The Architecture The Railways Built

The Architecture The Railways Built

Series 1 - Episode 1

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Review

Presenter Tim Dunn LOVES railways so much he glows with joy. In the first of a cheery and informative new series, Dunn boards the Eurostar at St Pancras International for the four-hour trip to Rotterdam. But he doesn’t mind; he could sit there for three or four times that because: “I’m never happier than when I’m on a train!” he beams.

But Dunn starts his examination of the architecture left behind by Europe’s railway systems in London, in one of the capital’s disused Underground stations, Down Street near Piccadilly Circus, designed by architect Leslie Green, famed for his love of highly distinctive oxblood red tiles that still adorn his stations in use today.

Summary

Tim Dunn explores the disused tube station Down Street in Mayfair, that played a crucial tactical role during the Second World War, and tours Rotterdam's new Centraal station with the man who designed it.
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