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"Trainspotting Live" Is A Real TV Programme And Oh My Goodness

Featuring live videos of trains across the country, this might be the most British TV show you will watch this year.

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BBC Four. A channel that once showed an nonstop canal journey with no commentary for two hours.

And then at Christmas showed a two-hour uninterrupted sleigh ride, also with no commentary. What bizarre yet mesmerising show will they come up with next?
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And then at Christmas showed a two-hour uninterrupted sleigh ride, also with no commentary. What bizarre yet mesmerising show will they come up with next?

That's right.

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Springwatch...but with trains. Really.

This moment wasn't taken out of context. It happened. We were supposed to see a train but nothing turned up. "Never mind," joked presenter Peter Snow.
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This moment wasn't taken out of context. It happened. We were supposed to see a train but nothing turned up. "Never mind," joked presenter Peter Snow.

So what did the first episode of Trainspotting Live consist of?

Fascinating interviews with excited trainspotters on a platform in Doncaster.

Genuinely no idea what anyone said during these five minute segments.
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Genuinely no idea what anyone said during these five minute segments.

Videos of trains from around the UK sent in by viewers.

Peter Snow: "Oh, look at that. It's going like a bomb. Wonderful sight."
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Peter Snow: "Oh, look at that. It's going like a bomb. Wonderful sight."

LIVE footage of trains with specifically no commentary.

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No commentary so you can enjoy the trains.

There were features like this.

Comments said by Peter Snow during this interview: "Extraordinary." "Wonderful." "Lovely." "Great stuff."
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Comments said by Peter Snow during this interview: "Extraordinary." "Wonderful." "Lovely." "Great stuff."

Tantalising scientific equations like Newton's Second Law of Motion on a chalkboard and other equations like this.

Dr Hannah Fry, I'm not going to lie. I found this a bit boring.
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Dr Hannah Fry, I'm not going to lie. I found this a bit boring.

There were even LIVE selfie interviews like this.

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The Blair Witch Project...but with trains.

And they encouraged viewers to send in their own photos of trains to add to their own trainspotting map.

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Then this spectacular moment happened.

This clip of two men in Doncaster losing it over a train was broadcast live on BBC last night. Amazing. Pure joy.

The excitement of train spotting enthusiast Dick Strawbridge cannot be beat.

Some people of course took the piss.

Just seen TWO super rare #SouthernRail trains #trainspottingLIVE

And just when you thought this show couldn't get weirder, there was Trainspotting Live innuendo.

Thank you, BBC Four. Thank you.
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Thank you, BBC Four. Thank you.

Trainspotting Live continues on BBC Four tonight at 8pm.