The Pen Room have told us the BBC has changed Great Railway Journey’s running order. The pen room is now in Episode 2 to be shown Tuesday 8th January at 6.30pm BBC2 and BBC HD – Birmingham to Stafford. The first episode is Monday 7th High Wycombe to Stratford upon Avon.
Full details or see below courtesy http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pw9tj
Birmingham to Stafford
Armed with his copy of Bradshaw’s Victorian railway guidebook, Michael Portillo continues his series of journeys along the tracks that helped fuel the Industrial Revolution by travelling to the manufacturing centres of the Midlands.
He learns how the railways helped to make Birmingham the pen-making capital of the world, hears the chilling tale of one of 19th century Britain’s most notorious murderers and samples the delicacies concocted in a Victorian kitchen at Shugborough Hall