Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8 (3 DVDs)
7 hrs. 15 mins.
Armed with an early 20th century edition of Bradshaw’s Railway Handbook, Michael Portillo is your guide on train journeys through the heart of Bygone Britain. Three different journeys across 15 episodes: London to Edinburgh, Blackpool to Harwich, Wexford to Westport.
Full description from the producer:
Armed with his Victorian copy of Bradshaw’s Railway Handbook, Michael Portillo takes to the tracks as, over a series of three journeys, he travels from coast to coast to discover what remains of Bradshaw’s Britain and Ireland.
This 3 DVD set features 15 episodes covering 3 different journeys:
London to Edinburgh
Blackpool to Harwich
Goes to Ireland: Wexford to Westport
Passionate about trains, Michael Portillo continues to chart the great British romance with the railways in this phenomenally successful series. Armed with his copy of George Bradshaw’s famous railway handbook, he retraces three journeys that were first documented in the Victorian guide, witnessing what’s changed and discovering how our love of the railways began. Throughout, he makes stops at some of Britain and Ireland’s most beautiful cities and secluded villages, meeting extraordinary people and hearing how their lives have been shaped by the railways.
This complete eighth series sees Michael going back to school, testing a state-of-the-art passenger train, uncovering the macabre history of body snatching, rubbing shoulders with Nobel prize-winning scientists and making a once-in-a-lifetime journey aboard the most famous train in history – the Flying Scotsman!
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