Railway takes starring TV role

Hugh Dennis enjoyed a day on the historic railway last year

Hugh Dennis enjoyed a day on the historic railway last year

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THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway made a special appearance on BBC1 last night when it featured in a programme presented by Outnumbered comedian Hugh Dennis.

The railway was featured in the Great British Countryside along with two of their volunteers – Stephen Hogg and Gerry Skelton.

The first episode in the new series focused on Yorkshire and featured presenters Hugh Dennis and Julia Bradbury.

The four-part BBC series will focus on the geology of the British Isles and how this has shaped our countryside and what it means to be British.

Marketing manager Danielle Bradley said: “Hugh Dennis enjoyed a fantastic day out on the railway last September.

“So much so that the BBC film crew came back in early December with a helicopter to shoot some fantastic aerial shots of the Pullman dining train, steaming through the North York Moors National Park.”

The heritage railway service is currently gearing up for it’s new season.

Train services are about to restart on the railway and will take place during weekends from Saturday 3 to Sunday 25 March, with daily services resuming for the summer from Saturday 31 March until Sunday 4 November.

For more information call 01751 472508, visit www.nymr.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @NYMR or on Facebook @North Yorkshire Moors Railway.