Great Railway Journeys

1980, TV Show

Cast & Details

Premiered: 1980, on BBC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Writers and show-business types recount their experiences as they ride the rails in this travel staple, which has chugged its way around the world since the BBC produced its first six-journey series in 1979.

Guest Cast & Credits

Celebrity Role Episode Airdate
Fergal Keane Host Tokyo to Kagoshima Tue, Jun 6, 2006
Ian Hislop Host Calcutta to Rajasthan Thu, May 18, 2006
Danny Glover Host St. Louis to Dogon Country Tue, Mar 28, 2006
Ousmane Sembene Appearing St. Louis to Dogon Country Tue, Mar 28, 2006
Rick Stein Host Los Mochis to Veracruz Tue, Mar 28, 2006
Youssou N'Dour Appearing St. Louis to Dogon Country Tue, Mar 28, 2006
Nick Hancock Host Guantanamo to Pinar Del Rio with Nick Hancock Sat, Nov 30, 2002
Rick Stein Host Los Mochis to Veracruz with Rick Stein Sat, Nov 23, 2002
Clive Anderson Host Dervla Kirwan and Stephen Tompkinson Go from Singapore to Bangkok Sat, Jun 24, 2000
Michael Palin Host Dervla Kirwan and Stephen Tompkinson Go from Singapore to Bangkok Sat, Jun 24, 2000
Ian Hislop Host Ian Hislop Goes from Calcutta to Rajasthan Sat, Jun 10, 2000
Clive Anderson Host Fergal Keane Goes from Tokyo to Kagoshima Sat, May 13, 2000
Fergal Keane Host Fergal Keane Goes from Tokyo to Kagoshima Sat, May 13, 2000
Michael Palin Host Fergal Keane Goes from Tokyo to Kagoshima Sat, May 13, 2000
Danny Glover Host Danny Glover Goes from St. Louis to Timbuktu Sun, Oct 31, 1999
Clive Anderson Host Hong Kong to Ulaanbaatar Fri, Oct 29, 1999
Natalaia Makarova Host St. Petersburg to Tashkent Thu, Oct 28, 1999
Mark Tully Host Karachi to Khyber Pass Tue, Oct 26, 1999
Michael Palin Host Derry to Kerry Mon, Oct 25, 1999
Alexei Sayle Host Aleppo to Aqaba
Benedict Allen Host Mombasa to the Mountains of the Moon
Brian Thompson Host Deccan to India
Buck Henry Host The High Andes to Patagonia
Chris Bonington Host From Halifax to Porteau Cove
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Host Great Zimbabwe to Kilimatinde
Lisa St. Aubin de Teran Host Santos to Santa Cruz
Ludovic Kennedy Host Coast to Coast, U.S.A.
Michael Frayn Host The Long Straight to Australia
Michael Palin Host Confessions of a Train Spotter to the U.K.
Rian Malan Host Cape Town to the Lost City
Victoria Wood Host Crewe to Crewe

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