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Great American Railroad Journeys

Series 4

Halifax to Prince Edward Island

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Michael Portillo begins a new journey on the tracks of the Ocean line to explore Canada’s maritime provinces en route to Quebec City. Show more

Escape to the Country

Series 16 (45-Minute Versions)

Episode 5: Suffolk

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Jonnie Irwin goes property-hunting with young parents from Stevenage who are seeking an authentic country lifestyle in Suffolk and a rural family home. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 7 (Shortened Versions)

Episode 3

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

Michael Portillo travels from the chateaux of the Loire Valley to the heart of the Champagne region at Reims, seeing stained-glass windows in Orleans that celebrate the life of Joan of Arc. Show more

To Buy or Not to Buy

Series 11

Episode 67: Wendover

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Property series. Can Simon O'Brien and Jonny Benarr come to the aid of two house hunters who haven't moved home for almost thirty years?

To Buy or Not to Buy

Series 11

Episode 56: Cotteridge

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Property series. Eastern Europe meets the midlands as Nikki Bedi and Ed Hall come to the aid of a couple in search of a home in Birmingham.

To Buy or Not to Buy

Series 10

Episode 68: Dorset Coast

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

It's Dorset or bust as Nikki Bedi and Ed Hall travel to the coast to find a 'forever home' for a retired couple.

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 4 - Reversions

Episode 9: The Black Forest to Hannover - Part 1

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Michael Portillo travels from the Black Forest to Hanover, via Heidelberg, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Goettingen University. Show more

Great Asian Railway Journeys

Series 1 - 60-Minute Versions

Jakarta to Borobudur

Duration: 58 minutes

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

In the heaving megacity of Jakarta, Michael Portillo uncovers Indonesia’s colonial past as part of a Dutch empire and its rich history as a port. Show more

Great Asian Railway Journeys

Series 1 - 60-Minute Versions

Yogyakarta to Surabaya

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Beginning in Java’s royal city, Yogyakarta, Michael Portillo visits the Sultan’s Palace and witnesses the ancient art of shadow puppetry, known as wayang. Show more

To Buy or Not to Buy

Series 11

Episode 68: Portsmouth

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Property series. Jonny Benarr and Ed Hall take on a once in a lifetime challenge, finding three houseboats for a sea fairing couple.

To Buy or Not to Buy

Series 11

Episode 70: Stamford

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Property series. Ed Hall and Jonny Benarr come to the aid of a man forced to house hunt with his mother in law in Stamford.

DIY SOS

Series 25

Episode 4: The Big Build - Warrington

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Home renovation series. Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team head to Warrington to help an electrician who suffered a massive stroke which left him partially paralysed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Knowles
Participant:
Charlie Luxton
Executive Producer:
Robi Dutta
Series Producer:
Paolo Proto
Director:
Ben Rowland
Producer:
Ben Rowland

DIY SOS

Series 25

Episode 5: The Big Build - Orpington

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Home renovation series. Nick Knowles and the team help adapt a home for a hospital worker injured in a motorcycle accident. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Knowles
Participant:
Gabrielle Blackman
Executive Producer:
Robi Dutta
Series Producer:
Paolo Proto
Director:
Ben Rowland

DIY SOS

Series 23

Episode 3: The Big Build - Enfield

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Home renovation series. This is a build that exerts an extraordinary effect on all those taking part, with friends, neighbours and trades all rallying round to help. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nick Knowles
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Simon Knight
Producer:
Ben Rowland
Director:
Ben Rowland

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 7

Stockholm to the Arctic Circle

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Michael makes a scenic journey from Stockholm to Abisko. Michael celebrates Midsummer in Marielund, learns to decorate a Dala horse in Mora and takes an icy dip in one of the country’s 96,000 lakes. 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

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 Continental Railway Journeys

Series 4 - Reversions

Episode 10: The Black Forest to Hannover - Part 2

Duration: 29 minutes

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

At Goettingen University, Michael Portillo discovers two sides of student life at the turn of the 20th century. Show more

Great Australian Railway Journeys

Series 1 Reversions

Canberra to Melbourne – Part 2

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Michael Portillo continues his exploration of southeast Australia in Melbourne, Victoria, guided by his 1913 Bradshaw. Show more

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 5 - Reversions

Episode 6: Genoa to Brenner Pass Part 2

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Michael Portillo continues his journey. At La Spezia Michael discovers how Italy's imperial ambitions put her at the forefront of modern aerial warfare. Show more