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Metro-Land (As Seen On BBC) (DVD)
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METRO-LAND is a colourful eulogy by Sir John Betjeman to the people and places served by London s Metropolitan Line. Sir John Betjeman takes you on a journey into Metro-Land in his own eccentric and much loved style. Betjeman explores and contrasts the earlier and later ways of life while following the Neasden Nature Trail, calling in to the Pinner Village Hall and enjoying a round of golf on the great Moor Park course near rickmansworth. Join Sir John with this quintessential guide on an unmissable journey along the Metropolitan Line from Baker Street to Quainton Road (now forgotten) - a must.` SPECIAL FEATURES The Metropolitan Line In The News Footage of the Metropolitan Line extension to Stanmore (1932) The 1945 crash at Northwood The Metropolitan Line Centenary Parade at Neasden (1963) The last working Steam Train on the line (1971) The 1999 and 2000 Steam on the Met events The Centenary of the Uxbridge Branch (2004) Includes a 24-Page Illustrated Booklet Written by Edward Mirzoeff (Programme s Producer) Review It created a documentary template, laid-back and light-hearted but also authoritative. You can trace it in the work of Michael Frayn, Michael Palin and Louis Theroux today --Express OnlineOne of the most delightful programmes I have ever seen.. - Chris Dunkley --Financial TimesOne of the most delightful programmes I have ever seen.. - Chris Dunkley --Financial Times

Running Time: 64 minutes
Region: All Regions

Release Date: 30 Jun. 2014

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