The 30 minute programme is the 7th episode in his third series which takes him to many corners of the UK.
From the BBC website:
Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway Guidebook. Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw’s Britain remains.
Following in the footsteps of Queen Victoria, Michael uses the railways she often rode from Windsor Castle to her country getaway on the Isle of Wight from which his journey continues west, to Portland.
Michael tastes a Victorian super food in Alton, explores the fascinating Whitchurch Silk Mill, untouched for over 150 years, and tries his hand at driving a steam train on the challenging Watercress Line.
To see this programme, that includes the town’s major tourist attraction, tune in on Tuesday 10th January at 6.30pm.