London Victoria to Abbey Wood

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Duration: 30 minutes

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with his copy of Bradshaw's Victorian railway guidebook, 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.

Credits

Presenter
Michael Portillo
Series Producer
Michelle Heeley
Director
Cassie Farrell

Broadcasts

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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