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 … Continue reading Michael Portillo – Great Alaskan and Canadian Railroad Journeys – BBC2

Great American Rail Journeys – BBC2

Michael Portillo has one of the best jobs ever! He and his little Appleton’s book get to travel and experience America by rail. His obvious enjoyment in presenting the history of his destinations and how they affected modern America is infectious. He is a retired Politian and yet he presents in an informative and often humorous style. I love his obvious British awkwardness but he … Continue reading Great American Rail Journeys – BBC2