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Oh Doctor Beeching - Pilot (Season 1 episode 0) (1995) [VHSrip (DivX)]
Frame size: 720 x 576
Aspect Ratio: 5:4
Frame rate: 25 fps PAL
Bitrate: 2333 kbps
Audio: 48000Hz 128 kb/s total (2 chnls) mp3
Runtime: 29 min
This original pilot later had sections re-filmed, with Julia Deakin replacing Sherrie Hewson as May, and shown as the first episode in the regular run.
Sherrie Hewson was unable to continue in the role of May Skinner for a full series due to her commitment to "Coronation Street" (1960), so to provide continuity for the viewer, the scenes featuring May were re-filmed with Julia Deakin taking over the character. The opening scene was also re-recorded, but the remainder of the episode is the original footage filmed one year earlier
The packaging of the first series was slightly misleading, stating that it "included the pilot", whereas in fact it only contained the revised first episode, not the original version of the pilot.
A comedy in the tradition of "Hi-de-hi!" (1980) and "You Rang, M'Lord" (1990), sharing much of the same cast. Set around a railway station in 1960's rural England, the employees of the state run railway system are the usual bunch of misfits, constantly putting their foot in it just trying to live their normal lives.
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