Great Continental Railway Journeys



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Michael Portillo embarks on a new series of railway adventures across Europe, disovering new regions, cities and cultures through the eyes of followers of Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, which in 1913, opened up foreign travel to the discernin...

S4 Ep6 - Barcelona To Mallorca

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Barcelona to Mallorca - Steered by his 1913 Bradshaw's Guide, Michael Portillo returns to Spain to trace the early 20th-century roots of the Spanish Civil War, which divided his Spanish family and sent his father into exile. On his travels, he is tr...

S4 Ep5 - Black Forest To Hanover

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Black Forest to Hanover - Armed with his 1913 Continental Railway Guide, Michael Portillo ventures deep into the Black Forest on a quest to discover the essence of Germany and discovers how Hansel and Gretel helped to unify the nation. From carving ...

S4 Ep4 - Athens To Thessaloniki

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Athens to Thessaloniki - In this episode: A Greek odyssey from Athens's port of Piraeus north to the city of Thessaloniki, ruled by the Ottomon Turks for 400 years. From Acropolis' delights of moussaka and baklava; Greek national heroes; the first m...

S4 Ep3 - Pisa To Lake Garda

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Pisa to Lake Garda - Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide in hand, Michael Portillo makes a grand tour of a favourite Edwardian destination, Italy. There he experiences the country's state-of-the-art Maserati sports car, how the Leaning Tower o...
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