Aired Tuesday June 25, 7:00pm - 7:30pmon BBC Four

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 10 Episode 14: Piccadilly Circus to Gravesend

Michael Portillo hits the West End to explore an exotic store, which was a favourite among Edwardian ladies. At Covent Garden's Royal Ballet School he hears how in 1909 a Russian ballet company took London by storm and how its prima ballerina inspired the school's founding choreographer. Leaving the capital from Charing Cross, Michael heads for Dartford in Kent, where he discovers the origins of netball and gymslips at the North Kent College.

Documentary / Travel
Original air date
Cast and crew
  • Cassie FarrellDirector
  • Michael PortilloHost