R.F.D.S.: episode guide


The Hill

Episode 01
January 21, 1993

The Flying Doctors join Rescue at the scene of a major accident with multiple casualties. Vic and Nancy Buckley, recently retired and travelling by caravan, are among the wounded. Dr. Blitho's unconventional treatment methods draw Rebecca's ire. Jim welcomes the arrival of his wife Laura, Broken Hill's new magistrate and coroner, her daughter Zoe, and Jim's son Jesse. Dennis is concerned about Leanne's relationship with her boyfriend, Cowboy.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Blades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Shauna McEwan as Gail Hirsch Stephen Hall as Keith Bainbridge Timothy Bell as Sgt. Joe Wheeler Peter Andrew Williams Mick the Accountant Rosalind Romney as Mrs More Arthur Edwarss as Aboriginal Boy Rod Densley as Barman Michael Fry as Ambulance Man Norman Steiner as Accident Victim Paul Monaghan as SES man Michael Dyson as Court Monitor

Notes: cast credits for RFDS were done largely by sight as I watched the series and are no where near complete. There is also some question about the correct episode titles

A Different World

Episode 02
January 28, 1993

Called out to Minnie's Well to attend to Leanne after she is assaulted by her boyfriend, Dr. Blitho is forced to perform a risky procedure on the kitchen table before she can be flown back to base. Laura turns down a job offer from Sydney and gets more than she bargained for when Sissy takes her on a picnic to show her the outback. When Sissy drives her ute into a dam, the girls are forced to spend the night in the bush before walking back to town the next morning. Meanwhile, Vic, still recovering from his injuries, is able to leave hospital, and Jesse, missing girlfriend, begins hitch-hiking back to the city.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Rollerblades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Julian Branagan as Cowboy, Kevin Hopkins as Stan Illies, ? as Gail, ? as Keith Bainbridge, ? as Mrs Mungie, et al

Heartbreak

Episode 03
February 04, 1993

A child is rushed to hospital after his father found him unconscious in a dam and the parents must face the difficult reality that their son's prognosis for a meaningful recovery is not good. With Zoe covering up her brother's absence as he continues his trip to see his girlfriend, Jesse is heartbroken to discover she has moved on. Meanwhile, Vic's recovery is hampered by depression, Laura's gets push-back from local politician Evelyn Whaley when she highlights a local pub's racist dress code, and Ted gives Leanne a job after he fires Keith.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Rollerblades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Petra Yared as Sarah Aldridge, Robin Dene as Mr Musich, ? as Gail, ? as Keith Bainbridge, ? as Mr Buxton, ? as Mrs Buxton, ? as Ben Nuxton, ? as Warren O'Rourke, ? as Evelyn Whaley, ? as Bazza, ? as Keith Bainbridge, et al

The Wisdom Of Soloman

Episode 04
February 11, 1993

Dr. Blitho's reputation and own words come back to haunt him when he is hit with a malpractice lawsuit by grieving parents who accuse him of refusing to treat their son. After being given a tour of the local landmarks by Evelyn Whaley with a clear ulterior motive, Laura mediates the dispute. Meanwhile, Ted tries to put a scare into Leane's ex-boyfriend, Zoe learns Blades' secret, and Jesse pesters Ted to teach him to fly.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Rollerblades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Julian Branagan as Cowboy, ? as Mr Buxton, ? as Mrs Buxton, ? as Gail, ? as Scott Fairweather, ? as Evelyn Whaley, et al

Public Relations

Episode 05
February 18, 1993

When Ted is unable to find a suitable landing spot, Sissy breaks regulations by performing a risky parachute jump to an inaccessible homestead allowing her to save a young woman's life. A visit from a newspaper reporter from a gives the staff of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Broken Hill the opportunity to improve their public profile which has suffered of late. Initially hesitant to co-operate with the reporter, Dr Blitho decides to seize the chance to expose his colleagues antics but the result isn't what he expected. Jim is concerned about growing apart from Jesse with his son spending more and more time with Ted. Identifying him as a public relations disaster, Jim fires Dr. Blitho, getting him a job as Broken Hill's new Medical Superintendent. Meanwhile, Vic is walking again, Dennis finds a sympathetic ear while mourning the death of an old girlfriend.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Rollerblades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Lisa McCune as Jane, Elizabeth Crockett as Carol, ? as Doris, ? as Jordan Day, ? as Adam, et al

Call Sign Cowboy

Episode 06
February 25, 1993

Laura unearths the reason behind a family feud when she presides over a seemingly minor legal dispute between two brothers fighting over stolen water. Leanne struggles to cope with harassing radio calls from her abusive ex. Dr. Blitho departs — but not before leaving assessments of all his co-workers.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Rollerblades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Julian Branagan as Cowboy, et al

Outback Justice

Episode 07
March 04, 1993
Directed by David Caesar

Dr. Blitho begins his job as the new Acting Medical Superintendent in charge of the hospital. His first task is to look into Blades' background in an effort to get him out of the hospital and into a youth refuge. Desperate for friends, Jesse falls in with the wrong crowd and experiences his father's wrath when he is involved in a high-speed police chase. Ted struggles to occupy his day when a head-cold keeps him grounded.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Rollerblades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Victoria Eagger as Georgie Madden, Elizabeth Crockett as Carol, Radha Mitchell as Tracey, Elizabeth Crockett as Carol, ? as Thommo, ? as Kingy, ? as Patrice, et al

