The Train Now Standing (1972)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Created by Jon Watkins and John Swallow, this 15-episode sitcom was uniquely British in its utilization of a rural train station as its principal setting. The station in question was the rundown, decrepit Burberry Halt, overseen by the equally rundown and decrepit stationmaster Hedley Green (Bill Fraser). An impressive lineup of choice supporting players kept the laughs flowing even when the story lines stood still. Presented by ITV's London Weekend Television service, The Train Now Standing began its two-year run on May 20, 1972.