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.
1In General Practice: Part 1
18 Nov 1981Description ▼
A pregnant woman from out of town admits herself to Wandin Valley Hospital with signs of foetal distress. Despite his reluctance, Terence is forced to operate when another doctor is unable to reach the town in time.
2In General Practice: Part 2
19 Nov 1981Description ▼
Simon has to refuse local girl Jenny Secombe's request for the birth control pill. At fifteen, Jenny needs parental consent to obtain the pill, but is afraid to ask her father.
3Town Tragedy: Part 1
25 Nov 1981Description ▼
Ladies' Auxiliary President and part-time hospital administrator Elaine MacKay is killed in a car accident at the Five Mile Bridge.
4Town Tragedy: Part 2
26 Nov 1981Description ▼
Gossip begins to circulate in town that Ian and Eliane were having an affair. Andy, increasingly speculative as to why Elaine was traveling in Ian's car (which was heading to Sydney), goes to see Ian in the hospital.
5The Itinerants: Part 1
02 Dec 1981Description ▼
A very serious car accident upsets the townsfolk leaving questions unanswered. Dr. Elliott battles to save the life of a woman injured in the accident. Brendan and Molly Jones arrive in Wandin Valley.
6The Itinerants: Part 2
03 Dec 1981Description ▼
Questions arise about the exact nature of the relationship of the two people involved in the tragic accident. Bob Hatfield shows Molly Jones how a "swift kick in the guts", will fix her troublesome generator.
7They Shoot Cows Don't They: Part 1
09 Dec 1981Description ▼
A woman who has remained tied to her home in order to look after her curmudgeon of a father seeks Terence's help to allow her to get away for a few days.
8They Shoot Cows Don't They: Part 2
10 Dec 1981Description ▼
Arty causes a fire at the hospital with a carelessly disposed cigarette. Bill Ferguson proposes to Sandra Popovich. Vicky recommends that Molly's "no name" cow be put down.
9Coming Home: Part 1
16 Dec 1981Description ▼
On her rounds as district nurse, Matron Kertesz meets Lachie Hughes, a young man paralysed from the waist down as the result of a recent accident.
10Coming Home: Part 2
17 Dec 1981Description ▼
Lachie rushes his mother to the hospital when she suffers a spontaneous pneumothorax. Sgt. Gilroy gives Simon a rough time over his keeping the wombat (given the name Fatso by Simon).
11Secrets: Part 1
23 Dec 1981Description ▼
When Shirley is involved in a minor car accident, Frank hounds her for a breath test but she resists on principle, insisting an erratically driven bus forced her to swerve into the other lane.
12Secrets: Part 2
24 Dec 1981Description ▼
Dr. Bowen tries to get Maurie Wilson to stop driving his bus and seek medical attention for his seizures.
13Alternatives: Part 1
30 Dec 1981Description ▼
Bianca Forbes-Hamilton, Molly's glamorous model friend, comes to visit her at the farm, driving Brendan crazy and causing Vicky some moments of jealousy after Simon is introduced to her.
14Alternatives: Part 2
31 Dec 1981Description ▼
John Carmody arrives in town, and after learning that Terence plans to testify on behalf of Alan and Willow, confronts Terence and threatens to discredit him by dredging up his past.
1Golden Fleece: Part 1
05 Jan 1982Description ▼
Molly hires Bob Hatfield to install a new toilet and bidet at the farm, a task which results in the expected complications.
2Golden Fleece: Part 2
06 Jan 1982Description ▼
Frank tracks down the troublesome youth responsible for a series of dangerous pranks and delivers him to the hospital where he is to work off his punishment.
3Team Work: Part 1
12 Jan 1982Description ▼
Simon's plans for a weekend getaway to Sydney with Vicky are derailed by the arrival of his father, a skilled specialist himself, who is quick to offend Simon when he takes over one of his scheduled operations.
4Team Work: Part 2
13 Jan 1982Description ▼
The team at the hospital - with the help of Shirley, Frank, Vicky, and Robert Bowen - work together to treat the passengers of the bus accident.
5Suffer Little Children: Part 1
20 Jan 1982Description ▼
After treating a young aboriginal girl, Simon tries to confirm his suspicion that she is a victim of child abuse but instead he finds a medical explanation for her condition.
6Suffer Little Children: Part 2
21 Jan 1982Description ▼
Shirley helps Frank rewrite his article on roses and gives herself a writing credit. Simon confronts Terence about his reluctance to pursue a child abuse investigation against Neil Stevens.
7Mates: Part 1
27 Jan 1982Description ▼
Doug and Keith Abbot, two life-long bachelors with a very close relationship, are heralded as heroes and community role models after Doug saves a young boy's life when he gets electrocuted while climbing a tree.
8Mates: Part 2
28 Jan 1982Description ▼
A phone call to the Abbott's shop by Doug's sister while it is being looked after by one of the townsfolk starts the local rumour mill talking about the true nature of Doug and Keith's relationship.
9Agoraphobic Sons and Lovers: Part 1
29 Jul 1982Description ▼
Terence treats Margaret Skilton, a woman he diagnoses with agoraphobia, after Frank brings her to the clinic. Her sudden anxiety attacks have arisen since learning that she is pregnant again.
10Agoraphobic Sons and Lovers: Part 2
30 Jul 1982Description ▼
Simon performs his first operation, but what was initially believed to be a simple appendectomy turns out to be a case of gonorrhoea, giving doctors the delicate task of tracking down the carriers of the disease among the community.
11I Know Where She's Gone: Part 1
10 Feb 1982Description ▼
When Frank receives word that the future of the Wandin Valley police station is in jeopardy, he lays down the law to prove his importance in the small town.
12I Know Where She's Gone: Part 2
11 Feb 1982Description ▼
Detectives Donnolly and Cairns are eager to charge Phil with Linda's murder so that they can wrap up the case. Unconvinced, Frank and Simon return to where Linda's body was found to look for more clues.
13A Little Knowledge: Part 1
16 Feb 1982Description ▼
Molly is branded as an eccentric and a nuisance when she reports Trevor Lang to the RSPCA for the neglect of his dog.
14A Little Knowledge: Part 2
17 Feb 1982Description ▼
A young girl is brought to hospital after a football injury damages her knee. Carol Glover is hospitalised after she is found collapsed at the hotel, and while she is in hospital, Terence is able to inform her that she is pregnant.
15A Pit to Hiss In: Part 1
23 Feb 1982Description ▼
Having abandoned her yabbie farm, Molly decides to visit her parents in Adelaide but the town gossips believe that she has left Brendan for good.
16A Pit to Hiss In: Part 2
24 Feb 1982Description ▼
On the way to her dinner with Simon, Vicky finds Claire wandering in the bush. After rejoining Simon at the Jones' farm, Vicky and Simon sit down to dinner only to be serenaded by the Jones' noisy livestock.
17Sore Throat: Part 1
02 Mar 1982Description ▼
The news of the possible arrival of big industry in Wandin Valley divides the community and causes tempers to flare. Frank's sudden financial windfall has the townspeople speculating about the source of his wealth.
18Sore Throat: Part 2
03 Mar 1982Description ▼
The planned smelter plant is cancelled. Simon gets worse in hospital
19Beating Around the Bush: Part 1
09 Mar 1982Description ▼
Rowena Elliott, Terence's ex-wife, makes a surprise visit. Amateur boxer Mickey Lewis, his manager Harry Lyons, and Harry's daughter (Mickey's girlfriend) Sharon, arrive in the valley to challenge the local pugilists.
20Beating Around the Bush: Part 2
10 Mar 1982Description ▼
Rowena reveals to Marta her hopes for a reconciliation with Terence. To make up their financial debt resulting from Mickey's loss, Harry asks Mickey to throw his fight against Smudger.
21Never Called Me Mother: Part 1
16 Mar 1982Description ▼
Vicky's early morning cleaning spree lands Shirley in hospital with a broken wrist. The arrival of a new vet to the district concerns Vicky who's worried about losing business.
22Never Called Me Mother: Part 2
17 Mar 1982Description ▼
After getting in an argument with Judy, Dianne tells her she's not her daughter but was simply trying to take advantage of her and Ken thinking they were a wealthy family.
23Shootin' Through: Part 1
23 Mar 1982Description ▼
A camping accident puts a woman in hospital with severe burns. The accident came as her family was on their way to Broken Hill where her husband was to start a new job.
24Shootin' Through: Part 2
24 Mar 1982Description ▼
The stars of Green Pastures arrive in town but when the complaining, drunken, primadonna thespians come down with food poisoning, their public appearance is threatened.
25Pig in a Poke: Part 1
30 Mar 1982Description ▼
The town is eagerly anticipating the arrival of a group of actors from the popular radio serial Green Pastures.
26Pig in a Poke: Part 2
31 Mar 1982Description ▼
The stars of Green Pastures arrive in town but when the complaining, drunken, primadonnas come down with food poisoning, their public appearance is threatened.
27Did She Fall: Part 1
06 Apr 1982Description ▼
After Norbert Lawson is admitted to hospital following a bar fight with Bob, Marta sends Brendan out to look for Norbert's lost dog. Skye's communal value system is too much for Molly to bear.
28Did She Fall: Part 2
07 Apr 1982Description ▼
Simon launches a verbal tirade upon Vicky for choosing to stay with Peter. Before Molly can summon the courage to fire Skye, she tells Molly that it is time for her, and her goats, to be moving on.
29Loves Labour Lost: Part 1
13 Apr 1982Description ▼
News that Doris is pregnant inspires Molly and Brendan to consider starting a family of their own.
30Loves Labour Lost: Part 2
14 Apr 1982Description ▼
Shirley's friends gather at the Dean home the night before she is to be admitted to hospital.
31Close Encounters of the Wrong Kind: Part 1
20 Apr 1982Description ▼
Jason Spencer returns to the hospital to help out and his return is none too soon for Matron Kertesz who continues to be challenged by staff shortages.
32Close Encounters of the Wrong Kind: Part 2
21 Apr 1982Description ▼
With the town engrossed in "UFO fever" following an article in the Burrigan Examiner about Jason, a mysterious doctor arrives in town claiming the authority to take Jason to a military hospital for treatment.
33The Second Coming: Part 1
27 Apr 1982Description ▼
After her release from hospital, Shirley gets a ride home from Father Sean in the sidecar of his motorcycle, but the two are quickly called back to the hospital to allow Father Sean to attend to a man who collapsed outside the club.
34The Second Coming: Part 2
28 Apr 1982Description ▼
Simon tries to tactfully explain to Barbara Walsh that their relationship is strictly professional. After collapsing a second time at the club, Father Sean is readmitted to hospital.
35Come Blow Your Horn: Part 1
04 May 1982Description ▼
Molly unsuccessfully tries to pass on her scheduling methodology to the clinic's new receptionist.
36Come Blow Your Horn: Part 2
05 May 1982Description ▼
The arrival of Bunny Wilcox, an author and war veteran who served overseas with Soapie Armstrong, causes Reg Armstrong to have some nervous moments when he realises his masquerading as his brother may finally be revealed.
37Frankie and Johnny: Part 1
11 May 1982Description ▼
Molly is upset with Frank's lackadaisical response to her report of gunshots being fired at her by a pair of kids.
38Frankie and Johnny: Part 2
12 May 1982Description ▼
Frank rushes Johnny to hospital after having shot him but must wait in line while Terence operates to save the life of Snowy Rogers who accidentally shot himself after getting caught up on a fence during the pig hunt.
39The Odd Couple: Part 1
18 May 1982Description ▼
Vicky concerns herself with Laurie Walker, a local area farmer, who after having to put down his arthritic dog, is brought to hospital with severe lacerations to his arms after apparently falling through a window.
40The Odd Couple: Part 2
19 May 1982Description ▼
Frank's son Kevin arrives for the wedding in time to accompany Frank to the Jones' farm to see Shirley, who has since returned from her getaway to Burrigan.
41A Fearful Thing: Part 1
25 May 1982Description ▼
Shirley and Frank return from their honeymoon to face the daunting task of living together. Their first confrontation is over the placement of the urn which, unbeknownst to Shirley, contains the ashes of Frank's first wife.
42A Fearful Thing: Part 2
26 May 1982Description ▼
Terence's concern over how the town will react to Katrina's illness proves correct as the local rumour mill and fear mongers learn of her condition. Vicky lies to Frank in an attempt to keep his pianola out of the house.
43Win Some, Lose Some: Part 1
02 Jun 1982Description ▼
Vicky makes the decision to move in with Simon, who is more than pleased with the decision.
