Home Television Drama Flying Doctor, The

Flying Doctor, The

1 9 5 9 – 1 9 6 1 (UK)
39 x 30 minute episodes

Nearly 30 years before The Flying Doctors took off from Cooper’s Crossing, tall, handsome American doctor Greg Graham (Richard Denning), his blind colleague and old friend Dr Jim Harrison (Peter Madden) and his trusty nurse, Mary (Jill Adams), were life-savers in the Australian outback.

Responding to urgent radio messages, they winged their way (always just in the nick of time) to remote patients in a small plane piloted by their friend, Charley (Alan White).

Graham had arrived in Australia on leave from a research institute in San Francisco.

The series was filmed partly at Elstree studios in Hertfordshire and partly on location in Australia, and inspired by the popularity of the BBC radio series of the same name which starred James Mackechnie, Bill Kerr, and Bettina Dickson.

Dr Greg Graham
Richard Denning
Dr Jim Harrison
Peter Madden
Mary Meredith
Jill Adams
Charley Wood
Alan White