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« on: June 21, 2016, 07:47:02 pm »

I know it short notice but tonight on BBC  Four at 20:00hrs
They are showing. The Trains That Time Forgot"..
Britains lost railway journeys

Also might we keep this thread as a place to alert members to up and coming program's?.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 01:31:22 am »

Thanks for posting that item, Western Pathfinder.  Smiley

Yes: in the short term, I've made this topic a 'sticky', meaning that it will always appear at the top of the board - pending a more considered decision as to how we could possibly arrange for such updates to be flagged to our readers.
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William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 06:34:10 pm »

Also might we keep this thread as a place to alert members to up and coming program's?.

Yes: in the short term, I've made this topic a 'sticky', meaning that it will always appear at the top of the board - pending a more considered decision as to how we could possibly arrange for such updates to be flagged to our readers.

Thanks for your constructive suggestion, Western Pathfinder. Smiley

I've now taken further liberties with grahame's forum and created a new board, Television programmes about railways, specifically for members to post about any television programmes with a railway content.  I have seeded that new board by moving quite a few previous topics from elsewhere on the Coffee Shop forum to that new board.

This particular topic will also be moved there, in a moment.  Wink
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William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 10:00:53 pm »

News the new series from the sad lonely man on the train Mr Portillo has begun on BBC TWO sorry I've only just found it Tuesday nights at nine pm or 21:00 if your not Captain Mainwaring ! Also on the I player .
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 09:14:19 am »

New series on  BBC FOUR starts this evening at Eight o clock 20:00 hrs
Railways :The Making of a Nation
Tonight's episode is looking at Time and how the expanding rail network sparked the standard usage of GMT across the country ".
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 09:53:39 am »

Spotted earlier this week - "The Railway - Keeping Britain On Track" has appeared on Quest TV repeated at various times (freeview channel 37/38) - first seen on BBC2 in 2013
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 10:03:36 am »

New series on  BBC FOUR starts this evening at Eight o clock 20:00 hrs
Railways :The Making of a Nation
Tonight's episode is looking at Time and how the expanding rail network sparked the standard usage of GMT across the country ".
All the episodes of this series was shown regionally on BBC One at 19:30 last night - the 'Time' episode for example was shown in the West and South-West as it is somewhat GWR focused being the first railway to have to deal with the time issue being a predominantly long distance east-west rather than north-south railway.

This means that the whole series is already available on the iPlayer.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2016, 07:36:51 pm »

New series on  BBC FOUR starts this evening at Eight o clock 20:00 hrs
Railways :The Making of a Nation
Tonight's episode is looking at Time and how the expanding rail network sparked the standard usage of GMT across the country ".
All the episodes of this series was shown regionally on BBC One at 19:30 last night - the 'Time' episode for example was shown in the West and South-West as it is somewhat GWR focused being the first railway to have to deal with the time issue being a predominantly long distance east-west rather than north-south railway.

This means that the whole series is already available on the iPlayer.

Rookie error.. Recorded BBC 1 "HD", got one about the Midlands DOH!!!

Oh well,  back to to to the the the iiiiiii-PPllllayer  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2016, 10:21:28 am »

I did the same ....and having watched it, found it quite tedious and boring !...not just because it was based around Derby. Liz McIvor is no Michael Portillo or even Ruth Goodman for keeping you engaged and interested. I hope subsequent programmes are an improvement !
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2018, 12:25:00 pm »

Having just been on the BBC I player for something completely different
I came across this ,and enjoyed it so thought I would share here.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0120330/in-view-men-of-steam
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2018, 01:18:45 pm »

Having just been on the BBC I player for something completely different

You'll need Netflix for that. Tony M. Nyphots (nearly) complete visual oeuvre is over there.
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2018, 01:42:43 pm »

Having just been on the BBC I player for something completely different
I came across this ,and enjoyed it so thought I would share here.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0120330/in-view-men-of-steam

Well that was a thoroughly enjoyable half hour.  Many thanks.
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2018, 03:23:28 pm »

"First transmitted in 1962, John Betjeman presents a documentary exploring the impact of the removal of steam locomotives from British railway services on the railway men who have maintained the system since the days of the Great Western Railway. The introduction of diesel engines meant a real departure from usual operational practices for the railway men who had dedicated their entire working lives to operating the iconic steam locomotive."

Available for over a year.
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2018, 03:27:25 pm »

It's also on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lugZEVKNpI
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