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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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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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11 October 1989 (UK)  »

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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 »

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Michael Palin: So, this is Poona. Bit of a disappointment really.
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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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Followed by Full Circle with Michael Palin (1997) See more »

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A trip without Passepartout.
10 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Michael Palin travelled around the globe in Pole to Pole, Full Circle, and Hemingway Adventure. Around the World in 80 Days done twice in 1989 on TV, by follower Monty Pythoner Eric Idle played Passepartout, but Palin did the trip for real. This is his first, based on the fictious trip of Phileas Fogg by Jules Verne. Palin travels by ground transport without a plane flight around the world within the 80 days. You wonder if he will make the alloted time for the trip or not? It is an enjoyable journey following the places that Verne wrote about in the book. It was a pleasure to read and watch this show.


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