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The Complete Oh Doctor Beeching! - First and Second Series 
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All 19 episodes from the first two series of the BBC comedy, set in 1960s rural England, about the trials and tribulations of the staff working at Hatley railway station. Series 1 episodes are: 'All Change', 'Talking Turkey', 'The Train Now Standing', 'A Moving Story', 'The Late Mr Buckly', 'Horse Play', 'Past Love', 'Job Opportunity' and 'Sleeping Around'. Series 2 episodes are: 'No Milk for the Minister', 'Father's Day', 'The Gravy Train', 'The Van', 'Lucky Strike', 'Love Is a Very Splendid Thing', 'A Bowl in the Hand', 'Action Stations', 'A Pregnant Pause' and 'Ton Up'.
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Although based on fact, quite a few details on Railway routine are not correct: despite Richard Spendlove (joint writer and producer) being a former BR man but this is a comedy and superb performances. Much of the detail is true to life for 1963.
Shame there were only ever two series although how long the main plot of an old flame of a now married woman (with a very jealous husband) coming onto the scene could be mainatined is debateable.
Some have suggested that taking the story forward to actual closure might have had some possibility: but would it have lost its comic potential?
I notice that "certain edits have been made" - I do wonder what these are as it must be under a minute an episode.
Some might have felt this a bit out of its time, being formatted in a similar way to many of its predecessors of more than a decade earlier - but it still worked. (for me at any rate) Su Pollard is great of course and goes without saying putting her all into the part, but Julia Deakin ('Mother's Ruin') who plays the wife of Jack Skinner (Paul Shane) who is constantly slipping up when she makes inadvertent references to having known her boss Mr. Parkin (Jeffrey Holland) in a far more intimate way is really funny!
Personally though for me, the funniest actress of all has to be the great Barbara New - she only has to open her mouth to be hilariously funny! If I'd had had my way, this lady would have been given her own show!
Two series only but exactly the right amount of episodes, good writers know when to stop and so this is an all round, high quality, comedy production.
Take a seat in the Buffet or on the train leaving Hatley and enjoy a trip back in time when life was calmer, skirts were shorter and the trains ran on time!
I had seen it a long a time ago on aussie tv and had almost forgotten it altogether.
what a wonderfully nostalgic and amusing comedy. every character in the show will make you smile and laugh.
Viewers who were actually old enough at the time it is set, the sixties, mini skirts and the beatles, will no doubt feel a little sad that gentler times are gone and todays world is far less personal.
And yes stephen lewis is superb in the series as the jack of all trades signalman who dabbles in all manner of sidelines to make an extra buck.
the bells, the bells!