Around The World In 80 Days By Michael Palin read by Michael Palin Published by BBC
In 1989 Michael Palin recreated the famous voyage made in 1873 by Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's epic Around the World in 80 Days.
This BBC documentary featured Palin and his passepartout using only the modes of transport available to the novelist's intrepid traveller.
Hiring Palin was the masterstroke that ensured the series became a television milestone; despite being one of the comedy-surrealists of Monty Python's Flying Circus he proved to be the most amiable travelling companion imaginable.
His charm and ingenuity, coupled with the race-against-time format and the opportunity to visit at second-hand places most of us will never see, made Around the World in 80 Days an unmissable event.
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