I have been hooked on Great British Railway Journey's ever since I saw the 2nd series on the BBC. It's one of the most interesting shows on TV, delving into the fascinating and often surprising history of the UK and the railway. Michael Portillo is a fantastic presenter, full of charisma, passion and knowledge that really makes the show a nice easy-to-watch, relaxing programme.
The third series is probably my favourite of the four (so far) as Portillo visits my local area of East Anglia (among other areas of the UK). In this series he uncovers the dark secrets of Great Yarmouth and it's morbid booming business of body-snatching, looks at the fascinating story behind the UK's underwater Atlantis-like city, discovers one of the most amazing people to have existed and so, so much more. As well as East Anglia, in this series he also visits Windsor, Isle Of Wight, Poole, Oxford, Newport, Cardiff, Cockermouth, Bray, Dublin, Enfield , Belfast, Londonderry and many other locations.
This is perfect viewing for fans of Michael Palin's travelogues, Coast and other such great shows. The third series is a perfect starting point too for those new to the show.
Highly recommended for those who have an interest in the UK and it's often forgotten history. I'm not a train enthusiast, but still absolutely love this show!