Deserted villages, abandoned prisons, empty hospitals and derelict military bases… there is a treasure trove of crumbling buildings across Britain lying dormant, untouched for decades and frozen in time.
In this series Michael Portillo will roll up his sleeves to become a guerrilla urban explorer of Britain’s most exciting abandoned buildings.
Prizing open the doors of each grand, historic and now derelict building, Michael will turn detective to unearth clues amongst the rubble and reveal the fascinating stories their walls once bore witness to.
As we explore each dust-covered building, unearth revealing archive and meet with the men and women who have personal memories of each location, we will uncover secrets about our forgotten but not too distant past.
Series 1: 4x60 | HD | 2017
Series 2: 5x60 | HD | 2018