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Ian Hislop Goes off the Rails

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Ian Hislop looks into the notorious Beeching Report of 1963 which led to the closure of a third of the nation's railway lines.

You can watch Ian Hislop Goes off the Rails on BBC Four on Thursday 2100 BST.

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