Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 2

Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 2

by Tom RichardsonDean Griffiths and Michael Portillo

DVD video Publication Date: 03/10/2018

  $24.95
In 1913, Europe was criss-crossed by a network of railways stretching from Finland in the North, to Constantinople in the East, and Cadiz in the West, all of them described in "Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide and General Handbook". Steered by his copy of this guide, Michael Portillo embarks on a series of six railway adventures, travelling from station to station, visiting the towns and villages described by the Guide whilst telling the story of Europe in 1913.

Just what was it like to travel through Europe in 1913? In Series 2 of Great Continental Railway Journeys, host Michael Portillo takes you on a nostalgic, informative and utterly fascinating tour across the continent to Madrid, Dresden, Oslo, Prague, Bordeaux and beyond--to uncover history and experience European life as it was a century ago.

Using "Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide", Portillo unearths tales of British espionage in Gibraltar, visits Shakespeare's House of the Capulets in Verona, braves one of the world's oldest rollercoasters in Copenhagen, shares Prague's impressive art nouveau architecture, faces a fire-breathing dragon in Bavaria and enjoys the delights of the French and Spanish Atlantic coast. Every adventure is intriguing, every story a revelation.

Time to step aboard Great Continental Railway Journeys Series 2 with your consummate 1913 European tour guide, Michael Portillo.

EPISODES: Madrid to Gibraltar
Turin to Venice
Dresden to Kiel
Copenhagen to Oslo
Prague to Munich
Bordeaux to Bilbao
ISBN:
9398700019486
9398700019486
Genre:
Documentary
Format:
DVD video
Region:
4 More ...
Encoding:
PAL
Running time:
355
No. Discs:
1
Publication Date:
03-10-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Roadshow
Country of origin:
UK
Year of production:
2013

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