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A thorough discussion of Beeching's place in history but lacking political balance,
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This review is from: Beeching's Legacy - The Reshaping of Britain's Railways - 50th Anniversary Edition (4 Disc) [DVD] (DVD)
This is a thorough review of Beeching's role in the railway cuts in the 1960s and the subsequent history of the railways. The discussion is marred by a strong political bias to the right wing, ie pro Conservative and very anti-trade union. An example of this is where the narrator describes Mrs Thatcher as taking on the Argentinians and winning and then taking on the trade unions and winning. There are other anti-union comments about the 1956 strike. Also, whilst Beeching never mentioned railway privatisation, the commentary assumes Beeching would like the current system?