Great British Railway Journeys

Port Talbot to Milford Haven

Series 3 - Episode 15 Port Talbot to Milford Haven

Wed 27 Jan 7:30pm - 8pm Yesterday
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Thu 28 Jan, 11:30am - 12pm Yesterday


Last week in Radio Times Justin Webb waxed nostalgic about the British and railways, observing, “We invented trains in the UK and we still love them.” If his words happened to strike a chord, then you may want to climb aboard Yesterday’s stopping service, as the channel gives over its schedules to a slew of rail-related series.

All have proved popular on other channels, of course: today there’s BBC2’s abiding Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo and Channel 5’s absorbing Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways. Tomorrow they’re joined by Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways.


Michael Portillo ends his journey through the west of England and south Wales by exploring the connection between the Victorian railway and Port Talbot's steelworks. He then follows the trail of 19th-century waterfall hunters in Neath, and reveals Milford Haven's whaling past.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Portillo
Executive Producer John Comerford
Series Producer Jay Taylor
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