Great British Railway Journeys

Series 1 - 12. Yatton to Weston-super-Mare

Yatton to Weston-super-Mare

About this programme

12/20. Michael Portillo embarks on the second leg of his journey from Swindon to Penzance. Starting in Yatton, he travels along a line that was once used to transport fresh strawberries across the country, but was closed by Dr Beeching in the 1960s. He also visits the Gough Cave in Cheddar Gorge to view the remains of the 9,000-year-old Cheddar Man - the oldest complete skeleton in Britain.

Cast and crew


Michael Portillo


Executive Producer
Charlie Bunce
Charlie Bunce
Series Producer
Fiona Caldwell