BBC - The Tube: An Underground History (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | MKV/x264 @ 2933 Kbps | 58mn | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.31 GB
In 2013 London Underground is 150 years old. Following on from BBC2's The Tube series, this programme tells the story of the underground through the eyes of the people who work for it. Farringdon station supervisor Iain MacPherson reveals why his station - the original terminus - was constructed in the 1860s, and recalls the dark days of Kings Cross in the 1980s. Piccadilly line driver Dylan Glenister explains why every Edwardian station on his line has its own unique tiling pattern and how, in the 1930's, the construction of new stations expanded the borders of London. With privileged access to disused stations and rare archive footage, this is the tube's hidden history, revealing why it was first built and how it has shaped London ever since.