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Channel 5 has announced a new series order with one of Britain’s best-loved travel presenters ‘The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo’ w/t (4x60’).

The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo sees Michael embark on an extraordinary voyage of self-discovery, exploring the dramatic mountain range that straddles the border between France and Spain, the Pyrenees.

The four-part series is a real adventure for Michael as he walks a stretch of the 270 mile trail through the Pyrenees, from the Bay of Biscay on the Atlantic coast in the West to the shores of the Mediterranean in the East.

In each episode, he’ll be meeting up with locals who will share their knowledge and introduce Michael to all kinds of new experiences, from stargazing at night from a mountain peak, enjoying a delicious Cassoulet, soaking in a hot spring or attempting to spot a lynx.

Daniel Pearl, Commissioning Editor, Factual, Channel 5 & P+ added: “This latest series is so much more than a travelogue – for Michael, this extraordinary journey will be a real moment of adventure, but also self-reflection as he approaches a landmark moment in his life...

“I’m looking forward to seeing the series come to air later on this year.”

The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo will air later this year on Channel 5.


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