Great British Railway Journeys

Series 1 - 1. Liverpool to Eccles

Liverpool to Eccles

About this programme

1/20. Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook to discover how the railways have affected people and find out what remains of Bradshaw's Britain. He begins in Liverpool by learning to speak Scouse, before researching the first railway fatality and exploring the origins of the Eccles cake.

Cast and crew


Michael Portillo


Executive Producer
Charlie Bunce
Series Producer
Fiona Caldwell