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The Great Indian Railway

Premier :: 1995-09-24

on BBC Four

Genre :: Documentary

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The British Empire's legacy to India is the subcontinent's railway system. The largest railway under single management in the world, it covers 40,000 miles and has 7,000 stations, with 11,000 trains running every day and 80 million people depending on the train for their livelihood. With a staff of 1.6 million, India's railway is also the largest employer in the world.

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An in-depth documentary of India from the perspective of its ingenious railroad system, a legacy of British Imperialism that has remained a vital component of national unity. Said to move the equivalent of the entire population of Australia daily, and comprising some 24,000 miles of track, a journey along the rails reveals diverse peoples and glorious scenic splendors, with actress Linda Hunt giving a narrative rich in historical fact.

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