BBC TV have broadcast the Great British Railway Journeys which has seen Michael Portillo visit Kidsgrove railway station and Mow Cop as part of his TV show following Bradshaw’s Victorian railway guidebook.
Michael Portillo starts off his trip in this edition in Stoke-on-Trent and travels to Kidsgrove on the East Midlands Train Service for an evening visit to Mow Cop Castle. Michael Portillo comments that the guide reports positive comments about Kidsgrove and the impressive views on a clear day from Mow Cop castle. He visits a local pub in Mow Cop and watches the sun set over the Welsh hills.
This programme shows Kidsgrove in a real positive light and can be watched on BBC iplayer by clicking the link here.