Great British Railway Journeys S11E07 - Truro to St Mawgan
Michael Portillo is in Cornwall's county town, Truro, with his 1930s Bradshaw's Guide. In the surrounding countryside, he finds the historic estate of Trewithen, whose gardens were stocked from China by professional plant hunters commissioned by its owner.
The Atlantic Coast branch line carries Michael north to Newquay, where he discovers a pioneering surfer and braves the waves on a belly board.
In the nearby village of St Mawgan, Michael is introduced to the ancient Cornish sport of 'wrassling', which surged in popularity between the wars as part of a Cornish Celtic revival. Champion wrestler Johnny Platt is standing by to take Michael on.
At Newquay Airport, he hears about the beginnings of passenger air travel to Cornwall as tourism took off during the 1920s and 30s and finds that future flight could be even faster – in space.
UK Air Date 2020/01/14
Release Date 2020/01/14
Channel BBC Two
Video Format x264 CRF20 1280x720 25 FPS 2716 Kbps
Audio Format 2 Channel 192 Kbps AC3
Duration 29Minutes 1Seconds
Great British Railway Journeys - Truro To St Mawgan: In the
countryside surrounding Truro, Michael finds the historic estate
of Trewithen, whose gardens were stocked from China by
professional plant hunters commissioned by its owner
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