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Derby to Grantham

Michael Portillo embarks on a journey from the East Midlands to the island of Lindisfarne. On this leg, he gives an old engine a fresh start in Derby.

Michael Portillo embarks on a new journey following his Bradshaw's handbook from the heart of the industrial East Midlands to the north eastern island of Lindisfarne.

On this leg, he gives an old engine a fresh start in the railway hub of Derby.

In Nottingham, he discovers the Victorian origins of a well-known high street chemist. He then travels to Newstead Abbey, where he learns about its former owner, the young Lord Byron.

A baking lesson in Grantham yields a batch of the oldest commercially traded biscuits in the country, and no visit to the town would be complete for Michael without calling at a historic grocer's shop.

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29 minutes

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Portillo
Series Producer Alison Kreps
Executive Producer John Comerford
Production Company Boundless Productions

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