The serial's creator Alan Bateman thought of the idea while observing the locals of a rural town in New South Wales opposing the idea of foster children living in the area.
Papps was cast into the role and immediately began receiving fan mail.
Frank and Bobby then start a relationship and soon marry; but both Papps and Dickson felt that their characters were too young.
Papps left the series in May 1989 to join the cast of The Flying Doctors.
Frank's main narrative is themed with romance – during his tenure his main love interests are Roo Stewart (Justine Clarke) and Bobby Simpson (Nicolle Dickson).
Roo becomes pregnant by Brett Macklin (Gerry Sont) and she deceives Frank into believing that he is the father.
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However, Pippa and Tom helped him to change his ways.
Frank fails to win Bobby back from her new love Greg Marshall (Ross Newton). The character became known for his "hunky" appearance and was often labelled a heartthrob.
While Frank and Roo's wedding became infamous – Sinead O'Neil from The Sun named it a classic soap cliff-hanger.
Frank's departure storyline soon aired with his marriage to Bobby failing and him leaving her to be with Roo.
Papps returned to the series in 1991 for the annual cliff-hanger episode.
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