Monday 29 April 1985 — MELBOURNE

The Nine Network debuts mini-series The Flying Doctors, starring Andrew McFarlane, Lorna Patterson, Maurie Fields, Val Jellay, Vikki Hammond, Steve Bisley and Max Cullen. The success of the mini-series leads to an ongoing series of the same name that runs for seven years. The Flying Doctors was produced by Crawfords Australia and sold well overseas.

Source: TV Week, 27 April 1985

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6AM News Overnight (cont’d) 6am Woody Woodpecker
6.25 Go Health
6.30 Fonz And The Happy Days Gang
6am Felix The Cat
6.05 Popeye
6.30 McHale’s Navy (B&W)
7AM 7am Flintstone Frolics
7.30 Mickey And Donald
7am Today 7am Good Morning Australia. Gordon Elliott, Kerri-Anne Kennerley
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8am Leave It To Beaver (B&W)
8.30 The Jetsons
9AM 9am The Banana Splits
9.25 Crystal Tipps And Alistair
9.30 Play School
9am Catwalk (B&W)
9.30 Snake Gully With Dad And Dave
9am Here’s Humphrey 9am All My Children
10AM 10am For Schools: Hunter, The Colonials, Come To The Library, The Magic Bag, The Cow Who Fell In The Canal, Tikki Tikki Tembo, Australian History, Six Australians, Kontakte, Junior Secondary Maths 10am Romper Room 10am Another World 10am That Girl
10.30 Fat Cat And Friends
11AM 11am Eleven AM 11am Here’s Lucy
11.30 National Nine News
11am Good Morning Melbourne. Roy Hampson, Annette Allison 11am Cartoons
11.10 Follow Me
11.30 Daughter Of The Porter (Lebanon)
12PM 12pm Movie: When The Circus Came To Town. 1981 [IMDB] 12pm Midday With Ray Martin 12pm After Noon 12.45pm Movie: The Other Woman. 1978  (Egypt) [IMDB]
1PM 1.45pm Close 1.30 Days Of Our Lives 1.30 Movie: Probe. 1972 [IMDB]
2PM 2pm Donahue 2.30 The Young And The Restless 2.10 Close
3PM 3pm Sesame Street
3.55 Paddington
3pm Cop Shop 3.30 General Hospital 3.30 Blankety Blanks. Graham Kennedy
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 Mr Squiggle And Friends
4pm Wombat
4.30 Here’s Boomer
4pm The Edison Twins
4.30 The Ossie Ostrich Video Show
4pm Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
5PM 5pm Danger — Marmalade At Work
5.30 Ulysses 31
5.55 Come And Get It
5pm Wheel Of Fortune
5.30 The New Price Is Right
5pm Happy Days
5.30 Blankety Blanks. Daryl Somers
5pm Hogan’s Heroes
5.30 Perfect Match
5.30 Zora And Her Gang (Germany)
6PM 6pm Inspector Gadget
6.30 ABC National. Richard Morecroft, Geraldine Doogue
6pm Neighbours
6.30 Seven National News. Mal Walden. Includes Tatts 2
6pm National Nine News. Brian Naylor
6.30 Willesee. Mike Willesee
6pm Eyewitness News. David Johnston, Jo Pearson 6pm Olympic Airways Soccer League. Les Murray
7PM  7.30 Fresh Fields
7.55 Fawlty Towers
7pm Day By Day. Mark Day
7.30 Sons And Daughters
7pm Sale Of The Century. Tony Barber, Delvene Delaney
7.30 Mini-Series: The Flying Doctors. Part One [IMDB] (see advertisement below)
7pm MASH
7.30 V The Series
7pm World News. George Donikian
7.30 Frontiers
8PM  8.30 Minder 8.30 Movie: The Blue Lagoon. 1980 [IMDB] 8.30 Movie: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. 1975 [IMDB] 8.30 In The Shadow Of The Great Oak (Italy)
9PM  9.20 Police 9.30 The Mike Walsh Show 9.30 Issues 85. Margaret Throsby
10PM  10.05 A New World (For Sure)
10.35 All-Star Soccer Highlights
10.30 Newsworld
10.55 Hammer House Of Horror
10.15 Movie: Thanassis The Madman (Greece) [IMDB]
11PM  11.55 Close 11pm Hawaii Five-0 11pm Eyewitness News
11.10 Matt Houston
11.25 Close
12AM  12am News Overnight. Includes Today (NBC)
(Continues to 7am)
12am Movie: The Gene Krupa Story. 1960 [IMDB] 12.10am Mississippi
1AM  1.10 The Merv Griffin Show
2AM  2.05 Movie: Texas. 1941 (B&W) [IMDB] 2.10 Close
3AM  3.55 Movie: The Red Badge Of Courage. 1974 [IMDB]
5AM  5.10 The Big Valley
(Continues to 6am)