Rent Metro-Land (2006)

3.7 of 5 from 52 ratings
0h 49min
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Synopsis:
Sir John Betjeman, the nation's best loved poet, hosts this colourful eulogy to the people and places served by London's Metropolitan Line. As the leafy counties of Bucks, Herts and Middlesex yielded to the engines of the first steam underground, the pastoral world of Betjeman's youth gave way to the suburban dream of the railway planners. Betjeman contrasts the old and the new ways of life as he follows the Neasden nature trail, visits the Pinner village fair, plays a round of golf at Moor Park and explores the historical houses along the line.
From Baker Street to the forgotten station at Quainton Road, Sir John Betjeman is your guide on an eccentric and unforgettable journey into Metro-Land.
Actors:
Directors:
Producers:
Edward Mirzoeff
Writers:
Sir John Betjeman
Studio:
BBC
Genres:
British TV, TV Documentaries
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/07/2006
Run Time:
49 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Metropolitan Line in the News:
  • Footage Showing the Metropolitan Line Extension to Stanmore (1932)
  • 1946 Crash at Northwood
  • Metropolitan Line Centenary Parade at Neasden (1963)
  • Last Working Steam Train on the Line (1971)
  • 1999 and 2000 Steam on the Met Events
  • Centenary of the Uxbridge Branch (2004)

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Reviews (1) of Metro-Land

Little piece of history - Metro-Land review by NC

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02/11/2016

For me is a 4 because i am of an age. If like poetry, or a cameo of how it used to be, this is a gem. For anyone else will be a 1. I remember Sir John in the day. The quiet man. The Queen's poet. I knew the railway he was on, and the places he went past. Not necessarily rose tinted, but do miss the security we had then in our persona. It seemed like we would go on the same for ever...............no mobiles or ICs then. People did rubbish jobs, with hard learned skills, for not much money, but maybe had more self worth at least...............Sir John probably saw the changes coming, as was documenting something that had, in fact, already gone.............

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