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Great British Railway Journeys - Liverpool to Eccles


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 the public, and what of Bradshaw's Britain remains. His journey takes him coast to coast, from Liverpool to Scarborough, beginning on the world's first passenger railway line. On the first leg, Michael learns to speak Scouse in Liverpool, finds out about the first railway fatality and explores the origins of the Eccles cake.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-01-04 18:30:00 - 2010-01-04 19:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-01-12 00:30:00 - 2010-01-12 01:00:00 on BBC One North West, BBC One East, BBC One West, 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 West, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One South East,
  • 2010-01-13 01:20:00 - 2010-01-13 01:50:00 on BBC One Northern Ireland,
  • 2010-02-14 22:25:00 - 2010-02-14 22:55:00 on BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One London, BBC One South, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Cambridge,
  • 2010-02-14 22:45:00 - 2010-02-14 23:15:00 on BBC One Northern Ireland,
  • 2010-02-15 19:30:00 - 2010-02-15 20:00:00 on BBC One Scotland,
  • 2010-05-03 23:20:00 - 2010-05-03 23:50:00 on BBC One Wales,

Credits

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