Michael Portillo


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Langley Mill to Melton Mowbray

15. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Langley Mill to Melton Mowbray

Michael finds out how trains transformed the traditional British sport of fox hunting.

Dumbarton to Tyndrum

22. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Dumbarton to Tyndrum

Michael Portillo explores the Dumbarton shipyards that built the Cutty Sark.

Roybridge to Glenfinnan

24. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Roybridge to Glenfinnan

Michael travels up the west coast of Scotland and looks at the parallel roads of Glenroy.

Lochailort to Skye

25. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Lochailort to Skye

Michael discovers how the railways helped train commandos at Lochailort in World War II.

Sandwich to Folkestone

19. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Sandwich to Folkestone

Michael discovers how the Victorians initiated the building of the Channel Tunnel.

Hythe to Hastings

20. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Hythe to Hastings

Michael explores Kent's sparkling wine industry.

Dereham to Cromer

5. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Dereham to Cromer

Michael gets a rare chance to drive a heritage diesel train and samples some Cromer crab.

Kirkby-in-Furness to Lancaster

19. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 3, Kirkby-in-Furness to Lancaster

Michael Portillo finds out the secrets behind Kirkby's famous blue slate.

08/12/2011

This Week: 08/12/2011

A political review of the week presented by Andrew Neil, with Michael Portillo and guests.

20/10/2011

This Week: 20/10/2011

A political review of the week presented by Andrew Neil, with Michael Portillo and guests.

13/10/2011

This Week: 13/10/2011

A political review of the week presented by Andrew Neil, with Michael Portillo and guests.

14/07/2011

This Week: 14/07/2011

A political review of the week presented by Andrew Neil, with Michael Portillo and guests.

30/06/2011

This Week: 30/06/2011

A political review of the week presented by Andrew Neil, with Michael Portillo and guests.

16/06/2011

This Week: 16/06/2011

A political review of the week with Andrew Neil, Michael Portillo, Oona King and guests.

09/06/2011

This Week: 09/06/2011

A political review of the week with Andrew Neil, Michael Portillo and Alastair Campbell.

Portillo on Salmond

Portillo on Salmond

Michael Portillo goes on the campaign trail with SNP leader Alex Salmond.

Oban to Corrour

23. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Oban to Corrour

Michael Portillo discovers how trains spread the word about Oban whisky.

Ayr to Paisley

21. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Ayr to Paisley

Michael visits the hometown of Robbie Burns and finds out how to make haggis.

Batley to Sheffield

14. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Batley to Sheffield

Michael Portillo finds out about shoddy, a successful 19th-century recycling industry.

York to Saltaire

13. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, York to Saltaire

Michael Portillo takes a Turkish bath in the famous spa town of Harrogate.

Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

11. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Newcastle to Chester-le-Street

Michael Portillo visits the first locomotive factory in the world.

Ledbury to Shrewsbury

6. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Ledbury to Shrewsbury

Michael Portillo visits the world's first iron-framed building in Shrewsbury.

Llanwrst to Porthmadog

9. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Llanwrst to Porthmadog

Michael Portillo visits the Victorian slate capital of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Llanberis to Holyhead

10. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Llanberis to Holyhead

Michael Portillo takes the train to the top of Wales's highest peak, Mount Snowdon.

Telford to Wrexham

7. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Telford to Wrexham

Michael explores historic Chirk Castle and has a go at making traditional Cheshire cheese.

Chester to Conwy

8. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Chester to Conwy

Michael Portillo visits Chester's Roman remains and goes mussel fishing in north Wales.

Waterloo to Canary Wharf

2. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Waterloo to Canary Wharf

Michael Portillo explores the changing fortunes of London's docks.

Enfield to Cambridge

3. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Enfield to Cambridge

Michael Portillo discovers how the trains transformed Newmarket's races.

Brighton to Crystal Palace

1. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 2, Brighton to Crystal Palace

Michael finds out about Brighton's aquarium and discovers the Crystal Palace's wonders.

Carlisle to Glasgow

9. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Carlisle to Glasgow

Michael meets the wild Border Reivers clansmen and witnesses a wedding in Gretna Green.

Windermere to Kendal

8. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 1, Windermere to Kendal

Michael Portillo takes a Lake Windermere steamboat tour and visits Wordsworth's home town.