Great British Railway Journeys

Torquay to Totnes

Series 1 - Episode 13 Torquay to Totnes



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 & Crew

Presenter Michael Portillo
Contributor David Braine
Executive Producer Charlie Bunce
Series Producer Fiona Caldwell
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