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Coastal Railways with Julie Walters

  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Travel
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Julie Walters is setting off to travel the length and breadth of the UK on Britain's dramatic coastal railway to discover how much of its seaside-dwelling nation still depends on the rails.

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Episode 3: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters

Summary

The actress travels on the famous Great Western Railway to Cornwall. She recalls childhood holidays when she stops at Torquay before heading to a supposedly haunted castle at Kingswear. She also uncovers tales of smuggling and joins members of the RNLI on a practice run before visiting an unusual cake shop in Penzance

Review

Given the choice of a train trip with Michael Portillo, Chris Tarrant or Julie Walters, I’d definitely plump for Julie. I wouldn’t learn anything about history, architecture, customs or engines but it would be a nonstop laugh.

She’s touring the South West meeting an old rock ’n’ roller, driving a steam engine (another thing ticked off her bucket list), fishing “Dead Fred” out of the sea on a RNLI training exercise and admiring spectacular views. She’s a tad disappointed with her investigations into smuggling in Polperro – a secret tunnel isn’t at all what she expected. But her visit to a truly remarkable cake-maker leaves her very happy.

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PresenterJulie Walters
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Series producerKim Maddever
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  • Episode 3

    Coastal Railways with Julie Walters

    Summary

    The actress travels on the famous Great Western Railway to Cornwall. She recalls childhood holidays when she stops at Torquay before heading to a supposedly haunted castle at Kingswear. She also uncovers tales of smuggling and joins members of the RNLI on a practice run before visiting an unusual cake shop in Penzance

    Review

    Given the choice of a train trip with Michael Portillo, Chris Tarrant or Julie Walters, I’d definitely plump for Julie. I wouldn’t learn anything about history, architecture, customs or engines but it would be a nonstop laugh.

    She’s touring the South West meeting an old rock ’n’ roller, driving a steam engine (another thing ticked off her bucket list), fishing “Dead Fred” out of the sea on a RNLI training exercise and admiring spectacular views. She’s a tad disappointed with her investigations into smuggling in Polperro – a secret tunnel isn’t at all what she expected. But her visit to a truly remarkable cake-maker leaves her very happy.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterJulie Walters
    Executive producerPaul Sommers
    Series producerKim Maddever
    Series directorKim Maddever
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