Great Continental Railways Journeys: Series 1 - 5 (DVD)
Clad in his trademark colourful jackets, Michael Portillo embarks on a series of railway adventures which take him through the European continent and beyond!
Steered by his 1913 Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, Michael journeys through a pre-war age of emperors, kings, pomp and elegance across a continent whose industrialists had created wealth, whose scientists were discovering the marvellous and whose artists were challenging old ways... whilst intellectuals plotted revolution.
With an eye to local cultures and traditions and the role each journey and the trains themselves played in the development of European history, Portillo revisits the locations described in the journal and reflects on the changes a century has wrought.
This ten-disc set features 29 different journeys:Series 1: London to Monte Carlo / Hungary to Austria / Berlin to The Rhein / Switzerland / Amsterdam to Northern FranceSeries 2: Madrid to Gibraltar / Turin to Venice / Dresden to Kiel / Copenhagen to Oslo / Prague to Munich / Bordeaux to BilbaoSeries 3: Tula to St Petersburg / Rome to Taormina / Warsaw to Krakow / La Coruna to Lisbon / Haifa to the Negev Desert / Lyon to MarseilleSeries 4: Sofia to Istanbul / Vienna to Trieste / Pisa to Lake Garda / Athens to Thessaloniki / The Black Forest to Hannover / Barcelona to MallorcaSeries 5: Transylvania to the Black Sea / Zermatt to Geneva / Tangier to Marrakech / Genoa to the Brenner Pass / Riga to Tampere / Rotterdam to Utrecht
Running Time: 1706 minutes
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Release Date: 4 Sept. 2017
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