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RFDS: ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE

Evacuating a patient
Courtesy of the Royal Flying Doctor Service
Evacuating a patient. Based on remarkable real-life stories, this gripping drama series follows the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service as they navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend to across some of the most beautiful and inhospitable places in the Australian outback.

Stream Seasons 1 - 2 now with KPBS Passport + Encore begins Fridays, May 10 - June 28, 2024 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Based on remarkable real-life stories, this gripping drama series follows the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service as they navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend to across some of the most beautiful and inhospitable places in the Australian outback.

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EPISODE GUIDE:

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Episode 1 Encore Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - New Senior Medical Officer Eliza Harrod is put to the test in one of her very first retrievals.

Episode 2 Encore Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - As he buries his loved ones, a shattered Pete has to adjust to his new reality. Returning to work, he finds himself on a retrieval with Eliza, Pete’s resentment towards her comes to a head during a tense mid-air birth. Meanwhile, Wayne struggles to diagnose a seizure-suffering astronomer. Taylor is determined to get back out to the homestead, but at what cost?

Episode 3 Encore Friday, May 24 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - When a seven-year-old boy goes missing in the outback, it?s a race against time to find him, as the RFDS is called to help his injured father. But when a search party helicopter crashes, leaving the pilot in critical condition, the team faces a confrontation as they struggle to save a life in the most remote of locations.

PC-12 Lands on an outback strip
Courtesy of Royal Flying Doctor Service
PC-12 Lands on an outback strip. Based on remarkable real-life stories, this gripping drama series follows the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service as they navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend to across some of the most beautiful and inhospitable places in the Australian outback.

Episode 4 Encore Friday, May 31 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - When a massive dust storm sweeps across the state, the RFDS face a harrowing retrieval when a patient takes a critical turn midair. And when a kangaroo takes out a plane on a remote airstrip, a patient faces losing his foot as the team are forced to make a difficult decision.

Episode 5 Encore Friday, June 7 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - When a remote bush retrieval suddenly turns violent, the RFDS must treat one of their own caught in the crosshairs as they race against the sunset to get back in the air. And when Mira passes a horrific car accident along a remote highway, she is suddenly confronted with the challenge of trying to help without a plane and limited medical training.

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Episode 6 Encore Friday, June 14 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - As Wayne battles with his decision to leave the RFDS, his family and Mira, it will take all his skill and a frantic medevac to Adelaide to save a patient. Meanwhile, another patient’s snakebite rattles a very phobic Pete, a situation that worsens when the patient has a panic attack on the plane. Pete and Eliza must calm the panicked flyers as a tense Mira works on an emergency landing.

Episode 7 Encore Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - A catastrophic explosion at an underground mine creates a mass-casualty incident, the RFDS are called in. But when treating a miner with severe burns they soon discover his brother is suffering life-threatening inhalation burns. With only one plane available, they call for backup. When one of the brothers starts experiencing dissociative hallucinations the team fear one of their own is to blame.

Episode 8 Encore Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV - Eliza must decide if she will stay or go back to London, as the team gathers for the annual RFDS fundraising ball. Pete is working at a remote clinic where a seemingly straightforward case of a boy with a concussion escalates into a violent and potentially fatal situation. Pete will have to employ some creative tactics to ensure the safety of everyone involved, including himself.

Royal Flying Doctor Service primary health care with outback communities, Southeast Section — July 2010
© 2010 RFDS Southeast Section. Photographer: Adam Sébire
Primary health care with outback communities, Southeast Section — July 2010. Based on remarkable real-life stories, this gripping drama series follows the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service as they navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend to across some of the most beautiful and inhospitable places in the Australian outback.

Watch On Your Schedule: All episodes are available to stream now with KPBS Passport, a benefit for members supporting KPBS at $60 or more yearly, using your computer, smartphone, tablet, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire or Chromecast. Learn how to activate your benefit now.

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