Armed with his Victorian copy of Bradshaw's Railway Handbook, Michael Portillo takes to the tracks as, over a series of four journeys, he travels from coast to coast to discover what of Bradshaw's Britain remains. Passionate about trains, Michael Portillo continues to chart the great British romance with the railways in this phenomenally successful series. Armed with his copy of George Bradshaw's famous railway handbook, he retraces four journeys that were first documented in the Victorian guide, witnessing what's changed and discovering how our love of the railways began. Throughout, he makes stops at some of Britain's most beautiful cities and secluded villages, meeting extraordinary people and hearing how their lives have been shaped by the railways. This complete seventh series sees Michael visit the home of Beatrix Potter, enjoy a Brief Encounter with British film history, navigate a precipitous tightrope walk and take a ride on the very first passenger heritage line in Britain.