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Michael Portillo

About

Michael Portillo is a British journalist, broadcaster, and former member of parliament and cabinet minister in the Conservative party. Since retiring from active politics in 2005, Michael has pursued a successful media career. He is a regular guest on BBC1’s political discussion programme This Week, and has made a range of documentaries, including BBC2’s Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys. A long-serving member of the panel in Radio 4’s The Moral Maze, Michael has also written a regular column for The Sunday Times and contributes to a number of other newspapers and magazines.

In Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain, Michael Portillo combines the skills of a historian and detective as he investigates some of Britain’s most interesting ‘lost’ buildings, finding clues in the rubble and piecing together the fascinating stories to which their walls once bore witness.
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