'I like to buy as I travel.  He left to work for Kerr-McGee Oil between 1981 and 1983. Paxman opened the interview with the question "so Michael, are you going to miss the limo? Michael's dad a devout Catholic used to be a member of left-wing movements in the 1930s and fled Madrid when it . His membership of the Conservative Party has since lapsed. Standing for the leadership of the party in 2001, he finally came in third place behind Iain Duncan Smith and Kenneth Clarke. Like @Billy_Value said above, if you'd watched the whole show you might have a clue what the reason was. Last Name Portillo #4. Students at Portillo's Cambridge college, Peterhouse, affected (according to a contemporary), "a style - camp in some, decidedly homosexual in others". A new 35 Austin Reed shirt was reduced to 6.99. But as much as viewers are interested in the BBC travel programme, it looks like some cant take their eyes from Michaels distinctive clothes. The train enthusiast did not disappoint his fans with his rather bright and colourful dress sense. , In June 2013, he presented a series of twelve 15-minute radio programmes (following the daily World at One news programme) on BBC Radio 4 called 1913 the Year Before, about the state of Britain in the years preceding World War I, challenging the view that these years were optimistic and cheerful.. , Portillo was registered as a Spanish citizen at the age of four, and, in accordance with Spanish naming customs, which require a person to have two surnames, his Spanish passport names him as Miguel Portillo Blyth. But George W is not in jail, so when exactly did he manage to transcend his former crimes - to outgrow them? As a brief aside, I am always interested in which particular blazer from his extensive wardrobe that Paul Atterbury will be wearing when "The Antiques Roadshow" is broadcast. Ongi Etorri, I greeted Michael in Euskara, their outlandish, neolithic language, the crown jewel of the Basque culture. It must be conceivable also for a gay person to buy the argument that the military simply works better without overt homosexuality in the ranks. Ex-politician turned TV presenter, and unexpected fashion icon, Michael Portillo has explained how he and his wife Carolyn Eadie, who will celebrate 40 years of marriage together next month, have purchased a property in Andalucia. Series 9 - Episode 1 Cromer to Cambridge. Perhaps this is because Gove went on to write that: "Michael Portillo's looks and bearing brought him to the attention of some of the more outre members of college. As for his unique on-screen look, he reveals: "When. In 2022 he began to present a political show Portillo for the British news channel GB News. Michael is the proud son of an exiled Spanish republican father named Luis Gabriel Portillo (1907-1993) and a Scottish mother named, Cora Waldegrave (ne Blyth) (1919-2014). Presenter Michael Portillo has been famous for his colouful outfits, so where does he buy his clothes from? By Sally McDonald. , Portillo served as chairman of the 2008 Man Booker Prize committee. Many urged Portillo, the "darling of the right", to run against Major.  From 2002 onwards, Portillo developed an active career in media, both as a commentator on public affairs and as a writer and/or presenter of television and radio documentaries. MICHAEL Portillo's political comeback in the wake of his admission to a gay past suffered a major jolt last night when his former homosexual lover - allegedly of eight years - came forward and. In March 2003, he voted in favour of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. I don't want Michael's actual blazers hahahaha. And the second is, of course, the Dubya defence of repented youth, currently in use by Texas governor George W Bush (presidential frontrunner and erstwhile bemused host to William Hague) to deflect unwelcome questions about past cocaine abuse. On 3 February, Portillo stood opposite the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, in the House of Commons for the first time in his new role.  Initially, he was a Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Moore, and then an assistant whip. Michael Portillo Early Life Story, Family Background and Education I took this to mean that there was a lot of it about, but that Mike stood aloof. READ NOW:Monty Don bids farewell in "personal conclusion" to BBC series. Below we have a selection of jackets and gilets available and also a casual jacket that is unavailable at the moment as it is already sold out. You can unsubscribe at any time. 1998 saw Portillo make his first foray into broadcasting on Channel 4 with Portillo's Progressthree 60-minute-long programmes looking into the changed social and political scene in Britain. Does anyone know where he gets his blazers of many, many colours from? Rather