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Author Topic: Great British Railway Journeys - Michael Portillo's television series  (Read 51837 times)
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« Reply #195 on: December 19, 2016, 10:46:52 AM »

After the tinsel and turkey, Michael Portillo will be back on January 2nd with a new series of Great British Railway Journeys.

The first week is London to Edinburgh - including the Flying Scotsman,

It is on BBC Two in the usual 18.30 slot.

Details of the following week's subjects have not been advertised yet.
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« Reply #196 on: December 19, 2016, 11:19:46 AM »

Slightly off topic, but Michael Portillo is appearing at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on 17th February 2017.
https://swindontheatres.co.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=4C26A80E-CFC3-4AB2-A2FE-4573829AEB81
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« Reply #197 on: December 19, 2016, 11:20:54 AM »

He is indeed - I booked a ticket 20 minutes ago!
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« Reply #198 on: December 19, 2016, 08:07:26 PM »

And I've just booked mine I look forward to seeing you there Sir Bob.
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« Reply #199 on: December 19, 2016, 08:22:35 PM »

Hold on a minute - bobm got an ACoRP award, not a knighthood!  Shocked Roll Eyes Grin

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« Reply #200 on: December 19, 2016, 08:27:12 PM »

Hold on a minute - bobm got an ACoRP award, not a knighthood!  Shocked Roll Eyes Grin

Wait and see what happens in the new year ! Grin




Edit note: Quote marks fixed, for clarity. CfN.
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« Reply #201 on: December 19, 2016, 09:56:28 PM »

Hold on a minute - bobm got an ACoRP award, not a knighthood!  Shocked Roll Eyes Grin

Caused much amusement.  My partner wanted a pet name for me and I suggested Sir. Hasn't found universal favour!
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« Reply #202 on: December 19, 2016, 11:25:25 PM »

My partner wanted a pet name for me too.

Regards,

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« Reply #203 on: February 20, 2017, 05:47:40 PM »


A few days late - but just a note to say it was an enjoyable evening.  The balance probably tipped, understandably, in favour of his political past rather than the railway programmes.  However he has a good entertaining speaking style and I learned a few things.

Also had the opportunity to speak to him beforehand while he was signing books and there will be another series of Great British Railway Journeys next January although he, mysteriously, added "It might be slightly less Victorian".

Good to meet member Western Pathfinder too.
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« Reply #204 on: February 20, 2017, 06:59:42 PM »

Likewise Sir Bob  Grin
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« Reply #205 on: March 01, 2017, 06:23:13 PM »

Presumably he won't be doing Edge Hill to Liverpool Lime Street just now?
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« Reply #206 on: July 13, 2017, 07:55:26 AM »

With apologies for being a bit late (feeble excuse...I've been on holiday).
Mr P was in Plymouth filming on 28 June, specifically in Devonport Dockyard. I was asked if I was available for interview, but then stood down. Sob, oh the rejection.  However my spirits were greatly lifted when on the day of filming it was tipping it down, and I was at home nice and dry!!  Grin Grin


Edit: I spoke too soon. I'm now told the filming that day was cancelled.
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« Reply #207 on: September 13, 2017, 04:08:57 PM »

Looks like we are getting some more from Mr P this year after all !. Grin
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/great-indian-railway-journeys .
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« Reply #208 on: September 13, 2017, 04:36:27 PM »

Sure its not Spring 2018 transmission?
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« Reply #209 on: September 13, 2017, 05:08:16 PM »

Towards the end of the Press release it says:
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It is a Boundless (part of FremantleMedia UK) production for BBC Two and will air Autumn 2017
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