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Great Continental Railway Journeys

  • 2011
  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Travel
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Returning for a new run in 2011, Michael Portillo examines the history of Maidstone's paper industry; discovers how the railway transformed the game of golf in Prestwick; meets the great-great-granddaughter of George Bradshaw; and goes whelk fishing in Whitstable.

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Episode 25: Lochailort to Skye

Summary

In the final leg of his journey from Ayr to Skye, Michael Portillo discovers how the railways provided Second World War commandos with the means to travel to the isolated landscape of Lochailort, where they were able to train without attracting the attention of German spies. He also learns why langoustines have replaced herring as the best catch in the fishing port of Mallaig, and explores the history of Highland crofters

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PresenterMichael Portillo
Series producerFiona Caldwell
Executive producerCharlie Bunce

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