Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

by Michael Palin (Author), Michael Palin (Author)


In the autumn of 1988 Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by the fictional Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier. He had to make the journey in 80 days - accompanied by a BBC film crew - using only forms of transport that would have been available to Fogg. Their voyage took them from the opulence of the Orient Express to the stench of a Venetian refuse-collecting boat; from the lurching progress of an Egyptian camel called Michael to the heights of a hot-air balloon over Aspen, Colorado. Palin was attacked by a parrot in Hong Kong, given a close shave by an apparently blind Indian barber and accepted into the Brotherhood of Mariners by King Neptune himself - all recorded by the BBC film crew and resulting in a six-part television series on BBC1. This book is the story of, and behind, the making of that television series.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: New
Publisher: BBC Books
Published: 04 Jul 1991

ISBN 10: 0563362138
ISBN 13: 9780563362135