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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 2: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters

Summary

The actress travels from Newcastle to Edinburgh by high speed train. Along the way, she stops off at the coastal town of Alnmouth, discovers where the phrase Keep Calm and Carry On originated, visits the world's biggest gannet colony, and goes out to sea with a lobster breeder. When she reaches her destination, she discovers the connection between the railway and the famous Balmoral Hotel

Review

Julie Walters is taking the train along the coast from Newcastle to Edinburgh, “trying out other people’s lives”. She’s enamoured with two slightly eccentric beachcombers in Berwick-upon-Tweed, impressed by volunteers rebuilding a branch line shut down by Richard Beeching – then the Chairman of the British Railway Board –¬¬ in the 60s and loves the experience of blowing the train whistle as it thunders over a Victorian viaduct.

But, although you suspect she and irrepressible skipper Jane could be best mates, she’s not keen on the lobsters in Jane’s hatchery. “You can even cut yourself on them when they’re dead,” she grumbles, as they sit on the quayside tucking in to a lobster lunch.

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PresenterJulie Walters
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Executive producerPaul Sommers

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  • Episode 2

    Coastal Railways with Julie Walters

    Summary

    The actress travels from Newcastle to Edinburgh by high speed train. Along the way, she stops off at the coastal town of Alnmouth, discovers where the phrase Keep Calm and Carry On originated, visits the world's biggest gannet colony, and goes out to sea with a lobster breeder. When she reaches her destination, she discovers the connection between the railway and the famous Balmoral Hotel

    Review

    Julie Walters is taking the train along the coast from Newcastle to Edinburgh, “trying out other people’s lives”. She’s enamoured with two slightly eccentric beachcombers in Berwick-upon-Tweed, impressed by volunteers rebuilding a branch line shut down by Richard Beeching – then the Chairman of the British Railway Board –¬¬ in the 60s and loves the experience of blowing the train whistle as it thunders over a Victorian viaduct.

    But, although you suspect she and irrepressible skipper Jane could be best mates, she’s not keen on the lobsters in Jane’s hatchery. “You can even cut yourself on them when they’re dead,” she grumbles, as they sit on the quayside tucking in to a lobster lunch.

    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
    Series producerKim Maddever
    Series directorKim Maddever
    Executive producerPaul Sommers
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