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Summer Madness

2. The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track: Summer Madness

Following staff on the Leeds railways, as summer brings binge drinkers and trespassers.

Full Steam Ahead: Part 2

2. Welsh Railways: Full Steam Ahead: Part 2

The new Welsh Highland Railway covers 25 miles through the stunning scenery of Snowdonia.

Langley Mill to Melton Mowbray

15. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Langley Mill to Melton Mowbray

Michael finds out how trains transformed the traditional British sport of fox hunting.

Yatton to Weston Super Mare

12. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Yatton to Weston Super Mare

Michael samples Cheddar strawberries and visits one of the country's oldest piers.

Settle to Garsdale

7. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Settle to Garsdale

Michael Portillo revisits the Settle-Carlisle line and explores the Ribblehead viaduct.

Todmorden to York

3. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Todmorden to York

Michael travels back in time on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

Pontefract to Bridlington

4. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Pontefract to Bridlington

Michael searches for the last liquorice grower in Pontefract and fishes for sea bass.

Filey to Scarborough

5. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Filey to Scarborough

Michael goes birdwatching and learns to decipher traditional knitting patterns in Filey.

Torquay to Totnes

13. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Torquay to Totnes

Michael finds out about Torquay's microclimate and spends some of Totnes's local currency.

Walsall to Bournville

18. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Walsall to Bournville

Michael Portillo learns how to cook an authentic Indian curry in Birmingham.

The Birth of Steam

3. Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury: The Birth of Steam

Julia Bradbury crosses Cornwall, following a railway that has not operated for 140 years.

Discovering Snowdonia

2. Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury: Discovering Snowdonia

Julia Bradbury takes a walk along the stunning Mawddach estuary in north Wales.

Dumbarton to Tyndrum

22. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Dumbarton to Tyndrum

Michael Portillo explores the Dumbarton shipyards that built the Cutty Sark.

Roybridge to Glenfinnan

24. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Roybridge to Glenfinnan

Michael travels up the west coast of Scotland and looks at the parallel roads of Glenroy.

Lochailort to Skye

25. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Lochailort to Skye

Michael discovers how the railways helped train commandos at Lochailort in World War II.

Sandwich to Folkestone

19. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Sandwich to Folkestone

Michael discovers how the Victorians initiated the building of the Channel Tunnel.

Hythe to Hastings

20. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Hythe to Hastings

Michael explores Kent's sparkling wine industry.

Dereham to Cromer

5. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Dereham to Cromer

Michael gets a rare chance to drive a heritage diesel train and samples some Cromer crab.

India's Hospital Train

India's Hospital Train

The story of a train that brings medical assistance to people in rural areas of India.

Between the Lines - Railways in Fiction and Film

Timeshift: Series 8, Between the Lines - Railways in Fiction and Film

Andrew Martin examines how the train came to shape the work of writers and film-makers.

Ian Hislop Goes off the Rails

Ian Hislop Goes off the Rails

Ian Hislop looks at the 1963 Beeching Report, which closed a third of the UK's railways.

Train Driver

3. Toughest Place to be a...: Series 2, Train Driver

A train driver faces one of the highest and steepest railway lines on earth in Peru.

Heysham to Snaefell

20. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Heysham to Snaefell

Michael Portillo sets sail from Heysham to the Isle of Man.

Bardon Mill to Wigton

17. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Bardon Mill to Wigton

Michael Portillo sees how the Victorian railways first fuelled invention in Wigton.

Berwick-upon-Tweed to Morpeth

16. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Berwick-upon-Tweed to Morpeth

Michael Portillo discovers the unique cross-border history of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Cardiff to Brecon

14. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Cardiff to Brecon

Michael Portillo discovers the Victorian coal heritage of Cardiff.

Hartlebury to Great Malvern

12. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Hartlebury to Great Malvern

Michael Portillo visits the home in Hartlebury of Queen Victoria's favourite bishop.

Lydney to Newport

13. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Lydney to Newport

Michael Portillo discovers Britain's hidden micro-mines within the Forest of Dean.

Wareham to Portland

10. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Wareham to Portland

Michael Portillo uncovers the oil fields hidden underneath England's seaside resorts.

Beating Beeching: Part 1

3. Welsh Railways: Beating Beeching: Part 1

A look at people who share a passion for steam with the volunteers at Llangollen Railway.

Full Steam Ahead: Part 1

1. Welsh Railways: Full Steam Ahead: Part 1

How volunteers turned a run-down old industrial railway into a modern wonder of Wales.

Sustaining the City

3. Andrew Marr's Megacities: Sustaining the City

Andrew finds out how megacities stay fed, and joins Mexico City's traffic cops in the air.

Oban to Corrour

23. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Oban to Corrour

Michael Portillo discovers how trains spread the word about Oban whisky.

Ayr to Paisley

21. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Ayr to Paisley

Michael visits the hometown of Robbie Burns and finds out how to make haggis.

Episode 19

19. Antiques Road Trip: Series 2, Episode 19

James Braxton visits a world of weird and wacky Victorian science.

Batley to Sheffield

14. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Batley to Sheffield

Michael Portillo finds out about shoddy, a successful 19th-century recycling industry.