Great Railway Journeys, originally titled "Great Railway Journeys of the World", is a recurring series of travel documentaries produced by BBC Television. The premise of each programme is that the presenter, typically a well-known figure from the arts or media, would make a journey by train, usually through a country or to a destination to which they had a personal connection. There were four series broadcast on BBC Two between 1980 and 1999, with the shorter series title being used for all but the first. A new series entitled Great British Railway Journeys started on BBC Two in January 2010.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Great Railway Journeys - Great American Railroad Journeys - Netflix
Great American Railroad Journeys is a BBC travel documentary series presented by Michael Portillo and aired on BBC Two. Using an 1879 copy of Appleton's Guidebook to the railroads of the United States and Canada, Portillo travels across the United States primarily by train, though at times using other forms of transportation where necessary. On his journeys, he makes stops to learn how places, events and people, and the railroads of the 19th century influenced the country's growth into a major superpower. When originally broadcast, each series consisted of 30-minute episodes, shown on consecutive weekday evenings. To date (February 2018), three series of the programme have been broadcast since its debut on 1 February 2016.
Great Railway Journeys - Series 3 (2018) - Netflix
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