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East Malling to Rye

Series 10 - Episode 15 East Malling to Rye

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Summary

Michael Portillo heads from Warwick to Rye in East Sussex. In the orchards of East Malling, Kent, Michael discovers how the Edwardians' serious attitude towards cultivation bears fruit even now. In Folkestone, he hears how the town coped with an influx of more than 100,000 refugees fleeing the German invasion in 1914. In the High Weald, Michael heads for Tenterden Town and the light railway that opened in 1900. His final stop is the medieval Cinque Port of Rye, where he tours the home and garden of author Henry James. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Michael Portillo
Director Cassie Farrell
Series Editor Alison Kreps
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