Reel History of Britain

Series 1 - 18. The End of the Line

About this programme

18/20. Melvyn Bragg explores the cutbacks in British Rail in the 1960s following the recommendations of Richard Beeching, resulting in the closure of more than 2,000 stations and 4,000 miles of track and the loss of 67,000 jobs. Susan Hawkes sees film of her uncle for the first time in 20 years, signalman Michael Gatenby watches his younger self on screen and music mogul Pete Waterman reminisces about train travel in the period.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Melvyn Bragg
Contributor
Pete Waterman

Crew

Executive Producer
Ruth Pitt
Series Producer
Dympna Jackson
Categories
Documentary

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