At last one of my favourite EVER programmes. I loved The Flying Docs. What made the first five series so special was the on location filming in Minyip , couple that with a great cast and realistic storylines you got to saviour life in the outback. Due to rising costs , over a 100,000 Aus dollars to make an episode , all that stopped and filming was was more or else done on the outskirts of Sydney I think . In any case the programme did suffer that cutback in costs and the next four series were never really the same, series nine i felt was really poor. All in all 234 episodes over a nine series stretch were made and I hope they release all the series pretty quickly , even if they release only the first five i,d be happy.