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London King's Cross to Peterborough

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 discovers how derelict Victorian London is being rejuvenated, puts in a shift at a Cambridgeshire brick factory and meets the immigrant community built from it.

30 minutes

On TV

Wednesday 19:30

Credits

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

Steam Railways Collection

Steam Train

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

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