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Great Continental Railway Journeys (Series 2)

Great Continental Railway Journeys (Series 2) is a BBC travel documentary series presented by Michael Portillo, traveling on the great train routes of Europe, as Michael retraces more of the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide. In the series, Michael Portillo travels around continental Europe, steered by his 1913 railway guide, from Gibraltar at the southern edge of Spain to Oslo in Norway, from Bordeaux in France to Prague in the Czech Republic. The sis episodes are: Madrid to Gibraltar, Turin to Venice, Dresden to Kiel, Copenhagen to Oslo, Prague to Munich, and Bordeaux to Bilbao.

Episode 1 - Madrid to Gibraltar
Armed with his 1913 railway guide, Michael Portillo returns to his native Spain to discover what the intrepid tourists of the Belle Epoque experienced on their travels through the fading Spanish empire.

Episode 2 - Turin to Venice
Steered by his 1913 railway guide, Michael Portillo takes the train from the former political capital of Italy, Turin, to Casanova's capital of romance, Venice.

Episode 3 - Dresden to Kiel
Michael Portillo explores Germany, the powerhouse of today's European Union, and learns how tourists in the early 20th century would have been visiting quite a new country.

Episode 4 - Copenhagen to Oslo
Michael Portillo explores Scandinavia. After braving one of the world's oldest rollercoasters in Copenhagen, Michael takes the train across the Oresund Bridge linking Denmark to Sweden.

Episode 5 - Prague to Munich
Michael Portillo travels from Bohemia to Bavaria. He explores the stunning art nouveau architecture of the Czech capital and encounters a fire breathing dragon in Furth-im-Wald.

Episode 6 - Bordeaux to Bilbao
Following in the footsteps of early 20th century British tourists, Michael Portillo sets off with his 1913 railway guide to sample the delights of the French and Spanish Atlantic coast.


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Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia.
Great Continental Railway Journeys (Series 1)
Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe - featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide: London to Monte Carlo, Hungary to Austria, Berlin to the Rhein, Switzerland, and Amsterdam to Northern France.
Great Continental Railway Journeys (Series 3)
With Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide in hand, Michael Portillo travels by train: Russia (Tula to St. Petersburg); Italy (Rome to Taormina); Poland (Warsaw to Krakow); Portugal (La Coruna to Lisbon); Israel (Haifa to Negev); and France (Lyon to Marseille).