Aired Monday November 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pmon Yesterday

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 1 Episode 1: London to Monte Carlo

Michael Portillo retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide. Leaving London behind, armed with his 1913 guide, Michael follows the most popular route of the Edwardian traveller through France. His first stop is Paris where he absorbs the atmosphere of La Belle Epoque, before he travels south to the Cote D'Azur. He then ends his journey at Monte Carlo's gaming tables.

Documentary / Travel
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Cast and crew
  • Dave MinchinDirector
  • Michael PortilloHost