In the last instalment of the series, Michael travels from Barcelona to Mallorca unearthing the history of his family, divided by the start of the tumultuous Spanish Civil War.
Returning for a another season, Michael Portillo's Great Continental Railway Journeys is back on BBC 2 from Friday 16th October at 9pm. Guided by George Bradshaw's 1913 handbook to continental rail travel, the programme follows Michael Portillo to a series of fascinating locations, all accessed by railway routes that have run since the Edwardian era. With past episodes exploring destinations as diverse as Taormina, Copenhagen and Monte Carlo, the latest in the series promises new horizons and window-seat views, from places including Istanbul, Vienna and Trieste, providing a televisual treat for travel-lovers.
Coming soon, Great Indian Railway Journeys.