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: The New Avengers

A former agent seeks revenge.

: Beeching's Tracks with Simon Calder

New. 2/6. The travel journalist visits two former branch lines that terminated at Portishead and Minehead, examining the impact railway cuts implemented by Dr Beeching in the 1960s had on the West Country. See page 116.

Documentary: Beeching's Tracks with Simon Calder
8.30pm BBC4
If you've ever been stuck in stationary traffic south of Bristol on the M5 while heading for the West Country, you'll be interested in this. Journalist Simon Calder investigates the arguments for restoring the Minehead to Taunton and Portishead to Bristol rail lines, cut by Dr Beeching in the 1960s. From the evidence, there are signs that the links could be viable. One benefit would be to reduce motorway traffic. Even the local council is interested. The track is still in place, so why don't the trains run? It's the second programme in the series of regional rail documentaries that started two weeks ago. Last week, there was a gap in the series - leaves on the line, maybe? (Geoff Ellis)

: Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights

Actress Joanna Lumley has always wanted to visit the far north of Norway to witness the aurora borealis. In a bid to realise her childhood dream, she travels north across the Arctic Circle towards
Svalbard. See panel.


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: Department Store

2/3. Richard Macer helps Peters department store in Huddersfield, which had recently come out of administration after failing to compete with a new shopping centre.


Unknown: Richard MacEr

: BBC4 Sessions: Georgie Fame

The musician reunites with some of the original members of the Blue Flames for a performance at LSO St Luke's, singing hits such as Getaway.

: BBC4 Sessions

: Van Morrison
Recorded at LSO St Luke's

: As 10pm

: As 11pm

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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