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BBC series airing tonight will feature Lynton to Barnstaple railway

By NDJFran  |  Posted: January 31, 2013

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Michael Portillo presents the Great British Railway Journeys series which tonight will see him complete a stretch of his journey on the Lynton to Barnstaple railway.

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A series airing on BBC One at 6.30pm tonight will focus on travelling from Lynton and Lynmouth to Exeter via rail.

Michael Portillo presents the Great British Railway Journeys series which tonight will see him complete a stretch of his journey on the Lynton to Barnstaple railway.

The Lynton and Lynmouth cliff railway will also feature in the programme. 

He visited the area back in May last year along with his production team to complete the filming for the programme.

Tony Nicholson, press officer at Woody Bay station in Lynton, met with Mr Portillo when he visited.

Mr Nicholson said: "He came down in May on one of the only sunny days we had that month which was good.

"He was lovely. He was very unpompous and unaffected. There were various holidaymakers around who were charmed.

"He interviewed the driver of the engine and the manager. It is great for North Devon and all good publicity."

The Lynton to Barnstaple line was clsoed in 1935 but partly re-opened between Woody Bay station and Killington Lane in 2004.

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