The BEST episodes of The Flying Doctors

Every episode of The Flying Doctors ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Flying Doctors!

A long running drama showing the cases tackled by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, who bring medical help to the remote areas of the Australian outback.

Last Updated: 1/3/2024Network: Nine NetworkStatus: Ended
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Clapped Out
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9.33
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#1 - Clapped Out

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 6/16/1988

The RFDS come to the rescue of two old timers trying to save their heritage from the rapacious George Baxter.

Directors: Brendan Maher
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Private Lives - Public Faces
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#2 - Private Lives - Public Faces

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/23/1988

A new cop Larry O'Connor and his dog Rebel arrive in town and he is eager to make an impression. He starts out by arresting the youths who broke in to Baxter's office. DJ is panicing as the boys go to the disco he runs. Mike tells Chris he is married, but that he loves her

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The Choice
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#3 - The Choice

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/9/1989

An air crash leaves two sisters seriously ill and the man they both live with a dilemma. Meanwhile Kate returns from her break determined to make her departure from Coopers Crossing a permanent one.

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Every Situation
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#4 - Every Situation

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/23/1989

George ends up being out of his depth after he takes in some rowdy boys from Canberra who have no where to stay. After they interfere with the flight deck on George's plane, it results in a crash and a stay in hospital.

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Masquerade
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#5 - Masquerade

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/23/1991

Guy attempts to help a battered housewife. Jackie attempts to fend off the affections of a dentist.

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Once Bitten
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#6 - Once Bitten

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/2/1991

Geoff is struck down with a mystery illness and after nobody seems to be able to diagnose what is wrong, it appears the only option is to amputate his arm.

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Swinging on the Rope
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#7 - Swinging on the Rope

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/21/1991

An influential landowner manages ro cause problems for the team after he insists that his injured son is sent to a specialist in Melbourne. A new doctor arrives in town and manages to offend the locals with her brusque manner.

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My Mother’s Child
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#8 - My Mother’s Child

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/14/1991

Clare is feeling stressed and her work starts to suffer after an agency contacts her about Steve, the son she had adopted. Penny is finding to hard to adapt in the outback and is feeling bored. After Clare's son arrives in town though things improve.

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Sleep of Reason
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#9 - Sleep of Reason

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/7/1991

After Kate's younger sister Penny shows up town, she immediately causes a stir. Magda is hiding a secret and makes a surprise announcement.

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Double Vision
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#10 - Double Vision

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/31/1990

Tom is treating a girl named Kim, she's burnt her hands. She falls in love with Tom and follows him everywhere which is a bit embarresing. She follows him to the airport and climbs into the cargospace in front of the plane when they go on a clinicround. They find her there after a while and she has to stay with them over night. The following day she finds out her mother will come. She is very upset and runs away. Tom finds her on top of a windmill and manages, though difficulties, get her down. They found out Kim's schizophrenic and she will go back to town for treatment.

Directors: Viktors Ritelis
Writer: David Allen
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The Climber
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#11 - The Climber

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/26/1990

A bloke and his girlfriend turn up in town to see David - they are old friends. David and the bloke go climbing, his girlfriend isn't feeling well and stays at the hotel. The girlfriend seems to be getting worse and when Nancy sees her she calls Tom. It turns out to be a very bad case of food poisoning. During the climb the bloke starts feeling ill and can't carry on, he waits on ledge half way up and David goes for help. The food poisoning was from some caviar and champagne they had both had.

Directors: Pino Amenta
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Point of No Return
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#12 - Point of No Return

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/5/1990

Amanda is seeing Mark, who works on her father's property. Her mother doesn't approve and after a fight Mark leaves. Amanda is so upset she tries to kill herself. Debbie got a bump on the head in an accident, and in the plane her headinjury gets worse and she faints. David lands the plane, and Amanda will be fine. But Debbie's pilot's license is withdrawn.

Directors: Pino Amenta
Writer: Joe Kelly
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Milk Run
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#13 - Milk Run

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/29/1990

A woman named Lois Murchison takes a bad fall, and can't radio for help. The only one left on the property apart from herself is her very young son Ben. Lois manages to send a call to DJ on a really old radio, but he can't really identify her. Finally Tom finds her and takes her to hospital. Chris has applied for a top job in Sydney, and she got it - but turned it down!

