Aired Friday April 19, 12:30pm - 1:00pmon Yesterday

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 11 Episode 10: Taunton to Salisbury Plain

Michael Portillo crosses the county line from Devon into Somerset on his rail exploration of the West Country steered by his 1930s Bradshaw's guide. He sees first-hand how willow farmers sought to overcome the challenge from the production of synthetic plastics during the 1930s. He hears how tourism for all budgets spread across the region.

Documentary / Travel
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Cast and crew
  • Anthony HollandDirector
  • Michael PortilloHost