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Author Topic: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters  (Read 832 times)

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Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« on: November 26, 2017, 05:25:51 pm »
Channel 4 series - 4 episodes - begins tonight at 8.00pm.

First episode is a journey on Scotland's West Highland Railway, "with the train from Harry Potter and cattle wrangling on Skye" according to my Freeview planner.

With the superb Julie Walters and the wonderful Highland Railway here's hoping for a great hour of entertainment. :thumbsup:
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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 05:38:42 pm »
Yes, I'm going to give it a go and catch up with Robot Wars later on iPlayer!
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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 10:11:46 pm »
As Dame Julie was up against Blue Planet 2 the dear lady has been recorded.

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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 10:28:32 pm »
Well... I had it on but to be honest it didn't really grab me as a program.  I think I prefer Micky Portaloo's Great Railway Journeys.
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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 07:52:41 am »
As with most of these programs; it was far more about the people and places visited with the railway merely being the 'vehicle' to tie things together...
No better, no worse than the likes of Portaloo, Tarrant et al

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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 07:55:48 am »
Or Joanna Lumley's junkets?  ;)
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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 11:42:46 pm »
Or Joanna Lumley's junkets?  ;)

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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 08:41:46 pm »
Thoroughly enjoyed her humour and her obvious interest in the railway side of things.  Not a serious show for the hardened railway parson, but great to see a different perspective on it all.  As for Portillo, gave up on that stuffed shirt long ago, at least 'this lady' keeps it real.

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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 08:54:21 pm »
I was watching it casually at first but it did catch my attention. Couldn't be doing with eating all that fishy stuff though and especially seeing as she's a Black Country lass I would have expected more a meal of Chips, Scraps & Blue Pop, and those from that area might also be familiar with battered chips, I kid you not. Gorgeous scenery though. Hopefully I shall see plenty of that next year when we do the Scottish 500 on motorcycles.

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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2017, 08:58:58 pm »
Not an enthusiasts program but thoroughly enjoyable in my opinion. Looking forward to the next episode.
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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2017, 09:41:53 pm »
A travelogue with bits of railways in it, methinks.
Too much 'off rail' stuff with some quite childish humour (especially the Arisaig piece).
TBH, I didn't think the programme knew what exactly it was trying to be :unimpressed:

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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 10:24:17 pm »
Not a bad program, though perhaps the humour was a little too much at times. Like others have said, a typical rail-based travelogue where the trains are not really the main focus, and enjoyable for what it was.
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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2017, 10:48:04 pm »
will have to keep an eye out for this when it makes it down under, sounds as it could be worth a watch.

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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2017, 08:02:16 am »
I thought it was ok.
Not brilliant but pefrfectly watchable.
Quite enjoyed it.
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Re: Coastal Railways with Julie Walters
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2017, 10:20:00 am »
Good bit of Welsh Highland Ffestiniog  stuff I am told

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