Great British Railway Journeys

November 2017

Season 3 Episode 24 - Belfast To Whitehead

3.0 9 x
Michael explores the fascinating history of Belfast’s Victorian docks, discovers the Irish spade making traditions untouched for over 150 years, and takes a walk on the wild side with Whitehead’s Victorian coastal paths.

Season 3 Episode 23 - Dundalk To Portadown

3.0 4 x
Michael explores the Victorians’ fascination with antiquity, by visiting the amazing Cromlech stones of Dundalk. He reaches for the stars at the Portadown Observatory and travels in style along the steam railway of Downpatrick.

Season 3 Episode 22 - Enfield To Drogheda

3.0 6 x
Michael explores the extensive railway network within the Bog of Allen, discovers the Victorian secrets behind the amazing Boyne Viaduct, and travels underground, into the vast Irish Zinc mines.
October 2017

Season 3 Episode 21 - Bray To Dublin

4.0 8 x
Michael observes the amazing engineering feat involved in building the railway along Dublin’s treacherous east coast, explores 19th century crime and punishment in a Victorian jail, and finds out how the Lions of Dublin zoo changed the fortunes of the railways.

Season 3 Episode 20 - Heysham To Snaefell

4.0 7 x
Michael sets sail from Heysham to the Isle of Man, where he discovers the horse trams of Douglas, the 19th century secrets of the giant Laxy Waterwheel, and the Victorian history of the delightful Snaefell mountain railway.

Season 3 Episode 19 - Kirkby-In-Furness To Lancaster

3.0 6 x
Michael finds out the secrets behind Kirkby’s famous blue slate, submerges himself into a secret world of nuclear submarines in Barrow, and sees why the executions of Lancaster castle drew the Victorians in their droves.

Season 3 Episode 18 - Cockermouth To Eskdale

3.0 5 x
Michael drinks in a Victorian brew drawn from the pure waters of Cockermouth, steps inside the hidden world of nuclear reprocessing at Sellafield, and travels into the wonders of a Japanese inspired, 19th century garden.

Season 3 Episode 17 - Bardon Mill To Wigton

Expired 3.0 13 x
Michael gets his hands dirty following the example of Victorian archaeologists at Hadrian’s Wall, discovers how the invention of the ticket machine made a big difference to 19th century rail users, and seeing how the Victorian rails first fuelled invention in Wigton.

Season 3 Episode 16 - Berwick-Upon-Tweed To Morpeth

Expired 4.0 6 x
Michael discovers the unique cross-border history of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, hears the unique story of the Pitman Painters of Ashington and sees first-hand the perils of working on the rails in Victorian times.

Season 3 Episode 15 - Port Talbot To Milford Haven

Expired 3.0 7 x
Michael explores the Victorian railway legacy behind the steel works of Port Talbot, follows the trail of 19th century waterfall hunters in Neath, and uncovers the fascinating whaling past of Milford Haven.