Michael Palin around the world in 80 days

Michael Palin around the world in 80 days: Entertainer and author Michael Palin responds to the call to copy the experiences of Phileas Fogg and circumnavigate the globe, going via land and ocean.

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The Michael Palin around the world in 80 days show was inspired by Jules Verne’s classic 1873 novel Around the World in Eighty Days, in which a character named Phileas Fogg accepts a wager to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days or less.

Palin was given the same deadline, and not allowed to use aircraft, which did not exist in Jules Verne’s time and would make completing the journey far too easy. He followed Phileas Fogg’s route as closely as possible. Along the way he commented on the sights and cultures he encountered. Palin encountered several setbacks during his voyage, partly because he travelled with a five-person film crew, who are collectively named after Passepartout, Phileas Fogg’s manservant.

Michael Palin around the world in 80 days Info

Based on Around the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne
Written by Michael Palin
Directed by Roger Mills
Presented by Michael Palin
Composer Paddy Kingsland
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Producer Clem Vallance
Editor David Thomas
Running time 52 minutes
Release
Original network BBC1
Original release 11 October –
22 November 1989
Chronology
Followed by Pole to Pole with Michael Palin

 

Michael Palin around the world in 80 days is a 7-part BBC television travel series first broadcast on BBC1 in 1989. It was presented by comedian and actor Michael Palin. The Michael Palin around the world in 80 days was inspired by Jules Verne’s classic 1873 novel Around the World in Eighty Days, in which a character named Phileas Fogg accepts a wager to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days or less.

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