Invergordon to John O'Groats

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Duration: 29 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 exploring the stunning scenery of rural and coastal Scotland, travelling from Stirling, through the industrial east coast and dramatic Highland landscapes, to the beauty of the western lochs, finally ending his journey in John O'Groats. Michael learns how one man's vision helped bring train travel to the Highlands, discovers how farming has changed since Bradshaw's day and hears the remarkable tale of Scotland's Victorian gold rush.

Credits

Presenter
Michael Portillo
Series Producer
Michelle Heeley
Director
Tom Richardson

Broadcasts

Steam Railways Collection

Steam Train

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

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