Great British Railway Journeys

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Sunday 25 February

Southampton to Basingstoke

Season 5 Episode 11 of 20

Michael Portillo embarks on the first leg of a journey from Southampton to Wolverhampton, beginning by being taught how to set a table aboard the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth. In the village of Netley he finds the remains of an extensive military hospital built by order of Queen Victoria, and ends his travels in Basingstoke, where he learns out about a pitched battle between townspeople and the Salvation Army

Great British Railway Journeys airs on Yesterday at 12:00 PM, Sunday 25 February. (Subtitles.)
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Michael Portillo
Alison Kreps
Series Producer
John Comerford
Executive Producer