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Pole to Pole

Crossing The Line

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 19 days

Running badly behind schedule and far off-course, Michael travels from Ethiopia to Kenya. En route, he encounters a lion, turns to hitchhiking and meets a hippo colony while on safari.

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Director:
Clem Vallance
Series Producer:
Clem Vallance
Director:
Roger Mills

Pole to Pole

Plains and Boats and Trains

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 19 days

Michael flies a hot air balloon over one of Kenya’s top game parks before heading on to Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater and taking the world’s oldest ferry to Zambia.

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Director:
Clem Vallance
Series Producer:
Clem Vallance

Pole to Pole

Bitter End

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 19 days

Having missed his deadline to reach Antarctica, Michael abandons his original plan. Luckily a travel adventure company swoops in to save the expedition with a route through Chile.

Contributors

Pole to Pole

Shifting Sands

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 19 days

Civil war and poor conditions bring Michael to a near halt as he crosses Sudan, and it takes him over 24 hours to travel just 60 miles as he draws near the Ethiopian border.

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Director:
Clem Vallance
Series Producer:
Clem Vallance

Pole to Pole

Evil Shadow

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 19 days

A Zambian witch doctor tells Michael that an 'evil shadow' is hanging over him. As bad fortune and tragedy dogs his journey to South Africa via Zimbabwe, Michael suspects it may be true.

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Producer:
Clem Vallance
Director:
Clem Vallance
Director:
Roger Mills

Pole to Pole

Russian Steps

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 19 days

Michael experiences life in the latter days of the Soviet Union as he travels from Leningrad to the port of Odessa, mere days before the 1991 coup in Moscow.

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Director:
Clem Vallance
Series Producer:
Clem Vallance

Pole to Pole

Cold Start

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 19 days

Michael begins his journey with a perilous landing at the North Pole, continuing southwards with voyages across Scandinavia as he makes his way to Estonia and the Soviet Union.

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Director:
Clem Vallance
Series Producer:
Clem Vallance