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I really like Michael Portillo. He always has a smile on his face & it makes me smile too. He knows a lot about the railways almost as much as George Bradshaw. I am sure Mr Portillo must enjoy presenting this great programme more than being in parliament
SueQ1 6:23pm Sun 5 Oct

Rating
9.4
 
   
A good program.
Informative and well filmed. How can this and the drivel of Eastenders be shown by the same corporation, for that is what it is.
Mr. Nerdo McLeod 4:36pm Thu 28 Aug
 
   
B Whyke
Although l have little time for him politically the program was well presented and interesting and the negative comments were more party political not genuine
B Whyke 7:56pm Thu 15 May
 
   
spodzone
You will be missing out on places to see and interesting facts. Worth watching IMHO.
bemused 11:27pm Tue 8 Apr
 
   
Awful
Portillo acts like an over-excited immature jerk. We couldn't watch any more after 5mins.
spodzone 11:34am Tue 8 Apr
 
   
Production values
The BBC still does this kind of program extremely well. Horizon, Coast, Life on Earth - meticulously researched, well directed and presented, superbly photographed.
Ajahn D 9:33am Sun 2 Feb
 
   
he likes trains up his viaduct
choo choo!
ned 6:32pm Wed 21 Aug
 
   
for God's sake
enough railway programmes
not ' chuffed ' 7:50pm Mon 25 Feb
 
   
private scotish mp,s railway
does anyone no the name of the private scottish railway that joined the main line after an act of parliment thanks
zxr805 12:59pm Tue 5 Feb
 
   
York
Did I miss something or is it correct that when Mr Portillo went to York, he did not visit or even mention the NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM there?
trog 6:34pm Mon 28 Jan
 
   
Thank goodness...
Mr Portillo is better at TV presenting than he was at politics - though the railways are the real winners! A very pleasant programme.
Mr Oleo Strut 6:00pm Tue 15 Jan
 
   
Portillo Knows Nothing about Railways
He says that a steam loco designed in the late 1930s evokes the 'victorian era' - what a pratt!
Chuffer 7:59pm Tue 4 Dec
 
   
classical television
a true great - a show that has a gentle relaxed aura that is both informative and interesting - so remote from all the others fronted by celebrity egotists.
doubletake 9:19am Tue 17 Jul
 
   
A treasure of a programme
Michael Portillo is truely wonderful. A gentle, polite and warm programme filled with social history, architecture, wonderful scenery, archived film (a real gem) and interesting stories and interviews. The BBC at it's best and a triumph for Mr Portillo. Please can we have more.
Betty 6:53pm Tue 5 Jun
 
   
Finally, some really Great Britain...
These brief civilised episodes make you long for an extended version - maybe two or three stiched together. What a decent human Mr Portillo is and what a contrast to the insane ravings of, oh, I don't know, how about 'Mr Angry' see below...what a prize berk!
Movie Lover 7:36pm Wed 9 May
 
   
Comprehensive
I hope this programme is shown in schools - it covers gently so much - geog, history, economics, politics, social change and more. Thank you Mr P.
Sadie 12:08pm Wed 22 Feb
 
   
A Grand Day Out
Tired of vacuous air-heads? Thumping background music, dizzy camera work and inane presenters who shout complete drivel at you? Welcome to a relaxing day out with Mr Portillo. Wonderful. Just wonderful.
Sheila 10:19am Wed 22 Feb
 
   
Michael Portillo Railway Journeys
Another splendid series! We have learnt much about the Railways, the history, geography and industries affected by them. More please! From the music to the scenery, the commentary and the interest we have once again been delighted by this programme.
Rosy Railway Fan 4:25pm Tue 21 Feb
 
   
Nice one.
A very good way to see our superb countryside and heritage. By rail.
MGJohn 7:01pm Wed 4 Jan
 
   
Portillo rocks
is this a repeat or a new series
nelly 5:19pm Mon 2 Jan
 
   
Cheesemaker
Does anyone know the name of the Cheshire cheese company in Wrexham please, as I would like to order some online if possible. Many thanks.
anna 12:26pm Wed 13 Jul
 
   
had to take a loan out
to purchase a ticket.
get a life 8:47am Sat 4 Jun
 
   
We visited Chester after watching his programme!
I have just had a lovely weekend in Chester on the strength of this programme. What he lacked as an MP we have gained in his informative and interesting programmes. More of the same please!!!
Pottypolly 5:37pm Mon 2 May
 
   
changed channel
Thanks bbc for changing this great program from bbc2 to hd, now no one can see it
Amazed 2:01pm Wed 16 Feb
 
   
messaage from abroad
we love watching your program.we live in israel and watch it on the internet.
raff 6:22am Sun 13 Feb
 
