If you’re a massive geek, like I am, then I will bet you Yuna’s left ear lobe that you’ve probably been watching The Railway – Keeping Britain On Track on BBC Two, riiiight?
It has thus far proved to be a fascinating series, and not just another fly on the wall type documentary, with this one actually proving to be really interesting and giving us a real flavour of what it is like across different parts of the network – I’m captivated by it!
There has been some criticism that it does seem to make commuters look to be the ‘bad guy’ and that we’re only seen to be complaining, but at the same time, people as a whole are unpredictable, especially in large numbers, which must make things very difficult to manage for trains staff, and so I think that it is intriguing to see the efforts that do go on behind the scenes that perhaps don’t get noticed by the majority.
One of the show’s biggest assets, for me, are the wonderful compositions by Andy Cowton (who has also worked on quite a few other TV programmes too).
Here are a few posted below, unfortunately they’re not available for download via Soundcloud, but totally do keep coming back to my page to listen to them!!!
My absolute favourite is ‘Xmas Getaway’.