Suffolk is set to feature in an episode of a BBC programme next week. 

Michael Portillo will be heading to the county on part of his Great Coastal Railway Journeys programme. 

The former Tory politician will start his tour in Woodbridge, visiting a group of Sea Scouts before heading to the nearby Suffolk Punch Trust. 

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He will then head further up the coast, taking in the seaside village of Thorpeness, before heading to Southwold. 

While in the town, Portillo will take a trip to local brewer Adnams to learn how some of the best beer in the country is made. 

The episode, which will be the 17th instalment in the series, will air next Tuesday on BBC Two at 6.30pm.

It is not the first time the presenter has ventured to Suffolk. 

Portillo was spotted at Saxmundham railway station in 2022 filming for Great British Railway Journeys.

In 2017, he took in the Mid Suffolk Light Railway and Ipswich Waterfront for the same programme. 

He stepped down from politics in 2005.