Great British Railway Journeys, Series 4 Episode guide

  1. Goes to Ireland - Athlone to Galway

    25/25 Michael Portillo finds his voice with a traditional Irish singing group.

    First broadcast: 08 Feb 2013

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  2. Goes to Ireland - Newbridge to Roscrea

    24/25 Michael Portillo discovers how harsh life was for the Irish poor.

    First broadcast: 07 Feb 2013

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  3. Goes to Ireland - Kilkenny to Athy

    23/25 Michael Portillo uncovers 19th century Ireland's surprising industrial heritage.

    First broadcast: 06 Feb 2013

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  4. Goes to Ireland - Charleville to Waterford

    22/25 Michael Portillo learns the ancient art of butter making.

    First broadcast: 05 Feb 2013

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  5. Goes to Ireland - Killarney to Cobh

    21/25 Michael Portillo witnesses the rugged beauty of County Kerry and the rural Irish Midlands.

    First broadcast: 04 Feb 2013

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  6. Exmouth to Newton Abbot

    20/25 Michael Portillo takes to sea with the RNLI and visits a stormy coastal railway.

    First broadcast: 01 Feb 2013

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  7. Lynton and Lynmouth to Exeter

    19/25 Michael Portillo visits a garden used as a viewing platform for public hangings.

    First broadcast: 31 Jan 2013

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  8. Taunton to Minehead

    18/25 Michael Portillo explores a church that moves in mysterious ways.

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2013

  9. Salisbury to Castle Cary

    17/25 Michael Portillo tries his hand at cloth making, the 19th century way.

    First broadcast: 29 Jan 2013

  10. London Paddington to Warminster

    16/25 Michael Portillo gets to grips with the old grey matter at a Victorian asylum.

    First broadcast: 28 Jan 2013

  11. Invergordon to John O'Groats

    15/25 Michael Portillo learns how one man's vision helped bring train travel to the Highlands.

    First broadcast: 25 Jan 2013

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  12. Inverness to Plockton

    14/25 Michael Portillo rides one of Scotland's most picturesque railways.

    First broadcast: 24 Jan 2013

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  13. Dufftown to Aviemore

    13/25 Michael Portillo learns how Victorian whisky trains were raided by robbers.

    First broadcast: 23 Jan 2013

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  14. Dundee to Aberdeen

    12/25 Michael Portillo learns how Queen Victoria used to hide from her subjects.

    First broadcast: 22 Jan 2013

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  15. Stirling to Invergowrie

    11/25 Michael Portillo learns about a Scottish hero and visits a Highland Games.

    First broadcast: 21 Jan 2013

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  16. Spalding to Grimsby

    10/25 Michael Portillo sees how Lincolnshire farmers utilised rails to improve their harvests.

    First broadcast: 18 Jan 2013

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  17. London King's Cross to Peterborough

    9/25 Michael Portillo discovers how derelict Victorian London is being rejuvenated.

    First broadcast: 17 Jan 2013

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  18. London Victoria to Abbey Wood

    8/25 Michael Portillo learns how volunteer Victorian fire fighters liked a tipple.

    First broadcast: 16 Jan 2013

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  19. Woking to Clapham Junction

    7/25 Michael Portillo gets close to some precious Victorian botany at Kew Gardens.

    First broadcast: 15 Jan 2013

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  20. Portsmouth to Gomshall

    6/25 Michael Portillo feeds the crew of Britain's newest warship.

    First broadcast: 14 Jan 2013

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  21. Welshpool to Aberystwyth

    5/25 Michael Portillo travels to the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth.

    First broadcast: 11 Jan 2013

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  22. Dudley to Bridgnorth

    4/25 Michael Portillo rides the stunning Severn Valley Railway across Victoria Bridge.

    First broadcast: 10 Jan 2013

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  23. Stoke-on-Trent to Winsford

    3/25 Michael Portillo explores one of the greatest locomotive factories in railway history.

    First broadcast: 09 Jan 2013

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  24. Birmingham to Stafford

    2/25 Michael Portillo samples the delicacies of a Victorian kitchen at Shugborough Hall.

    First broadcast: 08 Jan 2013

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  25. High Wycombe to Stratford-Upon-Avon

    1/25 Michael Portillo sees Shakespeare through the eyes of a Victorian railway tourist.

    First broadcast: 07 Jan 2013

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