44Win Some, Lose Some: Part 2
03 Jun 1982Description ▼
Michael Porter is quickly admitted to hospital for an operation to remove the mole from his leg. After a pessimistic conversation with one of his nurses about the extremely small possibility of a leg amputation, Michael runs away.
45Eyes of the Beholder: Part 1
09 Jun 1982Description ▼
Morning sickness and food cravings descend upon the Jones' household - for Brendan.
46Eyes of the Beholder: Part 2
10 Jun 1982Description ▼
Molly's pig-is-product mantra soon changes to one of pig-is-pet after Simon volunteers to pay for Doris' medical treatments when Molly tells him of her plan to get rid of Doris.
47Weight for Age: Part 1
15 Jun 1982Description ▼
Andy Collins, a boy with dreams of becoming a jockey, goes to extreme measures to keep his weight down. When he starts taking his mother's diuretics, she is hospitalised after taking the peppermints her son swapped for her medication.
48Weight for Age: Part 2
16 Jun 1982Description ▼
Andy sneaks out of the hospital hoping to ride Time Step in a demonstration for Mr. Munro, a famous horse trainer from Sydney, but Mel capitalises on the boy's illness and rides the horse himself.
49Prisoner of the Valley: Part 1
22 Jun 1982Description ▼
Robin "Bobbi" Nichols returns to Wandin Valley twelve years after, at the age of sixteen, she ran off with the married man with whom she was having an affair.
50Prisoner of the Valley: Part 2
23 Jun 1982Description ▼
Robin tells Simon the truth about her now notorious past. After Molly tells Brendan about the rumours surrounding him and Sophie, Brendan pays Terence a visit to set the record straight.
51Cheap Dream: Part 1
29 Jun 1982Description ▼
The tension surrounding the arrival of a group of bikers is heightened when one of them is run off the road by Bert Griffiths, an elderly resident of the Valley who refuses to wear his glasses and has become notorious for his bad driving.
52Cheap Dream: Part 2
30 Jun 1982Description ▼
When stress lands Jim in hospital, Terence has a word to Marilyn to suggest she reevaluate her involvement with Wayne.
53Occupational Hazard: Part 1
06 Jul 1982Description ▼
Vicky once again has her professionalism questioned when Merv Cameron publicly accuses her of killing his livestock with a vaccine she administered.
54Occupational Hazard: Part 2
07 Jul 1982Description ▼
As Esme worries about a Russian germ warfare attack on the valley, Vicky and Simon pay another visit to Merv Cameron who again chases them off.
55Hear No Evil: Part 1
13 Jul 1982Description ▼
Brendan meets young Jimmy Hartley when he comes across the boy sitting in the middle of the road. Taking him home, Brendan realises that Jimmy is deaf, his mother however denies this and states that Jimmy is just a bit slow.
56Hear No Evil: Part 2
14 Jul 1982Description ▼
Terence is summoned by Betty but he arrives at the Hartley home too late as Tony is already dead. Betty alters her story of the night's events to protect her son when it appears that it was the fall of the cabinet that killed Tom.
57The Luck of the Draw: Part 1
20 Jul 1982Description ▼
Shirley's decision to throw out all of her artwork alarms Frank when he cannot locate the nude portrait she painted of him.
58The Luck of the Draw: Part 2
21 Jul 1982Description ▼
Tessa Stavrou is diagnosed with liver cancer and George is forced to tell his wife that he has gambled away the money they have been saving for a trip to Greece.
59One for the Road: Part 1
27 Jul 1982Description ▼
While out riding, Josh Prescot's horse collides with Vicky's car. Terence, who was in the vehicle with Vicky, tends to Josh while Vicky sees to his horse.
60One for the Road: Part 2
28 Jul 1982Description ▼
After walking in on Ben and Marta as she tries to wrestle a liquor bottle away from him, Vicky asks Terence to go to Ben's home to help Marta with Ben. Initially reluctant, Terence helps Marta get Ben to hospital where he can sober up.
61A Fair Day's Work: Part 1
03 Aug 1982Description ▼
Jack Coombes believes his days as manager of the Darcy farm may be numbered when owner Kate Darcy returns to Wandin Valley and begins cutting staff.
62A Fair Day's Work: Part 2
04 Aug 1982Description ▼
Hospitalised until he can pass his kidney stone, Bob's belief in the "Hatfield Curse" coupled with Cookie's tales of his "dear old uncle (God rest his soul)" convince Bob that he is near death.
63No Apparent Reason: Part 1
10 Aug 1982Description ▼
Ros and Bernie Petersen's much-anticipated new baby is born with Down's syndrome.
64No Apparent Reason: Part 2
11 Aug 1982Description ▼
Simon hopes to bring in another woman who is raising a child with Down's syndrome to talk to Ros and Bernie but Ros refuses to see her and the Petersens ultimately decide to give up their baby.
65Road to Nowhere: Part 1
17 Aug 1982Description ▼
Kate Darcy's continued physical deterioration causes Terence to ask her to visit him professionally. Unfortunately, an unwelcome diagnosis leaves Terence with the unenviable task of telling Kate that she has Huntington's disease.
66Road to Nowhere: Part 2
18 Aug 1982Description ▼
Councillor Muldoon attacks Shirley and Simon's sex-ed classes when he sees the material his daughter has been bringing home.
67Coming Ready or Not: Part 1
22 Aug 1982Description ▼
Brendan is quick to ask for more time at the hospital when Molly's mother unexpectedly arrives two weeks ahead of schedule, but despite his best efforts of avoidance, disputes with Caroline soon arise.
68Coming Ready or Not: Part 2
23 Aug 1982Description ▼
Caroline takes Brendan to hospital where his stomach pains are determined to be sympathetic labour pains. Left alone on the farm, Molly goes into labour but makes it to hospital, eventually, when Bob drops by the farm.
69What It Takes: Part 1
29 Aug 1982Description ▼
Simon's car breaks down en route to his holiday destination forcing him to try and hitch a ride. After watching as a truck and a tractor pass him by without stopping, Simon accepts a ride from a farmer and his attractive young daughter.
70What It Takes: Part 2
30 Aug 1982Description ▼
Joe Khoury finally agrees to the minor operation Terence has been suggesting, but Joe plays up the seriousness of his condition to keep his daughter from running off to Sydney with her boyfriend.
71The Secondly Deadly Sin: Part 1
07 Sep 1982Description ▼
Mining engineer Warwick Larsen approaches farmer Max Grainger about reopening an abandoned gold mine on his property. Larsen has high hopes for the site and offers Bob, Cookie, and Max a share in the action.
72The Secondly Deadly Sin: Part 2
08 Sep 1982Description ▼
Gold fever has settled over Wandin Valley as its residents dream of the potential riches. Curiosity gets the better of young Teddy Grainger and he winds up falling down the mineshaft when he attempts to climb down to look for gold.
73The Seeds of Discontent: Part 1
14 Sep 1982Description ▼
Fundraising efforts for Muldoon's proposed new geriatric wing for the hospital are in full swing. The new addition will be built where Marta's flat is currently located so she is looking for a new place to live.
74The Seeds of Discontent: Part 2
15 Sep 1982Description ▼
Thelma is attempting to poison her sister by spiking her tea with a toxic herb, but when Terence makes a house call to see Nellie, he gets a healthy dose of the strange brew himself.
75A Sign of Affection: Part 1
21 Sep 1982Description ▼
The quest is on for a Miss Wandin Valley, and Councillor Muldoon's niece is the leading candidate-she was the Burrigan Turnip Queen in 1981 after all.
76A Sign of Affection: Part 2
22 Sep 1982Description ▼
The Shaw's youngest daughter is admitted to hospital where it is discovered she is also showing signs of arsenic poisoning. The hospital decides to sponsor Fiona's entry into the Miss Wandin Valley Quest.
77Field of Thunder: Part 1
28 Sep 1982Description ▼
Stewart Lawson, a depressed, bitter, and withdrawn man who is fighting a losing battle with leukemia, returns to the Wandin Valley hospital to die.
78Field of Thunder: Part 2
29 Sep 1982Description ▼
Lawson discharges himself from hospital and later collapses after spraying the town's war memorial with red paint in an attempt to raise community awareness about his struggle.
79The Push: Part 1
05 Oct 1982Description ▼
Shirley returns from her solo vacation to Bali bearing gifts, and a case of Bali Belly, but Frank's Indonesian cooking pot is accidentally broken by Louisa Kennedy, a young woman with a tendency be around when accidents occur.
80The Push: Part 2
06 Oct 1982Description ▼
When Marta experiences more break-ins at her new house, Frank discovers the person responsible is Billy Blake, who says he's only been "looking after" Marta.
81Acts of Kindness: Part 1
12 Oct 1982Description ▼
With the task of casting complete, rehearsals for Simon's production of The Importance of Being Ernest are underway-with Wandin Valley's finest amateur thespians doing their very best to drive the show into the ground.
82Acts of Kindness: Part 2
13 Oct 1982Description ▼
The nature of Jean Martin's sudden death demands a coroner's inquest and autopsy, and Harry's adamant refusal can do nothing to stop the investigation.
83A Human Reaction: Part 1
19 Oct 1982Description ▼
Craig Thompson comes to the hospital to have a minor cut looked after but his allergic reaction to a penicillin injection almost takes his life.
84A Human Reaction: Part 2
20 Oct 1982Description ▼
Vicky's autopsy on the Ryan's calf reveals it died from tuberculosis. Screenings are carried out at the hospital to determine if anyone may have been exposed to TB from contaminated dairy products originating on the Ryan farm.
85Show Down: Part 1
26 Oct 1982Description ▼
The arrival of an inspector from the Department of Health causes hospital staff to speculate on the future of the facility. Molly continues to plan out her chook farm while sewing a costume for a boy in hospital.
86Show Down: Part 2
27 Oct 1982Description ▼
Health minister Michael Christie reveals to Bluey Ashdown the government's reason for announcing the hospital's closure - they want Bluey to resign his seat.
87Pie in the Sky: Part 1
02 Nov 1982Description ▼
The Burrigan Show continues to attract spill-over crowds to Wandin Valley, most notable are two men who hitchhike into town looking for work, and three "ladies of the night."
88Pie in the Sky: Part 2
03 Nov 1982Description ▼
The townspeople turn against Arnie and Hotwire when news of their incarceration gets out, Brendan fires Hotwire against Molly's protests, Shirley accuses Frank of harassing the men, and Hotwire is kicked out of the local boarding house.
89Stirring the Possum: Part 1
09 Nov 1982Description ▼
Alwyn Watson, Esme's wheelchair-bound nephew and his wife Mary arrive in the valley for a visit. Also arriving is Mr. Brown, a mysterious stranger who goes about asking questions of everyone he meets and making notes.
90Stirring the Possum: Part 2
10 Nov 1982Description ▼
"Guilt, thy name is Wandin Valley," or so Brendan says as more members of the community come to believe they are the person the mysterious Mr. Brown has come about.
91Cup Fever: Part 1
16 Nov 1982Description ▼
As the town prepares for the annual Wandin Valley Cup, Molly unsuccessfully tries to rally support for a protest.
92Cup Fever: Part 2
17 Nov 1982Description ▼
When Adam's illness keeps him from racing, Brendan suggests that Kerry take his place, and despite rules prohibiting female jockeys, she agrees.
1Little Voices: Part 1
01 Feb 1983Description ▼
Yvonne and Ross McLean, a prosperous couple in their 40s who desperately want a child, have their dreams crushed when they learn that not only is Yvonne not pregnant, but her health problems will prevent her from ever conceiving a child.
2Little Voices: Part 2
02 Feb 1983Description ▼
Janis Burnett (aka Mrs. Kafoops) arrives at the Gilroy's seeking help for her baby brother and leads Shirley and Frank to the abandoned house where she has been staying with her brother since their mother left.
3Grace and Favour: Part 1
08 Feb 1983Description ▼
A long-standing feud between the families of Rex Munro and Clarrie King escalates over an argument regarding an access road.
4Grace and Favour: Part 2
09 Feb 1983Description ▼
One rotten egg spoils Molly's attempt to demonstrate to the CWA the benefits of her free range eggs. Ned visits Ada in the hospital and the two lonely people become quick friends.
5Breaking Point: Part 1
15 Feb 1983Description ▼
Brendan is upset by the hospital board's decision to place an ad for an Assistant Director of Nursing, a position he has unofficially held for the past thirteen months.
6Breaking Point: Part 2
16 Feb 1983Description ▼
Marta blames herself for Terence's heart attack because of all the work he did renovating her house and for encouraging him to take up jogging and other physically demanding activities.
