If you want rail­way his­tory... LO­CO­MO­TION

Tues­day, 9pm, BBC2

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - SEVEN DAYS -

Dan Snow’s three-part his­tory of Bri­tain’s rail­ways be­gins with the pre­sen­ter, for no ob­vi­ous rea­son, arm­ing him­self with a pis­tol and fir­ing it in a tun­nel. It set­tles down into an in­ter­est­ing, if slightly fever­ish, ac­count of the ori­gins of the ‘rail rev­o­lu­tion’ that launched the mod­ern world.

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