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Plymouth to the Lizard

Series 9 - Episode 10 Plymouth to the Lizard

Thursday 7pm - 7:30pm Yesterday
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Friday, 12pm - 12:30pm Yesterday


On the trail of an historic achievement made at the dawn of the Edwardian era, Michael Portillo investigates the first radio signal to be sent across the Atlantic. Then, in Plymouth, he uncovers what happened to surviving crew members of the most famous ocean liner in history, the Titanic. Later, at Fowey, the former politician rediscovers a lost literary figure known as Q, who immortalised the town in his novels.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Portillo
Director Titus Ogilvy
Series Producer Alison Kreps
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