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Great British Railway JourneysDumbarton to Tyndrum: Spectacular rail voyages inspired by Victorian pioneer George Bradshaw. Michael Portillo visits Loch Lomond and the Dumbarton shipyard that built the Cutty Sark. [S]Fri, Aug 7, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysOban to Corrour: Rail buff Michael Portillo hears how trains helped spread the word about Oban whisky and visits Corrour, one of the Victorian elite's favourite shooting estates. [S]Fri, Aug 7, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysRoybridge to Glenfinnan: Travels by train. Michael Portillo investigates the mysterious parallel roads of Glenroy and takes a steam train across the spectacular viaduct at Glenfinnan. [S]Fri, Aug 7, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLochailort to Skye: Travelling by train up the breathtaking west coast of Scotland to Skye, Michael Portillo discovers how the railways helped train commandos at Lochailort for WWII. [S]Fri, Aug 7, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysRoybridge to Glenfinnan: Travels by train. Michael Portillo investigates the mysterious parallel roads of Glenroy and takes a steam train across the spectacular viaduct at Glenfinnan. [S]Mon, Aug 10, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLochailort to Skye: Travelling by train up the breathtaking west coast of Scotland to Skye, Michael Portillo discovers how the railways helped train commandos at Lochailort for WWII. [S]Mon, Aug 10, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysGreat Yarmouth to Beccles: Michael Portillo takes to the tracks yet again. The ex-MP discovers the grave-robbing past of Great Yarmouth and works a Victorian swing bridge in Reedham. [S]Mon, Aug 10, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysDarsham to Felixstowe: Michael Portillo's train-hopping travels take him to the Port of Felixstowe. The Bradshaw buff traces the lost city of Dunwich - Britain's very own Atlantis. [S]Mon, Aug 10, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysGreat Yarmouth to Beccles: Michael Portillo takes to the tracks yet again. The ex-MP discovers the grave-robbing past of Great Yarmouth and works a Victorian swing bridge in Reedham. [S]Tue, Aug 11, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysDarsham to Felixstowe: Michael Portillo's train-hopping travels take him to the Port of Felixstowe. The Bradshaw buff traces the lost city of Dunwich - Britain's very own Atlantis. [S]Tue, Aug 11, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysSudbury to Southend: The 'sad man on a train' - as he is known to Andrew Neil - tours Victorian freak show sites by rail and rides one of the very first electric railways in Southend. [S]Tue, Aug 11, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysEpping to Hackney: Travelogue meets Victorian history in this fascinating series with Michael Portillo. Here the This Week regular heads to Hackney, hearing about an on-board murder. [S]Tue, Aug 11, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysSudbury to Southend: The 'sad man on a train' - as he is known to Andrew Neil - tours Victorian freak show sites by rail and rides one of the very first electric railways in Southend. [S]Wed, Aug 12, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysEpping to Hackney: Travelogue meets Victorian history in this fascinating series with Michael Portillo. Here the This Week regular heads to Hackney, hearing about an on-board murder. [S]Wed, Aug 12, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysFenchurch to Embankment: London's calling for Michael Portillo, as he enjoys a ride on a secret miniature railway beneath the capital's streets and rings the church bells in Bow. [S]Wed, Aug 12, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysWindsor to Didcot: Michael Portillo's latest railway excursion is fit for royalty, as he follows Queen Victoria's regular journey south from Windsor - collecting the mail on the way. [S]Wed, Aug 12, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysFenchurch to Embankment: London's calling for Michael Portillo, as he enjoys a ride on a secret miniature railway beneath the capital's streets and rings the church bells in Bow. [S]Thu, Aug 13, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysWindsor to Didcot: Michael Portillo's latest railway excursion is fit for royalty, as he follows Queen Victoria's regular journey south from Windsor - collecting the mail on the way. [S]Thu, Aug 13, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysReading to Alton: Train travels. Michael Portillo samples a Victorian superfood in Alton, explores the wonderfully preserved Whitchurch Silk Mill and takes control of a steam train. [S]Thu, Aug 13, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysWinchester to Isle of Wight: Roving by rail. Michael Portillo discovers what did amuse Queen Victoria, as he travels by train to her favourite holiday destination - the Isle of Wight. [S]Thu, Aug 13, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysReading to Alton: Train travels. Michael Portillo samples a Victorian superfood in Alton, explores the wonderfully preserved Whitchurch Silk Mill and takes control of a steam train. [S]Fri, Aug 14, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysWinchester to Isle of Wight: Roving by rail. Michael Portillo discovers what did amuse Queen Victoria, as he travels by train to her favourite holiday destination - the Isle of Wight. [S]Fri, Aug 14, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins

