Devon & Cornwall With Michael Portillo

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 6 - Hopes Nose To The River Exe

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The final part of Michael's adventure begins on the unique headland of Hope's Nose, that sits outside Torquay on the English Rivera. Michael embraces as many experiences as he can along a coastline formed 280 million years ago.

Season 1, Episode 5 - Start Point To Blackstone Point

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This leg begins at Start Point, near South Devon's most southerly point, and marks the shortest leg on Michael's odyssey so far at just ten miles long. He helps erect a new wooden signpost for walks inscribed with his initials.

Season 1, Episode 4 - Coverack To Trebah Gardens

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This edition of Michael's south west coast path adventure is his final stretch in Cornwall, and takes in a coastline of coves, sub-tropical garden and smugglers' creeks. Michael heads inland to visit a farm that makes ice cream.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Penberth Cove To Marazion

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On the South West Coast Path, Michael follows the western shore of Cornwall's biggest natural harbour Mount's Bay - a sweeping, 42-mile long, horseshoe-shaped shoreline. He begins at Cribba Head taking in the fishing village of Mousehole.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Widemouth Bay To Tintagle

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Michael is on the rugged north Cornwall coast, coinciding with a dramatic storm blowing in from the Atlantic. He begins at Widemouth Bay, takes shelter in an ancient woodland and spends the night at a vicarage where Thomas Hardy stayed.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Great Hangman To Woolacombe

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In this six-part series, Michael Portillo, the former British Defence Secretary turned broadcaster, embarks on a south-west coastal pilgrimage, travelling through Devon and Cornwall, visiting places of interest and meeting local people along the way. Michael begins in north Devon under the shadow of England's highest sea c...