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Great British Railroad Journeys: Series 6

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Great British Railroad Journeys: Series 6
Eager about trains, Michael Portillo continues to map the pre-eminent British imaginativeness with the railways in this phenomenally lucrative series. Armed with his replication of George Bradshaw«s distinguished railroad handbook, he retraces four journeys that were first documented in the Victorian superintend, witnessing what»s changed and discovering how our leaning of the railways began. Throughout, he makes stops at some of Britain's most splendid cities and out-of-the-way villages, conjunction remarkable people and hearing how their lives have been shaped by the railways.

Michael takes to the tracks again for this round out sixth series, with four new journeys in which he tries his business at curling, visits the birthplace of golf, gives an old machine a today«s start in Derby, explores London»s Highgate Cemetery, takes a sprawl to Lindisfarne, learns of the miners who fuelled the Industrial Coup D', explores the treasures of the Bodleian Library... and much more!

1) Ayr to Stewarton
Michael Portillo embarks on a establish a pilgrimage through southern Scotland from west to east. From Ayr, he admires the granite holm of Ailsa Craig before getting to grips with the old-fashioned jest of curling, with help from a Scottish overjoyed veteran. The Old-Fashioned Culture of Kilwinning Archers invites Michael to take business in the oldest archery striving in the overjoyed. At Barassie, he rides the footplate of a lorry load cortege hauling coal on Scotland's oldest railroad in alignment. He caps off this leg of his establish a pilgrimage in Stewarton.

2) Greenock to Larkhall
Michael Portillo continues his establish a pilgrimage through the Scottish lowlands with his Bradshaw«s superintend. He begins in the industrial metropolis of Greenock from where he sets boating in the last seagoing thrash steamer in the overjoyed. In Glasgow, Michael investigates »Mackintosh style« in an iconic urban district tea allowance, before seeing the ravishing effects of the 2014 fervency at the Glasgow University of Art. In Blantyre, Michael discovers the ordinary beginnings of Britain»s most distinguished evangelist and explorer, and learns to bake sourdough in Scotland's oldest bakery in Strathaven.

3) Motherwell to Linlithgow
Armed with his Bradshaw«s superintend, Michael Portillo continues his establish a pilgrimage through southern Scotland. He celebrates Victorian iron and dagger in Motherwell and admires one of its crowning achievements — the Forth Baluster Connexion. Michael journeys through quaint countryside to idolize the raw power of universe at the luxurious and extravagant Clyde Falls, which inspired Wordsworth and Coleridge, and where Victorian ladies swooned. In Cumbernauld, Michael learns of the origin of one of Scotland»s best-selling liberal drinks. In Linlithgow, he marvels at the canniness of the engineers who built the Fraternity Canal and experiences a 21st-century technological distillation at Falkirk.

4) Stirling to Pitlochry
Steered by his Bradshaw«s superintend, Michael Portillo begins this leg of his establish a pilgrimage in Stirling, where he visits the display of a bloody donnybrook at Bannockburn. Following in the footsteps of Victorian holidaymakers, he travels north to Crieff to savvy the renowned Hydro. In the old-fashioned majuscule of Scotland, Perth, Michael learns what it takes to establish a sporran before infectious the Highland mainline to Pitlochry and one of Movie Queen Victoria»s most-liked 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 establish a pilgrimage across Scotland from west to east, Michael Portillo pays allegiance to the birthplace of golf at St Andrews. He visits a mill where they establish customary hickory-shafted clubs and ventures out on to the verdant. In Dunfermline, Michael discovers the unacceptable beginnings of one of the world«s wealthiest men, a astonishing humanitarian who worked on the railroads before making his assets in dagger. Crossing the Firth of Forth via the famed red connexion, Michael arrives in Edinburgh in the mesial of the world»s largest arts holiday, the Edinburgh Ruffle, where he treads the boards in an unconventional adjusting of a build up b act up 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 covered railroad, the Metropolitan In Alignment, from Amersham, where he discovers the foundations for -day suburbia. In Pinner, Michael finds out about a Victorian residential goddess and whips up a pint of her fanciest ice cream. In Highgate, Michael investigates the terraced catacombs of one of London»s massive 19th-century cemeteries. At Baker Passage, he comes physiognomy to physiognomy with Isambard Bailiwick Brunel before experiencing a hot wax at first business. He ends this establish a pilgrimage with a sprawl to the zoo at Regent's Preserve.

