Portillo's Empire Journey

Michael Portillo tells the story of how a small island on the edge of Europe built the biggest empire the world has ever seen.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Channel 5 (2020 - now)
Schedule: Fridays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

Official site: www.channel5.com

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The US and Canada

Episode 1x04; Jun 5, 2020

Michael Portillo explores how British rule led to armed rebellion in the USA, and a loyalty in Canada that lasted until the very end of the Empire. On Long Island, Michael visits The Brewster House, a former tavern where British soldiers met and talk

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: South AfricaMay 29, 2020
1x02: JamaicaMay 22, 2020
1x01: British East India CompanyMay 15, 2020
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