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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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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11 October 1989 (UK)  »

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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 »

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Michael Palin: [at a football match in Cairo] Apart from a player questioning whether it was the will of Allah that he be sent off it's exactly the same as at home.
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Spoofed in Pythonland (1999) See more »

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Experience the world from your armchair
30 January 2003 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See 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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