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Great British Railway Journeys - Series 1-3 (DVD)
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Passionate about trains, Michael Portillo charts the great British romance with the railways as he retraces journeys that were first documented in the monthly railway guide, Bradshaw's Handbook. He sees what's changed and discovers how our love of the railways all began. This 14 disc DVD set features all 70 episodes from the first three series of Great British Railway Journeys. Series 1 Covering 4 different journeys: Liverpool to Scarborough Preston to Kirkcaldy Swindon to Penzance Buxton to London Michael explores the secret ammunition factory at Gretna, sails the last steam boat on Lake Windermere, learns to talk scouse in Liverpool, takes a dip in Bath Spa, cooks a traditional curry in Birmingham, tries his hand at oyster fishing in Cornwall and meets survivors of the Coventry Blitz. Series 2 Covering 5 different journeys Brighton to Cromer Ledbury to Holyhead Newcastle to Melton Mowbray London Bridge to Hastings Ayr to Skye Michael samples some classic Cromer crab, gets a rare chance to drive a heritage diesel and gets up close and personal with a pedigree Hereford bull. He also discovers a secret World War II chemical weapons plant at Rhydmwyn, takes a steam train across the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, attempts to make an authentic Melton Mowbray pork pie, discovers how the railways turned cricket into a national sport and hunts for gold in Scotland's mountains. Series 3: Great Yarmouth to London Windsor to Portland Oxford to Milford Haven Berwick-upon-Tweed to Isle of Man Dublin to Londonderry Michael follows the route of the Great Eastern Line, goes in the footsteps of Queen Victoria, travels west, from Oxford in the heart of England, through the Malvern Hills and into Wales. On his fourth journey, he goes through some of the North's most dramatic scenery to end on the beautiful and unique Isle of Man with his final journey of the series taking him across the Irish sea

Running Time: 2056 minutes
Region: Region 2

Release Date: 5 Aug. 2013

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