwhile Rowie and Johnno are putting the final touches to their plans when a spectre from the past causes Rowie to have second thoughts.

Freedom

Episode 6.20 (192)
Written by Graham Hartley
Directed by 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.

Nymphs and Nightmares

Episode 6.21 (193)
Written by Vince Moran
Directed by 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?

Out of the Blue

Episode 6.22 (194)
Written by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Directed by 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.

The Last Dance

Episode 6.23 (195)
Written by Tony Cavanaugh
Directed by 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.

Unfinished Business

Episode 6.24 (196)
Written by Bevan Lee
Directed by 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.

Jacqueline

Episode 6.25 (197)
Written by Elizabeth Coleman
Directed by Colin Budds

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

Monkey

Episode 6.26 (198)
Written by Everett DeRoche
Directed by Colin Budds

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

The Stranger

Episode 6.27 (199)
Written by John Coulter
Directed by 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.

The Christening

Episode 6.28 (200)
Written by Various
Directed by Oscar Whitbread

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

The Good Book

Episode 6.29 (201)
Written by Vince Moran
Directed by Oscar Whitbread

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

My Little Patch

Episode 6.30 (202)
Written by Vince Gil
Directed by 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.

Guest Starring: James McKenna as Spider

Two Splatt Shuffle

Episode 6.31 (203)
Written by Graham Hartley
Directed by 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.

Secrets

Episode 6.32 (204)
Written by Peter Schreck
Directed by 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.

Guest Starring: 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 6.33 (205)
Written by Simon Hopkinson
Directed by 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.

Bone China

Episode 6.34 (206)
Written by Bevan Lee
Directed by 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.

Johnno Be Good

Episode 6.35 (207)
Written by Everett DeRoche
Directed by Stephen Wallace

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

Lost Rainbows

Episode 6.36 (208)
Written by Alan Hopgood & Sue Hore
Directed by Mark DeFriest

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

Guest Starring: 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 6.37 (209)
Written by Elizabeth Coleman
Directed by 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.

Visitors Welcome

Episode 6.38 (210)
Written by John Coulter
Directed by 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.

Guest Starring: Daniel Taylor as Luke

Yesterday's News

Episode 6.39 (211)
Written by Stuart Wood
Directed by 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.

Dirty Linen

Episode 6.40 (212)
Written by Vince Moran
Directed by Colin Budds

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

Guest Starring: Colette Mann as Trisha

Chasing Rainbows

Episode 6.41 (213)
Written by Jutta Goetze
Directed by 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?

Uncle Cyrano

Episode 6.42 (214)
Written by Vincent Gil
Directed by 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?

Luck Of The Draw

Episode 6.43 (215)
Written by David Phillips & Jutta Goetze
Directed by Mike Smith

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

Trouble With M.E.

Episode 6.44 (216)
Written by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Directed by 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?

The Accomplice

Episode 6.45 (217)
Written by Sue Hore
Directed by Mark DeFriest

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

Blind Obsession

Episode 6.46 (218)
Written by Roger Dunn
Directed by Michael Offer

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

Wimp

Episode 6.47 (219)
Written by Everett DeRoche
Directed by Michael Offer

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

Visionaries

Episode 6.48 (220)
Written by Glenda Hambly
Directed by Ian Gilmour

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

Life Lessons

Episode 6.49 (221)
Written by Tony Cavanaugh
Directed by Ian Gilmour

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