Great British Railway Journeys

Series 6
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Series 6, Episode 19 - Oxford to Luton

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Michael Portillo visits Oxford University's Bodleian library to see Victorian treasures including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein manuscript.
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Series 6, Episode 18 - Abergavenny to Hanborough

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Michael Portillo visits Big Pit coal mine in Blaenavon and learns about 19th-century developments in angling.
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Series 6, Episode 17 - Swansea to Hereford

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Michael Portillo begins in the ruinous gardens at Aberglasney House near Llandeilo and finishes this leg of his journey at a traditional cider house in Hereford.
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Series 6, Episode 16 - Pembroke Dock to Swansea

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Michael Portillo begins the first leg of a journey from south-west Wales to Cambridge, visiting an inn in Carmarthen where Horatio Nelson once met Emma Hamilton.
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Series 6, Episode 15 - Newcastle to Lindisfarne

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Michael Portillo travels from Newcastle to Lindisfarne, exploring the lime kilns, and learns how Christianity spread across northern England in the 7th century.
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Series 6, Episode 14 - Middlesbrough to Hexham

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Michael Portillo travels from Middlesbrough to Hexham, learning about eighth-century monk the Venerable Bede at St Paul's monastery in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear.
Series 9
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Series 9, Episode 14 - Liverpool to Dolgarrog

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Michael Portillo travels between Liverpool and Wales, finding a miniature tank engine made by Frank Hornby and visiting the ruins of Gwrych Castle.
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Series 9, Episode 13 - Sheffield to Nantwich

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Michael Portillo travels to the steel city of Sheffield where he discovers an early 20th century steam engine, before heading to Nantwich.
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Series 6, Episode 13 - Hessle to York

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Michael Portillo travels from Hessle in East Yorkshire to York, along the way learning about the technology that made the Humber Bridge possible.
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Series 6, Episode 12 - Boston to Hensall

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Michael Portillo travels from the south Lincolnshire town of Boston to Hensall, North Yorkshire, discovering the origins of a favourite Victorian apple along the way.
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