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Gentle comedy at its best,
This review is from: Oh, Doctor Beeching! - The Complete First Series  [DVD] (DVD)
Like other reviewers, the release of the DVD of the first series was the first opportunity I'd had to revisit this classic and oft-forgotten comedy from the pen of David Croft and collaborators. The acting is provided by the informal repetory company of Croft and Perry, perhaps best-known for their forays into holiday camp life courtesy of Hi-De-Hi. Su Pollard, in particular, offers a performance filled with the gusto we've come to expect from this national treasure. The setting is country railway sation at the end of its time on the railway network map, and the series follows the trials and tribulations of its merry band of old retainers. I'm sad to say that I could never now envisage the BBC commissioning another series that bore any resemblance to these slow-burning, gentle and amusing half-hours. Times change, and this DVD offers a look back at the end of the era of true situational comedy.