Michael Portillo’s Abandoned Britain
Locomotive fanatic Michael Portillo gets off the beaten tracks for this documentary series. It might feel a little strange to see the presenter away from his natural habitat – train tracks – but he stands on his own two feet. In this four-part series, Portillo abandons the book (his trusty
Bradshaw’s Guide, of course) and pens his own adventurous story exploring abandoned buildings in the UK. Tonight, he enters a modern-day ghost town. Portillo inspects the desolate shell of Imber, in Wiltshire’s Salisbury Plain. The 1000-yearold village was a bustling community before the town was evicted in 1943.