Series 9


Series 9

Michael Portillo fast tracks to the early 20th century to embark on a series of railway journeys through Edwardian Britain.


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Cromer to Cambridge

1. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Cromer to Cambridge

Michael Portillo takes a pot shot at the sport of kings at a country estate.

Letchworth Garden City to Herne Hill

2. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Letchworth Garden City to Herne Hill

Michael discovers a favoured haunt of King Edward VII.

Croydon to Shoreham-by-Sea

3. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Croydon to Shoreham-by-Sea

Michael uncovers a once-celebrated, now forgotten composer with an uncannily familiar name

Chichester to Cowes

4. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Chichester to Cowes

Michael Portillo encounters an Edwardian motoring duo patronised by King Edward VII.

Swanwick to Brownsea Island

5. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Swanwick to Brownsea Island

Michael Portillo builds a bivouac with a group of Scouts and learns about war horses.

Whitland to Swansea

6. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Whitland to Swansea

Michael discovers the restored home of the poet Dylan Thomas.

Pontyclun to Ebbw Vale Town

7. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Pontyclun to Ebbw Vale Town

Michael strikes gold at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant.

Newport to Clevedon/Yatton/Bristol Channel

8. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Newport to Clevedon/Yatton/Bristol Channel

Michael prepares an Airbus 380 for a smooth landing at Filton.

Taunton to Newton Abbot

9. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Taunton to Newton Abbot

Michael Portillo is led a merry dance in Stogumber - all in the name of fertility.

Plymouth to The Lizard

10. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Plymouth to The Lizard

Michael Portillo boldly goes to the moon by way of the Cornish Riviera Express!

Hull to Malton

11. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Hull to Malton

Michael Portillo begins in the East Yorkshire port of Hull, where he heads for the docks.

York to Frizinghall

12. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, York to Frizinghall

Michael Portillo conducts important research in an historic tea room.

Sheffield to Nantwich

13. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Sheffield to Nantwich

Michael Portillo discovers an enormous, beautifully preserved 20th-century steam engine.

Liverpool to Dolgarrog

14. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Liverpool to Dolgarrog

Michael takes a trip down his own memory lane in Maghull on the outskirts of Liverpool.

Criccieth to Caernarfon

15. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 9, Criccieth to Caernarfon

In picturesque Snowdonia, Michael Portillo braves the fastest zip line in the world.