than a detailed account of the idiosyncrasies of Zubieta village life, known for the Joaldunak, (the pagan Basque protagonists of the Ituren - Zubieta Carnival), this episode would focus on giving a deeper impression of Basque culture,values and identity. The series commenced broadcasting in January 2010. My own take on the MP jokes are that VCM keeps using him as a running gag and not much else. Pinky P is renowned on here for his fashion choices - they should paint Thameslink, Great Northern, Greater Anglia and c2c units to match his wardrobe in order to get rid of those dull white liveries. The Baztan Trilogy, Dolores Redondo are we ready? Would my personal experiences of integrating slowly - but surely - into the heart of Basque mountain life be of sufficient interest for a Michael Portillo documentary? 5 amazing holiday destinations for your next (great continental) railway journey. , The documentary How To Kill a Human Being in the Horizon series featured Portillo carrying out a survey of capital punishment methods (including undertaking some near death experiences himself), in an attempt to find an 'acceptable' form of capital punishment. But I also saw David Mellor. Recipients included Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Mary Rose Trust, Lincoln Cathedral and the Severn Valley Railway. The Great Australian Railway Journeys star had no qualms about the weather when travelling across the desert - but the epic train voyage took him to plenty of other diverse landscapes as well. "But I was in general very captivated with Australian history and I hope that Australians of every background will feel that we have attempted to tell it straight.". In 2006 he made a programme on Spanish wildlife for BBC Two's The Natural World series. Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo (/prtlo/; born 26 May 1953) is a British journalist, broadcaster and former politician. " He also condemned Theresa May's 2018 "Chequers plan" for exit negotiations as "the most dreadful betrayal, and if I had been a member of the Cabinet, I would have been one of the ones who would have quit over the weekend." Michael Portillo has known the ups-and-downs of the political greasy pole more than most. Last month Michael Portillo and his wife, Carolyn, flew on holiday to Peru. If Im just socialising with friends, I wouldnt wear a yellow jacket and red trousers, but I like doing it on screen, its become a bit of a standing joke.. That's next level.. This led to the coining of the expression "Portillo moment". He is currently 69 years old as of 2022. Watch it right here: SBS acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country and their connections and continuous care for the skies, lands and waterways throughout Australia. So this first defence is distantly related to the Clinton plea of "I smoked, but I didn't inhale.". Laura Whitmore defends decision to appear on British Army podcast  In a 2016 television discussion he said that "because of the catastrophic blunder committed by David Cameron, [Nigel] Farage deserves a place in history" because "he spooked the Prime Minister into holding a referendum that he then lost. New series. I survived Ben Nevisgate, to wear the jacket again - not only in Griff's Great Australian Adventure, now trending on Netflix, but also in Griff's Great New . ", because I deduced from that that I had. British Cabinet minister Michael Portillo's spectacular defeat in the 1997 election gave rise to the term 'Portillo moment', meaning a seismic shift in politics. " A few weeks after he had given that interview, the death of Alan Clark gave Portillo the opportunity to return to Parliament, despite Lord Tebbit accusing Portillo of lying about the extent of his sexual "deviance", and similar comments from an associate included in a profile of Portillo in The Guardian newspaper. He is a writer and editor, known for Great American Railroad Journeys (2016), Railways of the Great War (2014) and Great British Railway Journeys (2010). Michael was born and raised in Hertfordshire. Former British Government Cabinet Minister turned broadcaster Michael Portillo embarks upon a journey of self-discovery as he walks stretches of the Pyrenees mountain range between Spain and France. Watch on Apple devices, streaming platforms and smart TVs. Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. In 1936, at the outset of the Spanish Civil War, Michael's father, Luis Gabriel Portillo Perz, was a Spanish intellectual working as a professor of Civil Law at the University of Salamanca. The ex-politician has worn garish red, purple and yellow get up for South Western trains, pink and beige to match Transport for Wales and turquoise to match Southern's brand. While Michael goes for bespoke suits from his trusted tailors, the presenter buys some of his shirts from well-known brands. This is a man unafraid to combine a lilac jacket and lime-green shirt whilst accessorising with his trusty Bradshaws Guide. I thought, "when is Paxman going to ask me have I lost my seat? Michael Portillo and Georgina Howard on the ridge tops of Ameztia, Ituren in the Pyrenees where Pyrenean Experience is based. According to this thread (ha - threads! Michael Portillo and the Strathspey Steam Train (Photo: BBC/Naked/Fremantle) By. , On 12 February 1982 Portillo married Carolyn Claire Eadie. The son of a Spanish Republican refugee and a Scottish progressive schoolteacher, Michael Portillo is a very different sort of idealist. , In 2009, he filmed a series titled Great British Railway Journeys, in which he explored, with the aid of George Bradshaw's 1863 tourist handbook, how the railways had a profound influence on the social, economic and political history of Britain. geddit?) Gemini Journalist #27. "Most often [people] have seen me on a television rail journey but in the UK, plenty of people still remember me from politics, so they are as likely to ask about Brexit as about my recommendations for rail holidays. (i.e., "Were you awake/did you see Portillo's result announced on television? Starring: Michael Portillo Directed by: Anthony Holland , Cassie Farrell and Tom Richardson Great Coastal Railways Journeys 2022 (4.5)2 Prime Video From 199 to buy episode From 18.99 to buy season Starring: Michael Portillo Directed by: Dave Minchin Great Continental Railway Journeys - Series 5 (4.7)264 DVD 1098 They were reduced to 7.99 and 6.99 respectively. I'm sure that since the programme started, his outfits have become more garish - I noticed this week he was wearing pink trousers! It was a sketch. Daily at 6:30PM apart from weekends of course! Michael Portillo Tv Shows. Stirlingshire. . It was broadcast on BBC Two on 15 January 2008. Ex-politician turned TV presenter, and unexpected fashion icon, Michael Portillo has explained how he and his wife Carolyn Eadie, who will celebrate 40 years of marriage together next month,. "All that time I was repressed and all these colours were welling up inside me! Michael Portillo: The Future of the Right. Following the 2001 general election, Portillo contested the leadership of the party. In 2007, he participated in the BBC television project The Verdict, serving, with other well known figures, as a jury member hearing a fictional rape case. DynamicSpirit said: I have to admit, when I saw him on tv today in a rather smart green jacket, my first thought was just like the title of this thread, "I want one, where can I get it". His guests included Bianca Jagger, Grayson Perry, Francis Wheen, Seymour Hersh, PD James, Baroness Williams, George Galloway, Benazir Bhutto and Germaine Greer. Reply Prev Great British Railways star Michael Portillo is 68 today. Why not email him directly and ask him: michael_AT_michaelportillo_DOT_co_DOT_uk. To celebrate his birthday, we discover 6 things you probably didnt know about him. Insufferable in victory, fabulous in defeat, he warned his colleagues in 1997 of the need to eschew the urge. Their children would all inherit one "Z" from their mother but can inherit an "M or a "Z" from their father. I then drove the car to my constituency and I knew I'd lost. Griff and Michael Portillo, .  He did not seek re-election in the 2005 general election. 10,915. Its an experience that changes you. Perceptive presentation, understanding of historical context and revealing interviews with major political figures. (See my blog on Zubieta and values within the Basque culture.) Michael has of course been to the tailors for some new jackets to upset your television set. Our Jackets are selected based on the season too. , British former Conservative politician, journalist and broadcaster. 5 reasons to watch 'Great American Railroad Journeys'. Michael Portillo brings Life: A Game of Two Halves, to Open, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, on Sunday, March 19 at 3pm. But about his own possible misdemeanors he argues that, "what I did as a youth is irrelevant to this campaign. Better to age in bright colours. Michael Portillo is still happily wedded to his wife, Carolyn Eadie. Insufferable in victory, fabulous in defeat, he warned his colleagues in 1997 of the need to eschew the urge to sew the Scarlet Letter onto too many bodices. 2016 - Great American Railroad. Addressing the villagers in fluent Spanish, he would immediately distil the essence of the conversation and summarise it, almost simultaneously, in unfaltering English to the camera. Michael's superb Spanish language skills bore testimony to his multi-lingual upbringing and his father's - not always appreciated - attempts to raise his sons in his native tongue. Michael Portillo was spotted filming on Cleethorpes beach on Monday (Image: Daily Mirror). This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. IN WHAT exotic colours present knowledge allows us to repaint the past! "Carolyn and I have bought a lovely house near Seville," he explained.  