Entertainment: The Young Doctors

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Entertainment: The Young Doctors Gender: N/A
Australian TV series
born on 8 November 1976 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEDT h11e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
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Entertainment: The Young Doctors (Cornelia Frances played popular character, Sister/Matron Grace Scott)
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Australian early-evening soap opera set in the fictional Albert Memorial Hospital in Sydney and primarily concerned with romances between younger members of the hospital staff, rather than typical medical issues and procedures. When the series ended after 1398 episodes, it held the record of Australia's longest-running commercial television drama serial, which was previously held by Number 96. The program was shown in numerous international locations, throughout the United Kingdom and North America, and also in France, Spain and New Zealand.

The series was originally broadcast on the Nine Network and produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation, it aired from Monday, 8 November 1976 until Wednesday, 30 March 1983.

Notably, the serial featured a very young Russell Crowe in his first acting role in an episode originally aired in 1977; appropriately, he played a young boy called Russell.

Several cast members from The Young Doctors including Judy McBurney, Genevieve Lemon, Babs McMillan, Tottie Goldsmith and Peter Bensley all went into leading roles in Prisoner after The Young Doctors finished production.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Crowe, Russell (born 7 April 1964). Notes: Played Russell, 1977, his first acting role
  • associate relationship with Duncan, Carmen (born 7 July 1942). Notes: Played Sylvia Marcus, 1979
  • associate relationship with Duncan, Paula (born 15 September 1952). Notes: Played nurse Lisa Brooks, 1977
  • associate relationship with Frances, Cornelia (born 7 April 1941). Notes: Played Sister/Matron Grace Scott, 1976-1979
  • associate relationship with Gilling, Rebecca (born 3 November 1953). Notes: Played Dr. Liz Kennedy, 1979-1982
  • associate relationship with Hasham, Joe (born 1 December 1948). Notes: Played Ken Hansen, 1979
  • associate relationship with Jarratt, John (born 5 August 1952). Notes: Played Ben Stone, 1977
  • associate relationship with Nihill, Julie (born 26 April 1957). Notes: Played nurse Linda Wilson, 1982-1983
  • associate relationship with Plumb, Gwen (born 2 August 1912). Notes: Played Ada Simmonds, 1976-1983
  • associate relationship with Salter, June (born 22 June 1932). Notes: Played Mrs Nielsen, 1977
  • associate relationship with Toppano, Peta (born 8 April 1951). Notes: Played Dr. Gail Henderson, 1976-1977


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes TV guide, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 Nov 1976.


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