Great Continental Railway Journeys

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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Season 0 (2014)

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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Season 1 (2016)

In later editions, Michael immerses himself in pre-First World War decadence in Vienna; takes in the Harz Mountains, the Ruhr Valley and the vineyards of the Rheingau in Germany; travels east in Switzerland to visit the industrial regions of Zurich before ending with an ascent by train to Europe's highest station at Jungfraujoch; and journeys through Holland and Belgium before coming to a stop in France's Forest of Compiegne, where the First World War armistice was signed.

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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Season 2 (2016)

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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Season 3 (2016)

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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Season 4 (2016)

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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Season 5 (2016)

The fifth series of the BBC documentary following Michael Portillo as he travels around Europe and the wider world taking as his guide the 1913 pamphlet 'Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide'. Produced by cartographer George Bradshaw, the pamphlet documents a number of railway journeys and the various towns and hamlets along the way. With an eye to local cultures and traditions and the role each journey and the trains themselves played in the development of world history, Portillo revisits the locations described in the journal and reflects on the changes a century has wrought. The episodes are: 'Transylvania to the Black Sea', 'Zermatt to Geneva', 'Tangier to Marrakech', 'Genoa to the Brenner Pass', 'Riga to Tampere' and 'Rotterdam to Utrecht'.

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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Season 6

All the episodes from the sixth series of the BBC documentary following Michael Portillo as he travels around Europe and the wider world taking as his guide the 1913 pamphlet 'Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide'. Produced by cartographer George Bradshaw, the pamphlet documents a number of railway journeys and the various towns and hamlets along the way. With an eye to local cultures and traditions and the role each journey and the trains themselves played in the development of world history, Portillo revisits the locations described in the journal from Kiev to Odessa and Batumi to Baku and reflects on the changes a century has wrought.

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