The Flying Doctors: episode guide


Freedom

Episode 9.01 (192)
Thu, July 25, 1991
W: Graham Hartley
D: Kendal Flanagan

Jackie discovers a pair of young runaways living in the attic of her farmhouse to avoid the disapproval of their feuding families. It is a story reminiscent of 'Romeo and Juliet' with equally tragic consequences. Geoff rejoins the Flying Doctors but now finds himself working under Guy and living with Kate and the baby in what is now Guy's house.

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

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Matthew Newton as Wombat, Tempany Deckert as May

Note: Tempany Deckert's first known role. We previously saw Matt Newton in ep 2.08.

Nymphs and Nightmares

Episode 9.02 (193)
Thu, 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?

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Anne Phelan as Beryl Horden, Shane Bourne as Walter Morrrell, Jane Conroy as Nymph, Krystal May as Little Annie, Meagan Fuller as Little Rowie, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish, Kyla as Stevie Ray

Out of the Blue

Episode 9.03 (194)
Thu, August 15, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish, Patsy Martin as Wife of Patient

The Last Dance

Episode 9.04 (195)
Thu, August 22, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Henry Salter as Hercules Humberson, Rosie Sturgess as Elsie Burrows

Unfinished Business

Episode 9.05 (196)
Thu, August 29, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Cliff Ellen as Bert, Rosie Sturgess as Elsie Burrows, Peter Docker as Adam Morris, Jane Norris as Mary Morris, Kevin Summer as Bob Adams, Janet Johnstone as Sandra, David Burnett as George Groves, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Jacqueline

Episode 9.06 (197)
Thu, September 05, 1991
W: Elizabeth Coleman
D: Colin Budds

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

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: none

Monkey

Episode 9.07 (198)
Thu, September 12, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Geoff Morrell as Dr. Rex Waddington, Zlatko Kasumovic as Animal, Davor Dirlic as Ivan, Tahir Cambis as Vladko, Jack Perry as 'Captain', James Herron as Ritchie, Chris Lyons as Brett, Andrea Moor as Teacher, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

The Stranger

Episode 9.08 (199)
Thu, September 19, 1991
W: John Coulter
D: Oscar Whitbread

The residents of Coopers 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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Brian Vriends as Man, Mark Pegler as Captain, Simon Woodward as Soldier, Helen Trenos as Miss Ionnades, Brandon McLean as Kid No. 1, Alex Darton as Kid No. 2

The Christening

Episode 9.09 (200)
Thu, September 19, 1991
W: Various
D: Oscar Whitbread

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

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Chloe Kimball as Scarlett Standish, John Mortimore as Minister

With: John English, Vince Martin, Terry Donovan, Sydney Jackson, Louise Siversen, Marion Heathfield, Graham Dow, Tina Bursill

The Good Book

Episode 9.10 (201)
Thu, September 26, 1991
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 Coopers Crossing.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Special Guest Appearances by: Andrew McFarlane as Dr. Tom Callaghan, Liz Burch as Dr Chris Randall, Bruce Barry as George Baxter, George Kapiniaris as D.J, Rebecca Gibney as Emma Patterson, Terry Gill as Jack Carruthers

Guests: Richard Cordner as Ray, Roy Edmunds as Bus Driver, Kelvin Barnes as Grant Patterson, Delaney Unwin as Kirsty Patterson, Marty Fields as Musician

My Little Patch

Episode 9.11 (202)
Thu, October 03, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Ernie Dingo as Eric, Luke Carroll as Cameron, Daniel Haritos as Sam, James McKenna as Spider, Peter Clarke as Phillip, 'Smokey' Edward Murray as Munya, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Notes: the first known role for Luke Carroll

Two Splatt Shuffle

Episode 9.12 (203)
Thu, October 10, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Ritchie Singer as Barney Splatt, Colleen Hewett as City Cynthia, Robyn Gibbes as Country Cynthia, Jacob Kino as Mars, Eric McKibbin as Ray, Rian McLean as Gavin, Desiree Munro as Jessica, Brenda Palmer as Mrs. Bell

Secrets

Episode 9.13 (204)
Thu, October 17, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Christopher Morsley as Andrew Abbott, Phillip Parslow as Frank Lang, Kristina Schofield as Elanie Lang, Jacqueline Boyle as Skye Lang, Jacqueline Kott as Mrs. Abbott, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

The Games We Play

Episode 9.14 (205)
Thu, October 24, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Mike Bishop as Harold Jacobs, Terry Brittingham as Simmo, Kris Karahisarlis as Mark Stavros, Toula Tzoras as Mrs. Paspali, Justin D'Orazio as Christo Papali, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish, with Merv Hughes

Bone China

Episode 9.15 (206)
Thu, October 31, 1991
W: Bevan Lee
D: Stephen Wallace

The residents of Coopers 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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Colin Moody as Matt Samuels, Sarah Peirse as Elizabeth Samuels, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Johnno Be Good

