WORTHING and Littlehampton feature in BBC Two documentary Great British Railway Journeys, airing tonight (Tuesday, January 12) and tomorrow.
The television programme, now in its seventh series, sees former Conservative MP and defence secretary Michael Portillo travel the country by train, using Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway Guidebook.
In tonight’s episode, from 6.30pm, Mr Portillo travels from Newhaven to Worthing, detouring briefly to Balcombe.
According to the episode guide, the ex-MP ‘finds a novel way to pick tomatoes’ in Worthing.
Tomorrow’s episode, also at 6.30pm, shows Michael arriving in Littlehampton, where he discovers how Victorian engineers ‘dug deep to defend the town’s residents from cholera and learns how their drills still access clean water around the world’.
From Littlehampton he continues his journey, travelling to Beaulieu – stopping off at Gosport on the way.
Michael travelled to Lewes from Dover in last night’s episode.
The show will also be available to watch on iPlayer.
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