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 »
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 »
Michael Palin is off on another unconventional adventure documentary for the cameras. Starting at the bullfights in Valencia, Spain he follows in the footsteps of his favourite author, the ... See full summary »
In this two-parter for BBC2, Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world. Against the odds, Ewan and his team ... See full summary »
Michael Palin packs his bags in this sequel to his round the world in 80 days adventure. This time his journey takes him from the North Pole to the South Pole, in as direct a route as possible, taking him through the eastern part of Africa. Written by
Only a few days after Palin and crew left the Soviet Union, the "Generals' Coup" that arrested Gorbachev and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the rise of Boris Yeltsin took place, while Palin was still on a Soviet-registered passenger ship crossing the Black Sea. See more »
While it's obvious that not every leg of Palin's journey is equally interesting, he and his team manage to make every stage a nice watch; we meet everyday people as well as particular ones, we see well-known landscapes as well as completely unknown ones, and I'd bet there's at least one new or interesting item for you in every episode, usually more than one. It's no travel-guide, but it's also not "adventure" except maybe in Africa - more of an experience. I'd recommend watching it only one episode per evening, so the experience can linger - first in chronological order, and maybe later re-visit some episode you liked particularly well.
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