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Great British Railway Journeys

Series 10 Episode 12: Reading to Taplow

Michael Portillo picks up his rail journey from Warwick to Rye along the River Thames. In Reading, he traces the origins of education for workers. Messing about in boats is the name of the game in Henley on Thames, where Michael slips into a launch to hear about the world-famous regatta. Afternoon tea on the bank offers a chance to hear about four heroes of early 20th-century literary classic `The Wind in the Willows'.

Documentary / Travel
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Cast and crew
  • Cassie FarrellDirector
  • Michael PortilloHost