Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The initials in its title standing for the Royal Flying Doctors Service, R.F.D.S. was a spinoff of the immensely popular Australian TV series The Flying Doctors. Although the new series dealt with the same medical organization and was filmed in many of the same Outback locations, the cast was comprised almost entirely of "newcomers" to the project. The only Flying Doctors leftover was Lewis Fitz-Gerald, and even he was seen in a completely different role. Unlike the original series, which ran for well over 200 episodes, R.F.D.S. yielded only 13 hour-long installments when it was telecast by Australia's Nine Network in 1993.