   
What do you mean, Episode 25 of 25
Just when I was enjoying Michael Portillo's easy to listen to narrative. A wonderful way to explore the country. An excellent programme but over far too soon.
Mirfee 7:15pm Fri 4 Feb
 
   
Supper, what supper?
What a fantastic series, we have had to move supper to a later date to ensure we watch these excellent and very informative programmes. 10/10!
Purdus 7:53pm Tue 1 Feb
 
   
Tyndrum goldmine
Good to see Scotgold Resources' mine at Cononish featured tonight. I hope the mine gets planning permission and the go-ahead soon
glenalmond 7:08pm Tue 1 Feb
 
   
TV at its best
We'd love to hate Portillo. but just can't. What a great broadcaster enthusing us with a unique gentle style. This is informative, brilliantly shot and over too quick.
Terence Flanborne 7:02pm Tue 1 Feb
 
   
Brilliant
Michael Portilllo is an enthuiastic and gentle presenter the trains are great beautiful British scenery interesting facts about our history it is a lovely program and my husband and I both love it.
Jennifer 1:45pm Tue 1 Feb
 
   
missing twin
in this episode of Railway Journeys who is the paper expert that looks like Pete Postlewaites twin.
sd 10:04am Wed 26 Jan
 
   
where and when
is this ever going to be shown from start to finish at a set time
rw88 7:54pm Wed 19 Jan
 
   
Great to see the railways
These are great journeys,Iam looking forward to watching all of them
MYLADYDOG1 7:05pm Thu 13 Jan
 
   
actually getting on a train
that is on time, and going where you want would be grate.
get real 9:41pm Mon 10 Jan
 
   
great series
Michael Portillo, a sort of Fred Dibnah after a swiss finishing
johno 6:28pm Mon 10 Jan
 
   
Re:Birmingham
That's immigration for you.
True Blue 11:47am Thu 17 Jun
 
   
Very Good
Really enlightening to see someone on TV with on above average IQ presenting a very enjoyable program. Well done BBC.
Ray Pists 5:34pm Tue 15 Jun
 
   
Very Good
Such a same that Britain has been ruined by immigration.
Packy Stan 11:21pm Sun 13 Jun
 
   
Training
I love a good old train journey as much as the next recovering alcoholic, but this programme was rather tedious. Please pass me the Gin.
Terry Vision 10:03pm Sun 14 Mar
 
   
Boring!
Why is there nothing good on at the weekend!?
Bobbydazzler 10:19pm Sun 28 Feb
 
   
Yawn
I mean really, what a load of old poo
poomeister 7:10pm Sun 28 Feb
 
   
Loved it
I liked the music, loved the series and the presenter. Whoever came up with idea from the series brilliant?
ETian 2:36pm Wed 3 Feb
 
   
Enlightening!
I never knew Britain was so boring!
Choo Choo! 7:00pm Thu 28 Jan
 
   
Sunday TV?
Why is this scheduled for early weekday evening, it is supremely suited to the Sunday slot. As it is, I always end up seeing bits of it while cooking or eating, which is a pity, as it looks very pleasant, and I would like to be able to hear a little more of Michael Portillo's commentary. It is good to see him as a successful presenter, it means he won't be tempted to stand for Parliament again.
Nottory 6:46pm Tue 26 Jan
 
   
dreadful background noise
A good programme spoilt by the awful noise that passes for background music
Bryan 6:54pm Mon 25 Jan
 
   
Ilike train journeys
I love the countryside, can't get enough of it.
Smudge 2:46am Thu 21 Jan
 
   
What's up ducky!
Well we all know what Michael Portillo is thinking about when a train goes in a tunnel.
Gim 6:38pm Tue 19 Jan
 
   
Nice scenery ruined by an oily 'presenter'.
Don't believe everything you hear from Portillo, he's a 'politician' you know, so the truth is rarely in evidence. The real reason the Settle-Carlisle line was kept open is because Thatcher's closure of the UK's coal mines meant that imported coal would be needed to fuel the coal-fired power stations in Yorkshire, and that meant transporting large quantities of coal from Clydeside, a task which is better done by rail than by road; witness the large number of freight trains hauling coal down the line today. QED!
Astaroth 2:03am Mon 18 Jan
 
   
Background music!!!
GREAT programme totally spoilt by that wretched music poor Michael drowned out at times.
Jeniwren 2:36pm Sat 16 Jan
 
   
A Quiet Little Gem
Michael Portillo is a refreshingly low-key presenter who doesn't feel the need to 'perform' for the camera, letting the subject-matter speak for itself. Very interesting and informative - you don't even need to like trains to enjoy it.
Marianne 1:05pm Fri 15 Jan
 

 

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