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Writer:
Jules Verne (creator: original concept)
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Plot:
Michael Palin attempts to copy the exploits of fictional character Phileas Fogg, by trying to travel around the world (without flying) in 80 days. Full summary »
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2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Experience the world from your armchair See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Michael Palin ... Himself - Presenter (7 episodes, 1989)

Terry Gilliam ... Himself (2 episodes, 1989)
Basil Pao ... Himself (2 episodes, 1989)
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Series Directed by
Roger Mills (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Palin (7 episodes, 1989)
Jules Verne (7 episodes, 1989)

Series Produced by
Clem Vallance .... producer / series producer (6 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Original Music by
Paddy Kingsland (7 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Thomas (4 episodes, 1989)
Howard Billingham (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
Liz Friedman .... graphic designer (7 episodes, 1989)
Iain Macdonald .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Sound Department
Ron Brown .... sound (4 episodes, 1989)
David Jewitt .... sound (3 episodes, 1989)
Michael Narduzzo .... sound (3 episodes, 1989)
John Hale .... sound (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Nigel Meakin .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1989)
Nigel Walters .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1989)

Graham Banks .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Angela Elbourne .... production assistant / travel researcher (7 episodes, 1989)
Ann Holland .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1989)
 

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49 min (7 episodes)
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Australia:PG (DVD rating)
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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:No-one seems to have heard of Cairo. It's only the capital city for heaven's sake!See more »
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Referenced in The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV)See more »

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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Experience the world from your armchair, 30 January 2003
Author: RadicalTintin from Glasgow, Scotland

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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