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Around the World in 80 Days 

Michael Palin attempts to copy the exploits of fictional character Phileas Fogg, by trying to travel around the world (without flying) in 80 days.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Palin ...  Himself - Presenter 7 episodes, 1989
Basil Pao Basil Pao ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1989
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Storyline

Michael Palin has taken on the task of duplicating Phileas Fogg's feat by attempting to circumnavigate the globe, beginning and ending at the Reform Club in London, in eighty days, using no air travel. He meets Python fans in Greece, eats snake in China, and generally goes from one adventure to another, all the while fighting to make his deadline. Written by Kathy Li

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Official Sites:

Palin's Travels

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UK

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English

Release Date:

11 October 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

80 nap alatt a Föld körül Michael Palinnel See more »

Filming Locations:

Alexandria, Egypt See more »

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(7 episodes)

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Color
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Trivia

Michael Palin has revealed that Alan Whicker, Miles Kington, Noel Edmonds and Clive James all turned down the chance to present the series. See more »

Quotes

Michael Palin: [on the train to Shanghai] There's a small army of 50 staff on this train. I'm not quite sure what they all do but yesterday I saw one energetically sloshing a wet mop up and down our corridor. It didn't seem to be doing the carpet any good at all.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits of the series finale, Palin meets his friends at BBC offices to formally present his souvenirs he promised to collect on his trip. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Born to Be Wild: Operation Lemur with John Cleese (2001) See more »

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Experience the world from your armchair
30 January 2003 | by RadicalTintinSee all my reviews

Michael Palin exudes warmth and depth of character as he attempts to follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg. His wit, sincerity and enthusiasm set this documentary apart from other pretenders as he experiences the pleasure, pain and fulfilment of a voyage of discovery. One cannot help being in awe of this production which educates and entertains simultaneously. Palin was to follow this series with other 'adventures', which show him to be an affable character with genuine wit and intellect. Along his journey he has memorable encounters with beast and humanity, and his writings and narration capture all of the emotions.

Outstanding TV.


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