7Just Another Patient: Part 1
22 Feb 1983Description ▼
Brendan prepares to resign if the hospital board votes to appoint Judy Loveday the new deputy matron. Fortunately for Brendan, despite a panel stacked in Judy's favour, Brendan wins on account of Judy's sexist uncle voting against her.
8Just Another Patient: Part 2
23 Feb 1983Description ▼
Shirley and Frank encourage his aunt to see Dr. Bowen when they come home to discover she has left the gas on and is about to light the stove.
9Truth and Consequences: Part 1
01 Mar 1983Description ▼
In the midst of a heat wave, new nurse Sandy Wright begins work at the hospital. She's replacing Judy Loveday who left after not getting the Deputy Matron's job. Terence moves back to his flat above the clinic.
10Truth and Consequences: Part 2
02 Mar 1983Description ▼
Harry Taylor, friend of Clive and Karen Murdoch, comes forward to donate blood when he learns that he's the baby's father. Clive begins to question why he isn't a compatible donor and realises that he cannot be the baby's father.
11Who Cares?: Part 1
08 Mar 1983Description ▼
Molly turns her garden hose on Bob when he comes over to apologise for locking her inside the cage. Frank first encounters Nathan Webster when he passes by the boy while jogging.
12Who Cares?: Part 2
09 Mar 1983Description ▼
Nathan survives his fall from the bridge with broken bones and internal injuries. Despite the complete lack of concern expressed by Nathan's father, Frank seems to be successful in turning around Nathan's bleak outlook on life.
13September Song: Part 1
15 Mar 1983Description ▼
Vicky, unusually clumsy and forgetful of late, is not pleased to discover that Nigel left town without saying goodbye, news that Simon is reluctant to divulge.
14September Song: Part 2
16 Mar 1983Description ▼
The latest Melanie Shields novel captivates the community, but the characters seem a little too familiar.
15The Reckoning: Part 1
22 Mar 1983Description ▼
Terence's proposal to Marta is overheard by Bob Hatfield who quickly spreads the news. Bert Griffiths, the town's notorious bad driver, runs down Carpenter, the town's bus riding dog.
16The Reckoning: Part 2
23 Mar 1983Description ▼
Graham Randall is taken to hospital after he suffers a stroke. Upon learning about the problems that her husband has kept from her, Hilary gets a job and begins to learn to cope with her husband's health problems and their financial woes.
17The Winds of Change: Part 1
29 Mar 1983Description ▼
Brendan's ongoing feud with the hospital's chef spills over into the club where he lambastes Cookie over the poor quality of his food.
18The Winds of Change: Part 2
30 Mar 1983Description ▼
After Shirley tells him about her suspicion that telephone operator Beverly Little is Melanie Shields, Neville reveals to Shirley that he is the romance writer, and that his job as postman is what allows him to keep tabs on everyone.
19Love and Glory: Part 1
05 Apr 1983Description ▼
Bela Szollos's presence in the valley continues to impact upon Marta and Terence's relationship, made all the worse when Bela informs Terence of his intentions to ask Marta to come back to Europe with him.
20Love and Glory: Part 2
06 Apr 1983Description ▼
With Henry Gill asking questions about the whereabouts of Bela Szollos, for whom he has a deportation order, Bela jeopardises himself to help the town's medical community rescue and treat four young boys injured by a homemade bomb.
21So, Life Wasn't Meant to Be Easy: Part 1
12 Apr 1983Description ▼
In the aftermath of Marta's sudden departure, Terence finds his relief in alcohol, but still must contend with the opinions of Esme Watson and Councillor Muldoon, going so far as to punch out Muldoon in the club.
22So, Life Wasn't Meant to Be Easy: Part 2
13 Apr 1983Description ▼
Andre Gitane quits as hospital chef after one last argument with Brendan but fortunately, Sister Loveday is able to call in a friend from Burrigan to replace him ("and they said I would never work again").
23Another Man's Poison: Part 1
19 Apr 1983Description ▼
Terence's continued moodiness has his patients deserting him in favour of Dr. Bowen.
24Another Man's Poison: Part 2
20 Apr 1983Description ▼
Molly's discovery of broken drainage pipes on Chas Foster's property clearly implicates Foster in the creek poisonings but Foster has the pipes fixed in time for a visit by an inspector of the health commission.
25Hair of the Dog: Part 1
26 Apr 1983Description ▼
Molly sits down with her animals to prepare them for their impending move. The death of one of the hospital's elderly residents requires Frank to look for a new home for her dog.
26Hair of the Dog: Part2
27 Apr 1983Description ▼
Jennifer Power takes her daughter to see Terence after confronting her about her drinking. Terence takes Tracy to an AA meeting but Tracy is uninterested as she doesn't feel she is an alcoholic.
27See Ya: Part 1
03 May 1983Description ▼
While Simon is attempting to show Vicky how to golf, the pair encounter young entrepreneur Robbie Quinn, a young boy with a knack for finding ways to extract money from those he encounters.
28See Ya: Part 2
04 May 1983Description ▼
Simon moves up his planned trip to Sydney to accompany Robbie to the Eye Clinic for his operation. Before Dorothy Edgar dies in hospital, she decides to donate her corneas for transplantation.
29Warning Signs: Part 1
10 May 1983Description ▼
Brendan can't bring himself to tell Judy that he's turned down his promotion, and has thereby kept her from getting hers, but he eventually meets up with Judy's wrath when Terence lets the news slip.
30Warning Signs: Part 2
11 May 1983Description ▼
A different side of Judy Loveday is displayed as she cares for Steve Marsh in hospital. Shirley receives lacklustre support when she decides to run for a vacant council seat - after all, "she's just a woman."
31No More Mr. Nice Guy: Part 1
17 May 1983Description ▼
Terence receives a letter from Marta (she's in Vienna) telling him that she and Bela are going to be married. Complaints from the community about Constable Nolan's corrupt behaviour force Frank to call Superintendent Burke to report him.
32No More Mr. Nice Guy: Part 2
18 May 1983Description ▼
Molly discovers the snake that has been stealing her eggs when she falls down a hole. After she gets out, the diamond snake follows her back home where it receives a name, Jules, and a place in the Jones' household.
33Fruit of the Vine: Part 1
24 May 1983Description ▼
Cookie's night at the pub drinking with travelling lingerie salesman Hilton Mercer ends in trip to the hospital, with the pair clad in some of Hilton's finer garments, when Hilton breaks his arm.
34Fruit of the Vine: Part 2
25 May 1983Description ▼
Vicky is held at gunpoint by Robert McNichol when she is called out to the McNichol farm. A phone call from Mrs. McNichol brings Simon out to the farm and he goes off into the bush in search of Vicky.
35A Woman's Place: Part 1
31 May 1983Description ▼
Judy Loveday's warnings about Margaret Sloan are quickly confirmed upon the new Matron's arrival.
36A Woman's Place: Part 2
01 Jun 1983Description ▼
Terence's discovery that he worked with Maggie Sloan (then Maggie Ellard) when he was an intern saves neither himself nor the other hospital staff from her lectures regarding her strict rules and regulations.
37Still Life: Part 1
07 Jun 1983Description ▼
Terence rents out his vineyard cottage to an artist friend of Rowena's. The woman's passing remark about using a macrobiotic diet to cure her cancer sparks a debate with Terence about the merits of alternative therapies.
38Still Life: Part 2
08 Jun 1983Description ▼
Molly confronts Boney and Clyde about Ollie's death when she learns the pair are professional roo shooters. They deny involvement and eventually put Frank on to the individuals responsible.
39Lost Weekend: Part 1
14 Jun 1983Description ▼
Terence accompanies Vicky on a trip to Magnolia Vale to recover her stolen truck. Simon was hoping to go with her, but as Terence wanted to check on some wine making equipment up for sale, he took Simon's place.
40Lost Weekend: Part 2
15 Jun 1983Description ▼
Terence and Vicky's remaining time in Magnolia Vale is highlighted by the truck being stolen, an epic bar brawl, and Terence being treed by a vicious dog named Attila before he's finally tranquillised by Vicky.
41The Wandin Valley Connection: Part 1
21 Jun 1983Description ▼
Frank hopes to keep quiet news that Brendan's FJ Holden, discovered to be bulletproof, was once owned by outlaws, but trouble is soon to arrive on the Jones' doorstep when a story about the car is printed in the local newspaper.
42The Wandin Valley Connection: Part 2
22 Jun 1983Description ▼
A pair of retired gangsters prove to be more bark then bite when they try to intimidate Molly and Brendan. Molly eventually finds what is left of their loot inside the FJ's spare tire-apart from what the rats let behind, a sum totalling all of 85¢. Knuckles and Wheels' boss is surprisingly amused by his henchmen's story and despite their being on the run from him for the last thirty years, he rehires them-it seems Big Mac is now in real estate. Matron Sloan's persistence pays off with Shane Peters as he is able to ride his new bike out of the hospital, he even manages a hug for Maggie before leaving. Terence more than lives up to his claim of producing a "wine to remember" when he debuts his first bottling at the club.
43The Sentimental Bloke: Part 1
28 Jun 1983Description ▼
After Muldoon finds him sleeping in the club, Cookie talks his way into a brief overnight stay in hospital before disappearing altogether.
44The Sentimental Bloke: Part 2
29 Jun 1983Description ▼
Terence discharges Daisy from the hospital so that she may go home, at which time she is finally able to sit Bob down and talk with him about her illness and their life together.
45A Lady's Choice: Part 1
06 Jul 1983Description ▼
Molly scolds Chloe for ripping up the linoleum in the kitchen but she herself is soon down on hands and knees pulling up the flooring in an attempt to uncover an old newspaper from 1942.
46A Lady's Choice: Part 2
07 Jul 1983Description ▼
A detective from Burrigan arrives to investigate Mandy's assault but suggests to her that she not pursue the matter as her case would be difficult to prove in court.
47Bush Lore: Part 1
13 Jul 1983Description ▼
Shirley tries to involve Councillor Muldoon and the rest of the shire council, finally resorting to blackmail, when she learns a homeless man and his children were forced to sleep in a barn while one of his sons was in hospital.
48Bush Lore: Part 2
14 Jul 1983Description ▼
Dave Patterson becomes pinned under his car while making repairs but due to the quick thinking of his children, he is soon rescued and brought to hospital. Vicky informs Simon that Confucius, his escaped Chinese chook, is really a goose.
49Kicking the Habit: Part 1
19 Jul 1983Description ▼
Seeing Cookie firmly entrenched at Bob's house, Esme takes her feelings of betrayal and public humiliation to Shirley who does what she can to convince Esme that she is too good for Cookie.
50Kicking the Habit: Part 2
20 Jul 1983Description ▼
Simon finds another tick on Scruffy when Molly asks him exam the dog. Hoping to tactfully explain his successful treatment of the dog to Vicky, Simon makes dinner for her but Molly blurts out the information prematurely.
51Never Count Your Chooks: Part 1
26 Jul 1983Description ▼
Vicky is introduced to unconventional ruralised city restaurateur Ralph Bianchi when she returns his escaped horse.
52Never Count Your Chooks: Part 2
27 Jul 1983Description ▼
Alec's sudden death may have been more merciful than what he would have faced otherwise, but what upsets Wendy is that he left the family farm to her two city dwelling brothers-and they now want to sell it.
53All Fired Up: Part 1
02 Aug 1983Description ▼
Alan Ackerley, captain of the local bush fire brigade, is checking on the community's fire preparedness-and not liking what he finds, except for Molly however who earns his praise.
54All Fired Up: Part 2
03 Aug 1983Description ▼
Shifting winds sweep a bush fire into the valley, quickly prompting the mobilisation of the community to fight the blaze. Vicky goes out to free Joanna Perrin's pony and becomes caught amidst the fire when her vehicle breaks down.
55Raking Over the Ashes: Part 1
03 Aug 1983Description ▼
As the community recovers from the bush fire, Cookie volunteers to look after his sister Coralie's three boys while she accompanies Ray (aka Cookie's "mongrel brother-in-law") to Sydney for his burn treatments.
56Raking Over the Ashes: Part 2
04 Aug 1983Description ▼
Terence operates on Bobby Norton when the young boy's appendix bursts. Terence's original failure to diagnose Bobby's condition brings back memories of an identical, but fatal, situation involving his own son.
57A Good Cause: Part 1
10 Aug 1983Description ▼
While returning from a house call with Simon, Vicky stumbles upon the charred remains of an individual who apparently died in the bush fires, however, Terence's autopsy shows the woman died of a gunshot to the head.
