Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1 DVD


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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.

Product Details

  • Michael Portillo
  • 2
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 4
Main Language:
  • English
  • Great British Railway Journeys
  • Revelation Films
  • E

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

Mon Oct 08 15:54:06 BST 2012 by

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

Fri Feb 17 11:57:23 GMT 2012 by

Good Stuff I Must Say

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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.

Thu Oct 27 20:54:00 BST 2011 by

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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.

Thu Jun 23 11:07:55 BST 2011 by

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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!

Fri Apr 15 11:48:52 BST 2011 by

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