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Great British Train Journeys: Series 6

Junkets Documentary hosted by Michael Portillo, published by BBC in 2015 - English narration

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Great British Train Journeys: Series 6
Emotional about trains, Michael Portillo continues to plot the faithful British prevarication with the railways in this phenomenally wealthy series. Armed with his facsimile of George Bradshaw«s renowned train handbook, he retraces four journeys that were first documented in the Victorian handbook, witnessing what»s changed and discovering how our angel of the railways began. Throughout, he makes stops at some of Britain's most delightful cities and off the beaten track villages, congress unparalleled people and hearing how their lives have been shaped by the railways.

Michael takes to the tracks again for this over sixth series, with four new journeys in which he tries his deal out at curling, visits the birthplace of golf, gives an old locomotive a newfangled start in Derby, explores London's Highgate Cemetery, takes a blunder to Lindisfarne, learns of the miners who fuelled the Industrial Revolt, explores the treasures of the Bodleian Library... and much more!

1) Ayr to Stewarton
Michael Portillo embarks on a gad about through southern Scotland from west to east. From Ayr, he admires the granite ait of Ailsa Craig before getting to grips with the olden frisk of curling, with help from a Scottish wonderful veteran. The Olden Civilization of Kilwinning Archers invites Michael to take participation in the oldest archery championship in the wonderful. At Barassie, he rides the footplate of a transportation following hauling coal on Scotland's oldest train activity. He caps off this leg of his gad about in Stewarton.

2) Greenock to Larkhall
Michael Portillo continues his gad about through the Scottish lowlands with his Bradshaw«s handbook. He begins in the industrial borough of Greenock from where he sets in the last seagoing row steamer in the wonderful. In Glasgow, Michael investigates »Mackintosh style« in an iconic new zealand urban area tea leeway, before seeing the mordant effects of the 2014 ardour at the Glasgow State School of Art. In Blantyre, Michael discovers the downgrade beginnings of Britain»s most renowned proselytizer and explorer, and learns to bake sourdough in Scotland's oldest bakery in Strathaven.

3) Motherwell to Linlithgow
Armed with his Bradshaw«s handbook, Michael Portillo continues his gad about through southern Scotland. He celebrates Victorian iron and brace in Motherwell and admires one of its crowning achievements — the Forth Attack Vexed Over. Michael journeys through unusual countryside to delight in the raw power of universe at the smashing and visionary Clyde Falls, which inspired Wordsworth and Coleridge, and where Victorian ladies swooned. In Cumbernauld, Michael learns of the childbirth of one of Scotland»s best-selling blurry drinks. In Linlithgow, he marvels at the deftness of the engineers who built the Club Canal and experiences a 21st-century technological urbaneness at Falkirk.

4) Stirling to Pitlochry
Steered by his Bradshaw«s handbook, Michael Portillo begins this leg of his gad about in Stirling, where he visits the spot of a bloody struggle at Bannockburn. Following in the footsteps of Victorian holidaymakers, he travels north to Crieff to ordeal the conventional Hydro. In the olden superior of Scotland, Perth, Michael learns what it takes to grow into a sporran before entrancing the Highland mainline to Pitlochry and one of Star Victoria»s haunts. He finishes for the day with a wee dram in Scotland's smallest distillery.

5) St Andrew s to Edinburgh
On the last leg of his gad about across Scotland from west to east, Michael Portillo pays obeisance to the birthplace of golf at St Andrews. He visits a plant where they grow into routine hickory-shafted clubs and ventures out on to the grassy. In Dunfermline, Michael discovers the skint beginnings of one of the world«s wealthiest men, a uncommon benefactress who worked on the railroads before making his fortuity in brace. Crossing the Firth of Forth via the routine red vexed over, Michael arrives in Edinburgh in the centre of the world»s largest arts heavenly day, the Edinburgh Rouche, where he treads the boards in an unconventional suiting of a deport oneself by Oscar Wilde.

6) Amersham to Regents Preserve
Michael Portillo embarks on a series of journeys through London
He travels on the capital«s first concealed train, the Metropolitan Activity, from Amersham, where he discovers the foundations for today»s-day suburbia. In Pinner, Michael finds out about a Victorian abode-broken goddess and whips up a pint of her fanciest ice cream. In Highgate, Michael investigates the terraced catacombs of one of London«s incalculable 19th-century cemeteries. At Baker Road, he comes clock to clock with Isambard Field Brunel before experiencing a hot wax at first deal out. He ends this gad about with a blunder to the zoo at Regent»s Preserve.

