Oh Doctor Beeching!. Image shows from L to R: Jack Skinner (Paul Shane), Ethel Schumann (Su Pollard). Copyright: BBC.

Oh Doctor Beeching!

BBC One sitcom about the staff at a quiet railway station. 20 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1995 - 1997. Stars Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Julia Deakin and others.

Oh Doctor Beeching!. Image shows from L to R: Jack Skinner (Paul Shane), Ethel Schumann (Su Pollard), Cecil Parkin (Jeffrey Holland). Copyright: BBC.

Oh Doctor Beeching!

Sitcom following the working and personal lives of the staff at Hatley railway station in 1963, under the threat of the Beeching axe

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1995 - 1997
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
20   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Starring
Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Julia Deakin, Barbara New, Stephen Lewis, Ivor Roberts, Perry Benson and others
Writers
David Croft and Richard Spendlove
Director
Roy Gould
Producers
David Croft and Charles Garland

The year is 1963, and the new station master at the rural outpost of Hatley has just been informed that many of Britain's less-used railway stations could be closed by the head of British Rail, Dr. Beeching.

The staff resolve to do everything that they can to make a good impression and keep the station - and indeed the line - open. Unfortunately, love rivalries, jealousy, short tempers and incompetence combine with a deeply ingrained easy pace of lifestyle at the station to make this a task far easier said than done!

Production Details

Part of

BBC1 Comedy Pilots (1995)

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 14th August 1995 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 28th September 1997 on BBC One at 6:45pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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