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Great British Railway Journeys

Series 9

Episode 6: Whitland to Swansea

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Michael Portillo journeys from the coalfields of south Wales to the southernmost tip of Cornwall. Michael discovers the restored home of the poet Dylan Thomas. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 9

Episode 8: Newport to Clevedon/Yatton/Bristol Channel

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Michael Portillo discovers the birthplace of British aviation in Bristol and prepares an Airbus 380 for a smooth landing at Filton. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 9

Episode 9: Taunton to Newton Abbot

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

With purple, green and yellow ribbons flying, and sporting ankle bells, Michael Portillo is led a merry dance in Stogumber - all in the name of fertility. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 9

Episode 10: Plymouth to the Lizard

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Steered by his early 20th-century Bradshaw's railway guide, Michael Portillo boldly goes to the moon by way of the Cornish Riviera Express. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 9

Episode 7: Pontyclun to Ebbw Vale Town

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 7 months

Michael Portillo strikes gold at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, where after much frisking, he gains access to the inner vaults. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 11

Limehouse to Rochford

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

On this leg, Michael alights at Limehouse in east London for Cable Street, which became the focus of Britain's fight against fascism in the 1930s. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 11

Canterbury to Alexandra Palace

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Beginning in Canterbury in Kent, Michael treads the boards as he uncovers the political message behind a play, published in 1936, inspired by the 12th-century murder of Archbishop Thomas à Becket. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 11

Witham to Felixstowe

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Michael Portillo's railway journey reaches Witham in Essex. Here he visits the factory of the world's oldest supplier of metal framed windows which became popular in the 30s. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 11

Saxmundham to Norwich

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Michael Portillo heads for Snape Maltings, a concert and arts venue, and learns how the music and life of one of Britain’s greatest composers was shaped by the sea and his Suffolk surroundings. Show more

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 11

Attleborough to Skegness

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Michael Portillo is in Attleborough, at the headquarters of an international horse welfare organization which was established in the late 1920s, where he learns about the charity's pioneering founder. Show more

Escape to the Country

Series 22

Shropshire

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Chris Bavin and today’s couple marvel at Shropshire’s stunning countryside in between checking out some tempting homes from the county’s property market. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Bavin
Series Producer:
Titus Ogilvy
Series Editor:
Emma Smith
Executive Producer:
John Comerford
Production Company:
Fremantle

Escape to the Country

Series 22

Buckinghamshire

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Leafy Buckinghamshire is Sonali Shah’s destination today, where she’s helping a London couple search for their dream countryside home. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sonali Shah
Series Producer:
Titus Ogilvy
Series Editor:
Emma Smith
Executive Producer:
John Comerford
Production Company:
Fremantle

Escape to the Country

Series 22

Wye Valley

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Steve Brown shows a couple around some tempting properties in the Wye Valley on the border between England and Wales. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Brown
Series Producer:
Titus Ogilvy
Series Editor:
Emma Smith
Executive Producer:
John Comerford
Production Company:
Fremantle

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Nicki Chapman shows a family from London around Kent before taking a trip down memory lane at her mum's beach hut in Herne Bay. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicki Chapman
Series Producer:
Titus Ogilvy
Series Editor:
Emma Smith
Executive Producer:
John Comerford
Production Company:
Fremantle

Escape to the Country

Series 22

Dorset

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 11 months

Ginny Buckley helps a couple who have been living in Canada since the 1980s find a new home in Dorset. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ginny Buckley
Executive Producer:
John Comerford
Series Editor:
Emma Smith
Series Producer:
Titus Ogilvy
Production Company:
Fremantle

Escape to the Country

Series 22

Cambridgeshire

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Returning home after seven years in Switzerland, today’s couple are expecting a baby and have called on Margherita Taylor to help them find a family home in Cambridgeshire. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Titus Ogilvy
Series Editor:
Emma Smith
Executive Producer:
John Comerford
Production Company:
Fremantle

Escape to the Country

Series 22

The Gower

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 11 months

The sun shines all week long as Alistair Appleton helps a couple to move one step closer to their dream of a new life on the gorgeous Gower Peninsula in Wales. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
John Comerford
Series Editor:
Emma Smith
Series Producer:
Titus Ogilvy
Production Company:
Fremantle

Escape to the Country

Series 22

Gloucestershire

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 11 months

A creative couple from London want to leave city life behind in search of new adventures in Gloucestershire, and Chris Bavin is on hand to guide them. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Bavin
Executive Producer:
John Comerford
Series Editor:
Emma Smith
Series Producer:
Titus Ogilvy
Production Company:
Fremantle

Escape to the Country

Series 22

Lancashire and Cumbria Borders

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for 11 months

Briony May Williams helps a couple look for a new home in the countryside of Cumbria or Lancashire. She also visits one of the finest restaurants in the country. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
John Comerford
Series Editor:
Emma Smith
Series Producer:
Titus Ogilvy
Production Company:
Fremantle

Escape to the Country

Series 22

Norfolk

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 8 months

Alistair Appleton helps an opera singer and his husband find a house with space inside to hold small concerts and a garden big enough to keep a couple of pigs. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
John Comerford
Series Editor:
Emma Smith
Series Producer:
Titus Ogilvy
Production Company:
Fremantle