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Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

11. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

Michael Portillo visits the first locomotive factory in the world.

Ledbury to Shrewsbury

6. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Ledbury to Shrewsbury

Michael Portillo visits the world's first iron-framed building in Shrewsbury.

Llanwrst to Porthmadog

9. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Llanwrst to Porthmadog

Michael Portillo visits the Victorian slate capital of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Llanberis to Holyhead

10. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Llanberis to Holyhead

Michael Portillo takes the train to the top of Wales's highest peak, Mount Snowdon.

Telford to Wrexham

7. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Telford to Wrexham

Michael explores historic Chirk Castle and has a go at making traditional Cheshire cheese.

Chester to Conwy

8. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Chester to Conwy

Michael Portillo visits Chester's Roman remains and goes mussel fishing in north Wales.

Waterloo to Canary Wharf

2. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Waterloo to Canary Wharf

Michael Portillo explores the changing fortunes of London's docks.

Enfield to Cambridge

3. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Enfield to Cambridge

Michael Portillo discovers how the trains transformed Newmarket's races.

Brighton to Crystal Palace

1. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Brighton to Crystal Palace

Michael finds out about Brighton's aquarium and discovers the Crystal Palace's wonders.

Unite and Divide

1. John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire: Unite and Divide

John Sergeant embarks on a 3,000 mile journey across India's vast rail network.

Power and Privilege

2. John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire: Power and Privilege

John Sergeant continues his 3,000-mile journey along India's rail tracks.

African Railway

African Railway

Sean Langan is off to east Africa to ride the rails of the historic Tazara railroad.

The Kalka-Shimla Railway

3. Indian Hill Railways: The Kalka-Shimla Railway

Sanjay the stationmaster looks for promotion and his boss Bataljit waits for a transfer.

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

2. Indian Hill Railways: The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a romantic line, popular with honeymooners.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

1. Indian Hill Railways: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

How the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's relationship with its people is changing.

Coventry to Watford

19. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Coventry to Watford

Michael Portillo meets the last pure-breed Aylesbury duck farmer in Buckinghamshire.

St Pancras to Westminster

20. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, St Pancras to Westminster

Michael Portillo climbs up the Houses of Parliament clock tower to hear Big Ben chime.

Cromford to Burton-on-Trent

17. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Cromford to Burton-on-Trent

Michael Portillo visits the oldest working factory in the world at Cromford.

Buxton to Matlock

16. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Buxton to Matlock

Michael helps to repair the ancient peat landscape of the Peak District.

Truro to Penzance

15. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Truro to Penzance

Michael searches for the church of St Piran and harvests oysters on the Helford River.

Swindon to Bristol

11. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Swindon to Bristol

Michael finds out about free holiday trains for the GWR workers in Swindon.

Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy

10. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy

Michael makes apple juice in the Clyde Valley and visits the top of the Forth Rail Bridge.

Liverpool to Eccles

1. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Liverpool to Eccles

Michael learns Scouse in Liverpool and finds out about the first railway fatality.

Manchester to Bury

2. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Manchester to Bury

Michael learns how the railways helped to create a national institution - fish and chips.

Pressures

1. Bombay Railway: Pressures

Documentary about Bombay's vast suburban rail network, which serves millions daily.

Dreams

2. Bombay Railway: Dreams

Documentary following the hopes, dreams and ambitions of the workers on Bombay's railways.