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London Victoria to Abbey Wood

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with his copy of Bradshaw's Handbook, he travels the length and breadth of the British Isles to see what of Bradshaw's World remains. Michael is travelling port to port, from the centuries old naval hub of Portsmouth to the historic Grimsby docks. He learns how volunteer Victorian fire fighters liked a tipple, discovers how even 19th-century sewage pumps were a celebration of design and puts in a shift at the oldest fish market in Britain.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 Sep 2015 16:45

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Portillo
Series ProducerMichelle Heeley
DirectorCassie Farrell
Executive ProducerJohn Comerford

Steam Railways

Steam Train

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