58A Good Cause: Part 2
11 Aug 1983Description ▼
Meryl and Dennis Bellamy, a hard working couple who don't easily accept charity, are released from hospital only to discover that after having lost everything in the fire, their insurance won't cover them.
59Positive Steps: Part 1
17 Aug 1983Description ▼
Vicky drops Simon off at the gate to the Haywood farm, but after his "short walk" up the driveway, he learns his intended patient in a horse. The trip however is not without its benefits as he meets the lovely, and rich, Cynthia Haywood.
60Positive Steps: Part 2
18 Aug 1983Description ▼
After having his suggestion of an alternative, relaxation based treatment vociferously rejected by patient Derek Clayton, Terence rethinks his approach to treating the angry man and his arthritis.
61Kith and Kin: Part 1
30 Aug 1983Description ▼
Before leaving to visit Brendan's parents, Molly decides to rip up the rest of the kitchen linoleum, revealing more old newspapers underneath.
62Kith and Kin: Part 2
31 Aug 1983Description ▼
Although Mrs. Coote can provide no further information about Cissy Holt, Molly learns of Cissy's suicide in an old newspaper article.
63Running Away: Part 1
06 Sep 1983Description ▼
Shirley invites Vicky and Simon over for dinner in an attempt to determine what exactly went on between the two in Sydney. Shirley can see a change in them, and even Vicky admits that their relationship has been altered.
64Running Away: Part 2
07 Sep 1983Description ▼
Unable to stay at her mother's due to Gabe staying there, Vicky settles on staying at the Jones' farm with Bob. Maggie talks Councillor Muldoon into reconsidering his opposition to the planned Monte Carlo night at the club.
65My Son, My Son: Part 1
13 Sep 1983Description ▼
The magistrate releases Gabe into the Gilroy's custody on a twelve month good behaviour bond. Vicky invites Simon out to the farm for dinner but Bob's unexpected return from the club turns company into a crowd.
66My Son, My Son: Part 2
14 Sep 1983Description ▼
Bob is quick to douse the fire when a phone call from Molly reminds him that Jules is hibernating in the chimney. Frank takes Gabe for her first day of classes at Burrigan High. Sally Wyndham makes a surprise visit.
67Tipping the Balance: Part 1
20 Sep 1983Description ▼
Molly and Brendan return from their vacation in Adelaide, bringing with them a monstrous crib handmade by Brendan's father.
68Tipping the Balance: Part 2
21 Sep 1983Description ▼
Simon's hesitance in advancing his relationship with Sally gives her reason to go home to Sydney.
69Pioneering Spirit: Part 1
27 Sep 1983Description ▼
Gabe meets Rick Jamieson while hitchhiking and later visits him at the abandoned farm where he his staying. The property belonged to his father before he was forced to sell out, and now Rick has returned.
70Pioneering Spirit: Part 2
28 Sep 1983Description ▼
Brought back to hospital after his destructive rampage at the club, Harry Jolly is found to have malaria. After Molly's second encounter with her "ghost," some of Brendan's tools are found to be missing.
71Taking the Plunge: Part 1
04 Oct 1983Description ▼
Cookie places an ad for a housekeeper when Bob's house reaches new heights of uncleanliness. Gabe applies for the job but Bob gives the position to Glenda Saunders, a woman he is obviously smitten with.
72Taking the Plunge: Part 2
05 Oct 1983Description ▼
Glenda's revelation that she is married leaves Bob heartbroken. Brendan seeks support from Terence in his effort to get Matron Sloan to relax her firm grip on hospital regulations so that Brett's mother can stay at the hospital with him.
73Spellbound: Part 1
11 Oct 1983Description ▼
Terence and Matron Sloan are shocked when they return to the Roach farm and discover Gus Roach, Roy Roach's severely retarded brother, chained up inside a shed.
74Spellbound: Part 2
12 Oct 1983Description ▼
Bob helps Shirley take Gabe home after she gets drunk. Vicky later confronts Gabe about her recent attitude and suggests it is because she is jealous of the attention she has received from Shirley since her and Simon's engagement.
75Promises, Promises: Part 1
18 Oct 1983Description ▼
Councillor Muldoon books a small band to play at the town hall but when Gas Chamber roll into town, they are clearly not what the councillor expected - Gabe is rather fond of them however.
76Promises, Promises: Part 2
19 Oct 1983Description ▼
Having difficulty breathing, Razor is rushed to hospital where the doctors perform a tracheotomy. After Les' release from hospital, Frank and Shirley must take him back after he arrives on their doorstep having been bashed.
77From This Day Forward: Part 1
25 Oct 1983Description ▼
Simon's hopes for a wild and eventful bucks night fall flat when his friends' promise of a "quiet dinner with a few friends" at Bob's house turns out to be just that.
78From This Day Forward: Part 2
26 Oct 1983Description ▼
While Vicky rushes out to attend to the injuries to Tommy's racehorse, Sister Loveday is forced to call the doctors back to the hospital where they must operate on Linda Reed after she is admitted with an ectopic pregnancy.
79Got It Made: Part 1
01 Nov 1983Description ▼
Brendan asks Molly to cut back on her farm work now that she is pregnant. A rash of thefts around town, some at Muldoon's store, keep Frank busy-and not very happy about Muldoon's suggestion that Gabe, a former employee, is responsible.
80Got It Made: Part 2
02 Nov 1983Description ▼
Murray holds Terence at gunpoint and forces him to operate on Neville to remove the bullet from his arm. Frank steps between Gabe and Muldoon at the cub when he sees her confronting him about his accusation that she's been stealing.
81Have I Got a Deal for You: Part 1
08 Nov 1983Description ▼
Hannah Green arrives to a busy hospital and after a brief wait, is examined by Terence who determines she has a perforated ulcer that will require an operation to fix.
82Have I Got a Deal for You: Part 2
09 Nov 1983Description ▼
Ellen Green arrives in town to see her mother in hospital but the pair spend most of their time arguing. Cookie tries to warn Esme about Roger, but despite his warning that he may be a con man, Esme won't listen to him.
83Wednesday's Child: Part 1
15 Nov 1983Description ▼
Molly's latest project, the creation of a model pioneer settlement, seems well underway as the Jones' kitchen is filled with all sorts of antique farm implements.
84Wednesday's Child: Part 2
16 Nov 1983Description ▼
Frank is unable to contact Gabe's mother, it appears she has moved and has not left a forwarding address. Gabe locates Chloe but wanders further into the bush trying to make her way back to the farm.
1A Part of the Family: Part 1
31 Jan 1984Description ▼
Brendan is excited by the news that his and Molly's next child will be a boy. However, his "male chauvinist rhetoric," does not please Molly, causing her to act as a doting, subservient housewife to get her point across.
2A Part of the Family: Part 2
01 Feb 1984Description ▼
Jim is unhappy his wife has brought Jamie into their home. His ambivalence towards Jamie eventually fades and after a visit with Dr. Bowen, he agrees to let Jamie stay on a trial basis.
3Second Chance: Part 1
07 Feb 1984Description ▼
Public Works inspectors are examining the new Muldoon Wing and an auditor is examining the hospital records - rumours are out that Muldoon's shady dealings are finally being uncovered.
4Second Chance: Part 2
08 Feb 1984Description ▼
Judy visits Molly to apologise for asking Brendan to the dance but her remark about falling for "anyone but Brendan" irks Molly.
5It's So Easy: Part 1
14 Feb 1984Description ▼
Helen Draper is visited by Tony Leonard, a man she met on a recent vacation. While over for dinner at the Jones', Tony tells of his plan to leave his job as an engineer in the merchant navy to start up a business selling bulk wine.
6It's So Easy: Part 2
15 Feb 1984Description ▼
Helen determines Tony to be the source of the outbreak but agrees not to report him. Terence does his best to let Judy down easy when she shows a romantic interest in him after he accompanies her to the reunion.
7Partners: Part 1
21 Feb 1984Description ▼
Shirley, back from visiting her mother, tries to set Terence up with the town's eligible women, while Bob and Cookie secretly sign him up with the Burrigan Introduction Service.
8Partners: Part 2
22 Feb 1984Description ▼
While Arnold is in hospital getting his broken nose seen to, Johnno retrieves the files from the office. Armed with the incriminating documents, Johnno calls up Muldoon to make a play for his hardware store - and the shire presidency.
9Once Upon a Time: Part 1
28 Feb 1984Description ▼
At the inaugural meeting of the Wandin Valley Pioneer Village Historical Society, Molly suggests that interviewing Emily White, Wandin Valley's oldest resident at nearly one hundred years of age, would be invaluably helpful to their cause.
10Once Upon a Time: Part 2
29 Feb 1984Description ▼
Emily White, Wandin Valley's oldest resident at nearly one hundred years of age, tells Molly her life story and Molly records it all.
11When the Bough Breaks: Part 1
07 Mar 1984Description ▼
2BR's Talk-back radio host Barbara Bolton, a fiercely independent single mother (by choice, she sees no need for a man in her life), brings her daughter Meredith to see Simon about her headaches.
12When the Bough Breaks: Part 2
08 Mar 1984Description ▼
While Simon and Brendan fight to reestablish the baby's breathing, Terence works to stop Molly's haemorrhaging and both patients are eventually stabilised.
13A Sense of Loss: Part 1
14 Mar 1984Description ▼
Oliver Marsh, Simon's uncle, makes a surprise visit, captivating Vicky with stories of his numerous adventures. Simon however is weary of this "black sheep" of the family who is notorious for being long on promises and short on money.
14A Sense of Loss: Part 2
15 Mar 1984Description ▼
Terence makes a late-night visit to the Jones farm where he finds Molly sitting alone in the dark. While Molly unburdens herself to Terence, Brendan is talking to Judy, admitting that he still blames Molly for his son's death.
15On the Sheep's Back: Part 1
21 Mar 1984Description ▼
In response to an application he submitted prior to coming to Wandin Valley, Simon receives a job offer from the Department of Tropical Medicine at the University of Sydney.
16On the Sheep's Back: Part 2
22 Mar 1984Description ▼
Despite Vicky's treatment of Richard Page's sheep and her assurances that they will soon be healthy, the shearers black ban Page's shed, refusing to work there.
17The Last Laugh: Part 1
28 Mar 1984Description ▼
After Molly's initial concerns that her potato crop may have Irish Blight, it is now harvest time. Brendan rounds up their friends to help in the harvest but one question keeps being raised - are the potatoes too big?
18The Last Laugh: Part 2
29 Mar 1984Description ▼
Terence tries to help Reggie dry out and turn his life around. Molly sells her potatoes for a tidy profit, it is her first successful venture as a farmer. Peewee and his band, The Delltones, perform at he club to great success.
19Elementary Miss Watson: Part 1
05 Apr 1984Description ▼
Esme is caught photographing "hippies" Dee Dee Cash and Wayne Higgins while they skinny dip. Dee Dee and Wayne are staying at a rental property owned by Esme's neighbour, Irene Walters, but are six months behind in their rent.
20Elementary Miss Watson: Part 2
06 Apr 1984Description ▼
Esme follows Bruce and Patty in her car and then on foot before overhearing their conversation which seems to confirm her hypothesis. The next day she tells Frank but he's not interested and sends her home.
21The Best Thing for Everybody: Part 1
12 Apr 1984Description ▼
Judy is seeing local mechanic Barry Hall. Barry is a single father struggling to raise his five-year-old daughter Kerry after his wife Lisa walked out on them.
22The Best Thing for Everybody: Part 2
13 Apr 1984Description ▼
Barry checks himself out of hospital to discover his in-laws have initiated legal proceedings to gain custody of Kerry.
23Moment of Truth: Part 1
19 Apr 1984Description ▼
Bob is building a spa for Sarah Fitzgerald. When her husband returns from a business trip she intends to surprise him with it - and news that she is pregnant.
24Moment of Truth: Part 2
20 Apr 1984Description ▼
Keith Fitzgerald, Sarah's father-in-law, arrives in town and sets his sights on having Terence deregistered after the coroner's inquest clears both Terence and Tania of any wrongdoing in connection to Rod's death.
25A Touch of Class: Part 1
26 Apr 1984Description ▼
Ashleigh Lyall takes an interest in Lorenzo Bellotti when her private school's debating team challenges Lorenzo's team from Burrigan High.
