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6 April 2003 (USA) See more »
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In this four part BBC television series presented by British comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin... See more »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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A sumptuous Saharan odyssey See more (6 total) »

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Michael Palin ... Host (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Roger Mills (2 episodes, 2002)

John-Paul Davidson (unknown episodes)
 
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Michael Palin (unknown episodes)

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Nigel Meakin (unknown episodes)
 
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Alex Richardson (4 episodes, 2002)
 
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George Foulgham .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
John Pritchard .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
 
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Peter Meakin .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Basil Pao .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Cas Casey .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2002)
Josef d'Bache-Kane .... assistant on-line editor (4 episodes, 2002)
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2002)
 

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50 min (6 episodes)
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A sumptuous Saharan odyssey, 29 June 2003
Author: frankiehudson from UK

This is a brilliant, exceptional piece of travel film-making and the sort you would expect from the very likeable and interesting Michael Palin.

He lands in Tangiers and from there sets out to cover the whole of the Sahara region, travelling from west to east - typical Michael Palin material, really. This encompasses a series of train, car and river journeys all excellently shown with some very good cinematography. Lots of wide vistas of deserts - along the lines of Lawrence of Arabia and the English Patient, etc. - and lots of town scenes and interviews with musicians, traders, and others.

There's a lot of ethnic music in the programme too (particularly episode 2) which reminds me of Buena Vista Social Club, only this time it's Africa.

The 2 disc DVD is good though with very few additional features. It would've been nice to have some stuff on how they film the series - for instance, Michael Palin is often shown departing on a train yet where do the film crew go? Do they follow in a car or what?

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