FACTUAL GREAT CONTINENTAL RAILWAY JOURNEYS
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Michael Portillo begins his train trip in Berlin and then travels to Magdeburg, the Harz Mountains, Hanover, Essen, Cologne, Koblenz and Rheingau, basing his travels on a 1913 railway guide. Portillo is a stodgy presenter but there is no denying the beauty of the scenery.
LEGENDARY PLANES: CONSTELLATION 6. 3 0PM, HI STORY C HANNEL The Constellation is one of the most beautiful airliners ever created. Imagined by Howard Hughes and made by American Lockheed, the planes were used by the US Army during World War II before becoming the definition of luxury.
DON’T TELL MY MOTHER I’M IN… 8.4 0PM, S BS2 Foreign correspondent Diego Bunuel (right) has reported from hot spots including Iraq, Afghanistan and the Congo, but he reckons the USA is “the craziest country”. Bunuel heads to America’s wild west, starting in Brownsville, Texas. Next Bunuel travels to Las Vegas where homeless people live in underground flood channels.