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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - All Change

As rumours begin to filter through that the new head of British Railways, Dr Beeching, is planning on closing large portions of the network, life at the peaceful rural outpost of Hatley is changed with the arrival of a new station master.

Notes

This episode was almost the same as the pilot, but with one cast and a few script changes.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 1st July 1996
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Shane Jack Skinner
Su Pollard Ethel Schumann
Jeffrey Holland Cecil Parkin
Julia Deakin May Skinner
Barbara New Vera Plumtree
Stephen Lewis Harry Lambert
Ivor Roberts Arnold
Perry Benson Ralph
Terry John Percy
Lindsay Grimshaw Gloria Skinner
Paul Aspden (as Paul Aspen) Wilfred Schumann
Guest cast
John D. Collins Man
Daphne Goddard Lady
Writing team
David Croft Writer
Richard Spendlove Writer
Production team
Roy Gould Director
David Croft Producer
Steve Jamison Editor
John Bristow Production Designer
Gwen Evans Production Designer