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Around the World in 80 Days


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A seven-part documentary entertainment, in which actor and writer Michael Palin attempts to emulate the achievement and adventures of the late Phileas Fogg. 1: The Challenge
A fine autumn morning. With one final glance at the Reform Club clock,
Michael Palin steps out into Pall Mall. It is 9.45am precisely, and Michael's aim is to return to this very spot before 80 days have elapsed - having circumnavigated the globe. He will follow as closely as possible the route of Jules Verne 's fictional hero, travelling by land and sea - but never by air. To begin with, all goes well, but air travel has destroyed the scheduled passenger steamer, and decimated the global rail links which were the pride of the Victorian world. Michael gradually realises that things can only go from good to bad, to impossible....
Film cameraman NIGEL MEAKIN Film editor DAVID THOMAS
Series producer CLEM VALLANCE Director ROGER MILLS
● COVER STORY: page 4


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Phileas Fogg.
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Nigel Meakin
Producer: Clem Vallance
Director: Roger Mills

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Around the World in 80 Days

BBC One London, 11 October 1989 21.35

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