Great British Railway Journeys

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Great British Railway Journeys

Season 1 (2015)

The first five series of the TV show presented by Michael Portillo that traces historic railway journeys across Britain. In the first series Portillo sets out to chart how the nation's love affair with the railways began, travelling from Liverpool to Scarborough, Preston to Kirkcaldy, Swindon to Penzance and Buxton to London, amongst other journeys. The second series sees the former politician take as his guide 'Bradshaw's Handbook', a pamphlet on the burgeoning British railway system written by 19th-century cartographer and publisher George Bradshaw. Portillo travels to destinations including Holyhead, Newcastle, York and Sheffield, stopping to visit historic landmarks and to talk to those whose lives have been changed by the railway system. In the third, fourth and fifth series Portillo traces more historic rail journeys across Britain including 'Great Yarmouth to Beccles', 'Darsham to Felixstowe', 'Sudbury to Southend', 'Ballymoney to Derry', 'High Wycombe to Stratford-Upon-Avon', 'Woking to Clapham Junction', 'London Victoria to Abbey Wood', 'Stirling to Invergowrie', 'Manchester to Birkenhead', 'Southport to Leyland', 'Preston to Rochdale', 'Haworth to Huddersfield', 'Honley to Chesterfield', 'London Euston to Cheddington', 'Bletchley to Newport Pagnell', 'Northampton to Nuneaton', 'Leicester to Loughborough', 'Nottingham to Leeds', 'Southampton to Basingstoke', 'Winchfield to Crowthorne', 'Wokingham to Bradford on Avon', 'Chippenham to Gloucester', 'Cheltenham to Wolverhampton', 'Norwich to Brandon', 'Ipswich to Chelmsford', 'Ilford to Rochester', 'Faversham to Dorking' and 'Brighton to Chichester'.

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Season 2 (2015)

The first five series of the TV show presented by Michael Portillo that traces historic railway journeys across Britain. In the first series Portillo sets out to chart how the nation's love affair with the railways began, travelling from Liverpool to Scarborough, Preston to Kirkcaldy, Swindon to Penzance and Buxton to London, amongst other journeys. The second series sees the former politician take as his guide 'Bradshaw's Handbook', a pamphlet on the burgeoning British railway system written by 19th-century cartographer and publisher George Bradshaw. Portillo travels to destinations including Holyhead, Newcastle, York and Sheffield, stopping to visit historic landmarks and to talk to those whose lives have been changed by the railway system. In the third, fourth and fifth series Portillo traces more historic rail journeys across Britain including 'Great Yarmouth to Beccles', 'Darsham to Felixstowe', 'Sudbury to Southend', 'Ballymoney to Derry', 'High Wycombe to Stratford-Upon-Avon', 'Woking to Clapham Junction', 'London Victoria to Abbey Wood', 'Stirling to Invergowrie', 'Manchester to Birkenhead', 'Southport to Leyland', 'Preston to Rochdale', 'Haworth to Huddersfield', 'Honley to Chesterfield', 'London Euston to Cheddington', 'Bletchley to Newport Pagnell', 'Northampton to Nuneaton', 'Leicester to Loughborough', 'Nottingham to Leeds', 'Southampton to Basingstoke', 'Winchfield to Crowthorne', 'Wokingham to Bradford on Avon', 'Chippenham to Gloucester', 'Cheltenham to Wolverhampton', 'Norwich to Brandon', 'Ipswich to Chelmsford', 'Ilford to Rochester', 'Faversham to Dorking' and 'Brighton to Chichester'.

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Season 3 (2015)

A fresh batch of episodes in 2012 finds Michael Portillo working a Victorian swing bridge in Reedham; investigating the secrets of Worcestershire sauce; exploring the history of the Snaefell mountain railway; finding out why the Victorians were so enamoured with Tintern Abbey; and getting a special view of the city of Oxford.

