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Great British Railway Journeys: Series 5-8

Synopsis
In this 15-disc set, Conservative politician Michael Portillo charts the great British romance with the railways. Armed with his copy of George Bradshaw’s famous railway handbook, he retraces seventeen journeys that were first documented in the Victorian guide (and an additional two from its Irish companion), witnessing what’s changed and discovering how our love of the railways began. Throughout, he makes stops at some of Britain’s most beautiful cities and secluded villages, meeting extraordinary people and hearing how their lives have been shaped by the railways.
Series
Great British Railway Journeys
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
History
Keywords
maps and mapping; railways; travel writing; Great Britain; George Bradshaw (1800-1853)

Credits

Contributor
Michael Portillo

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£35.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
2175 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
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Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
Founded in 1997, Network specialises in distributing niche television programmes, predominantly licensed from Granada Ventures and Fremantle. They have recently branched into feature film distribution. Sale via retail outlets or direct via Network’s website, which has some’web exclusive’ offers.

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