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 2 - Talking Turkey

When Harry's turkey - being reared and prepared for the staff's Christmas dinner - is seen running up the line, an oncoming train is brought to a swift halt. Meanwhile, Jack's getting more suspicious about his wife and Mr Parkin.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 8th 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
Tara Daniels Amy Matlock
Guest cast
Thomas Connor Boy
Jonathan Cross Passenger
Writing team
David Croft Writer
Richard Spendlove Writer
Production team
Roy Gould Director
David Croft Producer
Steve Jamison Editor
John Bristow Production Designer