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Leaving London behind, armed with his 1913 railway guide, Michael Portillo follows the most popular route of the Edwardian traveller through France.

His first stop is Paris, where he absorbs the atmosphere of La Belle Époque, before he travels south to the Cote D'Azur, where he samples the Edwardian highlife and learns why the area attracted the rich and artistic alike. He then ends his journey as he arrives at the gaming tables in glamorous Monte Carlo.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 11 Aug 2014 16:15


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Portillo
DirectorDave Minchin
ProducerMichelle Heeley

Steam Railways Collection

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

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