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

Oh Doctor Beeching!

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1995 - 1997
  • 20 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom following the working and personal lives of the staff at Hatley railway station in 1963, under the threat of the Beeching axe. Stars Paul Shane, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Julia Deakin, Barbara New and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 5 - The Late Mr. Buckly

When a coffin is delivered aboard the morning train, Jack and Harry decide it'd be best if it's kept out of public view. Unfortunately, matters are complicated when Wilfred accidentally burns the delivery slip.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 29th July 1996
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Richard Spendlove Mr. Orkindale
Guest cast
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

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