Directors: Catherine Millar
Writer: Tom Hegarty
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Dangerous Games
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#14 - Dangerous Games

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/22/1990

Nancy contacts an old rodeo-champion, Ralph McRae, to help Nick. Vic is jealous, he thinks Nancy and Ralph have something going. Ralph doesn't seem to realize he isn't young anymore, so he tries some rodeo, but gets really dizzy. It turns out he was near a stroke, but will be alright if he takes care of himself. He doesn't want to at first, but when he ends up in hospital he comes to his senses. Vic and Nancy are fighting and Nancy falls down the stairs. It looks like she'll be completely paralyzed, but later it turns out she could get better, if she has surgery. It's a rather big risk, but she and Vic decides to go through with the operation. And it is a success.

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A Good Drop of Red
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#15 - A Good Drop of Red

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/8/1990

Tom is going on holiday and with him on the Broken Hill plane are Kate, a pregnant woman and two businessmen. The businessmen want to look at a certain place which isn't on the route to Broken Hill and the pilot forges the flightplan. They crash and no one knows where they are. One of the businessmen goes for help, but it's stupid - he'll never make it without water. The woman delivers a little baby girl who is very ill. Luke and the woman's husband is out looking for them and finds the businessmen who'd gone for help severly dehydrated. They find the others as well and everybody will be all right, even the little baby!

Directors: Pino Amenta
Writer: Vince Moran
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Jacks High
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#16 - Jacks High

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 6/9/1988

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?

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The First Step
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#17 - The First Step

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/26/1988

Geoff has to be cruel to be kind to help a young woman recuperate from a stroke, while for DJ, woo turns to woe when his courtship of Soula runs into an unexpected obstacle.

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Dead Reckoning
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#18 - Dead Reckoning

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/3/1990

When charter pilot Doug Holland flies into Coopers Crossing to refuel his aircraft, a nightmare begins for Geoff, Kate and the other doctors.

Directors: Kath Hayden
Writer: Vince Moran
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A Bride to Be
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8.75
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#19 - A Bride to Be

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/10/1990

Typical Aussie outback man Whistler, who loves Alice but has avoided marriage for 20 years, discovers that the time has come to make a decision. In order to raise some extra money so that he will be able to support her, he attempts cattle rustling—but collapses in the process.

Writer: Tim Gooding
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Walk Don’t Run
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#20 - Walk Don’t Run

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/16/1991

Kate is determined to compete in the town's annual cross country horse race even though she is pregnant. Her main rival is her sister Penny and neither of them is prepared to let the other one win.

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All You Need is Luck
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#21 - All You Need is Luck

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/9/1989

Maggie is not impressed by Kate's temporary replacement. They are from the same town and Maggie is worried that Penny could reveal some skeletons from her closet. After Maggie moves in with Sam and Emma she confesses her past, revealing the existence of an illegitimate son.

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A Rural Education
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#22 - A Rural Education

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired 8/2/1990

David and Annie check ups on pupils at a remote school. One of the boys acts strangely and has been suffering with bad headaches and his hands keep shaking. His sister is suffering with headaches as well. The other children tease him and think he is crazy. David attempts to talk to his father but gets no joy from him, so he goes to see the boy's grandfather.

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Divided Loyalties
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#23 - Divided Loyalties

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 7/26/1990

After Keith Lorrigan, a pilot friend of Johnno, crashes his plane and dies, Johnny decides to investigate and becomes determined to find out what really caused the accident.

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End of the Rainbow
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#24 - End of the Rainbow

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/24/1990

Nick goes to an opal-miner called Jackson with a generator. Jackson attacks Nick but then get trouble breathing. He goes to hospital with his daughter while Nick stays to guard the mine. A thief comes at night and manages to get some opals with him. When Jacksom comes to the mine the following day he gets sick again and David take some tests of the mine. Jackson thinks his former partner, Palmer, stole the opals and goes over to his mine. David goes after him and finds them fighting in the mine. Suddenly the roof crashes down and the three of them are trapped inside. In the last minute they are saved by Tom and Nick. David finds out Jackson was allergic to some fungus in the mine and therfore he can't keep working in it. He sells the mine to Parker.

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The Deal
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8.67
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#25 - The Deal

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/30/1989

A woman gets a really bad asthma attack and thanks to her son she gets to hospital. The boy does a deal with God; if God makes his mum better God can take the boy instead. Everybody tries to convince him God doesn't do deals like that, but the boy doesn't believe them. Finally Father Jacko succeeds, maybe with some help from above...

Directors: Brendan Maher
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