Great British Railway Journeys

Great British Railway Journeys (2010)

In a brand new series, Michael Portillo travels along the railway networks of Great Britain and Ireland, referring to a Victorian guidebook written by George Bradshaw, as he describes how the various destinations have changed since Victorian times.

Michael Portillo

Series, 2010, Documentary, Entertainment, Historical, Travel


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Great British Railway Journeys - TV Showtimes

Monday, May 25

3:50pm

Great British Railway Journeys ‘Nottingham To Leeds’

SBS

Great British Railway Journeys

'Nottingham To Leeds'

SBS, 3:50pm, Mon, 25 May 2020, 30 minutes

REPEAT

On the final leg of his journey along the first intercity line to be built from the capital, Michael Portillo rediscovers a once famous poet in Nottingham. In Mansfield he travels on a railway line resurrected by popular demand after falling victim to Beeching's cuts then heads to Worksop, where he learns about the burrowing activities of an eccentric Duke. Michael's next stop is 'railway city' - Doncaster, where in the nineteenth century thousands laboured to build trains and where in the twentieth century, rail workers shaped British political history. Last stop on this journey is Leeds, where Michael auditions at the Venus and Venice of Variety on the stage at Britain's oldest continuously working music hall.

Michael Portillo

Series, 2014, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Entertainment, Travel, Historical, Season 5 Episode 10


Great British Railway Journeys ‘Nottingham To Leeds’

SBS HD

Great British Railway Journeys

'Nottingham To Leeds'

SBS HD, 3:50pm, Mon, 25 May 2020, 30 minutes

REPEAT

On the final leg of his journey along the first intercity line to be built from the capital, Michael Portillo rediscovers a once famous poet in Nottingham. In Mansfield he travels on a railway line resurrected by popular demand after falling victim to Beeching's cuts then heads to Worksop, where he learns about the burrowing activities of an eccentric Duke. Michael's next stop is 'railway city' - Doncaster, where in the nineteenth century thousands laboured to build trains and where in the twentieth century, rail workers shaped British political history. Last stop on this journey is Leeds, where Michael auditions at the Venus and Venice of Variety on the stage at Britain's oldest continuously working music hall.

Michael Portillo

Series, 2014, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Entertainment, Travel, Historical, Season 5 Episode 10


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