7) Deptford to West Silverton
Michael Portillo is invited aboard the construction locomotive for Crossrail to go under the Thames and to gratify Mary, on whom the shoot depends. He travels on the capital«s first railroad and admires the astonishing pal viaduct on which it was built. He takes a excursion underneath its arches with a Victorian map showing the dearth of those who once lived there. The Docklands Street Lamp Railroad takes him to Greenwich, welcoming comfortable with to Britain»s most distinguished tea clipper. And in Woolwich, he discovers the firepower of the British Empire before coming to a gooey end at West Silvertown.

8) Stratford to London Victoria
Guided by his Bradshaw's, Michael Portillo takes the costly-give a leg up in alignment to Stratford to enquire into the legacy of the Olympic Preserve. He hears how an Indian mouthpiece, who learnt his truck in Victorian London, went on to metamorphose the overjoyed and explores an stretch of the urban district which has been welcoming comfortable with to flip-flop upon flip-flop of immigrants, Spitalfields. He ends this establish a pilgrimage at Victoria Covered Install, where he finds out about the whopping makeover currently under way.

9) London's West End
Guided by his Victorian Bradshaw«s Superintend, Michael Portillo explores London»s theatreland and discovers how 19th-century engineering made for spectacular theatricals. At Charing Rood, Michael learns about the yuppy erection schedule which saw Trafalgar On The Up restore streets of slums and comes physiognomy to physiognomy with George Bradshaw. At one of the busiest stops on the tube, Piccadilly Circus, Michael indulges in some retail remedy at a perfumery patronised by kings, queens and prime ministers. The Bakerloo to Oxford Circus in alignment brings Michael to Soho and a grimmer side of Victorian London, where ailment was rife.

10) Costly Passage Kensington to London Connexion
On the last of his journeys in the majuscule, Michael Portillo explores Albertopolis and reaches dizzying heights heart a Victorian significant. He meets some of Battersea«s most distinguished residents and gives one of them a bath! At Vauxhall, Michael learns about the darker side of London»s bud bazaar in Bradshaw's day. He ends this establish a pilgrimage at London Connexion, where two stations are becoming one, and a new concourse is being built.

11) Derby to Grantham
Michael Portillo embarks on a new establish a pilgrimage following his Bradshaw«s handbook from the affection of the industrial east Midlands to the north eastern holm of Lindisfarne. On this leg, he gives an old machine a today»s start in the railroad hub of Derby. In Nottingham, he discovers the Victorian origins of a well-known costly passage chemist. He then travels to Newstead Abbey, where he learns about its former p, the callow Aristocrat Byron. A baking message in Grantham yields a quantity of the oldest commercially traded biscuits in the provinces, and no drop in on to the metropolis would be round out for Michael without profession at a celebrated grocer's shop.

12) Boston to Hensall
Armed with his Bradshaw«s, Michael Portillo continues his establish a pilgrimage from Derby to Lindisfarne. Commencement in Boston in the flatlands of Lincolnshire, Michael explores the tie-in between the metropolis and its American namesake. At Southwell, he discovers the origins of a most-liked Victorian apple and learns how to establish apple pie. In Menston, Michael visits an luxurious dogma built to stipulate asylum for those trial from mind-set disease and learns how volunteers responsibility for its once lax chapel and boot hill. At Wakefield, Michael manages to panel one of Britain»s least everyday services and finds out what led to the origin of the conforming cortege. Along the way, he meets a former locomotive planner who offers him the hazard to enthusiasm a steam machine.

13) Hessle to York
Steered by his Bradshaw«s superintend, Michael Portillo continues his establish a pilgrimage from the affection of the east Midlands to Northumberland»s Immaculate Holm. He begins in Hessle, on the north bank of the River Humber, in the track of the luxurious Humber Connexion, where he learns about the technology that made it possible. In Kingston upon Shuck, Michael meets his sw compadre and sparring companion, neighbouring MP Alan Johnson, who tells him about another distinguished son of his urban district, William Wilberforce. In Scarborough, Michael's handbook directs him to the mansion, where the go lame of the Quaker change was once imprisoned. His last stoppage of the day is York, where Michael learns what made the old-fashioned majuscule a mid-point for the gushy-making determination.

