Great British Railway Journeys

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Monday 15 April
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Newcastle to Co Durham

Season 11 Episode 1 of 15

Michael Portillo explores the Britain of the 1930s as he sets out on another adventure. Beginning just outside Newcastle in Jarrow, Michael uncovers the desperation that led 200 men to march 300 miles to Westminster in order to petition the government for work. The first leg of his journey ends Spennymoor, Co Durham, where he meets the son of a miner who became one of the most famous 20th-century artists of the region

Great British Railway Journeys airs on Yesterday at 12:00 PM, Monday 15 April. (Subtitles.)
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Michael Portillo
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Alison Kreps
Series Editor
Anthony Holland
Director