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Great Continental Railway Journeys

  • Season 1
  • 5 episodes
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.

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Episode 7: Switzerland - Part One

Summary

Following in the footsteps of early 20th-century travellers, Michael Portillo uses his 1913 copy of Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide to explore Switzerland, which was a favourite with Edwardian tourists. He begins in Basel before travelling east to visit the industrial regions of Zurich and learns about the engineering feats needed to thread the rail network through the Alps.

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PresenterMichael Portillo

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Series producerMichelle Heeley

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