TV Around The World In 80 days (BBC-1 1987, Michael Palin) Published 2 years ago on December 29, 2016 Michael Palin, member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and all round bloody nice bloke, follows in the footsteps of Jules Verne’s Philias Phogg and attempts to travel around the world in 80 days using only the transport that would have been available in Verne’s day. Michael Palin helped make the travelogue genre, once so loved by the likes of Alan Whicker, popular again, his Passepartout here being the small scale camera crew who follow Palin’s every move from leaving London’s reform club to travelling on the Orient express through Saudi Arabia and (one of the series best bits) across the Arabian sea in a very primitive boat called a Dhow. This section of the series was originally only made to last ten minutes but the journey was so interesting that the planned 6 episode series became a seven episode one with almost a whole episode devoted to the Dhow crossing. Palin’s journey then takes him through India, China and the USA before catching a steamer back to the UK. Palin has a very relaxed style, super witty of course and makes a great guide on our trip around the world. Palin set out from the Reform Club in London’s Pal Mall at 9.45am on 25 September 1988. production details UK / BBC One / 7×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 11 October – 22 November 1987 Producer: Clem Vallance / Director: Roger Mills Michael PalinTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes20 hours ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes20 hours ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes20 hours ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes20 hours ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... Episodes20 hours ago Ransom: Story for Another Day (Season 3 Finale CBS Sat 25 May 2019) Story for Another Day: When Cynthia (Karen LeBlanc) and her younger brother, Tyler (Emmanuel Kabongo), are abducted by a criminal... search EPISODES Episodes20 hours ago From Friend to Fiancé (Hallmark Sat 25 May 2019, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan Paevey) Jess Parks (Hudon) has a good job, great friends and a cool apartment in the city. She has it all,... Episodes20 hours ago Murdoch Mysteries: Annabella Cinderella (S12EP11 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Annabella Cinderella: Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on... Episodes20 hours ago Murdoch Mysteries: Six of the Best (S12EP12 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Six of the Best: Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Roma | Netflix 2018 | Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended... Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... Movies2 months ago The Kindergarten Teacher | 2018 | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.