Great British Railway Journeys

Plymouth to Porthcurno

Series 7 - Episode 10 Plymouth to Porthcurno

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Summary

In Plymouth, Michael Portillo finds out about the Royal Navy's fighting spirit and mixes his own blend of `ruin'. Then, crossing into Cornwall, he learns about the last bridge to be built by renowned engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. By Tre, Pol and Pen, the ex-politician comes to know Cornishmen and how to prepare the perfect pasty. This leg of his journey ends in a small village, which in Victorian times became a hub of global communications.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Portillo
Executive Producer John Comerford
Series Producer Alison Kreps
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