Great Indian Railway Journeys (Michael Portillo): Series One (DVD)
Michael Portillo travels across mountains, desert and rivers, from Amritsar to Shimla, Lucknow to Kolkata, Mysuru to Chennai and Jodhpur to Delhi, through India's Golden Triangle'.
With a century-old Bradshaw's Handbook of Indian, Foreign and Colonial Travel tucked under his arm, Michael embarks on a brand new railway adventure through a land of majestic mountains, scorching desert and plains watered by holy rivers.
Published at the height of the British Raj in 1913, Michael's guidebook steers him towards ornate palaces and golden temples. He meets Maharajas and Mughals and rides some of the world's most exhilarating trains.
Along the way, Michael discovers how imperial railways designed by British engineers inadvertently spread ideas of independence among hundreds of millions of Indians, who today live in the world's largest democracy.
Release Date: 30th April 2018
Running Time: 3hrs 20