Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8

Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8

by Tom Richardson and Michael Portillo

DVD video Publication Date: 08/11/2017

  $49.95
Passionate about trains and the glory days of travel, Michael Portillo armed with his copy of Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook, takes to the tracks and over a series of journeys, he travels from coast to coast to see what of Bradshaw's Britain and Ireland remains. He discovers how our love of the railways all began and what of Bradshaw's Britain remains.

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks for more superb adventures in this internationally successful television phenomenon. In the complete 8th series, he charts a course across Britain's most picturesque cities and villages, meeting extraordinary locals who reveal how their lives have been shaped by the great railways which criss-cross the country...including a special train to Edinburgh pulled by the Flying Scotsman, then disembarking at the childhood home of Lewis Carrol--Croft-on-Tees. Portillo finds out what life was like for a fishwife in Musselburgh, traverses Britain's longest canal tunnel at Standedge, before donning all the colours of the flag of the Irish Republic as he heads to the port of Wexford. In Ireland, he then travels in a Victorian era horse-drawn, barrel-top caravan, views a 1,200 year old illuminated manuscript--the Book of Kells--at Trinity College and finds out how Ireland was put on the map.

Features...London King's Cross to Edinburgh
Blackpool to Harich
Goes to Ireland: Wexford to Westport
ISBN:
9398700002563
9398700002563
Genre:
Documentary
Format:
DVD video
Region:
4 More ...
Encoding:
PAL
Running time:
436
No. Discs:
3
Publication Date:
08-11-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Roadshow
Country of origin:
UK
Year of production:
2016

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