The trials and tribulations of the staff at Hatley railway station, who are all wondering if Dr Beeching will close them down.
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 Jack Skinner (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Su Pollard ...
 Ethel Schumann (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jeffrey Holland ...
 Cecil Parkin (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Barbara New ...
 Vera Plumtree (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Harry Lambert (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Ivor Roberts ...
 Arnold Thomas (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Perry Benson ...
 Ralph (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Terry John ...
 Percy (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Lindsay Grimshaw ...
 Gloria Skinner (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Paul Aspden ...
 Wilfred Schumann (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Julia Deakin ...
 May Skinner (19 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tara Daniels ...
 Amy Matlock (17 episodes, 1995-1997)
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A comedy in the tradition of _"Hi-de-hi!" (1980)_ and _"You Rang, M'Lord" (1990)_, sharing much of the same cast. Set around a railway station in 1960's rural England, the employees of the state run railway system are the usual bunch of misfits, constantly putting their foot in it just trying to live their normal lives. Written by Rob Hartill

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14 August 1995 (UK)  »

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Oh Doctor Beeching! Akire a mozdony füstje nem hatott  »

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The train driven by Arnold and Ralph was given the name Blossom. See more »

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Vera Plumtree: My late husband - he was an engine driver, you know...
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Good British humour
29 June 2012 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a fine example of fine British humour. Every character is clearly defined, and each one adds something to the whole.

I suspect that many Americans would not enjoy it. They seem to prefer more slapstick comedy, whereas this sitcom is funny because the characters work off one another.

Indeed, British humour has changed so much recently, that I'm sure many younger viewers would find it difficult to relate to the subtle humour of this story.

However, if you do like this series, then you must check out "You Rang M'Lord" It's a totally different story, but many of the same actors.


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