Great Continental Railway Journeys - Season 6, Episode 5 - Kiev To Odessa
With his Bradshaw’s 1913 Continental Railway Guide in hand, Michael Portillo ventures east to a land which a century ago was part of the Russian Empire and today is the independent state of Ukraine. His rail journey will take him from the grasslands of the Steppe to the shores of the Black Sea. In this borderland where Europe meets Asia he crosses swords with Cossacks, learns the secrets of Ukrainian cuisine and gets down and dirty in a mud spa.
Great Continental Railway Journeys was broadcast on SBS ONE at Thursday 18 March 2021, 06:05.
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Great Continental Railway Journeys is a British documentary written for television and presented by Michael Portillo. For the series he travels on the railway networks of continental Europe while comparing how travel and its destinations have changed between the descriptions in his 1913 copy of Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide and present day. In the person of Portillo Great Continental Railways explores destinations all over Europe, and each episode has an itinerary-style title, such as “Madrid to Gibraltar”, “Hungary to Austria” and “Amsterdam to Northern France”. During the trips Portillo covers some of the major locations, monuments and stories along the way, in the style of the 1913 guidebook he carries with him.