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Lymington Town to Exmouth

Michael Portillo journeys around Britain. Michael arrives in the sailing haven of Lymington where he makes a lifesaving discovery.

Armed with his Bradshaw's Handbook, Michael Portillo arrives in the sailing haven of Lymington where he makes a lifesaving discovery.

Exploring Dorchester's literary landscape, he finds out how the coming of the railways inspired the work of the region's greatest writer - Thomas Hardy.

Weaving his way to Axminster, Michael tries his hand at carpet making. His last stop is Exmouth, home to Francis Danby, a forgotten Victorian landscape artist.

29 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Portillo
Series Producer Alison Kreps
Executive Producer John Comerford
Production Company Boundless Productions

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Steam Railways

Steam Railways

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