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Follow the highs and lows of the townsfolk of Wandin Valley. This drama TV series revolves around the daily happenings of a 'small town' rural Australian hospital, its doctors, nurses, ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Shane Porteous ...  Dr. Terence Elliott / ... 986 episodes, 1981-1993
Brian Wenzel Brian Wenzel ...  Sergeant Frank Gilroy / ... 937 episodes, 1981-1993
Lorrae Desmond Lorrae Desmond ...  Shirley Dean Gilroy / ... 816 episodes, 1981-1992
Joyce Jacobs Joyce Jacobs ...  Esme Watson / ... 805 episodes, 1981-1993
Gordon Piper Gordon Piper ...  Bob Hatfield 742 episodes, 1981-1992
Syd Heylen Syd Heylen ...  Vernon 'Cookie' Locke 723 episodes, 1982-1992
Joan Sydney Joan Sydney ...  Matron Margaret 'Maggie' Sloan / ... 455 episodes, 1983-1993
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Follow the highs and lows of the townsfolk of Wandin Valley. This drama TV series revolves around the daily happenings of a 'small town' rural Australian hospital, its doctors, nurses, patients, and pretty much everyone else in the locale. A heart-warming Australian drama series that at times will see you laughing hysterically and at other times crying rivers. Well worth watching. Written by bjhmelton

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Drama | Romance

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

November 1981 (Australia) See more »

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Hverdagsliv See more »

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JNP Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Georgie Parker won the 1992 Logie Award in the Most Popular Actress category for her role as Sister Lucy 'Gardiner' Tyler. See more »

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Referenced in Hey Dad..!: Power Crazy (1990) See more »

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An Aussie drama to be proud of.
20 January 2018 | by denisepeetSee all my reviews

This Australian drama series is one of the best to be produced, I enjoyed it when it aired and I still enjoy it now as I have bought all ten series that went to sale but unfortunately the last four series have not been released.

This production touched on real life situations and was very informative as they really did their homework on portraying real medical emergencies, it made you laugh and it made you cry and it was a sad day when it was axed.

Well done and a feather in your cap to the creator and executive producer James Davern, the many actors and all who had a hand in giving Australia a quality drama.


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