Great Coastal Railways with Michael Portillo

Naked Television Ltd were filming a new series of BBC2’s Great Coastal Railway Journeys, presented by Michael Portillo. The series is part of the popular Great British and Great Continental Railway Journeys family, which has taken Michael all over the world to destinations throughout Europe as well as Australia, India, the USA, Canada and South East Asia. When the programme is transmitted in the UK it is the most watched programme on the channel on that day – it is also broadcast all around the world. In the series Michael Portillo travels around the coast of the British Isles, exploring the different regions. As part of the series, they were making 5 x 30 minute episodes travelling through Sussex and Kent and wanted to include what it is like to live with one of Britain’s best coastal views. 

Sussex Film Office’s role in all this? We arranged for them to film along Eastbourne’s seafront and promenade, as well as filming general shots of the area.

Great Coastal Railway Journeys season 2 debuted on BBC2 on Monday 22 May 2023 at 6.30pm.