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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

Country:

UK

Language:

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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Episode 3: Ancient Mariners turned out to be a high point of the production: Palin himself remarks that he and his crew felt welcomed by the crew of the dhow, Al Sham, like they were family and that he thought he might never see any of them again. Twenty years later Palin retraced part of his journey through the Middle East in Around the World in 20 Years (2008) and inquired with the original company that booked his passage on the dhow. His investigation led him to be reunited with the dhow's captain at his home along with several of the surviving crew. Palin reported that the Al Sham had sunk after catching fire while being towed for repairs on the Indian Ocean. See more »

Quotes

Michael Palin: [on the train to Shanghai] There's a small army of 50 staff on this train. I'm not quite sure what they all do but yesterday I saw one energetically sloshing a wet mop up and down our corridor. It didn't seem to be doing the carpet any good at all.
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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 An Idiot Abroad: Egypt (2010) See more »

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A great watch for anyone!
7 August 2005 | by fifausa_2005See all my reviews

After watching a couple parts of the film in a class I was taking at Ohio State, I was hooked and had to find out for myself how the whole thing played out. After watching the entire program, I had to get a copy of it on DVD. The DVD of it is also a brilliant masterpiece. Every facet of the program is perfectly put together, as is the case for the other five travel documentaries he did later. Palin, as is the case for his other travel documentaries, shows the viewers many places of the world we only read about in encyclopedias. He goes many places we would only dream of seeing. If you are a fan of Palin, geography, travel, or documentaries, this is a good show to catch. This is one documentary you will want to watch over and over again, like yours truly; I give it an A+!


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