Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo: Series 12 and 13
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6 December 2023
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5 disc set containing 25 episodes and 5 wonderful journeys
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Armed with a 1936 edition of Bradshaw’s Handbook, Michael Portillo takes to the tracks to navigate the golden age of rail travel, when glamorous locomotives travelled at world-record speed through a discernibly modern era of mass consumption. As Art Deco cinemas and dance halls entertained millions, industrial Britain was thrown into unemployment and poverty as storm clouds gathered across the Channel.