Documentary series in which Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us.
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Michael finds out about Brighton's aquarium and discovers the Crystal Palace's wonders.
Michael Portillo explores the changing fortunes of London's docks.
Michael Portillo discovers how the trains transformed Newmarket's races.
Michael goes fishing with the last eel trapper on the Fens at Ely.
Michael gets a rare chance to drive a heritage diesel train and samples some Cromer crab.
Michael Portillo visits the world's first iron-framed building in Shrewsbury.
Michael explores historic Chirk Castle and has a go at making traditional Cheshire cheese.
Michael Portillo visits Chester's Roman remains and goes mussel fishing in north Wales.
Michael Portillo visits the Victorian slate capital of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Michael Portillo takes the train to the top of Wales's highest peak, Mount Snowdon.
Michael Portillo visits the first locomotive factory in the world.
Michael Portillo visits the historic Durham Cathedral and takes a Dracula tour in Whitby.
Michael Portillo takes a Turkish bath in the famous spa town of Harrogate.
Michael Portillo finds out about shoddy, a successful 19th-century recycling industry.
Michael finds out how trains transformed the traditional British sport of fox hunting.
Michael Portillo takes a walk through the world's first underwater tunnel at Rotherhithe.
Michael Portillo discovers how the railways turned cricket into a national sport.
Michael goes whelk fishing in Whitstable.
Michael discovers how the Victorians initiated the building of the Channel Tunnel.
Michael explores Kent's sparkling wine industry.
Michael visits the hometown of Robbie Burns and finds out how to make haggis.
Michael Portillo explores the Dumbarton shipyards that built the Cutty Sark.
Michael Portillo discovers how trains spread the word about Oban whisky.
Michael travels up the west coast of Scotland and looks at the parallel roads of Glenroy.
Michael discovers how the railways helped train commandos at Lochailort in World War II.