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Railways: The Making of a Nation

Capitalism and Commerce

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Series about Britain's railways. Liz McIvor explores how railways stimulated great changes to the nation's economy, changing how business was done. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series about Britain's railways. Liz McIvor examines how the railways enabled people to live further and further from the places where they worked. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Exploring how Britain's expanding rail network sparked a social revolution. How do you organise a network in a country of separate time zones and no recognised timetables? Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One West MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Documentary series about Britain's railways. This edition charts how, in the 1800s, the trains gradually acted as a great catalyst in mixing the classes. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series about Britain's railways. How the railways changed culinary tastes in London, as rapid transport enabled people to enjoy food from across the nation. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series about Britain's railways. A look at how the idea of an excursion to distant places became popular from the 1840s onwards. Show more