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The Railway: First Great Western

  • Season 2
  • 4 episodes
  • Education

Summary

Documentary following the work of the train operating company's drivers, managers, ticket inspectors and technicians.

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Episode 4: Network Renewed

Summary

As the deadline approaches for the reopening of the mainline at Dawlish, a 300-strong army of engineers works 24 hours a day to keep to the timetable. At London's Paddington station, a train with a Pullman silver service dining car is being prepared, with the onboard team pulling out all the stops to impress food writer Regula Ysewijn, who is researching an article. Elsewhere, North Cotswolds station manager Theresa - known as the `smiling tiger' for the way she runs her stations firmly and with great care and dedication - keeps a watchful eye on the line between Oxford and Hereford, which carries the highest proportion of first-class ticket holders on the network.

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DirectorMatthew Grosch
DirectorJonathan Hanney
DirectorDylan Tweddle
DirectorElliot Kew
DirectorTim Williams
ProducerMatthew Grosch
ProducerJonathan Hanney
ProducerDylan Tweddle
ProducerElliot Kew
ProducerTim Williams
Series producerGill Hennessey

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  • Episode 4

    Network Renewed

    - , Yesterday

    Summary

    As the deadline approaches for the reopening of the mainline at Dawlish, a 300-strong army of engineers works 24 hours a day to keep to the timetable. At London's Paddington station, a train with a Pullman silver service dining car is being prepared, with the onboard team pulling out all the stops to impress food writer Regula Ysewijn, who is researching an article. Elsewhere, North Cotswolds station manager Theresa - known as the `smiling tiger' for the way she runs her stations firmly and with great care and dedication - keeps a watchful eye on the line between Oxford and Hereford, which carries the highest proportion of first-class ticket holders on the network.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMatthew Grosch
    DirectorJonathan Hanney
    DirectorDylan Tweddle
    DirectorElliot Kew
    DirectorTim Williams
    ProducerMatthew Grosch
    ProducerJonathan Hanney
    ProducerDylan Tweddle
    ProducerElliot Kew
    ProducerTim Williams
    Series producerGill Hennessey
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