Great Continental Railway Journeys follows Michael Portillo as he attempts to retrace the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide. Leaving Britain behind, armed with his 1913 guide, he follows the most popular route of the Edwardian traveller through Europe.
Michael makes his way from the centre of France to the Mediterranean coast. He starts in Lyon, where he learns about the early 20th-century Meres Lyonnaises, to whom the area owes its gastronomic reputation.
Classification: Documentary Genre: History | Travel Status: Returning Series Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom) Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes Premiere: November 08, 2012 Episode Order: 6