Great Continental Railway Journeys
12:00 PM
La Coruna to Lisbon
Season 3 Episode 4 of 6

Michael Portillo uses his 1913 copy of Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide as he travels through Spain and Portugal. He begins in the city of La Coruna, where he examines the Celtic roots of the Galician people and tries to master the bagpipes, before meeting walkers from all over the world on the pilgrims' trail to Santiago de Compostela. Heading across the border to Porto, Michael finds out about the origins of Britain's long alliance with the Portuguese, and finishes his journey in the capital Lisbon

Great Continental Railway Journeys airs on Yesterday at 12:00 PM, Friday 8 December.
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Michael Portillo
Alison Kreps
Series Producer
John Comerford
Executive Producer