Paul Merton's Secret Stations

August 2018

Season 1 Episode 3

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Paul goes in search of hidden history around Britain’s request stops. He begins on the stunning Pembrokeshire coast, at the request stop of Penally. His mission is to find a series of First World War training trenches, dug by troops stationed at the local army camp to give soldiers heading for the Western Front the skills ...
July 2018

Season 1 Episode 2

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Paul Merton starts on the glorious West Highland Line, getting off at the request stop of Beasdale. It was here during the Second World War that ordinary people would come to be trained in espionage by the Special Operations Executive, ready to be dropped behind enemy lines.

Season 1 Episode 1

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More than 150 of Britain’s railway stations are request stops. You have to put out your arm to get the train to stop at the platform. In this series, Paul Merton will travel around the country by train, only getting off at request stops. He’ll explore the history of the stations and meet the people who live and work around...