The Isle of Man will feature on a television show on BBC2 tonight.

Michael Portillo will actually be starting his new Great Coastal Railway Journeys series with a visit to the Isle of Man – including the Isle of Man Steam Railway..

The series continues on Tuesday with a programme starting in the Isle of Man and then covering the Isle of Man Steam Packet route to Liverpool.

He visits Tynwald, is taken down the east coast on the Isle of Man Steam Railway to Castle Rushen, test-drives the smallest production car ever made (the Peel P50), joins a working fishing boat at Port St Mary, and meets two passionate advocates of the Manx language.

The programme is on BBC2 tonight at 6.30pm.