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Release Date:
6 April 2003 (USA) See more »
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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 (Series Cast [1])

Michael Palin ... Host (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Roger Mills (2 episodes, 2002)

John-Paul Davidson (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Michael Palin (unknown episodes)

Series Cinematography by
Nigel Meakin (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Alex Richardson (4 episodes, 2002)
Series Sound Department
George Foulgham .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
John Pritchard .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Nicely low key, 18 April 2006
Author: Cathryn Mataga (cathryn) from Berkeley, California. USA

Why can't American TV make shows like this? Michael Palin traps around the Sahara, always charming, never condescending and always fun to watch. He floats gently from 'moderately amused' to 'mildly irritated' as the train is 10 hours late, but he never stays down too long. Palin seems genuinely at peace with the strangeness of these places, and goes to learn, and not to fix anything, which is so refreshing. The show lightly touches on the Polisario/Morocco Western Sahara conflict, but doesn't stay there too long.

Nice to see Muslim countries on TV, away from the whole 'terrorism, Al Qaeda, whatever' debate. Quite a few discussions on the Polygamy issue -- which looks like a way to stir up a lively opinion from women in that part of the world.

Small warning: 'where meat comes from' is revealed in this show. In case you are trying to keep the kids ignorant of this.

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