Ian Hislop looks at the effect of the Beeching railway closures of the 1960s and examines whether Beeching and the government ministers made the right decision.

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Ian Hislop ...
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Charles Loft ...
Himself - Author, 'Government, Railways and the Modernisation of Britain'
Christian Wolmar ...
Himself - Author, 'Fire and Steam - A New History of the Railways in Britain'
Jonathan Glancey ...
Himself - Architectural Critic / Author, 'John Betjeman on Trains'
John Nunneley ...
Himself - Chief Publicity Officer, British Transport Commission, 1962-1963
Bill Bradshaw ...
Himself - Junior Manager, British Railways, 1963 / Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesman (as Lord Bradshaw)
Richard Marsh ...
Himself - Government Minister, 1966-1970
Richard Beeching ...
Himself (archive footage)
Ernest Marples ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Harold Macmillan ...
Himself (archive footage)
Harold Wilson ...
Himself (archive footage)
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John Betjeman ...
Himself (archive footage)
Madge Elliott ...
Herself - Housewife
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Ian Hislop looks at the effect of the Beeching railway closures of the 1960s and examines whether Beeching and the government ministers made the right decision.

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