Dave Watson takes the law into his own hands when
wild dogs kill his sheep. Cookie falls for his star
border, Liz Scales. Bob is away with Fancy Nancy. Matt
and Lucy are in love and Cathy finds it amusing that they
are trying to bide it from her. Cookie convinces Esme to
help him redecorate Bob's house. When they are
laying down a r~w carpet Esme notices a bump underneath
it. Believing it be a box of mothflakes she flattens it
with a hammer. It is not until then that she notices that
Caruso, Cookie's canary is missing.... Has she
indeed buried Caruso under the carpet and if not where
has it gone?
709/710 -- "Anna and the
Former pop idol Martin Glass injures himself
riding on Cris' new motorcycle. Luke tries to help
song-writer Anna Collins overcome her disability. Cathy
apprehends Ivy Clements in the National Park when she is
caught stealing some rare orchids. Cookie is distraught
when his young niece, Sam, goes missing. Anna Collins
takes action when she discovers Martin Glass has been
claiming her songs as his own and is about to ditch her
for another keyboard
player. A mystery patient confuses everyone at the
-- "Stepping Out"
Cris falls for Charlotte Reed, a locum vet and
mother of a child with spina bifida. Bob Hatfield says he
is going to leave the Valley for good. Frank is easily
persuaded to go for his HSC by Helen Caulfield, a TAFE
counsellor. Cookie is determined to change Bob's
mind about leaving. Luke helps Cathy retrieve a fniit bat
from Esme's peach tree and the experience of
learning how to care for the injured animal enthuses him
about the possibility of further education, but a letter
from his mother demanding money destroys his happy mood.
Shirley is concerned that Cathy is upset about Matt and
Lucy's new relationship.
-- "Never Too Late"
Luke's friendship with Kevin Walsh, an
itinerant worker, turns sour when he discovers the man
has abandoned his kids. Matron Sloan is fed up with Paula
Williams, a trainee nurse who seems to lack practical
experience. After a heated row Paula resigns but Lucy,
who notices how good Paula is with the elderly patients,
persuades her to give it anothergo.
CathyispleasedtoseeLucyandMatt return, but not too keen
when Esme confides in her as one spinster to
-- "Waltzing Matilda"
Wealthy Katie Weilbourne threatens the
relationship between Matt and Lucy. Rivalry develops
between Terence and Cris when they are quizzed by Ruth
Furl, an investigative journalist. Luke is accused of
stealing Ted Campbell's prize ram. Luke is attacked
by Alan Dwyer who is wanted for murder. Ted Campbell
takes the law into his own hands to retrieve his ram.
Chaos reigns when everyone tries to organise
Jessie's seventh birthday party. Esme Watson and
Cookie eventually save the day. Luke has his broken leg
set in plaster.
-- "Promises to Keep"
The pain of a broken leg from last week's
incident with a wanted murderer is all but forgotten when
Luke falls in love with Miriam Bnggs, daughter of local
politician Douglas Briggs. Paul Adams, a victim of
leukaemia, rides into Wandin Valley on his way around
Australia. Cookie picks the wrong time to turn
Esme's house into a bed and breakfast. Luke's
relationship with Miriam is threatened by her father who
sees Luke as a young hoodlum and forbids his
daughter to see him. Cathy reluctantly agrees to help the
young couple but Douglas is determined to keep them
-- "Still Waters"
Carol Healey's strange behaviour is not
noticed until her baby goes missing. Rhonda Sainsbury
threatens to have the hospital closed down when her
daughter Jane is struck down by a mystery infection and
she is not the only one.
Terence is mystified when patients are not recovering
after routine operations. Although their wounds are
clean, they show the symptoms of infection and Terence
accuses Matron Sloan of a dirty hospital. Matt builds
Lucy a new chook pen, but a vandal keeps knocking it
down. Cathy receives another gift from her mystery
admirer, with a note saying he will be in the area soon
and will visit her.
-- "Wild Horses"
Cathy Hayden is offered a job in far-away Kakadu,
but hesitates when palaeontologist John Freeman arrives
in the Valley. Lachlan Momson, a patient in the hospital,
worries about Maggie Sloan's workload. Cathy is
instantly attracted to John Freeman and the feeling is
appears to be mutual. Lachlan and Matron Sloan find that
they share a common interest in gambling and horses. With
Shirley away, Frank is bored, so he seeks the company of
Cns and Terence, but too many cooks spoil the broth.
