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Dumbarton to Tyndrum

Michael Portillo explores the historic Dumbarton shipyards that built the Cutty Sark, visits Loch Lomond, and goes hunting for gold in Scotland's mountains.

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw's Britain remains, as he journeys up the west coast of Scotland from Ayr to Skye.

Michael explores the historic Dumbarton shipyards that built the Cutty Sark, visits one of Queen Victoria's favourite haunts, Loch Lomond, and goes hunting for gold in Scotland's mountains.

29 minutes

Credits

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

Broadcasts

  • Tue 1 Feb 2011 18:30
  • Wed 2 Feb 2011 00:30
  • Wed 15 Jun 2011 03:50
  • Tue 20 Dec 2011 17:00
  • Tue 20 Dec 2011 18:30
  • Fri 27 Jul 2012 18:30
  • Mon 15 Oct 2012 19:30
  • Mon 18 Mar 2013 19:30
  • Mon 30 Jun 2014 19:30
  • Tue 23 Sep 2014 16:00
  • Wed 10 Dec 2014 19:30

Steam Railways

Steam Railways

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