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  • How to Live Forever DVD Bonus - Michael Palin

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    5/13/11

    Monty Python actor Michael Palin discusses his views on Longevity. A bonus clip from the upcoming documentary How To Live Forever directed by Mark Wexler.
  • Episode 4

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 10/21/09

  • Episode 3

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 10/20/09

  • Episode 2

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 10/19/09

  • Pilot

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 10/18/09

  • Journey's End

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 10/28/07

    The final installment of Michael's Eastern journey takes him from the Tatra mountains in Slovakia, through Prague, Dresden in East Germany and finishing on Rugen.
  • Baltic Summer

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 10/14/07

    Michael travels through the Baltic states of Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius, ending in Kaliningrad.
  • Wild East

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 9/30/07

    Michael travels from Transdniester, through Moldova and Northern Romania to Transylvania.
  • Eastern Delight

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/23/07

    Continuing his journey behind the Iron Curtain of old, Michael travels through Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey.
  • War and Peace

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/16/07

    The first of Michael's trips to the former Eastern Bloc countries, now part of the new Europe. He travels from Slovenia, through Croatia and into Brosnia and Serbia, ending in Albania.
  • Absolute Desert

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 10/27/02

    Michael reaches Timbuktu, then heads east to Wodaabe, and onwards to Algeria.
  • Destination Timbuktu

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 10/20/02

    Michael travels through Senegal, and down the Niger River toward Timbuktu.
  • A Line in the Sand

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 10/13/02

    Michael's journey begins in Gibraltar, and with a 21-gun salute in honour of the Queen's birthday ringing in his ears, Michael crosses the Straits to Tangier in Morocco. It is only after pausing in Fez and Marrakech, and scaling the High Atlas, that Michael's "Line in the Sand" enters real desert. This is hard, hot country, controlled by the Polisario Front who have been in confrontation with the Moroccans for over 25 years. But this inhospitable land is softened by the warmth shown by the Sahawari people, who guide Michael south to the Mauritanian border. Here he climbs aboard the "longest train in the world", breaking his journey at Chinguetti. There is just time for Michael to defeat the local champion at a game of desert draughts, played with stalks and camel droppings, before he gets literally taken over by the 24th Paris-Dakar Rally and its sole surviving British entrant, Dave Hammond from Cirencester.
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  • Kevin Spacey/Beck

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    S 22 : Ep 10 - 1/11/97

    Live from New York, it's... John Cleese and Michael Palin! Sketches include "New Television Rating System," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Marijuana Doctor," "Star Wars 20th Anniversary," "Janet Reno's Dance Party," "Mr. Peepers," "The Joe Pesci Show," "The Dead Parrot Sketch," and "The Atteburys' Alarm System." Beck performs "Where It's At" and Devil's Haircut."moreless
  • Over and Out

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 7/18/91

    Friday is the day designated for the showdown. Michael has had the local Labour Party meeting called to have Jim Nelson removed from membership; Lou Barnes has decreed this same day for Michael Murray's destruction.moreless
  • Message Understood

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 7/11/91

    It starts to dawn on Michael and Jim that they are pawns in a much bigger game. Barbara questions who her real allies are.
  • Message Received

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 7/4/91

    The Nelsons finally arrive in North Wales, thinking they have escaped their tormentors. Trouble is pursuing them, however, and mein Host at the holiday camp isn't without his problematic side, either.
  • Message Sent

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 6/27/91

    Michael Murray has reached panic level, and sends the researcher, Philip, on a mission to find three people: his missing brother Franky (along with the council car), his mother, and Eileen Critchley. Frank Twist catches up with Jim Nelson to tell him that an important local party meeting has been called. The meeting is to be packed with "new members" consisting of the trouble-makers under Peter's direction. Barbara's attempt to obtain Mr. Weller's old school records for Michael Murray and Eileen Critchley fail, and Weller deposits the incriminating evidence with Jim Nelson, on the night before he leaves on holiday. Lou Barnes tells Barbara that they now have Murray at breaking point, but because they do not yet have Weller's documents, Murray must be "relaxed" a bit, and Barbara will have to do the job. It looks like it's Michael's lucky night.moreless
  • Send a Message to Michael

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 6/20/91

    Sloane and Barnes announce matter-of-factly that explosive racial violence shall be provoked in the city. When Murray denounces them and begins to storm out of the room, Barnes asks if the name Eileen Critchley means anything to him. Murray freezes on the spot and goes into spastic twitches. Jim Nelson decides he needs a holiday at term break, to get away from the pressure of Murray's pickets, and plans an itinerary that avoids crossing any bridges. Murray is falling under the spell of Barbara Douglas, who keeps him at arm's length. Meanwhile, she visits Michael's mother, pretending to be a social worker, and leaves a note for Michael--signed "Eileen Critchley". Franky has finally had enough. He abandons Michael and drives off with the council car, in order to take his wife and children, as well as his mother, on an impromptu holiday to the seaside.moreless
  • Only Here on a Message

