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Michael Portillo is well known for exploring the worlds great railways. Now he´s on a different type of journey as he travels the country to unearth the secrets of one of our best loved railways -The Somerset and Dorset - which closed amidst huge political, social and economic controversy in 1966.
On foot, bicycle and with the help of a stream train, Portillo follows the route of the old railway and meets those who worked on and remember the trains. His findings paint a unique picture of life in the sixties and finally brings this lost railway back to life.
If you like this, you may also be interested in "Paul Merton's Secret Stations" - 3 x 60' and "Flying Scotsman with Robson Green" - 1 x 60'.
- Episode Title : Michael Portillo's Lost Railway
- Format : 1 x 30'
- Production company : Available Light
- Year of production : 2016
- Commissioning channels : BBC 4
- Availability : 03/06/2016