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TV - Michael Portillo in Oz.

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TV - Michael Portillo in Oz.

Postby lunchbox » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:21 pm

Former British Minister for Transport and TV "rail tourist", Michael Portillo, has finally made his way to Australia. I believe his program will air on SBS TV from 4 February 2020. Let's hope someone has quietly turned down his ego, but I doubt it.
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Re: TV - Michael Portillo in Oz.

Postby moa999 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:10 pm

Have quite liked some of his Euro series

From the BBC website
Great Australian Railway Journeys, Series 1

Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of Australia by train.

Newcastle to Brisbane
Kuranda to Townsville
Canberra to Melbourne
Adelaide to Perth: The Indian Pacific
Sydney to Broken Hill
Port Augusta to Darwin: The Ghan

UK audiences will be very familiar with the XPT in Ep3 given the similarities to the mostly retired HST in the UK.

Was reportedly filmed in 2018.
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Re: TV - Michael Portillo in Oz.

Postby tonyp » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:57 am

lunchbox wrote:Former British Minister for Transport and TV "rail tourist", Michael Portillo, has finally made his way to Australia. I believe his program will air on SBS TV from 4 February 2020. Let's hope someone has quietly turned down his ego, but I doubt it.

He was a politician. You don't get into politics by being a shrinking violet!
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Re: TV - Michael Portillo in Oz.

Postby boronia » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:16 am

Failed politicians and out-of-work actors seemed to end up with travel shows.

Can we trust either group?
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