TV Around The World In 80 Days (BBC-1 2009, Lee Mack, Frank Skinner) Published 3 years ago on September 30, 2016 This entertaining race against the clock was put together as part of the fundraising for the BBC’s yearly Children in Need appeal. Over the six episodes a pair of celebs team up (different pair each episode) to try an recreate the routes undertaken by Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg (and Michael Palin too of course). Starting out from the Reform Club in London the six teams have of course only 80 days to get back to where they started from. Like Palin’s show crossed with a Top Gear challenge, this is part travelogue part game show with plenty of will they make it moments. The Group also had to stay true to the spirit of Fogg’s trip and couldn’t fly. Each celebrity had to pick up souvenirs along the way to be auctioned off too. The Teams 1.Frank Skinner and Lee Mack (Comedians – From the Reform Club in London to the Border of Turkey and Iraq) 2. Nick Hewer and Saira Khan (Turkey to Kazakhstan – not celebs in the truest sense of the word, these two were former contestants on The Apprentice. This section of the journey proved most problematic, because of election protests in Iran the duo were unable to get visas to travel through Iran and Uzbekistan. The couple had to resort to travelling by helicopter for some of the journey to make up for time lost. Which kind of defeats the whole purpose somewhat but the show was more about raising awareness for Children in Need than anything else.) 3. Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker (BBC TV Presenters – Kazakhstan to Mongolia) 4. Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin (BBC Breakfast presenters – Mongolia to California) 5. John Barrowman and Mylene Klass (Actors – California to Tennessee) 6. Shane Richie and Josie Lawrence (Actors – Tennessee to England) Auction Items UK to Turkey Ukulele played by Frank Skinner Pudsey bear signed by Frank Skinner Pudsey bear signed by Lee Mack Turkey to Kazakhstan Pudsey bear signed by Nick Hewer Pudsey bear signed by Saira Kahn Kazakhstan to Mongolia Pudsey bear signed by Julia Bradbury Pudsey bear signed by Matt Baker Mongolia to USA Selection of paintings by Louise Minchin Pudsey bear signed by Bill Turnbull Pudsey bear signed by Louise Minchin USA (California) to USA (Memphis) Pink tutu Pair of Around the World in 80 Days Boots Pudsey bear signed by John Barrowman Pudsey bear signed by Myleene Klass USA to UK Shane Ritchie’s Outfit from ‘Cargo’ Josie Lawrence’s Outfit from ‘Cargo’ Pudsey bear signed by Shane Ritchie Pudsey bear signed by Josie Lawrence Silver Harmonica Other Items Around the World in 80 Days Journal Around the World in 80 Days Carpet Bag production details UK / BBC One / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast Tuesday 13 October – 17 November 2009 Executive Producer: Julian Mercer / Producer: Kez Margrie BBCChildren In NeedFrank SkinnerJohn BarrowmanJosie LawrenceLee MackLight EntertainmentShane RitchieTravelogueTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV1 day ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. 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