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Langley Mill to Melton Mowbray

Michael Portillo learns the secrets of stilton cheese and finds out how trains transformed the traditional British sport of fox hunting.

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.

30 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Portillo
Series Producer Fiona Caldwell
Executive Producer Charlie Bunce

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Steam Railways

Steam Railways

A collection of programmes from the BBC archives on the beauty of steam locomotives.