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 2, Episode 5 - Lucky Strike

Ralph's torn between his head and his heart - his uncle, a firebrand communist, has just been made district union leader, and is calling a wildcat strike. As he wrestles with his loyalties, everyone else worries about Beeching's ultimatum that a single striker will result in the closing of the line.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 27th July 1997
Time
6:45pm
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
John Rapley Vicar
Writing team
John Chapman Writer
Production team
Roy Gould Director
Charles Garland Producer
David Croft Executive Producer
Steve Jamison Editor
John Bristow Production Designer