Lucy's concern for the environment and her pocket
extend to a replacement for her dead car.
-- "Romancing the Sloan"
Matron Sloan faces the past when young Joshua
Bates is brought to the hospital with serious burns.
Cathy and John Freeman catch some thieves at the dig
site. Matt is faced with an unusual relationship between
Herb Munro's dog and a duck. With the help of
Lachian, Maggie Sloan confronts and lays to rest a few
old ghosts that have haunted her for so long. Luke has
his plaster removed from his leg. Cathy and John have a
huge row which culminates in Cathy preparing to leave for
Kakadu. Lachlan persuades Maggie to leave the Valley and
travel the world with him. The residents throw a huge
farewell party for the departing Matron Sloan.
-- "Kiss Me Kate"
Lucy becomes Acting D.O.N and provokes a staff
strike when she dismisses Janet, the kitchen hand for
petty theft. Cns argues with Lucy over a simple remedy
for Mr Tibble. Tess, an archaeological student, upsets
Cathy's romance with John. Esme is distraught by the
discovery of nits in Jessie's hair. John stuns Cathy
with a marriage proposal, she accepts and the whole of
the Valley celebrate their wedding. Lucy resolves her
problems with the help of Freda Spinner. Matt and Lucy
help Perce Hudson cope with the death of his wife. The
town wave goodbye to Cathy and John as they head for
-- "Change of Heart"
Stephanie Steve Brennan refuses to
accept that her father Snow might die. Lucy is lobbying
for Sue Daley to become Matron. Single father Mike Peters
is unable to cope with his baby daughter. Bob Hatfield is
given a greyhound as payment for a job. Luke celebrates
his 18th birthday and Bob and Cookie are making plans for
a surprise gift for him. Matt and Lucy are homfled when
Luke moves into Boolaroo. Steve decides to stay on the
farm after the death of her father. Luke's car, his
dream machine is stolen. Twice!! Matt and
Lucy cannot find any time to be alone now that Luke has
moved in with them.
Ann Brennan comes to Wandin Valley after the death
of her father Snow and meets her half sister, Steve, for
the first time. Not that their meeting goes too well. Ann
wants to sell the farm and return to Perth, while Steve
is determined to keep it After a phone call from
Ann's married lover, she is forced to reconsider her
position and decides to stay in the Valley and take the
position of Director of Nursing at the hospital. Wandin
Valley reveals its musical talents when rock artist Paul
Kelly makes a guest appearance. Steve and Ann resolve
-- "Sisters II"
Luke finds a letter that changes his views about
Anzac Day. Surgery on Andrew Mclavish, the hospital cook
leads to professional rivalry between Terence and new
D.O.N, Ann Brennan. Steve tries to beat a council order
to spray a blackberry infestation. The following day
Steve's newly inseminated cows begin to abort and a
savage storm ruins the hay. Ann is impressed by
Steve's determination, but also can see that she
needs help. She decides to stay on the farm.
A pesky donkey proves useflul fbi Jessie's
Ciallipoli pageant. Terence becomes irritated when Ann
releases his patient
Fred Watkins for the Anzac Day march. Luke is furious
when teacher Dennis Taylor once again succumbs to
Cookie and Bob claim innocence when Tiger Kelly's
scheme to train Pancho, the greyhound backfires. Town
Dennis Taylor finally confronts his horrors of Vietnam.
-- "It's in the Blood"
A letter from Cathy gives Matt and Lucy a shock -
she intends to sell Boolaroo. Luke's alcoholic
mother, Therese, comes to the Valley. A wayward goat
causes disaster. Terence is sprayed with infected blood
from accident victim Ron Johnson. A violent confrontation
changes the relationship between Luke and his mother.
Cris uses hypnosis to help little Russell Guest overcome
-- "The Sting"
Bob fights for his life after a bee sting Luke and
Shirley visit Father Moore~s refuge in Sydney. A wayward
girl Beck? is injured in an explosion. Lucy has
moved into the Brennans and Matt has to live with Cookie.
Becks follows Luke and Shirley back to Wandin Valley and
causes chaos in the Gilroy house. Ann collapses in the
hospital. Matt is concerned that Lucy's attitude to
him has changed.
-- "All or Nothing"
The annual fishing competition is due to get under
way and Terence, Bob and all the other keen competitors
get angling fever. Ann Brennan's former lover, Peter
Shepherd, arrives in Wandin Valley. Matt is confused by
Lucy's strange mood swings. Radio personality Clover
Owen-Jones is startled by Matt's proposal to Lucy
over the airwaves. Ann is undecided about returning to
Perth with Peter. The fishing competition inspires
unbridled rivalry between Bob and Terence.
