Great British Railway Journeys

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Thursday 30 May

Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

Season 2 Episode 11 of 25

Michael Portillo embarks on the next leg of his journey, travelling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, along some of the earliest railways in England. He visits the first locomotive factory in the world, opened by George Stephenson, searches for the lost pit village of Marsden in South Shields, and is entertained by a comic troupe of rapping sword-dancers in Chester-le-Street, Co Durham

Great British Railway Journeys airs on Yesterday at 12:00 PM, Thursday 30 May. (Subtitles.)
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Michael Portillo
Fiona Caldwell
Series Producer
Charlie Bunce
Executive Producer