Great British Railway Journeys

Series 2 - 11. Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

About this programme

11/25. Michael Portillo embarks on the next leg of his journey, travelling from Newcastle to Melton Mowbray 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.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Michael Portillo

Crew

Executive Producer
Charlie Bunce
Series Producer
Fiona Caldwell

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