Great British Railway Journeys - Series 5 - 8. Northampton to Nuneaton
Michael Portillo's journey from London to Leeds continues. He stops off in Northampton, the town of shoemakers, before visiting Rugby, Coventry and Nuneaton.
Steered by his Bradshaw's Michael Portillo heads north on his journey from London to Leeds, stopping in Northampton, the land of shoemakers, where Victorian 'clickers' have been making shoes for more than 130 years.
In Rugby, Michael discovers the legacy of Dr Thomas Arnold and trains with the school's 1st XV before heading to Coventry, where he finds out how the city's craftsmen learned to adapt to survive. Michael ends this leg of his journey in Nuneaton, birthplace of an author whose identity was once a closely guarded secret.