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 3 - The Train Now Standing...

Mr Parkin decides to improve the station's service and appearance by fixing and reinstating the long-defunct electronic PA system. Which of the staff he might be able to get to voice the announcements is another matter entirely!

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 15th 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
Paul Aspden (as Paul Aspen) Wilfred Schumann
Richard Spendlove Mr. Orkindale
Writing team
David Croft Writer
Richard Spendlove Writer
Production team
Roy Gould Director
David Croft Producer
Steve Jamison Editor
John Bristow Production Designer