Great British Railway Journeys

Series 1 - 13. Torquay to Totnes

Torquay to Totnes

About this programme

13/20. On his journey from Swindon to Penzance, Michael Portillo explores Torquay, where he meets meteorologist David Braine to find out whether the town is Britain's warmest spot. He then takes a trip on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, and spends the night at the Royal Castle Hotel in Dartmouth, where he learns about the town's naval past. After sailing up the River Dart he arrives in Totnes, and discovers the community's efforts to become more environmentally friendly.

Cast and crew


Michael Portillo
David Braine


Executive Producer
Charlie Bunce
Series Producer
Fiona Caldwell