Continental Railway Guide in hand Michael Portillo plunges into the
splendour and squalor of European rail travel in the last year before the First
World War tore the established order asunder.
From some of the finest monuments to
the power and wealth of the Kings, Emperors and industrialists, to the
privation and foment of the working people on whose shoulder the fortunes were
built, Michael discovers a Europe vanished forever.
Four discs in total. Series One comprises five episodes:
London to Monte Carlo, Hungary to Austria, Berlin to the Rhein, Amsterdam to
Northern France. Series Two comprises six episodes: Madrid to Gibraltar, Turin to
Venice, Dresden to Kiel, Copenhagen to Oslo, Prague to Munich, Bordeaux to