This was followed by a series Great Asian Railway Journeys from 27 January 2020, and Great Coastal Railway Journeys (BBC2, January-February 2022). Passionately opposed to a United Europe, totally devoted to the integrity of the United Kingdom, fierce advocate of an ultra-low-tax economy, he may be the . Indeed, there were pictures of the pair climbing high mountains while having the . Kate faces 'heavy burden' after Megxit and Andrew withdrawal. , In 2020, as part of his Great Continental Railway Journeys, in the "Salamanca to Canfranc", whilst in Salamanca, Portillo was given access to papers about his father held at the General Archive of the Spanish Civil War.. As we recall from the Lords debate on the age of consent, many older Tories are obsessed by buggery. ), Our Basque grandparents (Amatxi and Atautxi). Should have had prime slot. My Profile My Preferences My Mates. "If we are going to save a generation of young people," he wrote recently, "our children must know they will face bad consequences for criminal behaviour. Michael Portillo has been captivating audiences, not only with his marvellous taste in clothing, but also thanks to his fantastic and informative railway programmes. Etsy Search for items or shops Close search Skip to Content Sign in 0 Cart Holiday Shop Jewelry & Accessories Clothing & Shoes Home & Living Is he to be condemned because he - as a Defence Secretary with a gay past - allowed the expulsion of gay people from the Armed Forces? Michael Portillo Railway Journeys - his jackets? Portillo also presented a similar television series called Great Continental Railway Journeys, following Portillo around continental Europe. Not only is he complementing the colours of the train but his choice of reading materials too. A former member of the Conservative Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Enfield Southgate from 1984 to 1997 and Kensington and Chelsea from 1999 to 2005. BOOK NOW On Track with Michael Portillo British TV host, bon vivant, politician - Michael Portillo talks life, train travel and his coats of many colours. At 67, Michael Portillo is a man very much at home in his own skin, a far cry from the somewhat uptight and buttoned-up Right-winger of old. Ituren Carnivals and a Brummy in their midst, Beautiful Basque Country Farmhouse B & B with a tortoise on the tap, The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo, Beyond the Michelin restaurants San Sebastian has to offer, Baztan Valley Traditions and Code of Honour. In Texas he presides over a penal code that savagely punishes traffickers in drugs like cocaine, and that often imprisons those who merely possess. You should see the horse racing fraternity. In 2014, as part of the BBC's World War I commemorations, Portillo presented Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo over five nights in August 2014. Following the election, Portillo renewed his attachment to Kerr-McGee, but also undertook substantial media work, including programmes for the BBC and Channel 4. Will miss you Naga Munchetty bids farewell to BBC Breakfast co-star[UPDATE], Stacey Solomon issues apology for 'anticlimax' in Joe Swash update[OPINION], Heartbroken Adele breaks down as she's forced to cancel shows[BREAKING]. A deeper golden or mustard jacket may have worked better but as the saying goes, 'There are no rules in an robot-automated Dutch dock'. Sammuel Gill hanged himself last Christmas after . So forget teenage Tory homosexuals, we should all be on the hunt for teenage Tory drug sellers.  A second series was broadcast in 2013, and to date there has been a total of six series. , Portillo returned to advisory work for the government, and, in December 1984, he stood for and won the Enfield Southgate by-election, following the murder of the incumbent, Sir Anthony Berry, in the bombing of the Grand Hotel, Brighton by the IRA. My argument is that Portillo is probably not a hypocrite, and that, therefore, his sexual past (or present) is no one's business but his own and whoever he chooses to share it with. America, to me, is this enormous contrast between the heady idealism of founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson, who said, 'All men are created equal,' and the reality that he was himself a slave owner. In a previous story, Evening Standard reported that Michael donated a 79 Charles Tyrwhitt shirt and a 45 French-cuffed Christian Dior shirt to a charity shop. However, there followed press stories, including references to his previous