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.
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.