26A Touch of Class: Part 2
27 Apr 1984Description ▼
Vicky sours on accepting the loan when she learns the house will have to be acceptable to Simon's father. Frank attempts to make repairs to the cop shop, but the plumbing poses a bit of a problem and Bob must finish the job.
27Unemployment, a Health Hazard: Part 1
03 May 1984Description ▼
Simon's mother comes to the valley for a visit. Vicky misses picking her up at the airport but Aileen manages to make her own way to the apartment.
28Unemployment, a Health Hazard: Part 2
04 May 1984Description ▼
Simon and Vicky stand firm in their refusal to accept his parents loan but agree to leave the door open should they ever need it in the future.
29Horse of a Different Colour: Part 1
10 May 1984Description ▼
Brendan's birthday is approaching and Molly hopes to surprise him by buying him a horse, but her meagre $400 savings is a sizable obstacle.
30Horse of a Different Colour: Part 2
11 May 1984Description ▼
Ros clears up a misunderstanding with Chilla when she reveals her plans to sell her uncle's entire estate, not just a few horses as he believed.
31Invasion of Privacy: Part 1
17 May 1984Description ▼
Old rumours about Owen Butler supposedly murdering his wife and burying her in his garden resurface when the reclusive farmer calls Vicky out to examine his livestock.
32Invasion of Privacy: Part 2
18 May 1984Description ▼
Responding to shouting from inside the Butler home, Vicky enters to learn Frank has found Mrs. Butler - alive and well, but suffering from extreme agoraphobia.
33Tug of War: Part 1
24 May 1984Description ▼
Molly finds another cause to fight for when she discovers the town's footbridge will not be built near the school as wanted but has been relocated by the Shire Council so as to improve access between the football grounds and the pub.
34Tug of War: Part 2
25 May 1984Description ▼
Simon isn't pleased that Dr. Swift has set up practice in town but Terence tells him there is not much they can do about it.
35Second Opinion: Part 1
31 May 1984Description ▼
With Bob away visiting his daughter, his nephew Bruce Hatfield calls in at the Jones farm to fix the plumbing in Doris' pen.
36Second Opinion: Part 2
01 Jun 1984Description ▼
Despite Martin's objections, he must be physically restrained as Joshua is taken into theatre, Terence operates on Joshua to repair the tear in his liver thereby saving his life.
37Hot and Cold: Part 1
07 Jun 1984Description ▼
Mark and Lee Somers arrive in the valley with their daughter Megan. Mark and Lee are old friends of Terence's from university and are staying at Terence's vineyard.
38Hot and Cold: Part 2
08 Jun 1984Description ▼
After dropping Fatso off at the Jones' farm for some "animal contact," Simon can't stop worrying about him.
39Breathing Space: Part 1
14 Jun 1984Description ▼
Maggie Sloan makes her return one day ahead of schedule and quickly brings about a return to her strict rules and policies, her first acts being to throw both the old dusty roster and an arrangement of flowers from her desk into the trash.
40Breathing Space: Part 2
15 Jun 1984Description ▼
During her welcome back party held at the club, Maggie reveals her plans to buy a home and settle in Wandin Valley.
41An Axe to Grind: Part 1
21 Jun 1984Description ▼
Anthropologist Emma Hutchison, a friend of Molly's from university, arrives for a short visit. Also arriving in the district are Joe Fisher, a transient aboriginal man, and his son Dennis who is quickly befriended by Robbie Quinn.
42An Axe to Grind: Part 2
22 Jun 1984Description ▼
Sides form up when Emma tries to stop Tom Gunn from building a dam on what may be an ancient aboriginal site.
43Repairing the Damage: Part 1
28 Jun 1984Description ▼
Brendan's desire for a drink of water in the night takes him on a plumbing adventure, first replacing a kitchen faucet and then enlisting Simon's help to tackle the house's bad pipes from under the house.
44Repairing the Damage: Part 2
29 Jun 1984Description ▼
Frank's test results come back from the urologist in Burrigan indicating he has a benign prostatic hypertrophy and although not cancerous, he is booked into hospital for an operation.
45Good Intentions: Part 1
05 Jul 1984Description ▼
With Frank still recuperating in hospital, his replacement arrives in town. Steve Vargas is a young motorcycle riding police constable who quickly alienates the townsfolk with his aggressive, pro-active policing.
46Good Intentions: Part 2
06 Jul 1984Description ▼
Maggie's poker game with Bob and Cookie is hampered by the novice skills of Esme.
47So Close and Yet So Far: Part 1
12 Jul 1984Description ▼
The first guests for Molly's Farmland are signed up, and as they are not due to arrive until Christmas, it should provide enough time to complete preparations.
48So Close and Yet So Far: Part 2
13 Jul 1984Description ▼
Bob retrieves Chloe from the edge of the dam and carries her back to the house where Bill is in the midst of one of his bad spells and has no clue as to what is happening around him.
49Splitting the Difference: Part 1
19 Jul 1984Description ▼
Farmer Ken Whitton, recently separated from his wife Colleen, is faced with having to sell their farm to let her get out her 50% interest, despite his wanting to keep the farm going and plant "one last crop."
50Splitting the Difference: Part 2
20 Jul 1984Description ▼
Matron Sloan arrives early for work to find Judy and Nurse Daley making breakfast in her office, and to put it mildly, she's far from impressed.
51Friday the 13th: Part 1
26 Jul 1984Description ▼
Brendan once again sends Hamlet back to Simon and Vicky prompting a search for a larger house.
52Friday the 13th: Part 2
27 Jul 1984Description ▼
Janet continues to call Terence at the clinic threatening suicide but the situation grows more serious when she tells Terence she plans to take her daughter with her.
53The Last Picture Show: Part 1
02 Aug 1984Description ▼
Arnie Hodgekiss has the residents of Wandin Valley excited about the prospect of a movie being filmed in the town when he introduces them to filmmaker Antony York
54The Last Picture Show: Part 2
03 Aug 1984Description ▼
A sick Bert Griffiths is brought to hospital where he tells staff of his encounter with "spacemen." Frank tells his family about his lottery win and before long the news is out and Antony is asking him to help fund his movie.
55I'll Drink to That: Part 1
09 Aug 1984Description ▼
A stranger comes into the club in the morning and drinks until intoxicated. Later, he's found outside the shops hassling shoppers for money at which time he darts into the road and is hit by Shirley's car.
56I'll Drink to That: Part 2
10 Aug 1984Description ▼
Simon and Vicky host a dinner party to show off their new inheritances but space is in short supply as their guests must scramble over, under, and around the mighty table and its seemingly endless allotment of chairs.
57The Hidden Trap: Part 1
16 Aug 1984Description ▼
News quickly spreads that Simon and Vicky are once again looking for a house. They are soon inundated with offers from real estate agents.
58The Hidden Trap: Part 2
17 Aug 1984Description ▼
Molly continues to work on getting out her first issue of the Valley Voice but refuses to publish Esme's libelous article about the Herberts.
59Close to the Bone: Part 1
23 Aug 1984Description ▼
With his thirtieth birthday drawing near, Simon is depressed by what he sees as a lack of anything to show for his life so far, especially bothersome is that he has not found a house.
60Close to the Bone: Part 2
24 Aug 1984Description ▼
Lucy is admitted to hospital for care and observation. Terence tries to get her to confront her problem but as he spends more time with Lucy and her family, he begins to understand some of the reasons behind her illness.
61Leader of the Pack: Part 1
30 Aug 1984Description ▼
Esme is frantic in her concerns for the safety of the community when a gang of bikers roll into town on "machines straight from hell."
62Leader of the Pack: Part 2
31 Aug 1984Description ▼
Despite Simon's best efforts at hiding Fatso and Hamlet, Simon and Vicky are evicted from their apartment when their landlady discovers they've been keeping animals on the premises.
63Digging Up Dirt: Part 1
06 Sep 1984Description ▼
Molly is back pursuing her story on industrial development, but now, at Brendan's suggestion, she's searching out facts and documentation to back up her allegations of council corruption.
64Digging Up Dirt: Part 2
07 Sep 1984Description ▼
Becky gets help for Lachie after coming home from school to find him trapped in the mine. Terence enters the mine, which is rapidly filling with water, and must amputate Lachie's crushed arm to free him.
65Man's Best Friend: Part 1
13 Sep 1984Description ▼
The greyhound syndicate hold their first meeting and agree to hire the services of a trainer in Burrigan.
66Man's Best Friend: Part 2
14 Sep 1984Description ▼
While Maisie is in hospital, she reveals to Brendan that she once had an affair with Joe Gilroy, Frank's father.
67Taken for a Ride: Part 1
20 Sep 1984Description ▼
Molly irks Simon by giving out medical advice while she fills in for Shirley who has gone to Magnolia Vale with Terence to give medical checkups to the town's mill workers.
68Taken for a Ride: Part 2
21 Sep 1984Description ▼
Jo Walker looks to clear up some of her questions about her father's death and in doing so learns about Alan firing him the day he died.
69A Fair Hearing: Part 1
27 Sep 1984Description ▼
Two weeks of living with Simon and Vicky has Frank and Shirley frazzled. Frank comes up with the idea of he and Shirley moving to his tenantless house, leaving theirs to Simon and Vicky.
70A Fair Hearing: Part 2
28 Sep 1984Description ▼
Clancy (aka The Sloan Ranger) looses his first race after a promising start. Maggie and Bob are obviously disappointed but Cookie, who bet some of the club's money, takes it the hardest.
71Upstaged: Part 1
04 Oct 1984Description ▼
Simon has gone to Sydney by air ambulance with young Bobby Price, the town's paperboy, who needs emergency surgery to remove a brain tumour.
72Upstaged: Part 2
05 Oct 1984Description ▼
With Simon away, Brendan is called upon to produce and MC the talent quest.
73Ships in the Night: Part 1
11 Oct 1984Description ▼
Frank, Shirley, Simon, Brendan, and Cookie depart from Sydney Cove aboard the S.S. Oriana.
74Ships in the Night: Part 2
12 Oct 1984Description ▼
Vicky dissuades Molly from keeping the dingo as a pet and suggests releasing it into the bush when Molly won't let her put it down. Molly begins feeding the wild dog when it makes it's way back to the farm but it is soon shot by a farmer.
75The Harder They Fall: Part 1
18 Oct 1984Description ▼
Bob has booked the classiest act to grace the club since the Hijinks girls - a pair of female wrestlers who perform in "600 litres of raspberry flavoured jelly."
76The Harder They Fall: Part 2
19 Oct 1984Description ▼
As morning dawns, Bob arrives at the club to help Cookie clean up from the previous night, while Terence is wakened up with a bugle call as Lily comes bearing breakfast.
77Something Out There: Part 1
25 Oct 1984Description ▼
Molly is upset that a duck shoot has been organised to help raise funds for the seniors bus.
78Something Out There: Part 2
26 Oct 1984Description ▼
The town organises a hunting party to go after the "monster" and after Vicky first reassures the community that they're not after a Yowie or a Bunyip, she suggests it is most likely a pack of dogs responsible for the attacks.
79Out of Bounds: Part 1
01 Nov 1984Description ▼
Shortly after leaving the club, Esme is stopped by a police spot check where she fails a roadside breath test. Taken to hospital for a blood test, Esme is frantic while waiting for the results.
80Out of Bounds: Part 2
02 Nov 1984Description ▼
Peter is brought to hospital where Terence diagnoses him with internal bleeding resulting from a ruptured kidney. Simon, Judy and Shirley are called in to assist in the operation.
81Rituals: Part 1
08 Nov 1984Description ▼
Brendan helps Simon put in a fence. Molly is reluctant to continue publishing Esme's social column in her newsletter. Rumours have Bob and Maggie engaged.
82Rituals: Part 2
09 Nov 1984Description ▼
Luis Cordova, one of Judy's previous roommate hopefuls, pays her and Steve a surprise visit.
83All in the Line of Duty: Part 1
15 Nov 1984Description ▼
Molly tells Esme that she has no further need for her social column, and suggests she could write historical features instead.
84All in the Line of Duty: Part 2
16 Nov 1984Description ▼
Brendan and Molly dismiss Esme's ravings of impending doom and the town in general is slow to take heed of her and Melvin Ryan's warnings about the bomb.
85Misconceptions: Part 1
22 Nov 1984Description ▼
Vicky has a change of heart and tells Simon she's now ready to have children.
86Misconceptions: Part 2
23 Nov 1984Description ▼
With Shirley still away, Frank's friends pass the buck when it comes to whose turn it is to have him over for dinner.
87Eighty in the Shade: Part 1
29 Nov 1984Description ▼
Worried about not yet being pregnant, Vicky talks to Molly while Simon discusses matters with Terence.
