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Great British Railway Journeys

  • Season 6
  • 20 episodes
  • Education
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Michael Portillo takes train journeys across Britiain, finding out how railways were used and the impact they have had on the places they link.

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Episode 16: Pembroke Dock to Swansea

Summary

Michael Portillo embarks on a new journey following his Bradshaw's handbook from south-west Wales to Cambridge, beginning in Pembroke Dock, where Queen Victoria's royal yachts were built. In the little market town of Naberth he investigates what caused rebels to dress up as women, later spending the night at an inn in Carmarthen where Horatio Nelson once met Emma Hamilton. Next day, the former politician pitches in with the volunteers who look after the Gwili Heritage line and ends his leg in Swansea, where he learns how to pose for a photograph in Victorian style.

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  • Episode 16

    Pembroke Dock to Swansea

    Summary

    Michael Portillo embarks on a new journey following his Bradshaw's handbook from south-west Wales to Cambridge, beginning in Pembroke Dock, where Queen Victoria's royal yachts were built. In the little market town of Naberth he investigates what caused rebels to dress up as women, later spending the night at an inn in Carmarthen where Horatio Nelson once met Emma Hamilton. Next day, the former politician pitches in with the volunteers who look after the Gwili Heritage line and ends his leg in Swansea, where he learns how to pose for a photograph in Victorian style.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterMichael Portillo

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerJohn Comerford
    Series producerAlison Kreps

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