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Season 4 (2013)

All 25 episodes from the fourth series of the documentary in which Michael Portillo traces historic rail journeys across Britain, taking as his guide 'Bradshaw's Handbook'. The episodes are: 'High Wycombe to Stratford-Upon-Avon', 'Birmingham to Stafford', 'Stoke-On-Trent to Winsford', 'Dudley to Bridnorth', 'Welshpool to Aberystwyth', 'Portsmouth to Gomshall', 'Woking to Clapham Junction', 'London Victoria to Abbey Wood', 'London King's Cross to Peterborough', 'Spalding to Grimsby', 'Stirling to Invergowrie', 'Dundee to Aberdeen', 'Dufftown to Aviemore', 'Inverness to Plockton', 'Invergordon to John O'Groats', 'London Paddington to Warminster', 'Salisbury to Castle Cary', 'Taunton to Minehead', 'Lynton and Lynmouth to Exeter', 'Exmouth to Newton Abbot', 'Killarney to Cobh', 'Charleville to Waterford', 'Kilkenny to Athy', 'Newbridge to Roscrea' and 'Athlone to Galway'.

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Season 5 (2015)

The first five series of the TV show presented by Michael Portillo that traces historic railway journeys across Britain. In the first series Portillo sets out to chart how the nation's love affair with the railways began, travelling from Liverpool to Scarborough, Preston to Kirkcaldy, Swindon to Penzance and Buxton to London, amongst other journeys. The second series sees the former politician take as his guide 'Bradshaw's Handbook', a pamphlet on the burgeoning British railway system written by 19th-century cartographer and publisher George Bradshaw. Portillo travels to destinations including Holyhead, Newcastle, York and Sheffield, stopping to visit historic landmarks and to talk to those whose lives have been changed by the railway system. In the third, fourth and fifth series Portillo traces more historic rail journeys across Britain including 'Great Yarmouth to Beccles', 'Darsham to Felixstowe', 'Sudbury to Southend', 'Ballymoney to Derry', 'High Wycombe to Stratford-Upon-Avon', 'Woking to Clapham Junction', 'London Victoria to Abbey Wood', 'Stirling to Invergowrie', 'Manchester to Birkenhead', 'Southport to Leyland', 'Preston to Rochdale', 'Haworth to Huddersfield', 'Honley to Chesterfield', 'London Euston to Cheddington', 'Bletchley to Newport Pagnell', 'Northampton to Nuneaton', 'Leicester to Loughborough', 'Nottingham to Leeds', 'Southampton to Basingstoke', 'Winchfield to Crowthorne', 'Wokingham to Bradford on Avon', 'Chippenham to Gloucester', 'Cheltenham to Wolverhampton', 'Norwich to Brandon', 'Ipswich to Chelmsford', 'Ilford to Rochester', 'Faversham to Dorking' and 'Brighton to Chichester'.

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Season 6 (2015)

All 20 episodes from the sixth series of the documentary in which Michael Portillo traces historic rail journeys across Britain, taking as his guide 'Bradshaw's Handbook'. The episodes are: 'Ayr to Stewarton', 'Greenock to Larkhall', 'Motherwell to Linlithgow', 'Stirling to Pitlochry', 'St. Andrew's to Edinburgh', 'Amersham to Regent's Park', 'Deptford to West Silverton', 'Stratford to London Victoria', 'London's West End', 'High Street Kensington to London Bridge', 'Derby to Grantham', 'Boston to Hensall', 'Hessle to York', 'Middlesbrough to Hexham', 'Newcastle to Lindisfarne', 'Pembroke Dock to Swansea', 'Swansea to Hereford', 'Abergavenny to Hanborough', 'Oxford to Luton' and 'Oakham to Cambridge'.

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Season 7 (2016)

All 20 episodes from the seventh series of the documentary in which Michael Portillo traces historic rail journeys across Britain, taking as his guide 'Bradshaw's Handbook'. The episodes are: 'Carlisle to Penrith', 'Windermere to Carnforth', 'Preston to Swinton', 'St Helens to Knutsford', 'Ashley to Alton', 'Dover to Lewes', 'Newhaven to Worthing', 'Littlehampton to Beaulieu', 'Lymington Town to Exmouth', 'Plymouth to Porthcurno', 'Birmingham to Worcester', 'Redditch to Gloucester', 'Stroud to Bath', 'Bristol to Glastonbury', 'Bridgewater to Dartmouth', 'Ashford to Sevenoaks', 'East Grinstead to Guildford', 'Woking to Walton-on-Thames', 'Hampton Court to Teddington' and 'Egham to Henley-on-Thames'.

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Season 8

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