Waterloo to Canary Wharf

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Duration: 29 minutes

In a journey taking him coast to coast from Brighton to Cromer, Michael finds out about the Stiffs' Express, a funeral service running coffins from Waterloo to Brookwood Cemetery. He discovers how London's West End became a great 19th-century shopping destination and explores the changing fortunes of London's docks.

  • BBC Archive: Steam Trains

    BBC Archive: Steam Trains

    A collection of television and radio programmes celebrating the craftsmanship inherent in steam trains and the beauty of the British countryside through which they have passed.

    Go to the BBC Archive: Steam Trains website

Credits

Presenter
Michael Portillo
Series Producer
Fiona Caldwell
Executive Producer
Charlie Bunce

Broadcasts

Steam Railways Collection

Steam Train

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives on the beauty of steam locomotives.

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Available on: DVD

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