19 Jan 2010
‘Great British Railway Journeys’ Visits Totnes This Wednesday
You may remember from a previous Transition Culture post that last September Michael Portillo passed through Totnes as part of filming for his new series of ‘Great British Railway Journeys’. The resultant programme, in which he gets a ride in a biodiesel rickshaw, spends Totnes Pounds and hangs out with me in the graveyard, will be shown on this Wednesday on BBC2 at 6.30pm. Speculation is rife as to whether or not the final sequence will include Pete Ryland, founder of the Totnes Rickshaw Company and his driver for the day, telling Portillo “I’ve had far more famous people than you in the back of this rickshaw Michael”! If you miss the programme, you’ll be able to see it on BBC iPlayer for the next 7 days.
19 Jan 8:25am
Ha ha ha! You’ll have to let those of us outside BBC’s limited web broadcast regions know, whether Pete’s comment was made famous. 🙂
19 Jan 8:43am
Yes… its a shame that international viewers can’t access the iPlayer… it may of course be only a matter of time before some enterprising soul puts the clip on YouTube.. I’ll let you know if and when…
19 Jan 9:23pm
The media attention that Transition has generated in such a short time really is astonishing… I await the episode with bated breath!
(Sorry if I sound a little picky, but the link to the previous post is broken. Here’s the article that [I think] you are referring to: https://www.transitionculture.org/2009/09/22/filming-with-michael-portillo-in-totnes/)
20 Jan 4:31pm
PS http://beebhack.wikia.com/wiki/Beebhack will help the more technical out there to watch BBC iplayer stuff outside of UK.