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Michael Portillo back on the rails in Northern Ireland for hit train journey series

By Staff Reporter

Michael Portillo was back in Northern Ireland yesterday to film more of his Great British Railway Journeys.

The former Tory MP and Cabinet minister was spotted at Great Victoria Railway Station in Belfast - looking somewhat befuddled.

Standing out in a bright red jacket, the broadcaster and political pundit was also seen with his film crew at Belfast City Hall, where he spoke to local historian Dr Eamon Phoenix. He also paid a visit to the east of the city, where he was seen admiring CS Lewis Park, which features bronze sculptures from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Portillo has made nine series of Great British Railway Journeys since it first started in 2009.

It 2011, the show featured the line between Coleraine and Londonderry.

He said at the time that he "loved the scenery" along the shore of Lough Foyle.

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