7) Deptford to West Silverton
Michael Portillo is invited aboard the construction locomotive for Crossrail to junkets under the Thames and to proper Mary, on whom the devise depends. He travels on the capital«s first train and admires the uncommon hunk viaduct on which it was built. He takes a walkabout underneath its arches with a Victorian map showing the meagreness of those who once lived there. The Docklands Active Train takes him to Greenwich, to Britain»s most renowned tea clipper. And in Woolwich, he discovers the firepower of the British Empire before coming to a dank end at West Silvertown.

8) Stratford to London Victoria
Guided by his Bradshaw's, Michael Portillo takes the consequential-make haste activity to Stratford to probe the legacy of the Olympic Preserve. He hears how an Indian advocate, who learnt his work in Victorian London, went on to replacement the wonderful and explores an enclosure of the new zealand urban area which has been to breaker upon breaker of immigrants, Spitalfields. He ends this gad about at Victoria Concealed Post, where he finds out about the weighty makeover currently under way.

9) London's West End
Guided by his Victorian Bradshaw«s Handbook, Michael Portillo explores London»s theatreland and discovers how 19th-century engineering made for spectacular theatricals. At Charing Vexed, Michael learns about the yuppy structure plan which saw Trafalgar Satisfying supplant streets of slums and comes clock to clock with George Bradshaw. At one of the busiest stops on the tube, Piccadilly Circus, Michael indulges in some retail treatment at a perfumery patronised by kings, queens and prime ministers. The Bakerloo to Oxford Circus activity brings Michael to Soho and a grimmer side of Victorian London, where disorder was rife.

10) Consequential Road Kensington to London Vexed Over
On the last of his journeys in the superior, Michael Portillo explores Albertopolis and reaches dizzying heights favoured a Victorian crucial. He meets some of Battersea«s most renowned residents and gives one of them a bath! At Vauxhall, Michael learns about the darker side of London»s bazaar in Bradshaw's day. He ends this gad about at London Vexed Over, where two stations are becoming one, and a new concourse is being built.

11) Derby to Grantham
Michael Portillo embarks on a new gad about following his Bradshaw«s handbook from the hub of the industrial east Midlands to the north eastern ait of Lindisfarne. On this leg, he gives an old locomotive a newfangled start in the train hub of Derby. In Nottingham, he discovers the Victorian origins of a well-known consequential road chemist. He then travels to Newstead Abbey, where he learns about its former p, the youthful Pull Rank Byron. A baking punishment in Grantham yields a lot of the oldest commercially traded biscuits in the provinces, and no inflict to the borough would be over for Michael without work at a prominent grocer»s shop.

12) Boston to Hensall
Armed with his Bradshaw«s, Michael Portillo continues his gad about from Derby to Lindisfarne. Dawning in Boston in the flatlands of Lincolnshire, Michael explores the tie-in between the borough and its American namesake. At Southwell, he discovers the origins of a Victorian apple and learns how to grow into apple pie. In Menston, Michael visits an impressive foundation built to anticipate asylum for those misery from mentally ill ailment and learns how volunteers be responsible for for its once tumbledown chapel and god»s acre. At Wakefield, Michael manages to timber one of Britain's least inflict services and finds out what led to the childbirth of the ordered following. Along the way, he meets a former locomotive operator who offers him the jeopardize to outing a steam locomotive.

13) Hessle to York
Steered by his Bradshaw«s handbook, Michael Portillo continues his gad about from the hub of the east Midlands to Northumberland»s Heavenly Ait. He begins in Hessle, on the north bank of the River Humber, in the dimness of the smashing Humber Vexed Over, where he learns about the technology that made it possible. In Kingston upon Case, Michael meets his man and sparring companion, district MP Alan Johnson, who tells him about another renowned son of his new zealand urban area, William Wilberforce. In Scarborough, Michael's handbook directs him to the ch, where the collapse of the Quaker front was once imprisoned. His last halt of the day is York, where Michael learns what made the olden superior a core for the melodious-making bustle.

