1 9 6 9 – 1 9 7 0 (Australia)
39 x 30 minute episodes
This Australian-produced adventure series revolved around John Stevens (Don Pascoe), the veterinary surgeon at rural Gatten’s Creek who is called “Woobinda” (animal doctor) by the local Aborigines.
His assistant is German vet Peter Fischer (Lutz Hochstraate) although John’s eighteen-year-old daughter Tiggie (Sonia Hoffman) also helps him with his work.
The other members of the household are John’s adopted son, Kevin (Bindi Williams), an Aboriginal boy, and Jack Johnson the handyman (Slim DeGrey).
A chimpanzee called Chico featured in a number of episodes. Other animal stars included various dogs, koalas and kangaroos, a crocodile (supplied deep-frozen by Eric Worrell’s reptile park in Gosford, NSW), and a tiger with a mania for ice cream.
Debuting in May 1969 on ABC TV, the half-hour show was filmed on location in New South Wales and produced by Ajax Films, NLT Enterprises, and Fremantle International.
Not My Kind Of Country | Smoke Signals | Crocodile Hunter | Trouble With Chico | The Exterminators | Eye Witness | The Crop Duster | Birds Of A Feather | The Rustler | Nine Lives | Bounty Hunter | Panic | That’s What Friends Are For | Sound Of Danger | A Dog’s Best Friend | Nobody Comes Here Anymore | The Runaways | Deadly Cargo | Trapped | Sleeping Dogs Don’t Lie | The Champion | Doctor Fugitive | Noel’s Ark | A Life For A Life | Where Dead Men Lie | Ghost Town | No Love For Theodore | The Joker | The Companion | The Rescue | Talk To My Agent | The Carrier | Gallena Ridge | Lenny | Second Sight | Loaded Message | Caesar Was Shot | Chocolate, Cherry Or Pistachio | Silent Witness