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Buxton to Matlock

Michael Portillo helps to repair the ancient peat landscape of the Peak District and travels on the historic steam railway to Rowsley.

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

His journey takes him from Buxton along one of the first railway routes south to the capital, London. This time, Michael visits an architectural wonder, the Duke of Devonshire's stables in Buxton, helps to repair the ancient peat landscape of the Peak District and travels on the historic steam railway to Rowsley.

29 minutes

Credits

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

Broadcasts

  • Mon 25 Jan 2010 18:30
  • Tue 2 Feb 2010 03:00
  • Mon 14 Jun 2010 18:30
  • Mon 1 Nov 2010 18:30
  • Mon 28 Feb 2011 18:30
  • Tue 1 Mar 2011 01:00
  • Wed 18 Apr 2012 19:30
  • Tue 15 Jan 2013 19:30
  • Wed 1 May 2013 19:30
  • Sat 26 Jul 2014 09:30
  • Wed 22 Oct 2014 19:30

Steam Railways

Steam Railways

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