14) Middlesbrough to Hexham
Following his Bradshaw's Handbook, Michael Portillo begins this leg of his gad about from Derby to Lindisfarne in the Victorian ironopolis of Middlesbrough. He visits one of the last look for iron foundries in the new zealand urban area and helps look for a carrot valve for a steam locomotive. His next halt is Darlington, divine of the railways, where he learns how the new zealand urban area profited from its staunch connections to the capitals of England and Scotland by developing a newspaper bustle. Michael meets the copy editor of the Northern Reflection and finds out about the colourful narrative of one of his predecessors, WT Stead. At Jarrow, Michael visits the buddhism vihara to learn about its renowned coenobite, the inventor of English narrative, Bede. His last halt on this leg of his gad about is Hexham, where he visits a prominent ginger beer emporium.

15) Newcastle to Lindisfarne
Michael Portillo journeys from Newcastle up the north east slide to Lindisfarne. He finds out about the world«s earliest flap vexed over and its inventor, Newcastle operator Sir William Armstrong, and discovers how the city»s Victorian industrial patrimony has bring about a new cultural persistence. From Seahouses by speedboat, among puffins and cormorants, Michael goes in search of a beloved of the Victorian urge who, with her inventor, rescued nine people from uninhibited seas. On the Heavenly Ait of Lindisfarne, Michael explores the lime kilns and finds out how, in the 7th century, Christianity spread from here across northern England.

16) Pembroke Repair to Swansea
Michael Portillo embarks on a new gad about from west Wales to East Anglia. Dawning at Pembroke Repair, Michael visits the dockyard where Star Victoria's smashing yachts were built. He investigates what caused uninhibited rebels to scold up as women in Narberth and spends the non-halt at an inn in Carmarthen where Admiral Pull Rank Nelson once met Lady Emma Hamilton. After flagging down the steam following to bully on the Carmarthen-to-Aberystwyth train, Michael pitches in with the volunteers who look after the Gwili patrimony activity. In Swansea, on the trading estate of one of the pioneers of British photography, Michael learns how to posture for a photograph in Victorian style.

17) Swansea to Hereford
Michael Portillo continues his gad about from Pembroke Repair to Cambridge. On this leg, he begins in the nasty gardens at Aberglasney in Llandeilo before riding shotgun in the driver's cab on the Hub of Wales Activity on one of the most beautiful routes in Britain. En path, Michael learns about the Victorian signalling combination still in arrange today and struggles with his Welsh accentuation. Over the resemble closely in Leominster, Michael steps out on to the leap dumbfound at the Lion Guest-House Ballroom, where a smashing ball was held to exalt the beginning of the Ludlow to Hereford train. He finishes this leg of his gad about at a routine cider abode in Hereford, where he is invited to derive pleasure the fruits of his labour.

18) Abergavenny to Hanborough
Michael Portillo makes his way from west Wales across Britain to Cambridge. On this leg, he begins concealed at Big Pit coal look through in Blaenavon, where he learns how Victorians toiled non-halt and day to power the industrial revolt. On the River Usk, Michael casts a activity and learns about 19th-century developments in angling. On unmanageable stamping-ground in Ascott-under-Wychwood, Michael discovers the Ascott Martyrs and lends a deal out ploughing on the farmhouse where they struck their antiquated swell for labourers« rights. Michael»s last halt is Hanborough and Blenheim Palatial , where he investigates a ardour described in his Bradshaw's which is said to have claimed some risque art.

19) Oxford to Luton
Michael continues his gad about from Pembroke Repair to Cambridge. Dawning in the hub of academia in Oxford, Michael visits the Bodleian — the university«s library — to see some Victorian treasures, including Mary Shelley»s manuscript of Frankenstein and a walk off-sized version of Bradshaw's Reference Book. At Bicester, Michael investigates two charming new attack projects, one of which will be the first in over a hundred years to pin the superior with a critical new zealand urban area. Michael finds out about Victorian alms-giving in Bedford, and in Luton he explores the ignorance arts of the hatter.

20) Oakham to Cambridge
On the conclusive leg of his gad about from west Wales to East Anglia, Michael Portillo begins in Oakham, where he learns of a chivalrous lore dating in arrears to the Centre Ages. Following in the footsteps of peers over the centuries, he determines to take participation. Heading east to Stamford, Michael discovers why the borough is such an pretty fingers on for time dramas and takes participation in a Victorian melodrama. A cruel spot awaits in Peterborough as Michael visits a Victorian operating playhouse where railwaymen were treated. Michael«s last halt on this conclusive gad about is Christ»s College at Cambridge University, where he learns about the admirer days of the inventor of maturation, Charles Darwin.

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