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Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Cullen to Cawdor

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 8 months

The stunning scenery of Scotland’s east coast continues to delight Michael Portillo as he travels by train around the Moray Firth. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Tynemouth to Bardon Mill

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 8 months

Michael starts a new railway journey in Newcastle, heading north to Berwick-upon-Tweed. His route takes in the River Tyne, Hadrian’s Wall, a former mining village and the fishing port of Amble. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Alnmouth to Bamburgh

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Michael travels from Alnmouth to Bamburgh Castle, an icon of Northumberland. Along the way, he takes to the waves in a traditional skiff and discover a fascinating map which charts shipwrecks. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Helensburgh to Connel

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

From the 250-year-old 'new town' of Helensburgh on the north bank of the Clyde, Michael Portillo takes his favourite West Highland Line across to the waters of Loch Etive. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Farne Islands to Berwick-upon-Tweed

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 8 months

Michael’s journey along the coast of Northumberland continues towards the Farne Islands, takes in the holy island of Lindisfarne, and finishes in England’s northernmost town, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Dunbar to Edinburgh

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Michael Portillo begins a series of coastal railway journeys around the British Isles, starting in Siccar Point, the site of an extraordinary 18th-century discovery, and finishing at Holyrood House. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Port Talbot to Pembrey Burry Port

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Michael Portillo’s rail adventure along the south coast of Wales reaches the town of Port Talbot, known across the world for its steel production. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Stirling to East Neuk

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 8 months

Michael Portillo travels from the medieval city of Stirling through Perth, the historic crowning place of Scottish monarchs, and into Kirkcaldy, where he revisits some fond family memories. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Avonmouth to Six Bells

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Michael Portillo begins a new railway journey along the south coast of Wales. He visits a largely intact Roman amphitheatre and learns about the regeneration efforts in the mining town of Six Bells. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Carmarthen to Pembroke

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 8 months

Michael Portillo travels the breathtaking rural coastline of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, visiting a bee garden with a quarter of a million honeybees, and Pembroke's magnificent Norman castle. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Invergordon to Tain

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 8 months

Michael Portillo’s Scottish coastal railway journey reaches Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth, the third great inlet on the northeast coast of the Highlands. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Forvie to Peterhead

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Michael Portillo’s Scottish railway journey reaches Aberdeen, from which he heads to the wild and beautiful Forvie National Nature Reserve and Scotland's most easterly town, Peterhead. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Mallaig to Isle of Lewis and Harris

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 8 months

Michael follows in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie as he travels over the sea to Skye, an island renowned for its wildlife, and then on to Lewis and Harris, home to the famous Harris Tweed. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Morpeth to Amble

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 8 months

Michael finds a historic collection of Northumbrian bagpipes in Morpeth, before heading up the East Coast Main Line to the fishing port of Amble. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Newcastle to Lynemouth

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 8 months

Michael heads north from Newcastle to the former mining town of Lynemouth. Along the way, he visits a work of landform art made from the spoil of a coal mine and learns sea shanties in Blyth. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

St Andrews to Stonehaven

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

Michael Portillo visits St Andrews, home to Scotland’s oldest university, in eastern Fife, before heading to the vibrant city of Dundee and the harbour town of Stonehaven. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Oban to Staffa

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

From the fishing port of Oban, Michael heads out to the Hebrides. He helps to harvest seaweed, visits the cradle of Christianity in Scotland, and sees a cave that inspired Felix Mendelssohn's music. Show more

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Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Milford Haven to Fishguard

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 8 months

Michael Portillo reaches the most westerly station in Wales, Milford Haven, the biggest energy port in the United Kingdom. He then heads north, visiting Britain's smallest city and its cathedral. Show more

Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Series 1

Lairg to Caithness

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 8 months

Michael Portillo's coastal railway journey takes him past lochs and castles on the Far North Line to Britain’s northernmost railway station at Thurso. Show more