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Plymouth to Porthcurno

Michael Portillo journeys around Britain. In Plymouth, Michael finds out about the Royal Navy's fighting spirit and mixes his own blend of ruin.

In Plymouth, Michael Portillo finds out about the Royal Navy's fighting spirit and mixes his own blend of ruin. Crossing into Cornwall, Michael learns about the last bridge to be built by one of his heroes, the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

By Tre, Pol and Pen, he comes to know Cornishmen and how to prepare the perfect pasty. His journey ends in a small village which in Victorian times became a hub of global communications.

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.