Michael Portillo – Great Alaskan and Canadian Railroad Journeys – BBC2

He is back, the luckiest presenter in the world. With amiable manner and stiff upper lip these travel series are just a delight to watch. Guided by his 19th century Appleton’s Guide to America Michael discovers the largest State in America and the least populated.

This new series on BBC2 at 18.30 features Alaska and the Alaskan Railroad and coming afterwards there is a feature on the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Kamloops. I bet he is in GoldLeaf Service!

Catch it if you can it is fascinating to see and at work we are gearing up to the increased interest that it is sure to bring.