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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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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

Michael Palin: So, this is Poona. Bit of a disappointment really.
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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 »

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Featured in The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) See more »

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A fascinating look at the world through adventurer's eyes.
18 April 2002 | by aayalamargSee all my reviews

Michael Palin manages to make us look at the world through a fascinating perspective. He talks about Philleas Fogg as though as if he was a real character that he's trying to catch up and in the meantime we share with him the joys and dangers of a journey that takes him from the battlefields of the Middle East, to the Purple Mountains of the American West. We can see how the world changes as people and places differ and we get a small taste of our wonderful and diverse world. Definitely a must see for anyone who enjoys travel.


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