Michael Palin: Around the World in 20 Years

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Published on 23rd October 2017 by

In 1989 Michael Palin filmed the groundbreaking series Micheal Palin: Around the World in 80 Days which saw him attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days or less whilst following the route taken by Phileas Fogg in the classic 19th century novel of the same name, Palin had to make the journey without the use of planes. The resulting adventure was broadcast in seven hour long episodes on the BBC in the UK and on PBS in the United States.

Around the World in 20 Years was broadcast on 31st December 2008 and sees him retrace the Dubai-Mumbai leg of his journey twenty years on, he reunites with some of his crew members from the journey and discovers that several others have since passed away. Palin also released a special 20th anniversary revised edition of the book which accompanied the original series.

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