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Great British Railway Journeys - Filey to Scarborough


Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. In a series of four epic journeys, Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw's Britain remains. His first journey is from Liverpool to Scarborough. Michael goes bird-watching on the wild cliffs of Flamborough Head, learns to decipher traditional knitting patterns in Filey and meets one of the oldest residents of the Victorian seaside resort of Scarborough - a 4,000-year-old skeleton called Gristhorpe Man.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-01-08 18:30:00 - 2010-01-08 19:00:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-01-09 19:00:00 - 2010-01-09 19:30:00 on BBC Two Scotland,
  • 2010-01-16 02:25:00 - 2010-01-16 02:55:00 on BBC One North West, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One London, BBC One South, BBC One North East, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One South West, BBC One West, BBC One Wales,
  • 2010-04-18 22:55:00 - 2010-04-18 23:25:00 on BBC One Wales, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One London, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One North West, BBC One North East, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland,
  • 2010-04-18 23:45:00 - 2010-04-19 00:15:00 on BBC One Northern Ireland,

Credits

  • Presenter Michael Portillo
  • Executive Producer Charlie Bunce
  • Producer Fiona Caldwell
  • Presenter Michael Portillo
  • Executive Producer Charlie Bunce
  • Producer Fiona Caldwell
  • Presenter Michael Portillo
  • Executive Producer Charlie Bunce
  • Producer Fiona Caldwell