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Around the World in 80 Days 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Palin ...  Himself - Presenter 7 episodes, 1989
Basil Pao Basil Pao ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1989
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Palin's Travels

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UK

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English

Release Date:

11 October 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

80 nap alatt a Föld körül Michael Palinnel See more »

Filming Locations:

Alexandria, Egypt See more »

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(7 episodes)

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Color
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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

Terry Gilliam: We trust you Michael, we just don't trust the BBC!
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Crazy Credits

During the credits of the series finale, Palin meets his friends at BBC offices to formally present his souvenirs he promised to collect on his trip. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lemurs (2001) See more »

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A trip without Passepartout.
10 January 2002 | by cmykleftySee all my reviews

Michael Palin travelled around the globe in Pole to Pole, Full Circle, and Hemingway Adventure. Around the World in 80 Days done twice in 1989 on TV, by follower Monty Pythoner Eric Idle played Passepartout, but Palin did the trip for real. This is his first, based on the fictious trip of Phileas Fogg by Jules Verne. Palin travels by ground transport without a plane flight around the world within the 80 days. You wonder if he will make the alloted time for the trip or not? It is an enjoyable journey following the places that Verne wrote about in the book. It was a pleasure to read and watch this show.


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