Perennial SBS favourite Michael Portillo returns next week with a new season of Great American Railroad Journeys.
This is a 10 part series.
Steered by his 19th century Appleton’s guidebook, Michael Portillo embarks on a brand new one thousand-mile American adventure through California. Along the way he discovers how the railroads conquered the wild landscapes of the West and how California became America’s richest state.
Season Three, Episode One: Reno To The Napa Valley
Beginning in the Silver State of Nevada, Michael takes to the skies over the dramatic Sierra Nevada mountain range. At Lake Tahoe, he hears of the first European explorer, known as ‘The Pathfinder’, whose discovery opened up the west for settlement.
Tuesday, 27 November at 7.30pm on SBS