John Betjeman Goes by Train

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from John Betjeman Goes By Train)
Jump to: navigation, search
John Betjeman Goes By Train
John Betjeman Goes by Train.jpg
John Betjeman boards the train for his trip to Hunstanton
Starring John Betjeman
Release date
  • 1962 (1962)
Running time
10 minutes
Country United Kingdom

John Betjeman Goes By Train is a 1962 short documentary film made by British Transport Films and BBC East Anglia. The 10-minute-long film features future poet laureate John Betjeman as he takes a memorable journey by train from King's Lynn railway station to Hunstanton railway station in Norfolk, pointing out various sights and stopping off at Wolferton station on the Sandringham Estate and Snettisham station, where he extolls the virtues of rural branchline stations.[1] An early example of a Betjeman travelogue film, a similar idea was later used for his 1973 documentary Metro-land.[1]


  1. ^ a b "John Betjeman Goes By Train". BFI Screenonline. Retrieved 2010-07-31. 

External links[edit]