Great British Railway Journeys

Walsall to Bournville

Series 1 - Episode 18 Walsall to Bournville

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Summary

Michael Portillo's journey from Buxton to London continues in Walsall, where he visits a leather business that still supplies the Queen with saddlery. He then explores how the centre of Birmingham has changed since Bradshaw's times, and is taught how to cook a curry by the owner of a leading Indian restaurant. Finally, he heads to the village of Bournville, where he learns how the railway transformed the fortunes of the Cadbury brothers.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Portillo
Executive Producer Charlie Bunce
Series Producer Fiona Caldwell
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