An excellent series, a series tucked away on BBC 2 with little advertising. It has been first rate. Michael Portillo has been a fine presenter, never getting in the way of the material, humorous and informative. His trips around the UK would be a perfect guide to the country, such a pity that there are not more shows like this. With his Bradshaw he has shown many fascinating places, buildings, scenery and hotels; as well as bringing a love of the Railways and political and social history (in particular of the Victorian period). In some ways, I wish he would spend even longer in the towns and cities - instead of going to two or three towns per episode.
Hopefully series 2 will also be available on DVD / Blu ray as well? (Maidstone, Kent, Chester, Scotland, Newcastle, Wales etc this time around)
Just checking Amazon, copies of Bradshaw are pretty expensive.. perhaps the BBC could have released a copy of the Bradshaw ? used on Portillo's travels.. or is there a Kindle version available (perhaps not so evocative of the Victorian period though)