Around the World in 80 Days (II) (1989– )

TV Series  -   -  Documentary
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 922 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 5 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 50 titles
created 10 Jan 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 23 Feb 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 07 Nov 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Around the World in 80 Days (1989– )

Around the World in 80 Days (1989– ) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Around the World in 80 Days.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1989  
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pole to Pole (TV Mini-Series 1992)
Adventure | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Michael Palin undertakes a journey by the most direct route possible with the most land to cross from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Stars: Michael Palin, Neil Hardwick, Lasse Lehtinen
Full Circle with Michael Palin (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Adventure | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Michael Palin embarks on another epic journey of exploration and adventure, this time 15,000 miles through 18 countries around the Pacific rim.

Stars: Rob Hehnlin, Michael Palin
Sahara with Michael Palin (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In this four part BBC television series presented by British comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin, and broadcast in 2002. In it, Palin traveled around the Sahara Desert in Northern ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Palin
Himalaya with Michael Palin (TV Series 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

This 2004 BBC television series records comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin's six-month trip across the Himalaya mountain range, covering an amazingly diverse range of cultures and ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Palin, The Dalai Lama
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Stars: Simon Callow, Philip Jackson, Joe Mills
Stephen Fry in America (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

English actor-comedian Stephen Fry travels trough the US regions by London cab.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Tom Allman, Susan Austin
Long Way Down (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Two guys take a trip of several months on motorcycles. They travel from the North of Scotland, down through Europe, into Africa, finally winding up in Cape Town, South Africa.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, David Alexanian
Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, David Griffin
New Europe (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Michael Palin, Dan Badarau, Clara Jacobs
Long Way Round (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, David Alexanian
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A series presenting various railway adventures from around the world.

Stars: Ludovic Kennedy, Michael Frayn, Miles Kington
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Michael Palin explores the extraordinary life and work of the popular and controversial American artist Andrew Wyeth, meeting the people who inspired his paintings.

Director: Eleanor Yule
Stars: Michael Palin
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Presenter (7 episodes, 1989)
Basil Pao ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1989)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 October 1989 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

80 nap alatt a Föld körül Michael Palinnel  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Himalaya with Michael Palin (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hugely enjoyable globetrotting trip
28 April 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is my favourite of Michael Palin's irresistable travel shows, and despite the fact that I know the outcome, I revisit it over and over.

The sights from London to Cairo, Shanghai to Tokyo, and Aspen to New York are breathtaking to see, and Michael Palin's delightfully humorous and informative commentary is a joy.

The journey retains all of its excitement every time I view it, and I hope I will never grow tired of it.

I recommend that all lovers of travel see this, and anyone else for that matter, as the sights are fantastic to see from your own armchair.


22 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dhow update Sheamus99
Film MP appeared in thdixon
Camera used to film this movie KyleDamon
Can you even... chrishanson70
Theme song in opening title matthew-j-dewar
Around the World in 80 Days 2014 braidenrobert
Discuss Around the World in 80 Days (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page