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Small Is Beautiful ()


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  • Season 1
  • Episode 1

Small railways and the steam engines that ran on them were once the driving force of Britain's mines, quarries, factories and docks. Then, as they disappeared after 1945, volunteers set to... See more »

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Herself - Narrator (voice)
Holly Parrott ...
Herself - Trainee Fireman
Charles Daniel ...
Himself - Driver
Robin Jones ...
Himself - Editor 'Heritage Railway'
John Tennent ...
Himself - Railway Film-Maker
Joseph Boughey ...
Himself - Conservation Historian
John Bate ...
Himself - Chief Engineer, Talyllyn Railway
David Mitchell ...
Himself - Railway Volunteer, Talyllyn Railway
Max Sinclair ...
Himself - Railway Volunteer, Ffestiniog Railway
Brian Rogers ...
Himself - Railway Volunteer, Ffestiniog Railway, and Railway Film-Maker (archiveFootage)
Mike Schumann ...
Himself - Railway Volunteer, Ffestiniog Railway
Allan Garraway ...
Himself - Manager, Ffestiniog Railway
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas ...
Himself - TV Presenter, Outside Broadcast from Talyllyn Railway (archiveFootage)
Huw Wheldon ...
Himself - TV Presenter, Outside Broadcast from Talyllyn Railway (archiveFootage)
Graham Morris ...
Himself - Owner of 'Peter Pan' Locomotive
Teddy Boston ...
Himself - Former Owner of Cadeby Light Railway and 'Pixie' Locomotive (archiveFootage) (as Reverend Teddy Boston)
Audrey Boston ...
Herself - Widow of Teddy Boston
Peter Vernon ...
Himself - Railway Modeller
Brian Gillespie ...
Himself - Railway Modeller
Glyn Mould ...
Himself - Cadeby Signwriter
Gerald Fox ...
Himself - Railway Volunteer, Ffestiniog Railway
Sue Daniel ...
Herself - Railway Volunteer, Ffestiniog Railway
Joan Yates ...
Herself - Railway Volunteer, Ffestiniog Railway
David Yates ...
Himself - Railway Volunteer, Ffestiniog Railway
Bob Le Marchant ...
Himself - Project Manager, Ffestiniog Railway

Directed by

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David Parker

Produced by

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Lisa Lipman ... assistant producer
Tom McDonald ... executive producer: BBC
David Parker ... producer

Music by

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Stuart Gordon

Cinematography by

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Bertil Mulvad ... (camera)

Film Editing by

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Jane Harris

Editorial Department

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Michael Lansdell ... colourist

Production Management

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Sue Bennett ... production manager

Sound Department

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Claudio Ahlers ... dubbing mixer
Richard Gott ... sound
Anthony Jones ... sound

Other crew

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Audrey Boston ... archive
Hazel Brewer ... archive
Michael Clemens ... archive
Richard Greenwood ... archive
Patrick Marks ... archive
Jonathan Marsh ... archive
David Mitchell ... archive
Charis Munday ... production accountant
Prue Rogers ... archive
Max Sinclair ... archive
John Tennent ... archive
David Yates ... archive

Thanks

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David Waller ... thanks
Rob Waller ... thanks

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Plot Summary

Small railways and the steam engines that ran on them were once the driving force of Britain's mines, quarries, factories and docks. Then, as they disappeared after 1945, volunteers set to work to bring the lines and the steam engines back to life.

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  • 59 min
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