The Architecture The Railways Built

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 5 - Metroland

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Tim follows his family’s roots by exploring the architecture of Metroland – the area around the Metropolitan Railway running from Baker Street in central London out to the north west through Middlesex, Hertfordshire, and into Buckinghamshire. The railway company cleverly bought the land either side of the line and then bui...

Season 1, Episode 4 - Ribblehead

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Tim visits the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales and speaks to the man who saved it from closure. It’s the most impressive structure on the Settle to Carlisle line, which runs through some of England’s most stunning scenery. It’s a line with a strong corporate identity and Tim sees a number of its beaut...

Season 1, Episode 3 - Kings Cross

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Tim Dunn goes behind the scenes at London’s Kings Cross station - and there’s masses to see. In the original brick engine shed, he learns about the heritage of this incredible listed building and the complications of added a brand-new extension. He’s shown hidden features most people wouldn’t notice and gets to go to parts...

Season 1, Episode 2 - Ffestiniog

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Tim Dunn visits one of his favourite railway lines, the Ffestiniog in north Wales. Originally built in the 1830s to transport slate down the mountains to the coast, these days it’s a tourist line - but it’s filled with hidden architecture.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Down Street

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Tim Dunn goes deep underground in central London to explore a disused tube station that played a crucial tactical role during the Second World War. Down Street station in Mayfair opened in 1907 but closed after just 25 years because of low passenger numbers. However, when war broke out, it became the secret base of the exe...