14) Middlesbrough to Hexham
Following his Bradshaw's Handbook, Michael Portillo begins this leg of his establish a pilgrimage from Derby to Lindisfarne in the Victorian ironopolis of Middlesbrough. He visits one of the last hurl iron foundries in the urban district and helps hurl a carrot valve for a steam machine. His next stoppage is Darlington, non-secular welcoming comfortable with of the railways, where he learns how the urban district profited from its unshakeably connections to the capitals of England and Scotland by developing a newspaper determination. Michael meets the rewriter of the Northern Duplicate and finds out about the colourful record of one of his predecessors, WT Stead. At Jarrow, Michael visits the abbey to learn about its distinguished religious, the go lame of English record, Bede. His last stoppage on this leg of his establish a pilgrimage is Hexham, where he visits a celebrated ginger beer emporium.

15) Newcastle to Lindisfarne
Michael Portillo journeys from Newcastle up the north east beach to Lindisfarne. He finds out about the world«s earliest waggling connexion and its inventor, Newcastle planner Sir William Armstrong, and discovers how the city»s Victorian industrial birthright has start a new cultural precisely. From Seahouses by small craft, amongst puffins and cormorants, Michael goes in search of a most-liked of the Victorian compress who, with her go lame, rescued nine people from unruly seas. On the Immaculate Holm of Lindisfarne, Michael explores the lime kilns and finds out how, in the 7th century, Christianity spread from here across northern England.

16) Pembroke Put In to Swansea
Michael Portillo embarks on a new establish a pilgrimage from west Wales to East Anglia. Commencement at Pembroke Put In, Michael visits the dockyard where Movie Queen Victoria's kingly yachts were built. He investigates what caused rowdy rebels to decorate up as women in Narberth and spends the evensong at an inn in Carmarthen where Admiral Aristocrat Nelson once met Lady Emma Hamilton. After flagging down the steam cortege to take on the Carmarthen-to-Aberystwyth railroad, Michael pitches in with the volunteers who look after the Gwili birthright in alignment. In Swansea, on the domain of one of the pioneers of British photography, Michael learns how to sit for a photograph in Victorian style.

17) Swansea to Hereford
Michael Portillo continues his establish a pilgrimage from Pembroke Put In to Cambridge. On this leg, he begins in the harmful gardens at Aberglasney in Llandeilo before riding shotgun in the driver's cab on the Affection of Wales In Alignment on one of the most striking routes in Britain. En direction, Michael learns about the Victorian signalling method still in locale today and struggles with his Welsh modulation. Over the periphery in Leominster, Michael steps out on to the rout at the Lion Lodging Ballroom, where a famed ball was held to keep the opportunity of the Ludlow to Hereford railroad. He finishes this leg of his establish a pilgrimage at a customary cider ill fame in Hereford, where he is invited to use 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 covered at Big Pit coal fund in Blaenavon, where he learns how Victorians toiled evensong and day to power the industrial coup d«. On the River Usk, Michael casts a in alignment and learns about 19th-century developments in angling. On obstinate expel in Ascott-under-Wychwood, Michael discovers the Ascott Martyrs and lends a business ploughing on the land where they struck their beginning squander for labourers» rights. Michael«s last stoppage is Hanborough and Blenheim Stately, where he investigates a fervency described in his Bradshaw»s which is said to have claimed some risque art.

19) Oxford to Luton
Michael continues his establish a pilgrimage from Pembroke Put In to Cambridge. Commencement in the affection of academia in Oxford, Michael visits the Bodleian — the university«s enquire into library — to see some Victorian treasures, including Mary Shelley»s manuscript of Frankenstein and a pit-sized number of Bradshaw's Superintend. At Bicester, Michael investigates two astonishing new baluster projects, one of which will be the first in over a hundred years to hook the majuscule with a pre-eminent urban district. Michael finds out about Victorian contribution in Bedford, and in Luton he explores the glowering arts of the hatter.

20) Oakham to Cambridge
On the sure leg of his establish a pilgrimage from west Wales to East Anglia, Michael Portillo begins in Oakham, where he learns of a gentleman praxis dating finance to the Mesial Ages. Following in the footsteps of peers over the centuries, he determines to take business. Heading east to Stamford, Michael discovers why the metropolis is such an appealing fingers on for interval dramas and takes business in a Victorian melodrama. A feral display awaits in Peterborough as Michael visits a Victorian operating performing where railwaymen were treated. Michael«s last stoppage on this sure establish a pilgrimage is Christ»s College at Cambridge University, where he learns about the schoolchild days of the go lame of phylogeny, Charles Darwin.

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