Using a nineteenth century Bradshaw's Handbook for travelling through Victorian Britain, Michael Portillo sets off on four new railway journeys which will take him across Britain.
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Michael Portillo investigates the Victorian appetite for the custard cream.
Michael Portillo visits the village home of author and illustrator Beatrix Potter.
Michael explores the Victorian industrial landscape of Salford.
Michael discovers how Victorian techniques to construct buildings have evolved.
In Macclesfield, Michael finds the end of the Silk Route and tries screen printing.
A miniature steam railway takes Michael Portillo from Romney Marsh to Dungeness.
Michael Portillo examines the nation's hidden defences against potential invaders.
Michael Portillo discovers how Victorian engineers defended Littlehampton from cholera.
Michael Portillo makes a lifesaving discovery in the sailing haven of Lymington.
In Plymouth, Michael Portillo finds out about the Royal Navy's fighting spirit.
Michael Portillo visits Birmingham's town hall which reveals a magnificent organ.
The Freemasons of Cheltenham invite Michael to share the secrets of their society.
Michael Portillo investigates the Victorian origins of snooker.
Michael Portillo enters the foul-smelling world of a Victorian tannery.
Michael Portillo stands trial at the Bloody Assizes in Taunton.
Michael Portillo lends a hand at a state-of-the-art train maintenance plant.
Michael Portillo takes to the footplate of a loco on the Bluebell Railway.
Michael Portillo uncovers the story of Britain's first purpose-built crematorium.
Michael Portillo is treated to a tour of the world's longest vine at Hampton Court Palace.
In Egham, a historic steam fair offers the original white-knuckle ride.