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Great British Railway Journeys 

Michael Portillo makes various railway journeys across the UK, using a 150-year-old Bradshaw's Guide (a collection of railway timetables and a guidebook). He looks at the history, culture ... See full summary »
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Michael Portillo makes various railway journeys across the UK, using a 150-year-old Bradshaw's Guide (a collection of railway timetables and a guidebook). He looks at the history, culture and industry of the towns that he passes through, and the way that things have changed since Bradshaw wrote his Guide. Written by Anonymous

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For Series 1, each week's five episodes constituted one journey. Episodes Great British Railway Journeys: Liverpool to Eccles (2010) to Great British Railway Journeys: Filey to Scarborough (2010) formed the first journey, eastwards across northern England, from Liverpool to Scarborough. Episodes Great British Railway Journeys: Preston to Morecambe (2010) to Great British Railway Journeys: Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy (2010) formed the second journey, northwards up the west of northern England into Scotland, from Preston to Kirkcaldy. Episodes Great British Railway Journeys: Swindon to Bristol (2010) to Great British Railway Journeys: Truro to Penzance (2010) formed the third journey, westwards across southern England, from Swindon to Penzance. Episodes Great British Railway Journeys: Buxton to Matlock (2010) to Great British Railway Journeys: St. Pancras to Westminster (2010) formed the fourth journey, southwards across central England, from Buxton to London. See more »

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Michael Portillo: In 1840, one man transformed travel in Britain. His name was George Bradshaw, and his railway guides inspired the Victorians to take to the tracks. Stop by stop, he told them where to travel, what to see and where to stay. Now, a hundred and seventy years later, I'm making four long journeys across the length and breadth of the country to see what remains of Bradshaw's Britain.
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Would never miss an episode, shows much more than you can see on a holiday.
4 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Love to watch him go to places we would like to go to, and like seeing places he goes to that we have been to. He is not a "professional" presenter, and doesn't mind making a fool of himself by joining in local dancing or singing, even if he is tone deaf and has two left feet.


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