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Redditch to Gloucester

Michael Portillo journeys around Britain. Michael heads for the sharp end of the Victorian industrial revolution at a needle manufactory in Redditch.

Michael Portillo heads for the sharp end of the Victorian industrial revolution at a needle manufactory in Redditch.

The Freemasons of Cheltenham invite Michael into their lodge to share the secrets of their society. In Gloucester, he learns how to make Gloucester cheese.

Continuing on to Highnam, Michael is glad to discover the beautiful Victorian Gothic church of Thomas Parry and to join the Gloucester Choral Society in a rendition of Jerusalem composed by Thomas's son Hubert.

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.