The Railway Station


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In the first of two programmes about railway stations, social historian Jeffrey Richards looks at these hubs of urban life, and explores their place in our culture as architecture, places of welcome and farewell, and as the starting point for writers, artists and designers.

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`Milk Churns, a Porter and a Cat on a Seat'. In the second of two programmes, social historian Jeffrey Richards looks at the country station, which ended rural isolation in Victorian times and has long been depicted in the work of writers, artists and film-makers.