5/25 Michael gets a rare chance to drive a heritage diesel train and samples some Cromer crab.
16/25 Michael Portillo takes a walk through the world's first underwater tunnel at Rotherhithe. (R)
15/25 Michael finds out how trains transformed the traditional British sport of fox hunting. (R)
4/25 Michael goes fishing with the last eel trapper on the Fens at Ely.
14/25 Michael Portillo finds out about shoddy, a successful 19th-century recycling industry. (R)
13/25 Michael Portillo takes a Turkish bath in the famous spa town of Harrogate. (R)
12/25 Michael Portillo visits the historic Durham Cathedral and takes a Dracula tour in Whitby. (R)
11/25 Michael Portillo visits the first locomotive factory in the world. (R)
10/25 Michael Portillo takes the train to the top of Wales's highest peak, Mount Snowdon. (R)
3/25 Michael Portillo discovers how the trains transformed Newmarket's races. (R)
9/25 Michael Portillo visits the Victorian slate capital of Blaenau Ffestiniog. (R)