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Oh, Doctor Beeching!

Oh, Doctor Beeching!



In 1963, Doctor Beeching was commissioned by the British Government to study how the government could save money on the railway lines that had deteriorated or been abandoned over the years. Over the years some of these lines were allowed to deteriorate or be abandoned, but for some rural communities, the local rail service was their only way to travel to other parts of Britian. Doctor Beeching called for the closure of 2128 stations and removal of the rails isolating small towns across the nation and causing panic in others that they would soon lose their service.

Based on these real events, Oh, Doctor Beeching! was a sitcom about the inhabitants of a small town, the town's run-down railway station and the local railway they all depend upon.

Episode Info

Final: 2x10 -- Ton Up (Sep/28/1997)


As he puts some old paperwork into storage, Wilfred discovers an old 1863 newspaper. It ends up revealing that Hatley station is just a few days away from its centenary and the staff are determined to celebrate the landmark occasion.
Cast
Paul ShanePaul Shane
As Jack Skinner
Paul ShanePaul Shane
As Jack Skinner
Su PollardSu Pollard
As Ethel Schumann
Jeffrey Holland (1)Jeffrey Holland (1)
As Cecil Parkin
Julia DeakinJulia Deakin
As May Skinner
Barbara NewBarbara New
As Vera Plumtree
Stephen Lewis (1)Stephen Lewis (1)
As Harry Lambert
Stephen Lewis (1)Stephen Lewis (1)
As Harry Lambert
Ivor RobertsIvor Roberts
As Arnold Thomas
Ivor RobertsIvor Roberts
As Arnold Thomas

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Crew

Executive Producer: David Croft
Producer: David Croft, Charles Garland
Costume Designer: Mary Husband
Production Assistant: Caroline Thomas (2), Poonam Megone, Susan Lawton
Art Director: Christophe Gerard
Production Manager: Jeremy Connor, Jenny Penrose
Vision Mixer: Hilary West

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Recurring Guests

Richard Spendlove as Mr Orkindale (10 eps)
Felix Bowness as Bernie Bleasdale (6 eps)
Daphne Goddard as Lady Passenger (6 eps)
Thomas Connor as Boy (4 eps)
John D. Collins as Man (3 eps)
Angela Easterling as Lady Lawrence (3 eps)
Joy Allen as Passenger (2 eps)
Windsor Davies as The Lord Mayor (2 eps)
Hugh Lloyd as Ernie Bennett (2 eps)
Tony Hawks (1) as Andy Bugden (2 eps)

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