Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

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BBC Premiered Jan 01, 2006 Unknown

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Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

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Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days is a travel series developed by the BBC that chronicles Monty Python actor and notable comedian Michael Palin as he takes up the task of Phileas Fogg, Jules Verne’s hero of his classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days, in an endeavor to travel around the world in eighty days. In true Victorian fashion, Palin sets out to follow Fogg’s travel route without taking the easy way out by traveling via aircraft. He sets off from London to only be stopped by one of the many roadblocks in Palin’s journey. From Italian railway strikes to missing train and ferry connections to a very uncomfortable case of traveler’s diarrhea, he continues to strive forward in order to clean up the city of Venice, befriend the crew of an Indian sailboat, getting a shave by a blind barber, working as deckhands on a Yugoslavian freighter, and being attacked by a cockatoo. A wonderful real-life adaptation of Verne’s classic, Micahel Palin: Around the World in 80 Days shows the world in a lovely and comical light. Michael Palin followed the trip with a book detailing the experience completely from his perspective without cut scenes.moreless

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AIRED ON 2/18/1990

Season 1 : Episode 7

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