Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Adapted from the novel by Noel Barber, the four-part British-Australian miniseries The Other Side of Paradise stars Jason Connery as idealistic 1930s physician Chris Masters. Hoping to find a new purpose in life, Masters heads to the tiny South Pacific island of Koraluna, to set up a modern hospital with crusty Doc Reid (Richard Wilson). The protagonist's dedication to his duties are sorely tested by a deadly polio epidemic, and even more so by the advent of WWII. Along the way, Masters enters into a three-cornered romance with Reid's daughter, Paula (Josephine Byrnes), and with Aleena (Vivien Tan), daughter of the island's native king. The Other Side of Paradise was telecast by Britain's Central Television and by Australia's 10 Network in 1992; the series was subsequently reissued in a two-part version.