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Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Farnborough to Winchester

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Michael is heading for Farnborough, Hampshire, famous today for its airshow and home to what was then the Royal Aircraft Establishment. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Colchester to Chadwell Heath

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Michael Portillo continues his Bradshaw’s-inspired journey through East Anglia, where he discovers the Essex origins of the BBC and joins the Women’s Land Army to pick damsons at Tiptree. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Potters Bar to Cardington

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Michael’s Bradshaw travels resume in leafy Hertfordshire, where he attempts a canoe slalom course, visits the estate of Dame Barbara Cartland and hears the shocking story of the R101 airship. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Bangor to Betws-y-Coed

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Michael Portillo continues his 1936 Bradshaw’s-inspired railway tour of north Wales in the coastal city of Bangor, before turning south to Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Sawbridgeworth to Cambridge

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Steered by his Bradshaw’s guide, Michael Portillo heads for the Hertfordshire village of Perry Green to learn about Henry Moore, one of the defining artists of British modernism. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Newmarket to Walsingham

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Michael Portillo is in Suffolk on the last leg of his 1930s Bradshaw’s-inspired tour of East Anglia, visiting the racecourse at Newmarket and the Roman Catholic shrine at Walsingham. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Blaenau Ffestiniog to Barmouth

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Michael heads across the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia to the coastal towns of Porthmadog, Portmeirion and Barmouth. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Aberystwyth to Newtown

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Armed with his 1930s Bradshaw’s Guide, Michael travels from Aberystwyth into the Cambrian Mountains at Devil’s Bridge and finishes in Newtown, Powys. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Crewe to Shotton

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Michael Portillo is in Crewe, a town steeped in railway history and immortalised in Victorian music hall, to investigate the making of the iconic cinema classic The Night Mail during the 1930s. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Rhyl to Anglesey

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Michael’s 1930s Bradshaw’s-inspired railway tour of north Wales takes him to a coast lined by magnificent castles and sweeping bays. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

West Ruislip to Windsor

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Michael Portillo heads for leafy Hatch End, where he investigates an illustrator whose work was so popular in the 1920s and 30s that his name entered the English dictionary. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Stoke Mandeville to Beaconsfield

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Michael Portillo continues his travels through England's Home Counties at Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire, where he discovers the legacy of a German Jewish doctor who fled the Nazis. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Saxmundham to Dedham

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Armed with his 1930s Bradshaw’s, Michael Portillo explores interwar East Anglia. Starting at Sutton Hoo, he visits the experimental Summerhill School and learns about the Kindertransport refugees. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Oxford to Abingdon

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Michael Portillo strikes out on another series of railway journeys, starting with a tour of the Home Counties and beyond in the city of dreaming spires, Oxford. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 12

Guildford to Aldershot

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Michael Portillo resumes his tour of the Home Counties in the picturesque and historic county town of Guildford. Show more