Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Though not the same series as the 1959 The Flying Doctor, this long-running Australian weekly dealt with essentially the same subject matter. Created by Vincent Moran and Terry Stapleton for Australia's Nine Network, the program was launched as a three-part miniseries (actually consisting of six hour-long episodes) in 1984, dealing with the courageous activities of the Royal Flying Doctors Service. Photographed on location in the Outback and other far-flung regions, the series proved to be as popular internationally as it was Down Under. Over 200 hour-long installments of The Flying Doctors were produced between 1986 and 1991.