homosexual experiences and to his equivocation at the time of Major's 1995 resignation. Your views: Portillo as a single mum. Portillo obtained a first class degree in history from the University of Cambridge, having been a student at Peterhouse College. Yet there was a calmness and simplicity about him that I had not expected. His broadcast series include railway documentaries such as Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys.A former member of the Conservative Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Enfield Southgate from 1984 to 1997 and Kensington . Portillo was then asked "are we seeing the end of the Conservative Party as a credible force in British politics?". Or even a pink shirt combined with a blue jacket. Michael Portillo Railway Journeys - his jackets? He later admitted that this had been an error: "I did not want to oppose [Major], but neither did I want to close the possibility of entering a second ballot if it came to that." Michael J Portillo, 76. for 'The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo', David Minchin and camera crew filming 'The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo' in the bar in Zubieta, Showing Michael Portillo around the Basque village of Zubieta in the Western Pyrenees, See my blog on Zubieta and values within the Basque culture, Hiking in the Pyrenees stunning scenery and ancient Basque traditions, The Basque Language Onomatopoeias and other Idiosyncrasies. Fromthe outset,my very first conversations with Ilana, the documentary researcher, madeit obvious that this was a production team who cared. Gove further reveals that: "Fellows and undergraduates were given girls' names; parties were organised in meadows a little out of town, and cross-dressing was encouraged." His first took in historic East Coast sites, but these new travels are broader in scope, from the cities of the Atlantic coast to vibrant San Francisco, via Chicago, Colorado, New Mexico, and . 69 Year Old Gemini #20. Not a fan of his jackets, but I love Railway Journeys. Portillo was born on May 26, 1953, in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. Does Bush believe, then, that if he committed felonies when in his late 20s, he should now be punished for them? MICHAEL Portillo's lover has spent the past year year coming to terms with the suicide of her estranged partner, it emerged yesterday. He was accused of vanity when the Alexandra Palace was hired to celebrate his ten years in politics. Former politician turned broadcaster Michael Portillo, 68, is a familiar face on our screens. ", Sarah says: Id like to have a boozy lunch with this man. This is impossible. I like to buy as I travel. The TV star has also captivated followers with other adventure screenings, including Great Indian Railway Journeys and Great American Railroad Journeys. Word for word! And, as a language speaker myself, it was fascinating to see this professional team of linguists at work.  First elected to the House of Commons in a 1984 by-election, Portillo served as a junior minister under both Margaret Thatcher and John Major, before entering the Cabinet in 1992 as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and promoted to Secretary of State for Employment in 1994. Sarah says: Michael's been paying attention to his colour wheel; purple and yellow are complementary so this outfit works for me. Michael Portillo has travelled extensively over the last 13 years filming his much-loved railway series, traversing five continents and making hundreds of programmes along the way. No, the only important question - the one that permits me to write on this subject at all - is whether Mr Portillo is a hypocrite. Joe Murphy. Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies. Haha, the puns must've been lost in the transatlantic translation for me ;). Mr Portillo is aware of the pitfalls of taking the line of the American moral right. Great British Railway Journeys promises viewers a glimpse into Britains industrial greatness. Since 1998, Portillo has been a Commissioner of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). My second thought, about 0.5 seconds later, was "He's going to have bought it somewhere expensive. Michael Portillo on the Pyrenees journey of self-discovery that tested him to limits. Hawks and Doves:. Every so often, I think it'd brighten Wigan and the whole of Lancashire if I turned out to town in a salmon pink blazer. In a previous story, Evening Standard reported that Michael donated a 79 Charles Tyrwhitt shirt and a 45 French-cuffed Christian Dior shirt to a charity shop. Natasha Newman, the story producer for 'The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo', a Spanish and French language major, showed realrespect and concern for all my Basque neighbours and