Great British Railway Journeys

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Monday 17 June

Plymouth to the Lizard

Season 9 Episode 10 of 15

On the trail of an historic achievement made at the dawn of the Edwardian era, Michael Portillo investigates the first radio signal to be sent across the Atlantic. Then, in Plymouth, he uncovers what happened to surviving crew members of the most famous ocean liner in history, the Titanic. Later, at Fowey, the former politician rediscovers a lost literary figure known as Q, who immortalised the town in his novels

Great British Railway Journeys airs on Yesterday at 12:00 PM, Monday 17 June. (Subtitles.)
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