Ralph Berkshire (Volumes 7-14, 32)

Aunty Phyllis's trainspotter husband, who lived in the area between 1994 and 1998. Obsessed by trains, he had little chance to indulge his passion, as he soon discovered Phyllis only married him so he could carry her shopping for her - a thankless task. After the couple divorced Ralph was reunited with his old friend Tommy Thomas. Together they reformed their 60s pop band Tommy and the Drearies, and now tour the country (by train, of course), playing 60s revival concerts.

Ralph Berkshire appears in the following stories: