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spodzone
You will be missing out on places to see and interesting facts. Worth watching IMHO.
bemused 11:27 pm Tue 8 Apr

Rating
9.4
 
   
Awful
Portillo acts like an over-excited immature jerk. We couldn't watch any more after 5mins.
spodzone 11:34 am 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 9:33 am Sun 2 Feb
 
   
he likes trains up his viaduct
choo choo!
ned 6:32 pm Wed 21 Aug
 
   
for God's sake
enough railway programmes
not ' chuffed ' 7:50 pm 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 12:59 pm 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 6:34 pm 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 6:00 pm 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 7:59 pm 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 9:19 am 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 6:53 pm 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 7:36 pm 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 12:08 pm 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 10:19 am 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 4:25 pm Tue 21 Feb
 
   
Nice one.
A very good way to see our superb countryside and heritage. By rail.
MGJohn 7:01 pm Wed 4 Jan
 
   
Portillo rocks
is this a repeat or a new series
nelly 5:19 pm 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 12:26 pm Wed 13 Jul
 
   
had to take a loan out
to purchase a ticket.
get a life 8:47 am 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 5:37 pm Mon 2 May
 
   
changed channel
Thanks bbc for changing this great program from bbc2 to hd, now no one can see it
Amazed 2:01 pm Wed 16 Feb
 
   
messaage from abroad
we love watching your program.we live in israel and watch it on the internet.
raff 6:22 am 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 7:15 pm 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 7:53 pm 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 7:08 pm 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 7:02 pm 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 1:45 pm Tue 1 Feb
 
   
missing twin
in this episode of Railway Journeys who is the paper expert that looks like Pete Postlewaites twin.
sd 10:04 am Wed 26 Jan
 
   
where and when
is this ever going to be shown from start to finish at a set time
rw88 7:54 pm Wed 19 Jan
 
   
Great to see the railways
These are great journeys,Iam looking forward to watching all of them
MYLADYDOG1 7:05 pm Thu 13 Jan
 
   
actually getting on a train
that is on time, and going where you want would be grate.
get real 9:41 pm Mon 10 Jan
 
   
great series
Michael Portillo, a sort of Fred Dibnah after a swiss finishing
johno 6:28 pm Mon 10 Jan
 
   
Re:Birmingham
That's immigration for you.
True Blue 11:47 am 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 5:34 pm Tue 15 Jun
 
   
Very Good
Such a same that Britain has been ruined by immigration.
Packy Stan 11:21 pm 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 10:03 pm Sun 14 Mar
 
   
Boring!
Why is there nothing good on at the weekend!?
Bobbydazzler 10:19 pm Sun 28 Feb
 
   
Yawn
I mean really, what a load of old poo
poomeister 7:10 pm 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 2:36 pm Wed 3 Feb
 
   
Enlightening!
I never knew Britain was so boring!
Choo Choo! 7:00 pm 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 6:46 pm Tue 26 Jan
 
   
dreadful background noise
A good programme spoilt by the awful noise that passes for background music
Bryan 6:54 pm Mon 25 Jan
 
   
Ilike train journeys
I love the countryside, can't get enough of it.
Smudge 2:46 am 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 6:38 pm 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 2:03 am Mon 18 Jan
 
   
Background music!!!
GREAT programme totally spoilt by that wretched music poor Michael drowned out at times.
Jeniwren 2:36 pm 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 1:05 pm Fri 15 Jan
 
   
Excellent Series
Hello I am really enjoying this series and learning much about the history of the UK. Miichael Portillo is a very relaxing presenter to watch
Al 11:13 am Fri 15 Jan
 
   
Great british railway journeys episode 9
In Aberdeen this episode is NOT on at teh listed time- it will be on tomorrow. WHy can't I get the listings for my region of BBC?
elzo 5:57 pm Thu 14 Jan
 
   
Up your junction
Michael Portillo likes to pull a train.
Dan 5:00 pm Mon 11 Jan
 

 

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