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Manchester to Bury

Michael Portillo travels around Britain by train. He is fitted for a trilby in Denton and discovers the role the railways had in the creation of fish and chips.

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. In a series of four epic journeys, Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw's Britain remains.

While travelling coast to coast from Liverpool to Scarborough, Michael visits Manchester to find out more about George Bradshaw himself. He also gets fitted for a trilby in Denton and learns how the railways helped to create a national institution - fish and chips.

29 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Portillo
Series Producer Fiona Caldwell
Executive Producer Charlie Bunce

Broadcasts

  • Tue 5 Jan 2010 18:30
  • Wed 13 Jan 2010 02:50
  • Sun 28 Feb 2010 22:25
  • Sun 28 Feb 2010 22:45
  • Mon 12 Apr 2010 00:00
  • Sun 11 Jul 2010 23:40
  • Fri 6 Aug 2010 17:45
  • Sat 7 Aug 2010 01:30
  • Tue 28 Dec 2010 08:35
  • Tue 8 Feb 2011 18:30
  • Wed 9 Feb 2011 00:30
  • Sun 3 Jul 2011 19:30
  • Wed 23 Nov 2011 16:45
  • Mon 13 Feb 2012 19:30
  • Tue 14 Feb 2012 02:40
  • Fri 17 Feb 2012 02:35
  • Fri 6 Jul 2012 14:25
  • Sat 13 Oct 2012 18:45
  • Wed 21 Nov 2012 19:30
  • Wed 27 Mar 2013 19:30
  • Sat 11 Jan 2014 11:30
  • Tue 30 Sep 2014 19:30

Steam Railways

Steam Railways

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