God's Wonderful Railway

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This article is about a television series. For the nickname of the railway, see Great Western Railway.

God's Wonderful Railway was a British children's drama television series made by the BBC. There were eight 30-minute episodes, originally screened from 6 February 1980.


The series showed three generations of the Grant family working on an unnamed Great Western branch line. The first section depicted the construction of the line in the reign of Queen Victoria, the second the line in operation during Edwardian times, and the third during the Second World War.


The series was written by Avril Rowlands with episodes directed by Fiona Cumming and John Prowse.

The location filming was done on and around the Severn Valley Railway, a musical reference being made to the area with the opening and closing credits being backed by the first movement of The Severn Suite.


Avril Rowlands adapted the scripts into a series of juvenile fiction books.


External links[edit]

God's Wonderful Railway at the Internet Movie Database