Langley Mill to Melton Mowbray

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Duration: 30 minutes

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. He travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw's Britain remains, as his journey follows some of the earliest railways in the country from Newcastle to Melton Mowbray.

Michael learns the secrets of stilton cheese, finds out how trains transformed the traditional British sport of fox hunting and attempts to make an authentic melton mowbray pork pie.

Credits

Presenter
Michael Portillo
Series Producer
Fiona Caldwell
Executive Producer
Charlie Bunce

Broadcasts

Steam Railways Collection

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