Great British Railway Journeys - Complete Series 1-5 (23 disc box set) [DVD]

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Format: Box set, Dolby, PAL Language: English Number of discs: 23 Classification: Exempt Studio: FremantleMedia International DVD Release Date: 26 Oct. 2015 Run Time: 3365 minutes Product Description This 23...

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  • Format: Box set, Dolby, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 23
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: FremantleMedia International
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Oct. 2015
  • Run Time: 3365 minutes

  • Product Description

    This 23 disc set features all 115 episodes from the first five series of Great British Railway Journeys in one complete box set.

    Join Michael Portillo as he retraces the journeys that were first documented in the monthly railway guide, Bradshaw's Handbook.

    SERIES 1:

    Liverpool to Scarborough

    Preston to Kirkcaldy

    Swindon to Penzance

    Buxton to London

    Michael explores the secret ammunition factory at Gretna, sails the last steam boat on Lake Windermere, learns to talk 'scouse in Liverpool, takes a dip in Bath Spa, cooks a traditional curry in Birmingham, tries his hand at oyster fishing in Cornwall and meets survivors of the Coventry Blitz.

    SERIES 2:

    Brighton to Cromer

    Ledbury to Holyhead

    Newcastle to Melton Mowbray

    London Bridge to Hastings

     

    Ayr to Skye

     

    Michael samples some classic Cromer crab, gets a rare chance to drive a heritage diesel and gets up close and personal with a pedigree Hereford bull. He also discovers a secret World War II chemical weapons plant at Rhydmwyn, takes a steam train across the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, attempts to make an authentic Melton Mowbray pork pie, discovers how the railways turned cricket into a national sport and hunts for gold in Scotland's mountains.

    SERIES 3:

    Great Yarmouth to London

    Windsor to Portland

    Oxford to Milford Haven

    Berwick-upon-Tweed to Isle of Man

    Goes to Ireland::Dublin to Londonderry

    Michael follows the route of the Great Eastern Line, goes in the footsteps of Queen Victoria, travels west, from Oxford in the heart of England, through the Malvern Hills and into Wales. On his fourth journey, he goes through some of the North's most dramatic scenery to end on the beautiful and unique Isle of Man with his final journey of the series taking him across the Irish sea.

    SERIES 4:

    High Wycombe to Aberystwyth

    Portsmouth to Grimsby

    Stirling to John O'Groats

    Paddington to Newton Abbot

    Goes to Ireland: Killarney to Galway

    Michael follows the track that helped fuel the Industrial Revolution and then travels between two historic docks - Portsmouth & Grimsby. He explores the awe-inspiring scenery of rural and coastal Scotland and retraces the footsteps of the master engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Finally he goes to the Republic of Ireland.

    SERIES 5:

    Manchester to Chesterfield

    London to Leeds

    Southampton to Wolverhampton

    Norwich to Chichester

    Michael goes from Manchester, where Bradshaw was born, to Chesterfield , the burial place of George Stephenson, the father of the railway. He's guided by his Bradshaw's from London's Euston to Leeds and then travels from Southampton to Wolverhampton where he hears Queen Victoria made an emotional visit. Then he goes from Norwich to Chichester and a taste of life in the fast lane at Goodwood.

    Please Note:

    These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players.

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