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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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Jules Verne
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1989  
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Michael Palin ...  Self - Presenter 7 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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A TV movie made for the A&E network. See more »

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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 What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) See more »

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Hugely enjoyable globetrotting trip
28 April 2003 | by alkinsey1982See all my reviews

This is my favourite of Michael Palin's irresistable travel shows, and despite the fact that I know the outcome, I revisit it over and over.

The sights from London to Cairo, Shanghai to Tokyo, and Aspen to New York are breathtaking to see, and Michael Palin's delightfully humorous and informative commentary is a joy.

The journey retains all of its excitement every time I view it, and I hope I will never grow tired of it.

I recommend that all lovers of travel see this, and anyone else for that matter, as the sights are fantastic to see from your own armchair.


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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