Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1 DVD

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Actor:
Region:
  • Region 2
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 4
Main Language:
  • English
Series:
Studio:
Certificate:
  • E

Description

Passionate about trains, Michael Portillo charts the great British romance with the railways as he retraces four journeys that were first documented in the monthly railway guide, Bradshaw’s Handbook. He sees what’s changed and discovers how our love of the railways all began.

This 4 disc DVD set features 20 episodes covering the 4 different journeys:

  • Liverpool to Scarborough
  • Preston to Kirkcaldy
  • Swindon to Penzance
  • Buxton to London

Portillo makes stops on route to visit some of Britain’s most beautiful cities and hidden-away villages, meeting extraordinary people and hearing stories of how their lives have been shaped in some way by the railways. Throughout these monumental journeys, Portillo explores the secret ammunition factory at Gretna, sails the last steam boat on Lake Windermere, learns to talk ‘scouse’ in Liverpool, takes a dip in Bath Spa, cooks a traditional curry in Birmingham, tries his hand at oyster fishing in Cornwall and meets survivors of the Coventry Blitz.

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Gender: Male

Age: Over 55

Date: 08 / Oct / 2012

4
G B Railway Journeys

Excellent content and very interesting comparing ,present day with the Victorian Era.

Gender: Female

Age: Over 55

Date: 17 / Feb / 2012

5
Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1

This is a great series well worth watching. Great transaction from the hut.

Gender: Male

Age: 18-24

Date: 27 / Oct / 2011

5
Good Stuff I Must Say

A thorough and quality series, Michael illustrates key towns and cities along the major routes, proving that a career in politics really does not hinder your knowledge.

Gender: Male

Age: Over 55

Date: 23 / Jun / 2011

5
Great British Railway Journeys

An excellent DVD of 4 discs length narrated by a Railway enthusiast Michael Portillo Who speaks and draws you in to his experience, Making you feel as you are there enjoying it with him, You forget you are watching a DVD its so enthralling, Its at a bargain price, 600 minutes of wonderful highly enjoyable experience to young and older alike.

Gender: Male

Age: Over 55

Date: 15 / Apr / 2011

5
Great British Railway Journeys Series 1

With super photography this DVD contains something for everyone. It includes people with real stories, history and geography - while staying bang up to date as well!

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