88Eighty in the Shade: Part 2
30 Nov 1984Description ▼
After calling Molly to come pick him up, Brendan informs Terence and Frank about the joy riding geriatrics and a search is started.
89Small Comfort: Part 1
07 Dec 1984Description ▼
Roger McLean is starting to attract the upscale clientele from the city but the locals continue to stay away in droves - they do however pack the pub to take advantage of his free drinks promotion.
90Small Comfort: Part 2
08 Dec 1984Description ▼
Di's luncheon at the pub is disrupted by Bert's search for a lost snake. Shirley is upset by Di's article in the Burrigan Examiner that denunciates the work of volunteers in favour of simply writing cheques
1Follow the Leader: Part 1
05 Feb 1985Description ▼
With Terence away on vacation, locum Ingrid Scanlon arrives to fill in, but Esme and the town don't seem quite ready for a female doctor.
2Follow the Leader: Part 2
06 Feb 1985Description ▼
When all is said and done, only Jeremy, Tony and Shirley survive the accident with Tony later dying in hospital despite Simon and Ingrid's valiant but futile efforts in theatre.
3Comes a Stranger: Part 1
12 Feb 1985Description ▼
While sitting down for a drink with Bob at the pub, Father McBride scolds him for being a lapsed catholic.
4Comes a Stranger: Part 2
13 Feb 1985Description ▼
When Arnie refuses to cut Mr. Smith in on the sale of his now valuable land as previously agreed, Mr. Smith vows to bring Arnie more water than he could ever imagine - and soon after, the rain begins.
5For the Sake of the Child: Part 1
19 Feb 1985Description ▼
Molly leaves for Adelaide to help care for her ailing mother, but Donovan eats the instructions for feeding the animals she left Brendan.
6For the Sake of the Child: Part 2
20 Feb 1985Description ▼
Maggie puts her arm in plaster to avoid playing bowls with Esme, nonetheless, she and Esme are soon back on the green being cheered on by Bob and Cookie - "Howzat!"
7On the Edge: Part 1
27 Feb 1985Description ▼
New nursing sister Marion Waring, who has come up from Sydney where she headed the casualty ward of a major hospital, proves to be a model of efficiency.
8On the Edge: Part 2
28 Feb 1985Description ▼
Cookie locates Esme's lost ring on the finger of Dot McCambridge, his friend's fiance. Luis is still being followed by Donovan, Molly's goat.
9Swan Song: Part 1
05 Mar 1985Description ▼
Simon is desperate to defeat John Hamilton, a new lawyer living in Burrigan, in an upcoming golf tournament and employs various aids to help his game.
10Swan Song: Part 2
06 Mar 1985Description ▼
Frank finds Theo and Evelyn in their home and phones for an ambulance. While Theo is dead at the scene, Evelyn is brought to hospital to recover from the overdose of sleeping pills.
11Smooth Talking: Part 1
12 Mar 1985Description ▼
From the moment he arrives on her doorstep looking for the "man of the house" to help de-bog his Rolls Royce, Vicky does not think highly of the pompous Jonathan Hawthorn, a vacationing playwright who is looking after Bernard Haines' farm.
12Smooth Talking: Part 2
13 Mar 1985Description ▼
Brendan ponders Matron Arrowsmith's job offer, consulting Simon and Vicky before phoning Molly who is adamant in her desire for him not to accept it.
13Home Truths: Part 1
19 Mar 1985Description ▼
A Miss Country Hospital beauty quest is in the works and not wanting to be upstaged by Matron Arrowsmith's entry, Burrigan's beautiful Nurse Marilyn Legge, Maggie commands Judy to enter on behalf of the Wandin Valley Hospital.
14Home Truths: Part 2
20 Mar 1985Description ▼
Despite promising her mother she wouldn't say anything about Gordon's abuse, when Diane sees him beating her again, she fetches Sgt. Gilroy who arrests Gordon and charges him with assault.
15Seasons Come and Seasons Go: Part 1
26 Mar 1985Description ▼
Terence's unflattering review of Gone with Hardy in the Valley Voice, published under the nom de plume Aesculapius (the Greek god of Medicine), upsets Frank.
16Seasons Come and Seasons Go: Part 2
27 Mar 1985Description ▼
Stacy runs out of the hospital when her father tells her he's made arrangements for her to stay with a female friend.
17I'll Cry If I Want To: Part 1
16 Apr 1985Description ▼
Terence makes a morning house call to the Jones' farm to talk with Molly and Brendan and to answer some of their questions, referring them to an oncologist in Sydney.
18I'll Cry If I Want To: Part 2
17 Apr 1985Description ▼
Molly begins her chemotherapy in Sydney, her doctor speculates it could give her another twelve months, or a little as three.
19My Way: Part 1
23 Apr 1985Description ▼
Simon and Vicky are visited by Simon's well-to-do brother Nicholas, his American wife Melanie, and their overly-precocious ten-year-old daughter Fern who finds fault with everything Simon and Vicky have or do.
20My Way: Part 2
24 Apr 1985Description ▼
Melanie is upset by Nicholas' decision to quit his high paying job to take on a humble university teaching position.
21Save the Last Dance for Me: Part 1
30 Apr 1985Description ▼
The town, and especially the local ballet school, are anticipating the homecoming of dancer Sir Adrian Dormin. Sir Adrian is hospitalised shortly after his arrival, in perfect health, dramatically pronouncing he has returned home to die.
22Save the Last Dance for Me: Part 2
01 May 1985Description ▼
Bob and Cookie get into trouble when Sybil Dormin's stallion, Thursday's Child, turns up at Bob's house after escaping.
23Castles in the Air: Part 1
07 May 1985Description ▼
Karen Robson, an old friend of Shirley's from her nursing days, comes for a visit after having her husband walk out on her after twenty years of marriage.
24Castles in the Air: Part 2
08 May 1985Description ▼
Molly does battle with Muldoon while out camping. Simon helps Vicky nurse a sick horse. Molly gets a helping hand from Vicky and Simon to prove a point at the council meeting.
25Lost and Found: Part 1
Vicky reacts angrily to the attention Simon is paying to one of his pregnant patents.
26Lost and Found: Part 2
Simon worries when Vicky fails to come home and suggests to Frank that they organise a search party. Simon is called away from the search and must return to the hospital where an unlikely figure helps lead him back to Vicky.
27Coming to Terms: Part 1
21 May 1985Description ▼
Brendan and Molly get an attractive offer for the farm from Muldoon.
28Coming to Terms: Part 2
22 May 1985Description ▼
Vicky does some tests on some goats and suspects an outbreak of Anthrax.
29Do the Right Thing: Part 1
28 May 1985Description ▼
When the Burrigan Examiner refers to Wandin Valley as a boring place to live, Shirl responds with an article about all the good things about Wandin Valley has to offer and before long war is declared between the two towns.
30Do the Right Thing: Part 2
29 May 1985Description ▼
Matron Sloan discovers some interesting gossip about Hilda Arrowsmith and uses it to help a troubled patient.
31Molly: Part 1
04 Jun 1985Description ▼
Molly is frustrated and frightened when she is put into isolation and is not able to see her family and friends.
32Molly: Part 2
05 Jun 1985Description ▼
Brendan is excited at the prospect of having Molly home. Molly spends her last days with her friends reminiscing and enjoying their time together.
33New Beginnings: Part 1
Matron Sloan helps Bob cope with his grief over Molly's death in more ways than one.
34New Beginnings: Part 2
A French student vet arrives to assist Vicky in her practice. Judy Loveday tries her hand at playing Cupid.
35All It Takes: Part 1
Simon suggests to Vicky that she should employ some help around the house.
36All It Takes: Part 2
Bob believes that Matron Sloan needs protecting, so he gets her a guard dog.
37Lest We Forget: Part 1
Fatso is missing and Simon and Vicky are terrified when they hear that a wombat has been shot.
38Lest We Forget: Part 2
Simon gets some unexpected training for the sleepless nights he can expect with the baby.
39Friends: Part 1
02 Jul 1985Description ▼
Brendan arrives home from Adelaide with some news that shocks his friends.
40Friends: Part 2
Shirley gets involved with the setting up of a half-way house for three psychiatric patients. Cookie experiments with Chinese cooking.
41Waste Not Want Not: Part 1
Matron Sloan hears some pleasing news from Brendan. Vicky tries very hard to save a sick donkey for Chloe's sake.
42Waste Not Want Not: Part 2
Brendan gets some help around the house but has no idea who the mystery cleaner is.
43What About Me? Part 1
Chloe has her first day at kindergarten where she makes a new friend.
44What About Me? Part 2
Terence suspects that a little girl with bad bruises is a victim of child abuse.
45Kidstuff: Part 1
An old university friend of Simon's arrives in the Valley with his young son. Muldoon tries to convince Terence that his aging aunt is incapable of looking after herself.
46Kidstuff: Part 2
Esme and Cookie believe that they have found a dead body when they go fishing in the dam.
47Crossed Wires: Part 1
Simon causes a stir when he tells Terence he will not be partnering him in the tennis tournament as he has found a different partner.
48Crossed Wires: Part 2
Communication in Wandin Valley breaks down when Esme takes control of the telephone switchboard. Simon and Terence become rivals on the tennis court.
49Walk Tall: Part 1
Terence is surprised to find out he has been chosen to appear on a television quiz show.
50Walk Tall: Part 2
Vicky tries to talk to Brendan about his moody behaviour which only makes matters worse. Matron Sloan advises Brendan to take a holiday - for his own protection.
51The Family Way: Part 1
Brendan surprises his friends on his return to the Valley when he tells them he is quitting nursing and selling the farm.
52The Family Way: Part 2
Pressure from the local media forces Terence into a rematch on the local quiz show. Brendan gets himself a new job without having to apply for the position. Vicky finally gives birth - to twins.
53All Things Must Change: Part 1
Brendan rents a beach house in Adelaide but soon discovers that he isn't the only one there.
54All Things Must Change: Part 2
Simon brings Vicky and the twins home to an enthusiastic Frank and Shirley. Judy becomes a patient in the hospital when she discovers a lump that she fears may be cancerous.
55In a Good Cause: Part 1
Brendan returns to Wandin Valley and has some news for his friends. Frank starts to make plans for his retirement.
56In a Good Cause: Part 2
Simon and Shirley try to persuade Terence to try again on the quiz sow. Brenda tries to help a stroke victim regain some independence once again.
57Another Time Another Place: Part 1
Terence gets conned into answering medical questions on the quiz show and becomes concerned when he thinks one of the callers has symptoms of typhoid.
58Another Time Another Place: Part 2
Brendan strikes up a rapport with a visiting snake doctor. Judy is worried about Jo when she is admitted to hospital with suspected typhoid.
59Breaking Point: Part 1
Esme shocks the Valley when she returns from holiday looking like a new woman. Judy makes an extra effort with her nursing duties in the hope that she will get promoted to deputy matron.
60Breaking Point: Part 2
Frank investigates the selling of drugs at Burrigan High after one of the school's pupils has an overdose.
61Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Part 1
The good news for Cookie is that he is going to inherit some money, the bad news is his wife is arriving in town.
62Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Part 2
Cookie is nowhere to be seen when his wife collapses and needs a life-saving operation. Matron Sloan receives a marriage proposal from someone she admires and cares for.
63Work Experience: Part 1
Esme pushes Cookie into buying a taxi with the money he inherited. Brendan brings a young girl with polio to hospital after her mother deserts her.
64Work Experience: Part 2
Vicky gets a once-in-a-lifetime offer to work in the USA, but is unsure how Simon will react to the news.
65Cops and Robbers: Part 1
Frank gets some help at the station and is surprised when he finds out that it's a woman. Vicky and Simon get a mixed reaction from family and friends on the decision to move to the United States.
66Cops and Robbers: Part 2
Cookie takes his life into his own hands when he agrees to give Esme some taxi-driving lessons. Frank's off-sider has her suspicions on who has the missing money from the bank.
67A Little Knowledge: Part 1
Esme practices her driving of the taxi but gets lost in the process.
68A Little Knowledge: Part 2
Vicky hears that she must leave for the United States in just one week's time.
69New Pastures: Part 1
Vicky gets a shock when new vet Ben Green arrives and is not at all what she expected.
70New Pastures: Part 2
Frank gives Shirley the biggest surprise of her life. Vicky finds an unusual way of saying goodbye to her family and friends in Wandin Valley.
71Time Out: Part 1
Esme is not impressed when she meets the new girl in town, city slicker Kelly Shanahan, though the feeling is quite mutual.
