Michael Portillo's Abandoned Britain

Michael Portillo's Abandoned Britain (2017)

Scattered across these islands are mysterious buildings that hold the key to some of Great Britain's biggest secrets. In this series, Michael Portillo will unlock the doors to four extraordinary abandoned locations to reveal his hidden history of Britain; The Royal London Hospital, a 400-year-old prison, a ghost village, and a top-secret military base. What is justice for? How did Britain pioneer a health system for everyone? How do they weigh up the rights of the individual against the needs of the State? And how much should the people know about what their government does to keep them safe?

Michael Portillo

Series, 2017, Arts & Culture, Documentary, Historical, Society & Culture


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Tuesday, February 19

7:35pm

New Show Michael Portillo's Abandoned Britain ‘Local Heroes - Manchester...’

SBS

Michael Portillo's Abandoned Britain

'Local Heroes - Manchester Fire Station'

SBS, 7:35pm, Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 55 minutes

NEW SHOW

In Manchester, Michael Portillo ventures inside the London Road Fire Station, which was decommissioned in 1986 after 80 years' service. The former politician dons a vintage uniform and rides a fire engine, learning about the tools the firefighters had available to save the city from the Luftwaffe's incendiary bombs. Michael learns how the devastating loss of life suffered by the brigade during wartime led to a transformation of the profession and the foundation of the country's premiere firefighting school. He also considers the history of London Road's police station.

Michael Portillo

Series, 2018, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Arts & Culture, Historical, Society & Culture, Season 2 Episode 2


New Show Michael Portillo's Abandoned Britain ‘Local Heroes - Manchester...’

SBS HD

Michael Portillo's Abandoned Britain

'Local Heroes - Manchester Fire Station'

SBS HD, 7:35pm, Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 55 minutes

NEW SHOW

In Manchester, Michael Portillo ventures inside the London Road Fire Station, which was decommissioned in 1986 after 80 years' service. The former politician dons a vintage uniform and rides a fire engine, learning about the tools the firefighters had available to save the city from the Luftwaffe's incendiary bombs. Michael learns how the devastating loss of life suffered by the brigade during wartime led to a transformation of the profession and the foundation of the country's premiere firefighting school. He also considers the history of London Road's police station.

Michael Portillo

Series, 2018, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Arts & Culture, Historical, Society & Culture, Season 2 Episode 2


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