Fenchurch to Embankment

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Duration: 30 minutes

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 of Bradshaw's Britain remains.

Following the route of the Great Eastern Line, Michael takes a ride on a secret miniature railway hidden beneath London's streets, rings the bells of the famous church of Bow, and tries his hand at station announcing at Fenchurch Street station.

Credits

Presenter
Michael Portillo
Presenter
Michael Portillo
Series Producer
Jay Taylor
Series Producer
Jay Taylor
Executive Producer
John Comerford
Executive Producer
John Comerford

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