Next Episode of Oh, Doctor Beeching! is
not planed. TV Show was canceled.
"Oh, Doctor Beeching!" focuses on the small fictional branch line railway station of Hatley, which is threatened with closure under the Beeching Axe. The staff includes a not-too-bright Jack Skinner, the boss; his wife May; their daughter Gloria; Ethel; Vera Plumtree; Harry lambert and many other people. The stories revolve around the staff and their personal love lifes. The show also reunites Jeffrey Holland, Paul Shane and Su Pollard.
First episode where a sensation is caused at Hatley when the efficient new Station master, Cecil Parkin, arrives. He is far from impressed by the way the station is run, but overjoyed to discover that the station buffet is run by May Blanchflower, with whom he once had a passionate affair. But, sadly, she is now a married woman, and her husband is the station porter, Jack Skinner. The episode ends with Mr Parkin discovering the newspaper article which announces that Dr. Beeching intends to close down thousands of railway stations and Hatley is under threat.
Pandemonium ensues at Hatley when a turkey belonging to the signalman, Harry Lambert, is seen running up the line.
Mr Parkin plans to make Hatley Station more sophisticated by setting up a new speaker system, over which the station announcements will be made. Mrs Schumann, who is in charge of the booking office, is chosen to make the announcements, but will her nerves get the better of her?
Everyone on the station has to help move Mr Parkin's furniture into the Station Master's house, while Mr Parkin looks forward to a relaxing bath. May confesses to Ethel Schumann about her involvement with Mr Parkin – how will Ethel break the news to Jack?
The arrival of a coffin at Hatley Station causes chaos.
When Harry Lambert's signal is seen to be on fire, Ethel, Jack and Wilfred attempt to put matters right, but it only leads to them causing a small fire on the platform. Mr Parkin mischievously buys a set of expensive lingerie for May, for the eighteen birthdays she has had since they last met. May thinks that the only thing she can do is give them back, but she wishes she didn't have to. Jack gets wind of the present when Vera Plumtree, the station cleaner, seemingly accidentally lets it slip. Jack demands to know what is happening, but Ethel spins a story and Jack is convinced it was innocent. He insists that May comes home with him for a bit of hanky-panky, and Wilfred and Ethel have to deal with an unexpected arrival of a lion at the station.
Mr Parkin's former flame, a tax-inspector named Edna Taylor, to whom he has been engaged for six years, finds a letter on his desk and is not pleased to discover that he no longer loves her. Meanwhile, the station attempt to stop Mr Parkin from discovering the pig they have procured for their Christmas dinner.
May Skinner wishes to find a job at a larger station, and earn some more money. She is offered a job at Loxley Station, and goes for an interview, but Jack and Cecil will stop at nothing to ensure that she does not get the job. Harry Lambert is also interested, because the man doing the interview, Frederick Foster, is coming to the station to sample May's buffet. Frederick is the man for whom Harry's wife left him, and now seems a good opportunity to get his revenge.
Paul Shane(Jack Skinner)
Jeffrey Holland(Cecil Parkin)
Su Pollard(Ethel Schumann)
Stephen Lewis (Harry Lambert)
Ivor Roberts(Arnold Thomas)
Barbara New(Vera Plumtree)
Lindsay Grimshaw(Gloria Skinner)
Paul Aspden(Wilfred Schumann)
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