Great British Railway Journeys

7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday 4 March

Honley to Chesterfield

Season 5 Episode 5 of 20

Michael Portillo tunes into the music of the mills and collieries of Victorian England by joining a brass band in Honley, West Yorkshire, before stopping off in Holmfirth to learn about a tragedy that led to a tourist boom in the town. The presenter then crosses into Derbyshire to pay homage to railway engineer George Stephenson at his resting place in Chesterfield, before concluding his journey at Chatsworth House, which was one of the first stately homes to welcome visitors by rail

Great British Railway Journeys airs on Yesterday at 7:30 PM, Monday 4 March. (Subtitles.)
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Michael Portillo
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