Tag: Oh Doctor Beeching

  • Sitcom Train Stations
    Sitcom Train Stations

    I was watching an episode of Hi-De-Hi!, where all of the camp staff are waiting at the train station for the new batch of campers to arrive. I wondered if the location they were filming at was the same as the one they later used for Oh, Doctor Beeching!. Hi-De-Hi! used Weybourne Railway Station on…

  • Oh Trailer Beeching
    Oh Trailer Beeching

    I never watched Oh, Doctor Beeching! much when it was on, and it’s never quite been something I’ve wanted to revisit, in spite of my current re-watch of Hi-De-Hi!. It’s interesting how this repeat run was being linked to that former series though, rather than the more recent You Rang, M’Lord?.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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