Great British Railway Journeys

7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday 28 February

Southport to Leyland

Season 5 Episode 2 of 20

Michael Portillo continues his journey around north-west England in the elegant resort town of Southport, where the railways provided thousands of holidaymakers with the chance enjoy the fun of the fair. On his journey around some of the region's larger towns, the presenter uncovers the history of Victorian entrepreneurship in Wigan and the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in Bolton, before heading to smaller Leyland to get behind the wheel of a 100-year-old commercial vehicle

Great British Railway Journeys airs on Yesterday at 7:30 PM, Wednesday 28 February. (Subtitles.)
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Michael Portillo
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