Some Skyways cast members, including Peter Fanelli (played by Bill Stalker), far left (screen cap)
form y Skyways series - publisher   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1979 1979
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A serial drama set in an airport, which followed the familiar soap-opera structure of combining self-contained guest stories (usually involving stranded passengers, drug trafficking, and the like) with ongoing narratives affecting the regular cast.

According to Moran, in his Guide to Australian Television Series,

Industry wags suggested at the time that Skyways was Crawford's version of the Ross Hunter feature film smash hit of the early 1970s, Airport. A soapie with an airport setting, Skyways was a chance to say hello again to many television drama faces, including Tony Bonner, Bruce Barry, Carmen Duncan, Ken James, Tina Bursill, Brian James and Gerard Kennedy.


  • When Skyways was cancelled, Bill Stalker took his character Peter Fanelli to Cop Shop, Crawford Productions' soap opera-style police drama. Fanelli remained as a character in Cop Shop for some months, but Stalker was killed, in a motorcycle accident, in the same week in which he was filming Fanelli's final scenes.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Crawford Productions , 1979 .
      Skyways title screen (screen cap)
      Extent: 188x60min.p.
      Description: Produced on videotape; colour
Last amended 14 Nov 2012
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