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Great British Railway JourneysOban to Corrour: Rail buff Michael Portillo hears how trains helped spread the word about Oban whisky and visits Corrour, one of the Victorian elite's favourite shooting estates. [S]Thu, Aug 6, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysDumbarton to Tyndrum: Spectacular rail voyages inspired by Victorian pioneer George Bradshaw. Michael Portillo visits Loch Lomond and the Dumbarton shipyard that built the Cutty Sark. [S]Thu, Aug 6, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysAyr to Paisley: Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with George Bradshaw's seminal Victorian Railway Guidebook. A visit to the hometown of Robbie Burns and a lesson in haggis-making. [S]Thu, Aug 6, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysHythe to Hastings: Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of Britain by train. Hastings and Romney Marsh are on today's itinerary and Michael samples Kent's sparkling wine. [S]Thu, Aug 6, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysAyr to Paisley: Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with George Bradshaw's seminal Victorian Railway Guidebook. A visit to the hometown of Robbie Burns and a lesson in haggis-making. [S]Wed, Aug 5, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysHythe to Hastings: Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of Britain by train. Hastings and Romney Marsh are on today's itinerary and Michael samples Kent's sparkling wine. [S]Wed, Aug 5, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysSandwich to Folkestone: Discover Britain by rail with Michael Portillo, who visits Walmer Castle and explores a secret port used to transport supplies to France during World War I. [S]Wed, Aug 5, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysCanterbury to Margate: An epic tour of Great Britain by rail. Michael Portillo finds out how Canterbury Cathedral was saved from ruin during WWII and goes whelk fishing in Whitstable. [S]Wed, Aug 5, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysSandwich to Folkestone: Discover Britain by rail with Michael Portillo, who visits Walmer Castle and explores a secret port used to transport supplies to France during World War I. [S]Tue, Aug 4, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysCanterbury to Margate: An epic tour of Great Britain by rail. Michael Portillo finds out how Canterbury Cathedral was saved from ruin during WWII and goes whelk fishing in Whitstable. [S]Tue, Aug 4, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLondon Bridge to Chatham: An epic tour of Britain by rail. Michael Portillo visits the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, walks the Thames Tunnel and explores Chatham Historic Dockyard. [S]Tue, Aug 4, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysAylesford to Tunbridge Wells: Michael Portillo takes to the tracks in this first-class travelogue. Learn all about Maidstone's paper industry and how cricket became a national sport. [S]Mon, Aug 3, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLondon Bridge to Chatham: An epic tour of Britain by rail. Michael Portillo visits the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, walks the Thames Tunnel and explores Chatham Historic Dockyard. [S]Mon, Aug 3, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLangley Mill to Melton Mowbray: Michael Portillo learns how trains shaped the controversial sport of fox hunting in another journey inspired by Victorian cartographer George Bradshaw. [S]Mon, Aug 3, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysBatley to Sheffield: More tales from a train. Michael Portillo hears about a Victorian recycling industry in Batley and meets a relative of the inspirational George Bradshaw himself. [S]Mon, Aug 3, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLangley Mill to Melton Mowbray: Michael Portillo learns how trains shaped the controversial sport of fox hunting in another journey inspired by Victorian cartographer George Bradshaw. [S]Fri, Jul 31, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysBatley to Sheffield: More tales from a train. Michael Portillo hears about a Victorian recycling industry in Batley and meets a relative of the inspirational George Bradshaw himself. [S]Fri, Jul 31, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysYork to Saltaire: How did rail travel shape Britain? Michael Portillo takes a Turkish bath in Harrogate, explores the Victorian model village of Saltaire and encounters some alpacas. [S]Fri, Jul 31, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysDurham to Grosmont: Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. A visit to the historic Durham Cathedral and a Dracula tour of Whitby. [S]Fri, Jul 31, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysYork to Saltaire: How did rail travel shape Britain? Michael Portillo takes a Turkish bath in Harrogate, explores the Victorian model village of Saltaire and encounters some alpacas. [S]Thu, Jul 30, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysDurham to Grosmont: Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. A visit to the historic Durham Cathedral and a Dracula tour of Whitby. [S]Thu, Jul 30, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysNewcastle to Chester-le-Street: Travels by train with the ex-Tory. Host Michael Portillo visits the world's first locomotive factory and searches for the lost pit village of Marsden. [S]Thu, Jul 30, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLlanberis to Holyhead: Michael Portillo explores Britain by rail. Michael takes the train to the top of Mount Snowdon and discovers how the railways changed the tiny port of Holyhead. [S]Thu, Jul 30, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysNewcastle to Chester-le-Street: Travels by train with the ex-Tory. Host Michael Portillo visits the world's first locomotive factory and searches for the lost pit village of Marsden. [S]Wed, Jul 29, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLlanberis to Holyhead: Michael Portillo explores Britain by rail. Michael takes the train to the top of Mount Snowdon and discovers how the railways changed the tiny port of Holyhead. [S]Wed, Jul 29, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLlanwrst to Porthmadog: Nostalgic series in which Michael Portillo retraces George Bradshaw's travels by train. Michael combs the Conwy valley and rides a steam train to Porthmadog. [S]Wed, Jul 29, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysChester to Conwy: Train travels with the ex-Tory. Michael Portillo explores Chester's Roman remains and discovers a secret World War II chemical weapons plant at Rhydymwyn in Wales. [S]Wed, Jul 29, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLlanwrst to Porthmadog: Nostalgic series in which Michael Portillo retraces George Bradshaw's travels by train. Michael combs the Conwy valley and rides a steam train to Porthmadog. [S]Tue, Jul 28, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysChester to Conwy: Train travels with the ex-Tory. Michael Portillo explores Chester's Roman remains and discovers a secret World War II chemical weapons plant at Rhydymwyn in Wales. [S]Tue, Jul 28, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysTelford to Wrexham: Fascinating history travelogue. Michael Portillo sees the world's first iron bridge at Coalbrookdale, explores Chirk Castle and has a go at making Cheshire cheese. [S]Tue, Jul 28, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLedbury to Shrewsbury: Michael Portillo sets out on another trek, following the route of the Irish mail from Ledbury. Michael samples Victorian perry and encounters a Hereford bull. [S]Tue, Jul 28, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysTelford to Wrexham: Fascinating history travelogue. Michael Portillo sees the world's first iron bridge at Coalbrookdale, explores Chirk Castle and has a go at making Cheshire cheese. [S]Mon, Jul 27, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysLedbury to Shrewsbury: Michael Portillo sets out on another trek, following the route of the Irish mail from Ledbury. Michael samples Victorian perry and encounters a Hereford bull. [S]Mon, Jul 27, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysDereham to Cromer: Informative travels by train. Michael Portillo is in his element as he gets to drive a heritage diesel train. The ex-politician also samples some Cromer crab. [S]Fri, Jul 24, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysEly to King's Lynn: Michael Portillo hits the tracks to see how the railways have shaped Britain. Michael meets the last eel trapper on the Fens at Ely and visits the Denver Sluice. [S]Fri, Jul 24, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysEnfield to Cambridge: Travels by train with Michael Portillo, who here visits the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield and discovers how the railways transformed Newmarket's races. [S]Fri, Jul 24, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysWaterloo to Canary Wharf: Michael Portillo is a happy man on a train. The ex-Tory MP learns about the changing fortunes of London's docks and a rail service that transported coffins. [S]Fri, Jul 24, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysEnfield to Cambridge: Travels by train with Michael Portillo, who here visits the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield and discovers how the railways transformed Newmarket's races. [S]Thu, Jul 23, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysWaterloo to Canary Wharf: Michael Portillo is a happy man on a train. The ex-Tory MP learns about the changing fortunes of London's docks and a rail service that transported coffins. [S]Thu, Jul 23, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysBrighton to Crystal Palace: Michael Portillo embarks on another epic quest by track, accompanied by George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. Michael visits Brighton's aquarium. [S]Thu, Jul 23, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysSt Pancras to Westminster: Michael Portillo's epic voyage reaches the buffers as he explores St Pancras, rides the world's first Tube line to Smithfield market and marvels at Big Ben. [S]Thu, Jul 23, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysBrighton to Crystal Palace: Michael Portillo embarks on another epic quest by track, accompanied by George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. Michael visits Brighton's aquarium. [S]Wed, Jul 22, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysSt Pancras to Westminster: Michael Portillo's epic voyage reaches the buffers as he explores St Pancras, rides the world's first Tube line to Smithfield market and marvels at Big Ben. [S]Wed, Jul 22, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysCoventry to Watford: Travels by train. Michael Portillo relives the Coventry Blitz, meets an Aylesbury duck farmer and finds out how trains helped to evacuate children during WWII. [S]Wed, Jul 22, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysWalsall to Bournville: Michael Portillo hits the tracks to see how the railways have shaped Britain. Michael meets the Queen's saddler and learns how to cook an authentic curry. [S]Wed, Jul 22, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysCoventry to Watford: Travels by train. Michael Portillo relives the Coventry Blitz, meets an Aylesbury duck farmer and finds out how trains helped to evacuate children during WWII. [S]Tue, Jul 21, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysWalsall to Bournville: Michael Portillo hits the tracks to see how the railways have shaped Britain. Michael meets the Queen's saddler and learns how to cook an authentic curry. [S]Tue, Jul 21, 7:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysCromford to Burton-on-Trent: Travels by train. Ex-MP Michael Portillo visits the oldest working factory in the world at Cromford and explores the country's first public park in Derby. [S]Tue, Jul 21, 12:30 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysBuxton to Matlock: Ex-MP Michael Portillo begins his epic trip from Buxton to London, visiting the Duke of Devonshire's stables and hopping on the historic steam railway to Rowsley. [S]Tue, Jul 21, 12:00 PMYesterday30 mins
Great British Railway JourneysCromford to Burton-on-Trent: Travels by train. Ex-MP Michael Portillo visits the oldest working factory in the world at Cromford and explores the country's first public park in Derby. [S]Mon, Jul 20, 7:30 PMYesterday30 mins