Michael Palin embarks on another epic journey of exploration and adventure, this time 15,000 miles through 18 countries around the Pacific rim.
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Pole to Pole (TV Mini-Series 1992)
Adventure | Documentary
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Michael Palin undertakes a journey by the most direct route possible with the most land to cross from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Stars: Michael Palin, Neil Hardwick, Lasse Lehtinen
Around the World in 80 Days II (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Michael Palin attempts to copy the exploits of fictional character Phileas Fogg, by trying to travel around the world (without flying) in 80 days.

Stars: Michael Palin, Basil Pao, Chris Collins
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Michael Palin owns what must be the most-used passport in Britain. Now it has been taken out of the drawer once again for the making of his new one-off documentary, Around the World in 20 ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Mills
Stars: Michael Palin, Mahesh Bhatt, Bill Nelson
Summer's Lease (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

From the DVD box: The minute she sets eyes on it, Molly Pargeter knows that the Tuscan Villa she has found to lease is perfect for her family's summer holiday. She is powerfully drawn to ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington
Himalaya with Michael Palin (TV Series 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

This 2004 BBC television series records comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin's six-month trip across the Himalaya mountain range, covering an amazingly diverse range of cultures and ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Palin, The Dalai Lama
New Europe (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Michael Palin, Dan Badarau, Gunter Böhnke
People Like Us (1999–2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Before there was The Office, there was People Like Us. A mockumentary in the style of the "docusoap" British reality television shows popular at the time about regular people and their ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Langham, Mark Hadfield, Mike Hayley
Sahara with Michael Palin (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In this four part BBC television series presented by British comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin, and broadcast in 2002. In it, Palin traveled around the Sahara Desert in Northern ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Palin
The Living Planet (TV Series 1984)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of the environments found on Earth (from tropical to polar).

Stars: David Attenborough
Live Aid (TV Special 1985)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Director: Vincent Scarza
Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson
Brazil with Michael Palin (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Documentary
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Michael Palin travels around Brazil, from Amazonia to Rio, from the North East to the Deep South, to find out what makes this vast country tick.

Stars: Michael Palin, Susie Valerio, Carolina Ferraz
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Michael Palin is off on another unconventional adventure documentary for the cameras. Starting at the bullfights in Valencia, Spain he follows in the footsteps of his favourite author, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Palin
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Michael Palin embarks on another epic journey of exploration and adventure, this time 15,000 miles through 18 countries around the Pacific rim.

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a respectful look at other cultures
21 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

You can tell that Palin is having great fun, at his own expense rather than at the expense of the people he encounters. I am just watching the visit to China, Vietnam and the Phillipines and am so pleased to see that there are so many things about my ancestors' country that I never knew. Who would have thought that the Communists, Mao and his cronies would have allowed a Bavarian castle to continue standing in a seaside resort town in China?

I saw Palin speak at his launch of Sahara a few weeks ago. The man is such a delightful, charming man. If you cannot get out to see him show you his slides, at least borrow the tapes of his series from your library.


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