72Time Out: Part 2
Frank is sent on a wild goose chase by a man who is set on avenging his father's death. Kelly gets the wrong idea about Simon and Brendan's living arrangements.
73Give a Dog a Bad Name: Part 1
Kelly and Ben have a few arguments over the prospect of house-sharing. Matron Sloan arrives home to find her sister and her sister's boyfriend have come to stay.
74Give a Dog a Bad Name: Part 2
Matron Sloan is not impresses with her sister's boyfriend when he continues to disrupt her household and them embarrasses her in front of her friends
75No Love Lost: Part 1
A fifteen-year-old girl who was forced to take over her mother's duties decides it's time for a change.
76No Love Lost: Part 2
Kelly and Cooke are asked to write a report to Muldoon on the subject of who is to blame for the disaster at the club. Will they decide to come clean or just write what Muldoon wants to hear?
1Friends for Life: Part 1
A friend of Kelly's from the city comes to stay. Cookie and Kelly must think up a fundraising idea for the club and decide on a darts tournament.
2Friends for Life: Part 2
Matron Sloan and Shirley are set to challenge each other in the darts tournament. Kelly is worried about her friend when she appears to be giving up on life.
3Illusions: Part 1
Terence is surprised when his son Christopher - or "CK" as he prefers to be called - arrives earlier than expected.
4Illusions: Part 2
It appears that Kelly has a young admirer who is prone to writing her poetry. Bob wonders why Matron Sloan is being so forgetful.
5The Luck of the Game: Part 1
Judy plans to do some match-making - for herself when she sets her sights on the Valley's new vet, Ben Green.
6The Luck of the Game: Part 2
Kelly arranges for a journalist friend from Sydney to come and write a review for the club. CK mistakenly believes that Terence is going out with Kelly Shanahan.
7The Time of Your Life: Part 1
Matron Sloan has the hospital staff and her friends worried when she becomes forgetful and doesn't turn up for work.
8The Time of Your Life: Part 2
Matron Sloan has a hard time coming to terms with the changes in her life.
9Good Mates: Part 1
Muldoon throws the hospital staff into turmoil when he alerts them of the impending arrival of the hospital inspectors.
10Good Mates: Part 2
Simon gets depressed when he thinks that no one will miss him after he leaves Wandin Valley. A simple boy runs away when he thinks his friends are making fun of him.
11Out of the Blue: Part 1
Kelly is shocked when her old boyfriend, Trent, arrives back on the scene and makes her an offer that's too good to refuse.
12Out of the Blue: Part 2
Bob and Cookie invent a mechanical scarecrow which they believe will make them a fortune.
13Will to Win: Part 1
Ben has chicken pox and is admitted to hospital, leaving Kelly to look after all his animals.
14Will to Win: Part 2
Judy enjoys her nursing duties when the patient under her care is Ben Green. The hospital staff are thrown into disarray every time the fire alarm goes off accidentally.
15Fighting Back: Part 1
Tensions between Bob and Cookie have reached a boiling point, resulting in Cookie moving out.
16Fighting Back: Part 2
Cookie is furious when Bob crashes into Esme's taxi and refuses to pay for the damages. Shirley is delighted when she is accepted for Help Line duty.
17Calm Before the Storm: Part 1
Ben thinks he's a failure when the farmer's of the district fall asleep during his speech. Brendan gets caught in a storm while he is out on a fishing trip with a group of hospital patients and school children.
18Calm Before the Storm: Part 2
Judy is worried when she receives a strange phone call and hears noises outside her flat.
19Sink or Swim: Part 1
It's Wandin Valley against Burrigan in the local dance competition, with Frank and Shirley desperate to win.
20Sink or Swim: Part 2
Brendan is frustrated when Chloe reacts badly to his new friend, Sarah Anderson. It's touch and go to save a little boy's life when he almost drowns.
21Covering Up: Part 1
Shirley has a nervous first night on Help Line duty when a ten-year-old boy who is afraid of being alone calls in.
22Covering Up: Part 2
Ben and Kelly are a bit worried when their new loo is going to look a bit outrageous. Bob plays a trick on Cookie to show him that he is not quite the fool Cookie thinks he is.
23A Matter of Conscience: Part 1
Muldoon tries to blackmail Kelly into a partnership in her ice cream business. Esme, Bob, and Cookie go to a holiday resort which was recommended by Esme.
24A Matter of Conscience: Part 2
Kelly's relationship with Muldoon worsens when Ben takes it upon himself to speak to him on her behalf. Esme gets a shock when she reaches the resort and discovers that it is far from what she expected.
25Barriers: Part 1
Kelly writes a light-hearted article about the residents of Wandin Valley. Judy becomes disillusioned with nursing which concerns Terence and Matron Sloan.
26Barriers: Part 2
Brendan is upset when he hears that Sarah is leaving the Valley to take on a full-time teaching position elsewhere. Kelly gets a job offer as a reporter for the Burrigan Examiner.
27One for the Road: Part 1
Judy is put in an embarrassing situation when she forgets the combination of the hospital safe.
28One for the Road: Part 2
Kelly's negative article on Dr. Wood causes him to resign and leaves Kelly very unpopular with the locals.
29Track Record: Part 1
Judy advertises for a new flatmate and finds Mr. Perfect. Kelly is assigned to do a behind-the-scenes story on the Burrigan Cup.
30Track Record: Part 2
Terence and Ben help a blind girl adjust to her new dog. Kelly finds that her friends will not forget about the article she wrote on Dr. Wood as they continue to ignore her.
31Race, Greed and Colour: Part 1
Bob has a visit from an English solicitor who informs him that he has inherited an estate in England.
32Race, Greed and Colour: Part 2
A young boy disappears when he believes he is going to be taken away from his family. Kelly receives a threatening warning.
33Glue Factory: Part 1
The local drunk accuses an experienced nursing sister of mistreating the men under her care at a boarding house for homeless men.
34Glue Factory: Part 2
Kelly uncovers some interesting facts about the boarding house which prompt Terence and Frank to investigate. Bob and Jo help save an old horse's life.
35Fighting Chance: Part 1
Ben takes the law into his own hands when he discovers that missing dogs are being used for illegal dog fighting.
36Fighting Chance: Part 2
Dr. Alex Fraser is amused by the attention she receives at the clinic when word gets out that she's a woman. Jo makes a decision to stay in Wandin Valley for good.
37In Love and War: Part 1
Ben is confused by all the attention he is receiving from the town's single women. A mother who hasn't seen her children for four years arrives to take possession of her kids.
38In Love and War: Part 2
Ben tells wealthy businessman Howard Wellbourne that his horse hasn't been getting the right treatment, which impresses his sophisticated daughter Kate.
39Duty Bound: Part 1
Shirley's concern for Frank grows when he refuses to talk about the shooting. Ben's relationship with the beautiful Kate Wellbourne blossoms, despite her father's obvious disapproval.
40Duty Bound: Part 2
Alex Fraser becomes involved with a woman who doesn't realise she suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. Frank is unsure of his future in the police service when he has to go to Police Headquarters in Sydney for an enquiry into the shooting.
41Black Sheep: Part 1
Judy goes to her first parent-teacher meeting and encounters an old friend. Shirley asks Terence for advice when her relationship with Frank worsens.
42Black Sheep: Part 2
Frank gets a visit from the police psychologist when he finally admits he needs help. New teacher Peter Manning is disgusted when he hears of a colleagues's fascination with one of his pupils.
43Fire: Part 1
Bob is angered by the lack of enthusiasm amongst the men of the Valley when he asks for volunteers to come forward to act as firefighters. Ben hears some disturbing news about Kate and confronts her for an explanation.
44Fire: Part 2
A bushfire threatens Wandin Valley and Frank fears for the safety of Ben and Kate who could both be trapped by the fire. The town pulls together to save the Valley's existence.
45From the Ashes: Part 1
17 Jun 1986Description ▼
Ben and Jo have a busy time caring for the animals that were caught in the bushfire. Shirley phones Vicky and Simon to tell them that Fatso has gone missing.
46From the Ashes: Part 2
The Valley regulars join forces to put on a benefit concert for the district's fire victims. Fatso finally makes his way back home.
47Unsung Lulluaby: Part 1
Bob is shocked to find that his young niece is pregnant. Shirley and Frank receive an unexpected visit from Vicky and the twins.
48Unsung Lulluaby: Part 2
Jealousy raises it's ugly head when Jo Loveday vies for Peter's affections. Vicky is put in a terrifying situation when baby Charlotte is abducted by a distressed young woman.
49The Deep End: Part 1
Peter Manning's sister Donna applies for the vacant nursing position at the hospital. Alex impress hospital staff when she performs her first operation.
50The Deep End: Part 2
Jo gets some advice from Alex on contraception. Judy makes a second appearance on "Dream Date" and wins a trip to the Gold Coast.
51Playing the Game: Part 1
Judy tries to impress her partner on the Gold Coast but makes a mess of things. Donna Manning shows great concern for the elderly patients at the hospital when they accuse a relief nurse of using bullying tactics.
52Playing the Game: Part 2
Judy returns from the Gold Coast with thoughts of travelling overseas. Ben and Peter get obsessed with playing war games. Shirley confirms Donna's doubts about the relief nurse.
53Caterpillars and Butterflies: Part 1
Ben agrees to go to a rock concert with Donna, but mysterious things happen on the way. Dr. Wood has a car accident and is admitted to hospital for observation.
54Caterpillars and Butterflies: Part 2
Dr. Wood's tests come back and the news is all bad, but Judy cheers him up when she agrees to be his nurse as they travel the world together.
55Listen to the Children: Part 1
23 Sep 1986Description ▼
Shirley organises a petition against an impending army base planned for Wandin Valley. Peter is very concerned about one of his pupils after he smashes up the classroom for no apparent reason.
56Listen to the Children: Part 2
Prime Minister Bob Hawke makes a special appearance at a rock concert to show his support to the kids of Burrigan High on their stand against nuclear bases in Wandin Valley.
57Ghosts: Part 1
Peter tries to help Alex find a new house, but she misses out on a golden opportunity when she refuses to return his phone calls. Jo feels that Frank is becoming too overprotective when he questions her every move.
58Ghosts: Part 2
Donna plays "Ghost Busters" to help a young patient overcome his fear of monsters. Alex gets scared when her furniture appears to move and she hears strange noises in her home.
59Let the Sunshine In: Part 1
Jo gets her wires crossed when she tells everyone that Shirley is pregnant. Terence goes on a fishing weekend and finds an abused little girl living in the bush.
60Let the Sunshine In: Part 2
Terence sees his son CK while in Sydney with Bethany, but their relationship is strained. Cookie bets Bob he can't go without a drink for one week.
61Let the Sunshine In: Part 3
Terence is in the firing line when town gossips question his motives towards Bethany. Peter is furious when Bill tells him that Alex is escorting him to the hospital ball.
62Let the Sunshine In: Part 4
Alex takes charge of the clinic while Terence is away.
63Let the Sunshine In: Part 5
Alex considers her future in the valley. Terence comes to terms with losing Bethany by turning to the bottle.
64Let the Sunshine In: Part 6
Alex is jealous when Peter arrives at the ball with an ex-girlfriend.
65Past Imperfect: Part 1
Donna sets out to save the Town Hall when she hears the council are planning to build a shopping centre. Frank has to explain to Chloe what it means to lose a friend.
66Past Imperfect: Part 2
Bob, Esme, Donna, and Jo put themselves in jail, much to Frank's astonishment. Peter tries to blackmail Alf Muldoon.
67Day After Day: Part 1
Peter and Alex try to have a romantic dinner at the club. Jo interviews the residents of the Muldoon Wing for a school movie project.
68Day After Day: Part 2
An elderly woman feels she's a nuisance while living with her daughter and son-in-law. Peter gets quite a surprise when Alex takes him on a date.
69Trouble Spots: Part 1
Alex embarrasses Peter when she uses him as a medical guinea pig for her training nurses. One of Peter's students threatens to jump off the top a building.
70Trouble Spots: Part 2
A young boy who feels he's an outcast from his school mates tries to kill himself. Arnie Hodgekiss surprises the Valley when he takes a stand against Councillor Muldoon.
71It Isn't Catching, Is It?: Part 1
Shirley is furious at Frank's attitude towards her turning fifty. Peter is worried that Donna is becoming involved with a con-artist.
72It Isn't Catching, Is It?: Part 2
Terence worries that Alex is forgetting one of her patients' feelings when she asks to do further studies on his condition. Shirley moves out.
