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Cockermouth to Eskdale

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.

Michael travels through some of northern England's most dramatic scenery, from Berwick-upon-Tweed, crossing the Pennines to the Lake District before completing the journey on the beautiful and unique Isle of Man.

Here, Michael drinks a Victorian brew drawn from the pure waters of Cockermouth, steps inside the hidden world of nuclear reprocessing at Sellafield, and travels into the wonders of a Japanese inspired, 19th-century garden.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 29 Oct 2014 16:50

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Portillo
Series ProducerJay Taylor
Executive ProducerJohn Comerford

Steam Railways

Steam Train

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