Esme's use of steroids startles Wandin Valley
residents. Steve's animals are being poisoned. John
Bushell, a mildly retarded man is abandoned at the
hospital by his mother Sue and sister, Alison. Jess and
Cris help John overcome some of his difficulties. Terence
and Ann form a new bond and relationship as they help
Linda McNeil give birth. Man has egg on his face when Bob
and Cookie fall for his yarn about feral chooks.
-- "Body and Soul"
Terence receives divorce papers from Alex and is
far from happy. He clashes with Cassandra James~ a
psychic healer whose daughter Emma is a diabetic. David
Green is convinced he is going to die on his 42nd
birthday and Cris cannot understand why he is so sure.
Lucy puts Matt to the test with a magazine quiz. An
understanding develops between Cassandra and Terence when
Emma rebels against her mother. A pair of echidnas create
havoc at Bower Cottage.
Something~s on the nose when the food at the club
tastes good. Cookie collapses and is admitted to
hospital. Pam and Ian Duncan seek Ann's help to
resolve a marital problem. Man performs a face-lift on
Tiny Hoyle's dog. Steve is injured in an explosion.
Matt tries to get Lucy to visit him more often at Bower
Cottage but his plans go awry when he injures his back
However, this doesn't stop Matt revealing his ideas
for their wedding day and giving Lucy another little
-- "Burn Off"
A deliberate act by Lenny Jackson turns a winter
burn-off into a raging bushflre which threatens Wandin
Shirley helps her niece, Holly, comes to terms with
possible breast cancer. Cookie is baffled by a talking
Tragedy strikes when Lenny Jackson and Matt try to rescue
Lucy and Cris from a burning Bower Cottage. Luke and
Steve clash over a burnt wallaby. Mail and Lucy's
future home is destroyed by the bush-fire.
In the aftermath of the bushflre, Matt collapses
and two women~ Barbara Morgan and Karen Stone, report
their husbands missing. Health inspector Lou Lindsay
charms Esme with a wink and a nod, but he smells a rat
when Cookie helps with an nuspection of the Lodge. Two
men are missing but Frank has found only one body. An
autopsy by Terence provides some clues to a possible
murder. Ann and a mob of unruly sheep force Cris off of
his motorbike. While
injuries. Matt produces a surpriseforLucy at the Bushfire
-- "Running Wild"
Terence becomes an impossible patient when he
injures his foot. Matron Hilda Arrowsmith makes Ann a
surprising offer. Steve and Luke help Kevin Walsh with
his wayward daughter Sarah. Man and Lucy learn about
divorce. Matron Arrowsmith's devious plans are
revealed in a bedside tryst with Terence. Kevin Walsh is
devastated when he learns his daughter's past life.
Matt and Lucy have a pie-marital discussion with Rev
Mlchaels. Bob and Cookie's dog training methods
-- "Where There's Smoke"
Cris Kouros refuses to treat Gail Haines after her
father-in-law Stan has a bad asthma attack due to her
heavy smoking Lucy detects an ominous lump in her own
abdomen after nursing cancer patient Margaret Reeves.
Luke takes an unfortunate dip with the sheep! Lucy calls
off the wedding when she fears she has cancer. Tom Haines
blames his mother Gail's chronic smoking for the
departure of his grandfather Stan. Doris, the
beer-drinking pig, joins her new friend Barney for a
Still stunned by Lucy's decision to call off
the wedding, Man kidnaps Lucy and takes her away for a
romantic holiday, where she finally reveals her fears
about the lump in her abdomen. Matt rushes her back to
the Valley and Terence operates immediately. Runaway
teenagers Sally King and Peta Thornton steal Luke's
car. Esme's behaviour shocks the doctors when she is
admitted to hospital suffering from a Deep Vein
Thrombosis. Luke tries to help Sally and Peta but his
good nature back-fires when they steal Steve's
-- "Childhood's End"
Matt deliberately avoids Lucy in the hospital when
he discovers that Lucy's condition is due to a past
affair and Terence reveals that Lucy is infertile. Matt
lets his business slip and becomes aggressive when Cris
and Luke offer assistance, but a car accident forces him
to confront his confusion and makes an effort to win back
the woman he loves. An art competition judged by Pro Hart
reveals a new artistic talent. Young Hedley Johnson
reacts badly to the news that his mother Meredith had
diabetes. Bank manager Cec Kennedy shows the humorous
side of his nature as a stand-up comic. Matt and Lucy
announce that the wedding is back on.
