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Great American Railroad Journeys

Series 4 Episode 1: Ninilchik to Wasilla

Michael Portillo heads for the Last Frontier of the United States armed with his 1899 Appleton's Guide-Book to Alaska. Beginning his journey amid the snow-capped mountains and ice-cold inlets of the Kenai Peninsula, Michael finds the golden onion domes of a Russian Orthodox church along with traditional Russian food and costume and discovers that, 150 years ago, Alaska was a Russian colony.

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