Aired Friday May 31, 12:00am - 12:30amon Yesterday

Great British Railway Journeys

Series 2 Episode 11: Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's `Victorian Railway Guidebook'. In this episode, Michael 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 rapper sword dancers in Chester-le-Street.

Documentary / Travel
Original air date
Cast and crew
  • Colin RothbartDirector
  • Michael PortilloHost