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''Oh, Doctor Beeching!'' was a BBC TV sitcom consisting of a pilot episode broadcast on 14 August 1995 and two series broadcast between 1996 and 1997.  The cast included Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland and Su Pollard (former stars of ''Hi-de-Hi!'' and ''You Rang, M'Lord?'') and Stephen Lewis, better known as ‘Blakey’ from ''On the Buses''. It was written by written by David Croft and Richard Spendlove  
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[[File:Oh_Doctor_Beeching_Screenshot_Title.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Title sequence featuring 46521]]'''Oh Doctor Beeching!''' was a BBC TV sitcom consisting of a pilot episode broadcast on 14 August 1995 and two series broadcast in 1996 (a repeat of the pilot episode ''All Change'' plus 8 further episodes) and 1997 (10 episodes).  The cast included Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland and Su Pollard (former stars of ''Hi-de-Hi!'' and ''You Rang, M'Lord?'') and Stephen Lewis, better known as ‘Blakey’ from ''On the Buses''. It was written by David Croft and Richard Spendlove.<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115302/?ref_=tt_ov_inf IMDB]</ref>
  
 
The sitcom was set in the small fictional branch line railway station of Hatley, which was threatened with closure under the Beeching Axe. The filming took place at [[Arley | Arley station]], where a row of Victorian railway cottages were built in the yard as a film prop. During filming services would not call at Arley at certain times.
 
The sitcom was set in the small fictional branch line railway station of Hatley, which was threatened with closure under the Beeching Axe. The filming took place at [[Arley | Arley station]], where a row of Victorian railway cottages were built in the yard as a film prop. During filming services would not call at Arley at certain times.
 
   
 
   
Filming mainly involved [[LMS Ivatt Class 2 46521|Ivatt 2MT 46521]], which was named 'Blossom' by cast member Stephen Lewis during a ceremony at [[Kidderminster]] town station in February 1996.
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Filming mainly involved [[LMS Ivatt Class 2 46521|Ivatt 2MT 46521]], which was named 'Blossom' by cast member Stephen Lewis during a ceremony at [[Kidderminster]] town station on Monday 17 February 1997.<ref>SVR News 122</ref> Carriages used in filming included [[BR 4345 Tourist Standard Open|TSO 4345]], [[BR 9220 Brake Standard Open|BSO 9220]] and [[BR 1853 Restaurant Miniature Buffet|RMB 1853]].<ref>[https://forum.svr-online.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3372 SVR-Online forum]</ref> Wagons used included [[GWR 39860 'Conflat' Container Wagon|GWR Conflat 39860]] and [[LMS 271726 Goods Van| LMS Goods Van 271726]].
  
 
Both series are available commercially and can be found on YouTube.  
 
Both series are available commercially and can be found on YouTube.  
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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File:Hatley1.jpg | Hatley (Arley) signal box
 
File:Hatley1.jpg | Hatley (Arley) signal box
 
File:Hatley2.jpg | Film prop cottages at Arley
 
File:Hatley2.jpg | Film prop cottages at Arley
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
[[List of film and TV productions filmed on the Severn Valley Railway]]
 
[[List of film and TV productions filmed on the Severn Valley Railway]]
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==References==
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==Links==
 
==Links==
[https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/oh_doctor_beeching/ British Comedy Guide]<br>
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*[https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00g8trn BBC One programme guide]
[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115302/ Internet Movie Data Base page]<br>
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*[https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/oh_doctor_beeching/ British Comedy Guide]
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh,_Doctor_Beeching! Wikipedia page]
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*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115302/ Internet Movie Data Base page]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh,_Doctor_Beeching! Wikipedia page]

Latest revision as of 17:07, 13 January 2021

Title sequence featuring 46521
Oh Doctor Beeching! was a BBC TV sitcom consisting of a pilot episode broadcast on 14 August 1995 and two series broadcast in 1996 (a repeat of the pilot episode All Change plus 8 further episodes) and 1997 (10 episodes). The cast included Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland and Su Pollard (former stars of Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang, M'Lord?) and Stephen Lewis, better known as ‘Blakey’ from On the Buses. It was written by David Croft and Richard Spendlove.[1]

The sitcom was set in the small fictional branch line railway station of Hatley, which was threatened with closure under the Beeching Axe. The filming took place at Arley station, where a row of Victorian railway cottages were built in the yard as a film prop. During filming services would not call at Arley at certain times.

Filming mainly involved Ivatt 2MT 46521, which was named 'Blossom' by cast member Stephen Lewis during a ceremony at Kidderminster town station on Monday 17 February 1997.[2] Carriages used in filming included TSO 4345, BSO 9220 and RMB 1853.[3] Wagons used included GWR Conflat 39860 and LMS Goods Van 271726.

Both series are available commercially and can be found on YouTube.

Gallery

See also

List of film and TV productions filmed on the Severn Valley Railway

References

  1. IMDB
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 122
  3. SVR-Online forum

Links