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 6 - Love Is A Very Splendid Thing

Finding Ethel to be particularly upbeat, the rest of the staff suspect she's met a man - and he turns out to be Joe, an American serviceman stationed nearby. Fearing he's holding his mother back from going to the US, Wilfred joins the army.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 17th August 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
Felix Bowness Bernie Bleasdale (Ticket Inspector)
Mac McDonald Joe
Writing team
David Croft Writer
Richard Spendlove Writer
Production team
Roy Gould Director
Charles Garland Producer
David Croft Executive Producer
Steve Jamison Editor
John Bristow Production Designer