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Sandwich to Folkestone

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us and what remains of Bradshaw's Britain, as his journey goes through Kent, from London Bridge around the scenic south coast to Hastings.

Michael explores a secret port that ran the first train ferries to France carrying vital supplies during World War I, visits Walmer Castle, the home of the Duke of Wellington, and discovers how the Victorians initiated the building of the Channel Tunnel.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 3 Dec 2014 19:30

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Portillo
ProducerFiona Caldwell
Executive ProducerCharlie Bunce

Steam Railways Collection

Steam Train

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives on the beauty of steam locomotives.

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