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Oh Doctor Beeching! 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Shane ...  Jack Skinner 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Su Pollard Su Pollard ...  Ethel Schumann 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Jeffrey Holland Jeffrey Holland ...  Cecil Parkin 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Barbara New Barbara New ...  Vera Plumtree 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Stephen Lewis ...  Harry Lambert 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Ivor Roberts Ivor Roberts ...  Arnold Thomas 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Perry Benson Perry Benson ...  Ralph 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Terry John Terry John ...  Percy 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Lindsay Grimshaw Lindsay Grimshaw ...  Gloria Skinner 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Paul Aspden Paul Aspden ...  Wilfred Schumann 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ...  May Skinner 19 episodes, 1996-1997
Tara Daniels Tara Daniels ...  Amy Matlock 17 episodes, 1995-1997
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A comedy in the tradition of Hi-de-hi. and You Rang, M'Lord, 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Oh Doctor Beeching! Akire a mozdony füstje nem hatott See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jack is 55 years old. See more »

Quotes

[Wilfred knocks at the door.]
Wilfred Schumann: Come in!
[he lets himself in]
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Connections

Featured in Auntie's Bloomers: Auntie's New Festive Bloomers (1997) See more »

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23 September 2016 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Oh Doctor Beeching ranks as one of my favourite comedies of all time, a wonderfully sweet and innocent, humour of a bygone era. Delightful characters each and every one, all bringing plenty of laughs, with exquisite comedy timing. I'm an adoring fan of Su Pollard, and she is wonderfully funny and scatty as Ethel, and yet she manages to tinge her with sadness. It's very evident that many members of the cast had worked together on previous occasions, the relationships are genuine and very easy. Barbara New's timing as Vera was fantastic, she delivered her lines with so much humour, that line 'My late husband was an engine driver you know.' The show is timeless, it deserved a much greater run then it had, Sunday evenings were a perfect slot for a comedy like this, surely there is still a place for this brand of light and breezy slapstick humour? A show I will always love.


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