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 6/13/91

    Michael Murray is beginning to realise that his new-found political "friends" are not being entirely above-board with him. Jim Nelson, meanwhile, gains some respite from Murray's persecution when he becomes a local hero in a tragic accident. Though his attempt to save his pupil, Robbie Burns, is not successful, his efforts earn him the undying loyalty of Robbie's father, Norman, and his formidable brothers. After a time, however, Murray resumes the pressure and Jim begins to come unravelled, manifesting as a new phobia for bridges. His doctor refers him to a psychiatrist, Dr. Goldup. At the hotel where Murray is carrying out most of his plotting, his eye is caught by a new arrival, a beautiful and poised woman called Barbara Douglas.moreless
  • It Couldn't Happen Here

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 6/6/91

    Firebrand Labour leader Michael Murray is swept into office on a tide of rhetoric. His first act is to "reform education", but it looks suspiciously like a personal vendetta against Mr. Weller, the headmaster who had once sent him, as a boy, to a special school for disturbed children. When Murray is summoned by the renowned political theorist, Mervyn Sloan, he is told that great things are expected of him. But Sloan also firmly insists that a general strike be called in Murray's city to challenge the Conservative Government. When one of Murray's council members, who has a weakness for the bottle, fails to ensure pickets are sent to one particular school, a disastrous conflict ensues between Murray and Jim Nelson, who is unfortunately headmaster of a school for special needs children.moreless
  • Michael Palin, Mary Palin/The Motels

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    S 9 : Ep 10 - 1/21/84

    Live from New York, it's... Joe Piscopo! Sketches include "The Wrong Makeup," "Boy George Burns: The Man And His Music," "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood," "Mick Pitwhistle Does It All," "Powerful Living Snaps," "That's Okay," "Man On Chain," "Would You Believe It?," "Shoplifting" (film), "Save the Plankton," "Life on the Mississippi," and "The House of Mutton." The Motels perform "Suddenly Last Summer" and "Remember the Nights."moreless
  • Michael Keaton/The New Joe Jackson Band

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    S 8 : Ep 5 - 10/30/82

    Live from New York, it's... Eddie Murphy!
    Sketches include "Last-Minute Problems," "The Interesting Four Meets Espresso," "A Sense of Fear," "Thank You, Ronald Reagan," "Snookie Foreplay," "President Reagan's Transformation," "Topol The Idiot," "Behind the Smith Campaign," and "Pumpkin Carving" (film).
    The New Joe Jackson Band performs "Steppin' Out" and "Another World."moreless
  • (no host)/Paul Simon, James Taylor, and David Sanborn

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    S 5 : Ep 14 - 3/15/80

    Live from New York, it's... John Belushi! Sketches include "Anniversary Seance," "Todd's Campaign," "The Biggest Leprechaun," "The Flogging Musicians," "Talk or Die," and "The David Susskind Show." Paul Simon and James Taylor perform "Cathy's Clown / Take Me to the Mardi Gras" and David Sanborn performs "Anything You Want."moreless
  • Michael Palin/James Taylor

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    S 4 : Ep 18 - 5/12/79

    Live from New York, it's... John Belushi! Sketches include "The Coleman Plan," "Miles Cowperthwaite, Part Two: I Am Nailed to the Hull," "Magna-Gro," "Black-Market Gasoline," "Mr. Bill Runs Away" (film), and "Tom Snyder's Mother's Day." James Taylor performed "Johnnie Comes Back," "Up on the Roof," and "Millworker."moreless
  • Michael Palin/The Doobie Brothers

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    S 4 : Ep 10 - 1/27/79

    Live from New York, it's... Dan Aykroyd! Sketches include "State of the Union 1979," "Mr. Brighton and the Nerds," "What If... Superman Grew Up in Germany?" "Miles Cowperthwaite, Part One: I Am Born," "Name the Bats," "The Franken & Davis Show," and "Mr. Bill's Trial" (film). The Doobie Brothers perform "What a Fool Believes" and "Takin' It To The Streets."moreless
  • Michael Palin/Eugene Record

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    S 3 : Ep 16 - 4/8/78

    Live From New York, It's... Dan Aykroyd!

    Sketches include "The Academy Awards," "Little Chocolate Donuts," "Tax Deductions/H&L Brock," "Henrik Ibsen Escape," "Nerds' Piano Lesson," "Shooting on Location" (film), "The Case of the Scarlet Membrane," "Before the Party," "Mr. Bill Pays His Taxes" (film), and "Danger Probe."

    Eugene Record performs "Have You Seen Her?" and "Trying To Get To You."moreless
  • The Curse of the Claw

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 10/25/77

    Kevin Orr, must return the Claw of the Holy Vulture to Burma to stop it from inflicting its curse on his family.
  • Across the Andes by Frog

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 10/18/77

    British sporting events and native superstitions destroy Captain Snetterton's expedition to study frogs as they cross the Andes mountains.
  • Escape From Stalag Luft 112 B

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 10/4/77

    During WW I, prisoner of war, Major Edwin Phipps continually tries to escape despite his fellow officers lack of interest. Then after they all escape, he is the only one left, watched by 45 guards. That only slows down his plan of escape, even when the Germans ask him for advice on how to escape, then they all leave him totally alone.moreless
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