Great Continental Railway Journeys (Series 3)
Great Continental Railway Journeys (Series 3) 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 this series, with Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide in hand, Michael Portillo takes us on a journey through the countries in Europe and Middle East: 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).
Episode 1 - Tula to St. Petersburg
With Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide in hand, Michael Portillo penetrates the eastern extreme of Europe to journey through the vast country of Russia.
Episode 2 - Rome to Taormina
Michael Portillo takes the train down the spine of Italy from Rome to Sicily.
Episode 3 - Warsaw to Krakow
With his 1913 Bradshaw's in hand, Michael Portillo journeys deep into central Europe to explore a country where east meets west: Poland.
Episode 4 - La Coruna to Lisbon
Armed with his 1913 Bradshaw, Michael Portillo explores a very different Spain from the one he knows best and ventures across its border with Britain's oldest ally, Portugal.
Episode 5 - Haifa to Negev
Following his 1913 Bradshaw's guide, Michael ventures beyond Europe to the Holy Land. His journey begins in Haifa in modern-day Israel.
Episode 6 - Lyon to Marseille
Michael Portillo follows in the footsteps of Edwardian travellers to trace a route recommended in his Bradshaw's guide, journeying from the heart of France to the Mediterranean coast.
|Europe - wikipedia
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 2)
Michael Portillo travels around continental Europe, steered by his 1913 railway guide: Madrid to Gibraltar, Turin to Venice, Dresden to Kiel, Copenhagen to Oslo, Prague to Munich, and Bordeaux to Bilbao.