Great British Railway Journeys - Season 5 - Episode 16 - Norwich to Brandon
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Watch Series: Great British Railway Journeys Released in (2010) - Season 5 - Episode 16 ,airing date 2014-01-27 produced by UK, The TV Series categorized in Documentary, and content rating TV-G with duration 30 min broadcasted as these networks BBC Two, Streamed at Putlocker & directed by Marc Beers, Cassie Farrell, Tom Richardson. Guided by his 19th century Bradshaw's guide, Michael Portillo embarks on a new journey from Norwich to Chichester. On this first leg he explores Norwich's medieval heart. In the city's Norman castle he uncovers the Victorian public's gory fascination with crime and punishment and finds out how campaigners such as Elizabeth Fry, who was born in Norwich, worked to improve conditions for prisoners. At the city's livestock market, Michael learns how to buy a calf at auction with a subtle twitch of his guidebook.
He then heads west to Thetford to explore the rabbit warrens of the Brecks. He discovers how the Victorian appetite for rabbits and their fur led to special train services to London, known as Bunny Trains.
After a painful encounter with a polecat, Michael heads northwest to Brandon, home of some of the best quality flint in Britain and tries his hand at flint-knapping.
Date Modified: 2017-12-27 10:20:33
Air Date: 2014-01-27
Year Released: 2010
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