Season 11 of Great British Railway Journeys begins next week on SBS.
Michael Portillo begins a new season of railway journeys through 1930s Britain, armed with an interwar 1936 Bradshaw’s guide. This screens with 2 x 30 minute episodes.
Season Eleven, Episode One:
Michael explores an unmistakably modern era of glamorous locomotives, cinema, and dance halls but also a time of high unemployment and widespread poverty, when storm clouds gathered across the Channel.
Michael is in Northumbria en route to the Highlands. On this leg, he explores Kielder Forest, beginning at the County Show in Stocksfield. Michael discovers what lay behind a national initiative to plant one of the largest man-made woodlands in Europe.
7:30pm Tuesday November 3 on SBS.