-- "A Private Concern"
Lucy and Matt are dismayed to learn that
Lucy's mother Lois has handed over all the wedding
arrangements to Esme! Luckily for the couple, Esme gets
side-tracked when she mistakenly believes Terence is
going to leave the Valley and
travel the world. Terence, however, has more immediate
problems when Shirley suspects that young mother of two,
Kerrie McLeod is suffering from post-natal depression.
Further investigations by Terence uncover a family beset
domestic violence. Kerrie's husband Martin
continually takes his frustration out on his wife.
Luke's plans to impress Steve go astray when his car
breaks down. Cns treats Max Grogan, a panel beater, who
is suffering from dizzy spells bought on by continually
seeing gruesome wrecks of smashed vehicles from road
-- "The Golden Fleece"
The arrival of shearer's cook Gladys Carter
sends Cookie running. Her son Cholmondely, meanwhile, is
Ann. Luke is suspicious after Ted Campbell appeals to
Steve for help. Matt and Lucy's wedding plans change
again. Jessie and her friend Bianca Jones become ill
after playing tunnel ball in the park. Luke enters Steve
Wool Queen contest. Cookie believes he has found a long
lost son in Cholmondely after he recalls a brief affair
Gladys many years ago. A reluctant Steve is crowned Wool
-- "Old Wounds"
Luke is torn between his feelings for Steve and
Miriam Bnggs. Old Eddie Marshall hides a secret in his
artificial leg. Steve goes water-skiing with Miriam, but
the day ends in a horrifying accident as Miriam is
impaled on a branch in the
river. With Terence away, Cris must perform emergency
surgeiy which reveals the possibility that Miriam may be
paralysed. During the operation Cris seems preoccupied
and Ann reprimands him for not concentrating. Lucy then
informs Ann that Cris' wife was killed in a
water-skiing accident. Esme withdraws from the Senior
Citizen of the Year award after reading Ivy Clements
-- "Sacred Cows"
Ann is excited by the arrival of old flame Rex
Sanders in Wandin Valley. Bankrupt Glen Morgan injures
himself as he is about to leave his farm with his wife
Barbara. Matt becomes ill after treating Lionel the cat.
Shirley becomes more than interested when Terence treats
Jack Williams for skin cancer. Rex Sanders reveals his
plans to buy up land in the Valley on behalf of a
Japanese company for factory fanning Ann is horrified
when she learns that the Brennan farm is on Rex's
list of potential sites to be bought. Shirley's
concern about a growth on her face is confirmed and
Terence recommends surgery.
-- "Little Big Man"
Cookie becomes unemployed when new barmaid Vera
Charles takes over his job, all arranged by Muldoon.
Young Paul Jenkins is left to baby-sit his brother while
his single mother Joy is at work. Red Chishoim causes
problems for the staff at the hospital when he ignores
Terence's treatment. Cookie believes he has voodoo
powers when Vera Charles has a series of accidents. Joy
Jenkins is forced to confront the problems of single
parenthood after her son is injured. Cookie is back in
his rightful place - the club. Terence and Ann have an
argument after a game of Scruples at the Brennan house.
-- "A Secret Place"
Ann becomes emotionally involved with Gemma
Gordon, a young cystic fibrosis patient whose lifestyle
with her single mother, Lynette, mirrors Ann's own
upbringing. Jessie runs away when she loses her
mother's watch. Matt and Lucy argue when Lucy
encroaches on Matt's territoiy by diagnosing a home
remedy for Steve's horse. Reg Taylor shows Luke and
Steve a house that is perfect for Matt and Lucy. Luke has
second thoughts about Steve when she says she wants to
get married. Cris comforts Ann over her involvement with
-- "Only the Good"
Luke is diagnosed as having a brain tumour. Old
Skeeter Martin returns to the Valley and helps Luke
prepare for his operation. Frank and Shirley's
unwanted house guest, Clayton J Ranenburg arrives from
Bali and is poisoned by a
dead snake. Luke isoperatedonbyKatherinelYAngelo. Steve
and Matt flghtforthelifeofafoal. Lucy hears noises in the
new house and is convinced she is about to meet Erin, the
ghost who lives there.