Episode 9.16 (207)
Thu, Nov 07, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Betty Bobbitt as Jo Magee, Peter Black as Cooly, Jane Longhurst as Tracy Longford, Brian M. Logan as Tiny, Stephen Hall as Nuggett, Glen Torrens as Sam Longford, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Lost Rainbows

Episode 9.17 (208)
Thu, Nov 14, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Jan Friedl as Nell Hawker, Bernadette Walsh as Susan Hawker, Harold Baigent as Joe Kelly, Daniel Bowden as Spider, Daniel Harrison as Sam, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Broken Promises

Episode 9.18 (209)
Thu, Nov 21, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: George Mallaby as Malcolm Harrison, Hilary Henshaw as Lorraine Harrison, Yves Stenning as Hugh Montgomery, Laura Keneally as Emily Harrison, Wilbur Wilde as Thursday, Jo Kennedy as Eve Rutherton, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Visitors Welcome

Episode 9.19 (210)
Thu, Nov 28, 1991
W: John Coulter
D: Chris Thomson

New life flows into Coopers 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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Jeff Truman as Barry, Daniel Taylor as Luke, Muro as Toshi, Miki Oikawa as Naoko, Akinori Matsumoto as Akiro, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Yesterday's News

Episode 9.20 (211)
Thu, Dec 05, 1991
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Debbie Byrne as Anthea Griffin, Robin Cumming as Archie Logan, Paul English as Haydn Cunningham, Tim Allen as Pilot, David James as Hugh Conway, Paul Biggs as David, Lois Collinder as Mabel, Taylia & Courtney Fletcher as Scarlett Standish

Dirty Linen

Episode 9.21 (212)
Thu, Dec 19, 1991
W: Vince Moran
D: Colin Budds

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

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Andrea Moor as Jane McLaughlin, Colette Mann as Trisha, Peter Adams as Artie Blake, Cheryl Ballantine as Rita, Stacey Valkenburg as School Girl

Chasing Rainbows

Episode 9.22 (213)
Thu, Dec 26, 1991
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?

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Desmond Kelly as Alf Lang, Alan Fletcher as Austin Bennett, Jo Kennedy as Eve Rutherton, Erwin Maryoto as Chan, Debbie Fraser as Ros, Iris Wise Mallia as Emma, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Uncle Cyrano

Episode 9.23 (214)
Thu, Jan 02, 1992
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?

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Andrea Moor as Jane McLaughlin, Daniel Haritos as Sam, Daniel Bowden as Spider, Kiri James as Linda, Kevin Dane Barber as Podger, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Luck Of The Draw

Episode 9.24 (215)
Tue, Aug 25, 1992
W: David Phillips & Jutta Goetze
D: Mike Smith

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

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Barry Sorrell as Tom Schockley, Ken Bristow as Vern, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Trouble With M.E.

Episode 9.25 (216)
Tue, Sept 01, 1992
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?

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Bill Young as Matt Sheridan, Jennifer Jarman-Walker as Olivia Sheridan, Lois Collinder as Mabel, Bill Brunette as Herb

The Accomplice

Episode 9.26 (217)
Tue, Sept 08, 1992
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Jo Kennedy as Eve Rutherton, Graham Harvey as Joey Conway, Vic Gordon as Mr. Freeman, Linda Rowlands as Nurse Elizabeth

Blind Obsession

Episode 9.27 (218)
Tue, Sept 15, 1992
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.

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Danny Adcock as Cliff Bishop, David Letch as Simon Bishop

Wimp

Episode 9.28 (219)
Tue, Sept 22, 1992
W: Everett DeRoche
D: Michael Offer

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

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Arthur Dignam as Royce Phelan QC, Michael George Dyson as Clerk, Gus Mercurio as Happy, Justine Saunders as Magistrate Krumm, Rowana Wallace as Pauline Giglia QC, Glenn William as Billy Blake

Visionaries

Episode 9.29 (220)
Tue, Sept 29, 1992
W: Glenda Hambly
D: Ian Gilmour

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

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Zoe Bertram as Sally, Gregory Carroll as Greg, Douglas Hedge as Ernie, Robert Forza as Jack, Daniel Haritos as Sam, Michaelle McClatchey as Raylene, Andrew Beresford as Surfie, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett Standish

Life Lessons

Episode 9.30 (221 - series finale)
Tue, Nov 10, 1992
W: Tony Cavanaugh
D: Ian Gilmour

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

Regulars: Maurie Fields as Vic Buckley, Val Jellay as Nancy Buckley, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Paul Kelman as Steve Macauley, Beverley Dunn as Clare Bryant

Guests: Mary Canny as Dolores, Caitlin Morris as Pregnant Woman, Peter Hathaway as Husband, Peter Clarke as Stockman, Linda Rowland as Nurse, Emma & Hannah Cotching as Scarlett

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