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Great British Railway Journeys

  • Season 6
  • 20 episodes
  • Education
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Michael Portillo takes train journeys across Britiain, finding out how railways were used and the impact they have had on the places they link.

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Episode 15: Newcastle to Lindisfarne

Summary

Michael Portillo sets off from Newcastle on the final leg of his journey from Derby to Lindisfarne, finding out about the world's earliest swing bridge and its inventor William Armstrong. He also travels by boat from the port of Seahouses to examine the story of lighthouse keeper's daughter Grace Darling, who, along with her father, rescued nine people from tumultuous seas in 1838. On the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Michael explores the lime kilns and finds out how Christianity spread from here across northern England in the 7th century.

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PresenterMichael Portillo

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Executive producerJohn Comerford
Series producerAlison Kreps

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