-- "When a Girl Marries"
Malt and Lucy's wedding day draws closer and
there is trouble from all quarters. Matt argues with his
father Gil and Lucy's mother Lois tells Lucy she is
divorcing her father Patrick, who is refusing to attend
the wedding. Lucy seeks advice from old Freda Spinner.
Cookie is injured and is unable tQ cook the food for the
wedding breakfast. Religious differences are settled with
the help of Reverend Michaels and Father Lawrence. Is the
mystery patient at the hospital Lucy's father? All
is revealed when Lucy's father finally arrives in
the Valley to give her away. The town delights as Matt
and Lucy marry.
-- "The Quality of Mercy"
Romance blossom for Cris Kouros when the beautiful
Elizabeth Brown arrives in Wandin Valley. Sue Daley has a
row with Ann and then almost kills one of her patients.
Cookie makes a citizen's arrest. Jessie and Mike
Turner collect for charity, oris it a case of charity
beginning at home? Cris is quickly falling in love with
Elizabeth but is the feeling mutual?
-- "Glittering Prizes"
Shirley and Cris launch their election campaigns.
Red Chishoim brings the Muldoon Wing out on strike when
Ann refuses to co-operate with his demands. A young boy
confronts his father about some prescribed drugs. Frank
is suffering from writer's block while trying to
write his play Cops Ann and Red compromise
and the hospital gets back to normality once again.
Shirley comes out on top in the election and Cris is
magnanimous in defeat.
-- "No Case to Answer"
Frank and Sgt Bruce Sharp pursue young Danny Lalor
in a high-speed car chase. Shirley gets a lesson in
Frank is blamed for the death of Danny Lalor by the
locals but only he knows the truth but he is reluctant to
shift the blame onto Bruce Sharp. Luke and Steve find a
twenty-year-old time capsule in Ann Brennan's garden
and they decide to plant one of their own. Shirley is
enjoying the world of cut-throat politics. Frank is
cleared of any blame by the authorities but has trouble
forgiving himself for his part in Danny's death.
New ranger Trevor Jackson confronts lawyer Andy
Upton about the theft of an aborigine carving. A Madam
Cosmos is admitted to Wandin Valley hospital. Steve gets
the wrong idea about Luke's attempts to help a
17-year-old mother. Lionel's days as a torn cat come
to an end. Steve is forced to eat humble pie when she
realises that Luke was just helping the girl.
-- "Eye of the Beholder"
Steve falls for farmer Michael Herbert. Terence
begins the restoration work on his new boat. Councillor
Shirley Gilroy is swamped with her political work Steve
suffers a broken heart when she realises that Michael was
stringing her along. Shirley suspects that Frank has
fallen for Audrey Fullerton - the woman helping him with
-- "The Trouble with Theo"
Cris Kouros' parents, Theo and Claire, arrive
in Wandin Valley to see their son and grand-daughter
Jessie. Matt discovers that marriage to Lucy is not all
peace and harmony. Claire Kouros tells a distraught Cns
that she is dying from cancer and doesn't have very
long to live. Frank has problems casting for the musical.
Claire Kouros dies in
Theo's arms at Camelot. Esme is in despair over
Theo, who is grieving over his dead wife, but is giving
everyone at Camelot a hard time.
-- "Ain't Misbehaving"
Matt and Lucy become involved with Daniel Bailey,
a young autistic boy. Bob and Cookie believe that Esme
may be a medium for dead spirits. Frank's musical
"Cops" is a great success due to Steve's
last minute intervention. Daniel Bailey's father
must decide if he can cope with an autistic child.
-- "My Sister's Keeper"
Terence's life is threatened by the Rose
sisters, who have revenge on their mind. Steve becomes a
local hero after being the saviour of the musical
Cops. Terence is held hostage by a woman
whose sister suffered medical negligence. Frank is called
to the siege to help Terence escape from the clutches of
Jennifer and Marnie Rose. Lucy finds yet another waif to
take care of but Matt fears Ted Campbell's
-- "Second Chance"
Corina Kennedy asks Terence for an abortion. Ann
Brennan seems to be the only one unaware of Wandin
betting ring. Cris and Tim Youngblood almost come to
blows after a disagreement over Ninja Turtle mania.
Jessie insists on Cris buying her one because everyone at
her school has one and when he puts his foot down Jessie
swaps her expensive bike with Tim's young son. Luke
receives confirmation of a job in Sydney. Does he intend
to leave the Valley for good?