Airdate: RFDS

Updated: Seven's new outback medical drama takes flight on Wednesday nights.

Seven has locked new local drama RFDS into Wednesday nights, set to launch after the Olympics.

The Endemol Shine Banks drama will screen from Wednesday August 11.

Based on real-life stories of the Royal Flying Doctor Service it stars Stephen Peacocke (Home and Away, Wanted, Five Bedrooms), Rob Collins (Mystery Road, Total Control, Glitch), Emma Hamilton (Mr Selfridge, The Tudors), Justine Clarke (Tangle, Hungry Ghosts, The Time Of Our Lives) and Ash Ricardo (Offspring, Bite Club).

Filmed on location in and around Broken Hill, RFDS captures the beauty and brutality of Australia’s vast centre where the doctors and the nurses, pilots and support staff of the RFDS negotiate the unique challenges of emergency rescues across some of the most inhospitable places in the country.

RFDS is also a story about community and people coming together to laugh, to cry and to triumph over adversity as the RFDS navigate private lives as turbulent and profound as the heart-stopping emergencies they attend.

RFDS is an Endemol Shine Banks production for the Seven Network, with major production investment from Seven in association with Screen Australia. It was financed with support from Screen NSW through the Made in NSW Fund and the Regional Filming Fund.

Update: 8:40pm Wednesday August 11.

11 Responses

  1. I’d like to hope this goes to 7:30pm not 8:30pm/9pm but i suspect it will be the latter. I can’t wait to watch. It looks good for a change. We haven’t had many decent Aussie dramas in the past few years honestly. I just hope they don’t kill it with double episodes, even the premiere.

  2. Will definitely tune in. Want to support Aussie drama – especially when it’s in a regional centre.

    It seems like forever since 7 aired a drama outside of H&A. Hope it gets a decent slot. Surprised Ash Ricardi’s name wasn’t mentioned in the promo? Personally I know her for more previous roles than Emma Hamilton.

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