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Richard Beeching (1913–1985)

'Dick' Beeching, as he was known in the family and by his closest friends and associates, was the second of four brothers and he was born in a small terraced house in Sheerness in the Isle of Sheppey in April 1913. His father was a journalist with the Kent Messenger, his mother a schoolteacher, his maternal grandfather a dockyard worker. Shortly ... See full bio »

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Known For

Panorama
Panorama Himself: The Future for Public Transport segment
(1965)
This Nation Tomorrow
(1963)
Hindsight
Hindsight Himself
(1981)
The Red Under the Bed
(1973)

Filmography

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 1981 Hindsight (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Lord Beeching (1981) ... Himself (as Lord Beeching)
 1973 The Red Under the Bed (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1965 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Himself: The Future for Public Transport segment
- Episode dated 8 February 1965 (1965) ... Himself: The Future for Public Transport segment (as Dr. Richard Beeching)
 1963 This Nation Tomorrow (TV Mini-Series)
Himself
- Positive Government (1963) ... Himself
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 2016 Full Steam Ahead (TV Series)
Himself - British Railways Chairman
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Himself - British Railways Chairman (as Dr Richard Beeching)
 2008-2015 Timeshift (TV Series documentary)
Himself - British Railways Chairman / Himself - Director of British Railways / Himself - 'Reshaping the Railways', 1963
- The Nation's Railway: The Golden Age of British Rail (2015) ... Himself - British Railways Chairman (as Dr Richard Beeching)
- The Golden Age of Coach Travel (2011) ... Himself - Director of British Railways
- The Last Days of Steam (2008) ... Himself - 'Reshaping the Railways', 1963 (as Dr Richard Beeching)
 2013 Politics on Track (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 2012 Beeching's Legacy (TV Mini-Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.3 ... Himself
- Episode #1.2 ... Himself
- Episode #1.4 ... Himself
- Episode #1.1 ... Himself
 2008 Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 2007 The Secret Life of the Motorway (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Director of British Railways
- Falling in Love (2007) ... Himself - Director of British Railways
 1985 Losing Track (TV Series)
Himself - Chairman of British Railways, 1961-1965
- Beeching (1985) ... Himself - Chairman of British Railways, 1961-1965
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr Richard Beeching | Dr. Richard Beeching | Lord Beeching

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

His wife Ella (The Lady) Beeching (born Ella Margaret Tiley in 1914) died 6th June 2009, she was 94 and outlived her husband by almost a quarter of a century. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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