73Price You Pay: Part 1
Shirley refuses to move back home and accepts an offer to live with Maggie Sloan. A woman unable to conceive decides to find a surrogate mother.
74Price You Pay: Part 2
The practical realities of using a surrogate mother cause nightmares for the people involved. Donna is left semi-conscious with only Jo to help her after she is kicked in the head by a horse.
75A Question of Attitude: Part 1
Terence is lost for words when his ex-wife Rowena and son CK arrive at the clinic without warning. A drunk driver causes a car accident involving one of the hospital staff.
76A Question of Attitude: Part 2
Donna learns the hard way that when it comes to animals, you sometimes have to be cruel to be kind. Shirley decides it's time to move back home.
77The Things You Learn: Part 1
When Rowena declares that she is broke, CK decides to quit school and join the work force. Peter becomes disillusioned when Alex pays no attention to his advances.
78The Things You Learn: Part 2
Matron Sloan devises a plan to show CK that being a member of the work force isn't as glamorous as he believes.
79Playing House: Part 1
Alex worries about a young couple's ability to cope with parenthood. When Bob states that city people can't find their way in the bush, Ben decides to take up the challenge.
80Playing House: Part 2
Romance blossoms in the Elliott household when Terence and Rowena realise the attraction for each other is still very much alive.
81Early Stages: Part 1
Esme is excited about the prospect of meeting an old friend. A man has to decide whether to give up his daughter because of ailing health.
82Early Stages: Part 2
The Valley residents put on a hilarious performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as you've never seen it before. Ben assists the medical profession when he diagnoses the illness of one of the hospital's patients.
83Growing Pains: Part 1
A woman who lives for her daughter's success pays the price when she is admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion and malnutrition.
84Growing Pains: Part 2
Donna and Ben's curiosity gets the better of them when a mysterious parcel arrives for Peter. Terence and Rowena make a decision about their relationship.
85Out of Proportion: Part 1
A student teacher, conscious of her size, becomes the recipient of some cruel jokes by Peter's pupils. Tensions surround the Elliott house when Rowena prepares to leave.
86Out of Proportion: Part 2
Ben advises Terence to give CK some breathing space. Alex decides it's time to confront Peter, but things don't go as planned.
87Hidden Extras: Part 1
A young couple move into a house on a new estate and find they are in over their heads. Bob collapses after working at the housing estate and Alex is unable to determine the cause.
88Hidden Extras: Part 2
There is tension between Alex and Matron Sloan as they battle against time to save Bob and Alex has to make a quick decision, one that Matron Sloan doesn't agree with
1Rocking the Boat: Part 1
Ben receives an invitation to a conference in Perth and Donna is determined to go along - as Mrs. Ben Green. Jo goes along with them to search for her mother.
2Rocking the Boat: Part 2
20 Jan 1987Description ▼
Jo spends her birthday in search of her mother and stakes out the local post office. Kenny helps his patient overcome his bitterness and gives him the courage to face an uncertain future.
3Bitter Sweet: Part 1
While Frank and Shirley are in America visiting Vicky, Simon, and the twins, Frank is replaced by an upfront policewoman, Sgt. Sally Moore. A sales rep for a drug company tries to sell cheap drugs to farmers in the Valley.
4Bitter Sweet: Part 2
Ben is victimised by irate farmers when he announces that the whole milk supply of the Valley will have to be dumped. Alex becomes godmother to young Penny Richards. Ben's surgery is vandalised.
5One with the Lot: Part 1
02 Feb 1987Description ▼
An older woman has a difficult decision to make when she learns that she is pregnant and has a one-in-two chance of having a deformed child.
6One with the Lot: Part 2
03 Feb 1987Description ▼
Sally sets her sights on Ben. Kenny loses his job at the road-house but regains it after he saves the boss's son.
7Caught in the Act: Part 1
There is a burglar on the loose in Wandin Valley. Esme is among the victims and Sgt. Moore is finding it a difficult case to solve.
8Caught in the Act: Part 2
Peter decides to impress Alex by putting up a TV aerial for her and he finally gets her alone - when they get stranded on the roof for the night. Mrs. Coote and Major Duggan get married.
9No Place for a Lady: Part 1
Wandin Valley battens down the hatches and prepares for Big Jules' annual visit. Frank is treating Sally as if she's incapable of handling anything other than paperwork and she's had enough.
10No Place for a Lady: Part 2
Sally files an official complaint against Frank. Alex plays Cupid in an attempt to help Jules and Myrtle Burnett solve their problems.
11Tall in the Saddle: Part 1
15 Apr 1987Description ▼
Cowboy Hank "Lash" McCoy and his family arrive in town to perform a Wild West show for the primary school and Alex is rather put out by Peter's interest in one of the show's stars.
12Tall in the Saddle: Part 2
16 Apr 1987Description ▼
Jo prepares to make her television debut while Frank acts the part of a nervous stage mother.
13Times Are a Changing: Part 1
Andrew McPherson, an old friend of Alex's, has come to the Valley for a break. Peter is jealous and feels he can't compete with Andrew, a hot-shot city lawyer.
14Times Are a Changing: Part 2
Alex learns that Andrew has a drug problem but has a hard time convincing him to do something about it. Jo is elected president of the new student council. Peter shows his jealousy by giving Alex the cold shoulder.
15Foul Play: Part 1
Jo is booked to do a TV commercial for fresh chickens but is horrified when she sees the conditions at the farm.
16Foul Play: Part 2
Andrew realises the quiet life is not for him and returns to Sydney. Maggie uncovers the identity of the "Woman of the World" and reaches a compromise with Matron Arrowsmith.
17Hit and Run: Part 1
06 May 1987Description ▼
Peter takes pity on teenage runaway Stewart Pedler and lets him stay at Camelot, much to Donna and Ben's dismay. Jo saves a dog from a cruel fate.
18Hit and Run: Part 2
07 May 1987Description ▼
Peter is devastated when he realises the Stewart was just stringing him along. The Wandin Valley batting order collapses, can Esme save the day?
19Odds On: Part 1
A reformed gambler finds the temptation too hard to resist. Esme is also bitten by the gambling bug when Cookie installs a new poker machine in the club.
20Odds On: Part 2
Peter's life hangs in the balance when he suffers a severe allergic reaction on the operating table and Alex realises just how much he means to her.
21Lost for Words: Part 1
Peter and Alex organise a romantic weekend away in Sydney but it doesn't go according to plan when Alex's father is found to be staying in the same hotel. Donna falls for a mysterious newcomer.
22Lost for Words: Part 2
Frank is not impressed by Jo's taste in men when she brings home her new boyfriend - Tyrone the surfie. Alex is forced to go to England when she hears that her grandmother is ill.
23Creative Play: Part 1
06 Apr 1987Description ▼
Donna finds her nursing skills challenged and ends up resigning after a battle with a middle-aged Valium addict.
24Creative Play: Part 2
07 Apr 1987Description ▼
Matt checks out of the hospital and pays Donna a visit.
25Outsiders: Part 1
Jo and Ben visit a rundown farm and suspect something is amiss. Peter and Bob repair an old radio and pick up a distress signal - from a UFO.
26Outsiders: Part 2
Hilda Arrowsmith arrives at the hospital and announces that she is their new Acting Matron. The Shelley children move in with Frank and Shirley when their mother is admitted to hospital. Peter is longing for Alex's return.
27A Nice Girl Like You: Part 1
Adam Campbell takes a fancy to Jo and invites her to a party at his house, but disaster strikes when they are involved in a car accident while on the way home.
28A Nice Girl Like You: Part 2
Frank is determined to find out who is to blame for the car accident that has left Jo in a coma with possible brain damage. Peter drives down to Sydney to meet Alex at the airport and ends up helping a damsel in distress.
29Home and Away: Part 1
Christine Mason returns to work after the birth of her daughter but when she brings Yvette to the hospital with a broken arm, Alex suspects that Christine is guilty of child abuse.
30Home and Away: Part 2
Cookie moves into Camelot after he and Bob have an argument. Terence and Alex have a difference of opinion over a suspected child abuse case and Alex is forced to back down when she realises that she was mistaken.
31Love Story: Part 1
Peter tries to find the right time to pop the question to Alex but she's too busy battling a case of hay fever to notice. Major Duggan's health is failing him but he refuses to see Terence for treatment.
32Love Story: Part 2
Jo, Glen, and Darren save the Major from drowning when he falls into the swimming hole and Terence convinces him to have further tests. Peter finally proposes to Alex who accepts.
33Best Laid Plans: Part 1
The residents of Wandin Valley band together to prevent the closure of the hospital. Shirley decides to solve Frank's back problems by getting a new bed - a waterbed, and Jo is horrified.
34Best Laid Plans: Part 2
Donna gets Ben to propose to her because she's never been asked before. Maggie defeats Arrowsmith and Councillor Muldoon when she dares to expose some secrets. The town throw an engagement party for Peter and Alex.
35My Brother's Keeper: Part 1
18 May 1987Description ▼
Jo's friend Fiona is fed-up of having to look after her little brother Jimmy and decides to play netball as planned, leaving Jimmy on his own.
36My Brother's Keeper: Part 2
19 May 1987Description ▼
Young Jimmy is found dead in the lake and Fiona runs to Jo and the Gilroys for comfort when her mother turns on her and blames her for his death. The pressure is on Peter and Alex to name the day.
37...Book by It's Cover: Part 1
When Peter allows his students to choose a book for their open-book review, their choice causes him nothing but trouble. Cookie organises a grand surprise, but Esme gets a surprise of another kind.
38...Book by It's Cover: Part 2
A diabetic boy bluffs his way into hospital to escape his overprotective mother. Sandy's dad is not happy to learn that his daughter is studying "Puberty Blues" at school and confronts Peter about it.
39The Lie of the Land: Part 1
Cathy Hayden, Wandin Valley's new Parks and Wildlife officer, has trouble coping with the attitudes of the locals and her willful grandfather. Peter is disillusioned and not sure whether he wants to continue teaching.
40The Lie of the Land: Part 2
Peter decides on a life on the land and starts working on the Hayden farm, but Alex begins to worry about the man she's going to marry.
41Ghost of a Chance: Part 1
Alex picks up a young pregnant hitch-hiker and blames herself when the girl dies after she is knocked down by a truck driver.
42Ghost of a Chance: Part 2
Ben, Jo, Donna, and Bob go ghostbusting and end up solving a fifty-year-old mystery. Terence is concerned when Alex gets too involved in the case of a newborn baby who is going through heroin withdrawal.
43The Right Mix: Part 1
15 Jun 1987Description ▼
A hard-nosed journalist comes to the Valley to interview Cathy for a story about a day in the life of a ranger, but Cathy is too busy organising the annual roo cull.
44The Right Mix: Part 2
16 Jun 1987Description ▼
Alex and Peter's relationship is in deep trouble and the arrival of Peter's old school master Walter Hopwood doesn't help matters.
45Keep on Truckin': Part 1
22 Jun 1987Description ▼
Alex waits for Peter to make up his mind about Walter Hopwood's job offer. The Simpson family finds it hard to cope when their father is jailed.
46Keep on Truckin': Part 2
23 Jun 1987Description ▼
Kevin Simpson decides to take his family's welfare into his own hands. Alex tells Peter that she can't go with him and will be staying in Wandin Valley. Peter says goodbye to Donna and his friends throw him a going away party.
47Nobody's Perfect: Part 1
29 Jun 1987Description ▼
Donna's Aunt Sally comes to visit and Donna and Cathy see a chance to do a spot of match-making.
48Nobody's Perfect: Part 2
30 Jun 1987Description ▼
Bob and Cookie go in search of some frill-necked lizards. Jack Hayden and Sally find they have plenty in common. Jo becomes the star of a Japanese shampoo commercial.
49Things of Value: Part 1
06 Jul 1987Description ▼
Frank plans a special present for his and Shirley's fifth wedding anniversary. Bob and Cookie are besieged by would-be stars as word of their success as theatrical agents spreads.
50Things of Value: Part 2
07 Jul 1987Description ▼
An old woman loses her will to live when her pet is killed. Cathy finds the culprit who has been talking pot shots at the local animals.
51Walking on Air: Part 1
13 Jul 1987Description ▼
Alex is not amused when Frank turns the clinic into a temporary police station while filling in for Shirley.
52Walking on Air: Part 2
14 Jul 1987Description ▼
Jo goes to Sydney to try out for a modelling job on Dolly magazine. Miranda Dupre moves in with Bob and Cookie.