20/20 Michael Portillo discovers the history behind the extraordinary Pavilion at Brighton.
19/20 Michael Portillo heads into Surrey where he blow-dries a hen in Dorking.
18/20 Michael heads along the Essex bank of the Thames before crossing the river into Kent.
17/20 Michael Portillo visits an agricultural implement works with its own railway sidings.
16/20 In Norwich Castle, Michael uncovers the Victorian public's gory fascination with crime.
4/20 Michael searches for the last liquorice grower in Pontefract and fishes for sea bass. (R)
15/20 Michael Portillo joins battle re-enactors in Tewkesbury before heading to Wolverhampton.
14/20 Michael Portillo finds out why Gloucester station became known for lost luggage.
13/20 Michael learns how the railways fuelled the development of the modern printing press.
12/20 Michael Portillo is put through his paces when he visits the army camp at Aldershot.
11/20 Michael Portillo learns to set the table aboard a luxury liner and visits Basingstoke.
3/20 Michael travels back in time on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. (R)
10/20 Michael visits Mansfield, Worksop and Doncaster before auditioning at a Leeds music hall.
9/20 Michael learns about the discovery of Richard III's remains in Leicester.
8/20 From Northampton, town of shoemakers, Michael goes on to Rugby, Coventry and Nuneaton.
7/20 Michael visits Wolverton, the first purpose-built railway town, and learns to make vellum.
6/20 Michael Portillo travels from Euston to Cheddington, scene of the Great Train Robbery.
2/20 Michael learns how the railways helped to create a national institution - fish and chips. (R)
5/20 Michael visits one of the first stately homes to welcome visitors by rail - Chatsworth.
4/20 Michael visits the home of the three Bronte sisters in Worth Valley, Yorkshire.
3/20 Michael celebrates Victorian trade with the Preston Guild.
2/20 Continuing through the north west, Michael visits Southport, Wigan, Bolton and Leyland.
1/20 Michael finds out how Manchester gave birth to a revolutionary political movement.
1/20 Michael learns Scouse in Liverpool and finds out about the first railway fatality. (R)