friends, putting everyone at ease and allowing the scenes and conversations to flow spontaneously rather than orchestrating them artificially. Love the far the picked out the cheap plonk. and is now unashamedly parading about in an Edwardian bathing costume. Full Name: Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo Date of Birth: 26 May 1953 Age: 69 years old as of 2022 Place of Birth: Bushey, United Kingdom Spouse | Wife: Carolyn Claire Eadie Height: 1.8 m (5'9) Education: Stanburn Primary School, Harrow County School and Peterhouse College, Cambridge Net Worth: 8.2 million ($9 million) Michael Portillo Books 2010 - Great British Railway. The importance of work in the Basque Culture, Cider Houses in the Basque Country .. and a few less trees, El Da del Joaldunak (When I got the dates wrong! Meat Loaf's retort to Prince Andrew: 'I don't give a s*** who you are! , Talking to Andrew Neil on This Week in May 2016, he gave his views on the effectiveness of David Cameron's government and its legislative plans as described in the Queen's speech: "After 23 years of careful thought about what they would like to do in power the answer is nothing", a description which The Guardian described as "elegant". On 1 February 2000, William Hague promoted Portillo to the Shadow cabinet as Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor. Died: 10 March, 2014, in Hertfordshire, aged 95. What I had overlooked was that Michael, having been raised in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural family in the UK, held the same themes of language, culture and identity close to his heart too. , Portillo's defeat represented a 17.4% swing to Labour. It was just a normal morning with the usual routine: get up, a quick shower, breakfast and then checking emails, just the daily emails. You know, an eye on a different society, the opportunity to speak another language, and an enormous family out in Spain., As an ex Minister, Michael was used to giving speeches and as you will see from his popular railway shows, he finds it easy to speak to anybody and is naturally good-natured and funny. Daily Mail - 16th October. Having worked regularly with the media over the past decades, it was enlightening to join Curve Media in the filming of this first episode of The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo. The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo documentary which I have yet to see will undoubtedly benefit from the skills of a team of professionals who spoke the languages of the people around them and realised the importance of being culturally aware. On another occasion Portillo exclaimed (as a pundit on This Week) that "short of marching Mrs. May into a railway carriage in the Compigne forest, they could not have produced a more humiliating surrender. A Thatcherite and a Eurosceptic, he was considered a "darling of the right" and was seen as a likely challenger to Major during the 1995 Conservative leadership election, but did not run, and was subsequently promoted to Secretary of State for Defence. , In 2018 he accepted the role as President of the Friends of the SettleCarlisle line following the death of previous incumbent, Sir William McAlpine. Sarah says: The tone of the yellow jacket is discordant with the tone of the red pants. The success of the show led Portillo to present series about railway systems in other countries. He also paid a visit to CS Lewis Square in east Belfast where he took a trip back to his childhood enjoying the statues of famous characters from the NI-born author's The Lion, The Witch and The. They have now burst forth in a virulent form. And then there was Dave Minchin, the cameraman, who spoke Italian and was possibly one of the most exuberant people I have ever met. Other television programmes presented by Portillo have included: On 26 May 2022, Channel 5 commissioned The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo, a four-part series that premiered 23 August 2022. To get further insight into his style secrets, we asked Sarah Willcocks, the editor of Style Melbourne, to casther discerning eye over Portillos dapper approach Sarah says: Michael's co-ordination game here is on point, as the kids might say. Clear rating.  The fund, which operated under the title "Catalyst: Endowments", made 31 awards over the two years 201213 totalling 36 million. Many of his clothes are made by a tailor in London Michael Portillo is famously known for his bright trousers and jackets which make a great impact on the small screen. All of the attention has led Michael to become quite fashion forward and, after decades of politician power-dressing in muted tones of black or navy, he is now relishing the chance to try his hand at showbiz style. 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