Head On Collisions

Episode 08
December 11, 1993
Directed by David Caesar

Jim and Dennis are called out to attend a two car accident with multiple traumas (and one fatality) unaware that one of those involved is Jim's son, Jesse. An invitation to speak at a charity fundraiser leads Ted into a reunion with an old girlfriend. Meanwhile, Dr Blitho institutes a rash of changes at the hospital, and Blades adjusts to life in the youth refuge.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Rollerblades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Radha Mitchell as Tracey, Radha Mitchell as Tracey, Elizabeth Crockett as Carol, ? as Thommo, ? as Kingy, ? as Patrice, ? as Mr Biggins, ? as Mrs Biggins, ? as Evelyn Whaley, ? as Rita, et al

Cave in

Episode 09
December 18, 1993
Directed by David Caesar

Rebecca's relationship with Dr Blitho is put to the test after she takes the heat for his cutbacks. Sissy welcomes the arrival of her friend, a photojournalist from an English magazine who has come to do a story on the hospital. The team responds to the site of a mining accident where Sissy leads a dangerous underground rescue and must perform a life-changing procedure to save her friend's life. Meanwhile, Sissy schemes to keep Blades in the hospital after Blitho tries to have him discharged again, and Ted, still grounded, faces a court appearance after starting a fight in a pub.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Rollerblades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Nicholas Bell as John Crispin, Victoria Eagger as Georgie Madden, Elizabeth Crockett as Carol, et al

Loss of Faith

Episode 10
January 08, 1994
Directed by David Caesar

Dennis Taylor, an admitted former addict, comes under suspicion when Rebecca discovers a discrepancy in the drug supply. Dr Blitho finds himself in search of a job when he is removed from his role as Acting Medical Superintendent. Vic devises a new kitchen roster.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings; Victoria Eagger as Georgie Madden, Renato Bartolomei as Tony Farrugio, Elizabeth Crockett as Carol, ? as Vicki Struthers, ? as Joe, ? as Evelyn Whaley, ? as Lloyd, ? as Gail, et al

Poor Wandering One

Episode 11
January 15, 1994
Directed by David Caesar

Zoe solicits Dr. Wetherall's help for her best friend who is pregnant. When the girl takes extreme measures to terminate her pregnancy, she suffers severe brain damage leaving Sissy in a fight with the girl's mother about what to do with the unborn child. With rumours swirling about her relationship with Dr. Blitho, Vicki takes on the direction of the Broken Hill Light Operatic Society's production of The Pirates of Penzance.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Rollerblades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Elizabeth Crockett as Carol, ? as Vicki Struthers, ? as April Cundrill, ? as Mary Cundrill, ? as Evelyn Whaley, ? as Thommo, et al

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Episode 12
January 28, 1994
Directed by David Caesar

Zoe accompanies Jim on a flight to record video footage for a class assignment. When the flight is diverted to attend to two men injured in a welding explosion, Jim is forced to leave Zoe behind at the pipe-layer's camp to transport the injured men back to base. Laura is not pleased by his decision and suggests he wouldn't have done it if she was his daughter. Dennis and Penny wake up in bed together unsure of what did or did not happen between them the night before. The explanation turns out to be entirely innocent but that doesn't stop Dennis from trying to convince her otherwise. Jesse befriends a girl he meets in a bookstore but she finds herself appearing before Laura when she is caught shoplifting. Vic installs a new phone at the hostel and there is plenty of blame to share when the first phone bill arrives.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Justin Connor as Rollerblades, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Tamsin West as Joanne Daily, ? as Gail, ? as Ernie, ? as Red, ? as Shopkeeper, ? as Serge, ? as Donkey, ? as Chris, et al

End Of The Road

Episode 13
February 04, 1994
Directed by David Caesar

Returning from vacation, Rebecca accepts a ride back to Broken Hill from a trucker leading to a frightening trip beside a drug-impaired driver. Investigating the transport company the driver works for, Rebecca discovers it is owned by Evelyn Whaley. Gail is brought into the hospital after a car accident and is discovered to have been under the influence of illegal drugs as well. Surprised by the return of her ex, Cowboy, Lauren takes out a restraining order against him in a futile effort to get him to leave her alone. In is determination to win her back, Cowboy reveals his involvement in the manufacture of illegal drugs but isn't on hand when the police raid the garage. When he later turns up dead from a gunshot wound, Lauren blames herself.©tzuk

With: Simone Buchanan as Rebecca Owens, Lydia Miller as Leanne Cassidy, Kevin J. Wilson as Ted Eastman, Sophie Lee as Penny Wellings, Simon Grey as Jesse Solomon, Marieke Hardy as Zoe Solomon; Elizabeth Crockett as Carol, Julian Branagan as Cowboy, Arthur Angel as Marty, Renato Bartolomei as Tony Farrugio, ? as Gail, Elizabeth Crockett as Carol, ? as Evelyn Whaley, et al