Paul Merton's Secret Stations

February 2017
47:12

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 and techniques they’d need for trench warfare.
47:14

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.
January 2017
46:25

Season 1 Episode 1

Expired 4.0 38 x
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 them to learn more about at these unusual and often overlooked stations. Paul's journey around Britain begins in the Scottish Highlands, travelling on the stunning Kyle Line ...
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