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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 - Reversions

Episode 1: London to Monte Carlo: Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Armed with his 1913 railway guide, Michael Portillo follows the most popular Edwardian route through France. He makes his first stop in Paris. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 - Reversions

Episode 2: London to Monte Carlo: Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Armed with his 1913 guide, Michael Portillo takes the most popular Edwardian route through France. He travels south to the Cote d'Azur and Monte Carlo. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 - Reversions

Episode 3: Hungary to Austria: Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Armed with his 1913 guide, Michael Portillo explores the once-great empire of Austria-Hungary, domain of the famous Habsburg monarchs. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 - Reversions

Episode 4: Hungary to Austria: Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Armed with his 1913 guide, Michael Portillo explores the once great empire of Austria-Hungary. He begins this leg in Vienna and continues on to Salzburg. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 - Reversions

Episode 5: Switzerland: Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Portillo uses his 1913 railway guide to explore Switzerland, whose remarkable railways helped make it a favourite with Edwardian tourists. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 - Reversions

Episode 8: Amsterdam to Northern France Part 2

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Portillo visits the forest of Compiegne to hear how, after four years of conflict, the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 - Reversions

Episode 9: Berlin to the Rhein Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Portillo's journey through Germany begins in Berlin, which at the beginning of the 20th century was a powerhouse of science and technology. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 - Reversions

Episode 10: Berlin to the Rhein Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Portillo continues through the industrial Ruhr Valley to learn how imperial Germany was war-ready, before travelling south to Cologne. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 - Reversions

Episode 6: Switzerland: Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Portillo heads for the glorious Alps and learns how astonishing engineering feats conquered the most challenging peaks before taking in Lake Lucerne. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 - Reversions

Episode 7: Amsterdam to Northern France Part 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Portillo experiences the cities of the pre-war Low Countries and tastes the delicacies of Brussels. He then travels to the western front. Show more