Preston photographer invited to take photos when Michael Portillo came to town

Posted on - 8th January, 2014 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston News, Transport
Michael Portillo and Emma Heslewood

Michael Portillo and Emma Heslewood

Preston is set to play a starring role in a TV show about Britain’s railways.


Michael Portillo was in town filming for Great British Railway journeys.

The Preston to Rochdale episode is the third in a new series.

Heather Crook, who runs the Preston Magazine, was invited along when Portillo was in town to take some pictures.

Portillo outside the Harris Museum

Portillo outside the Harris Museum

She said: “He is pictured in the Harris with Emma Heslewood, curator of History. They were amazing how they both could say their lines with no prompt.

“He was a very easy going and a really polite gentleman. I am looking forward to watching the episode on Wednesday.”

The episode will be screened at 6.30pm on BBC2 on Wednesday.

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