Michael Portillo's Abandoned Britain

November 2018

Season 1 Episode 1

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Built in the East End of London 250 years ago, to provide free medical care for some of the poorest and most deprived people in Britain, the London Hospital has pioneered medical breakthroughs and healthcare for generations of men, women, and children.
October 2018

Season 1 Episode 3

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Michael unlocks the doors to Shepton Mallet prison to uncover the story of British crime and punishment. Since it opened its doors 400 years ago, this prison has seen thousands of prisoners, numerous executions, and countless escape attempts.

Season 1 Episode 2

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On edge of the Suffolk coast lies some of Britain’s most mysterious ruins. Monumental concrete bunkers, rusting radar towers, and crumpled military hardware. They are a lens into a bygone era of secrets, spies, and superpowers. For almost a century, Orford Ness was owned by the MOD, and when it closed in 1993, its building...

Season 1 Episode 4

Expired 4.7 22 x
Hidden away in the heart of the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire is the abandoned shell of Imber. A thousand-year-old-village, which was once a vibrant community before a series of extraordinary events transformed it into a desolate ghost town.