About Great British Railway Journeys

Follow Michael Portillo whilst he investigates across country on great British railway.

Great British Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo embarks on another trail across the country with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook to discover how the railways have affected people and find out what remains of Bradshaw's Britain.

Michael Portillo embarks on an epic quest by track.

Michael Portillo embarks on an epic quest by track.

From Great Yarmouth to Beccles, Sudbury to Southend, Brockenhurst to Poole and Oxford to Pershore, Michael explores the ancient routes our ancestors took, as well as discovering characters from our history while, of course, exploring Britain’s majestic countryside.