Great Continental Railway Journeys

Batumi to Baku - Part Two

Series 6 - Episode 4 Batumi to Baku - Part Two

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Summary

Michael Portillo takes in Georgia and Azerbaijan as he journeys through the former Russian empire. He takes a trip along the 120-mile Georgian Military Road, built by the colonising Russian army in the early 19th century, discovers that a Briton was the first to conquer the highest mountain in the Caucasus range and samples the amber wine of Georgia. Arriving in Azerbaijan, he is treated to a display of Chovgan, the national horseback game, and learns about the country's role in the 19th-century oil industry.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Portillo
Director Dave Minchin
Series Producer Alison Kreps
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