Great British Railway Journeys

September 2017
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Season 3 Episode 6 - Windsor To Didcot

4.0 5 x
Michael visits a station fit for royalty in Windsor, views an engineering triumph built by Brunel to span the Thames at Maidenhead, and tries his hand at collecting the mail ‘Victorian style’ on a steam powered Travelling Post Office.
27:46

Season 3 Episode 5 - Fenchurch To Embankment

3.0 8 x
Michael takes a ride on a secret miniature railway hidden beneath London’s streets, rings the bells of the famous church of Bow, and tries his hand at station announcing at Fenchurch Street station.
27:59

Season 3 Episode 4 - Epping To Hackney

3.0 7 x
Michael visits Essex to discover why dairy herds travelled the length and breadth of Britain by rail, visits Waltham to see how the gunpowder made there fuelled the building of an empire, and heads to Hackney to uncover the gruesome details of the f...
29:05

Season 3 Episode 3 - Sudbury To Southend

3.0 5 x
Michael comes face to face with a medieval politician, takes a rail tour of Victorian freak show hot spots, and visits Southend to ride one of the world’s first electric railways.
24:59

Season 6 Episode 4 - Stirling To Pitlochry

4.0 3 x
Steered by his Bradshaw's guide, Michael Portillo begins this leg of his journey in Stirling where he visits the scene of a bloody battle at Bannockburn. Following in the footsteps of Victorian holidaymakers, he travels north to Crieff to experience...
27:27

Season 3 Episode 2 - Darsham To Felixstowe

4.0 2 x
Michael follows the Victorians fascination with Britain's own Atlantis to the lost city of Dunwich, meets some gentle giants who were crucial to the smooth running of the railways and discovers how the Port of Felixstowe grew into the biggest contai...
27:48

Season 3 Episode 1 - Great Yarmouth To Beccles

4.0 2 x
Michael discovers the grave robbing history of Great Yarmouth, tries his hand at working a Victorian Swing Bridge in Reedham and takes to the air to discover how a Victorian rail guidebook helped aviators in WWII.
28:52

Season 2 Episode 25 - Lochailort To Skye

3.0 6 x
Michael discovers how the railways helped train the first generation of commandos at Lochailort in the Second World War, finds out why langoustines have replaced herrings as the top catch in the fishing port of Mallaig and sails across the sea to Sk...
29:11

Season 2 Episode 23 - Oban To Corrour

4.0 10 x
Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway Guidebook. In a series of five epic journeys, Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw’s B...
29:12

Season 2 Episode 24 - Roybridge To Glenfinnan

4.0 7 x
Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway Guidebook. In a series of five epic journeys, Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw’s B...
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