27th August 2015 at 09:14 #477908
Anonymous27th August 2015 at 09:14 #477909
Anybody watching this 4 part series currently showing on BBC Two?
Started Monday and today is the last episode.27th August 2015 at 10:45 #477910
Thanks for the heads up Navnov, I wish I’d know earlier as I love these series. I’ll tune in with my iPlayer and hopefully be able to watch the earlier episodes.27th August 2015 at 11:24 #477911
yw luganopirate! Being a Mumbaikar and currently living abroad, it certainly brought back lots of memories.. especially the super dense crush load and hanging outside the doors!!27th August 2015 at 13:51 #477912
I think this is a repeat as I downloaded onto my ipod some time ago. Very interesting and again makes me want to finish my working life as a train or tube driver… MIND THE DOORS PLEASE!27th August 2015 at 17:12 #477913
Fascinating programme, and I too like the “super dense crush” loads. One thing that so far not covered in detail…..in Mumbai they have an average of nine fatalities a day on the tracks. If we had that in London or even the UK our trains would hardly run. How the heck do they sort things out so quickly to not even be mentioned in reasons for train delays.
Edited to add: Martyn, I believe FGW have vacancies out of the West Country bases.27th August 2015 at 17:36 #477914
MartynSinclair Not a repeat. Presented (rather badly) by Dan Sno, Robert Llewellyn and Anita Rani.27th August 2015 at 17:49 #477915
MartynSinclairModerator27th August 2015 at 22:11 #477916
@ MartynSinclair – 27/08/2015 18:49 BST
Good luck with the application process…! § : – )28th August 2015 at 00:03 #477917
@martynsinclair – sadly not a repeat of the much more excellent Indian Railways series previously broadcast.
Have to say, the programme overpromised and undelivered. Full of holes, some inaccuracies and actually quite lightweight. Some nuggets, but by tonight there was more than a handful of reusing film from the previous four shows, which was disappointing.28th August 2015 at 15:47 #477918
Missed it due to a 16 hour power cut following a massive thunderstorm. Hope it’s on the iPlayer. Will watch tonight if it is.28th August 2015 at 16:00 #477919
@ JordanD – 28/08/2015 01:03 BST
Agreed: the series was rather more on a par with the wholly lightweight series on Heathrow (and “A very British airline” – risible). In contrast, the series about the Indian hill railways was utterly superb and has ensured that, once the Darjeeling line has finally been rebuilt after the landslip that removed a significant section, this is on my bucket list, together with the route up to Simla. Personally, I think that the British left the odd positive thing behind from the experience of the Raj.
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