Coastal Railways (with Julie Walters)
Dame Julie is your guide on this splendid Channel 4 series exploring Britain’s finest coastal lines. Part One explores the West Highlands of Scotland, considered by some as the most scenic railway in the world. Dame Julie’s journey then takes her along the East Coast Line, on the GWR heading down to Cornwall, and then on to North Wales where she catches the Ffestiniog railway through Snowdonia.
Full description from the producer:
All 4 episodes of Julie Walters’ brand new series.
Dame 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 it s seaside-dwelling nation still depends on the rails.
Julie finds out that the coast is a magnet for pioneers, rebels and renegades. She meets descendants of pioneering men and women, and marvels at the historic feats of engineering and coastal architecture.
She travels along four of the most dramatic stretches of coastal railway main lines and branches.
Julie s journey kicks off in the West Highlands of Scotland, considered by some as the most scenic railway in the world. She is reunited with the famous Jacobite steam train that held a starring role in the Harry Potter films.
Her journey then takes Julie along the East Coast Line, on the famous Great Western Railway heading down to Cornwall, and then on to North Wales where she catches the famous Ffestiniog railway through the Snowdonia National Park.
Includes subtitles for the Hard of Hearing.
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