Great Railway Journeys

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Travel Documentary hosted by Michael Palin and published by BBC in 1993 - English narration

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Ex-Python Michael Palin began his new and illustrious career as a global adventurer with this BBC-produced travelogue, journeying across the UK by train, from Derry to Kerry, reminiscing about his childhood hobby of trainspotting.

[edit] Confessions of a Train Spotter

Michael Palin's first televised travel adventure was screened as part of the BBC series Great Railway Journeys. 'Confessions of a Train Spotter' saw him travel the length of Britain by train. Setting off from Euston he includes diversions to lines beyond the inter-city network; a trip on the Flying Scotsman; visits to York's railway museum and Edindurgh at Festival time. He crosses the breathtaking Forth Railway Bridge, and after travelling over 785 miles reaches the Kyle of Lochalsh.

[edit] Derry to Kerry

Palin's second Great Railway Journey takes him from the ancient walled city of Londonderry to the most western tip of Ireland. He travels his 'family line' as he attempts to trace his great grandmother who left Ireland for the USA over 150 years ago. His trip through a still war-torn Northern Ireland takes him on to Belfast before heading south to Dublin, the capital of the Irish Republic, and on to Wexford, Waterford, the little village of Buttevant and finally Kerry's Dingle Bay, the most western point of Ireland.

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  • Video Codec: DivX 5.0
  • Video Bitrate: Part 1 1491 KB/s, Part 2 1587 kb/s
  • Video Resolution: 688x512
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (1.34:1)
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s 48000Hz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • RunTime Per Part: ~58 min./54 min.
  • Number Of Parts: 2
  • Part Size: 701 MB
  • Subtitles: English
  • Ripped by m06166

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